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Ballyfin Demesne, Laois County, Ireland

Ballyfin Demesne, Laois County, Ireland

Step Back in Time in the Beauty of Ballyfin By Cathy Whitlock If it’s a fairy tale wedding or once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon you’re after, look no further than Ballyfin. Located at the foot of Ireland’s idyllic Slieve Bloom Mountains just 80 miles from Dublin in County...

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Venice, Italy: Love on the Grand Canal

Venice, Italy: Love on the Grand Canal

Hotel Danieli and Gritti Palace, The Luxury Collection Hotel By Suzanne Scharff Venice, a spell binding destination built unlike any other city, is a collection of over 100 islands connected by 400 bridges showcasing a blend of four cultural influences, and nary a...

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Tuscany, Italy: Eat, Drink, and Marry Under the Tuscan Sun

Tuscany, Italy: Eat, Drink, and Marry Under the Tuscan Sun

Villa Medicea Di Liliano Wine Estate By Suzanne Scharff Anticipation begins with a scenic drive on winding roads through myriad quaint villages and into the picturesque region of Tuscany. There, less than a half-hour drive from Florence sets the arresting 16th century...

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Florence, Italy: A Suite Beginning

Florence, Italy: A Suite Beginning

Hotel Savoy, Florence and Hotel Lungarno By Suzanne Scharff Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The capital of the Tuscany region is noted for its culture, architecture, historical monuments, and to die for...

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Rome, Italy: A Monumental City for Eternal Love

Rome, Italy: A Monumental City for Eternal Love

Hotel Splendide Royal and Hotel Eden By Suzanne Scharff The capital of Italy is a virtual, open-aired museum housing some of the most notable and historical monuments. And, while Rome dates back to 700 BC, The Eternal City continuously claims a spot on the World’s...

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Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Private Paradise GET ACQUAINTED Discover a secluded paradise on the stunning unspoiled south coast of Antigua. Here you will find Carlisle Bay against a backdrop of rolling hills and lush emerald rain forests. Relax in one of the 82 ocean facing, spacious and airy...

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Romantic Icelandic Proposal

Romantic Icelandic Proposal

Romain and Anne decided they didn’t want the typical beach holiday, so they found their way to Hidden Iceland private tours, where their trip included a five-hour glacier hike and tour. Anne assumed that Romain’s eagerness to take her onto a shimmering blue glacier in...

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InterContinental Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia

InterContinental Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia: A Walled Wonder GET ACQUAINTED Couples have been flocking to wed on the magical white sands and vibrant hues of the Caribbean for ages. Is there anything more alluring than a white wedding dress contrasted against a backdrop of that gorgeous...

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Cabo Azul: Oceanfront Luxury in Los Cabos, Mexico

Cabo Azul: Oceanfront Luxury in Los Cabos, Mexico

Two Oceans, One Paradise Get Acquainted A glittering resort by the Sea of Cortez, Cabo Azul perfectly balances high-end luxury with the warmth and hospitality of the Mexican culture. With a dramatic desert backdrop and 12 oceanfront acres, this gorgeous Mexico getaway...

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JW Marriott Delivers Five-Star Experiences, Cancun, Mexico

JW Marriott Delivers Five-Star Experiences, Cancun, Mexico

He Said, She Said GET ACQUAINTED The JW Marriott is a large, all-encompassing resort located on Cancun’s exclusive eastern shore. The Marriott brand delivers through its five-star resort experience with full-service amenities to ensure that all your expectations are...

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The New Sandals Resorts – Luxury Included, All-Inclusive

The New Sandals Resorts – Luxury Included, All-Inclusive

Get Acquainted Sandals Resorts had its debut in 1981 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Sandals is known as a resort for Honeymooners, Destination Weddings and Couples Fun. The first time I visited a Sandals Resort was in the early 2000’s and at that time it seemed to be 20-30...

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15 Gorgeous Places to Get Married in 2019

15 Gorgeous Places to Get Married in 2019

Check out some stunning scenarios from the winning weddings of the 10th edition of Belief Awards Deciding where to get married might be really tough! The winning weddings of the 10th edition of Belief Awards offer a full collection of awesome places for...

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10 Tips For Traveling To Tokyo

10 Tips For Traveling To Tokyo

With the 2020 Summer Olympics hosted by Japan coming up, Americans traveling to Tokyo is on the rise and Japan has not missed a beat! The city has made loads of improvements and accommodations for their surge of western tourist. Even with all the new features to the...

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The Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

The Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

Once in a lifetime experience ... Get Acquainted Centrally located in Shinjuku, the heart of Tokyo, The Keio Plaza Hotel is a full service urban paradise for western tourist. A limousine bus can pick up guests from Narita, Tokyo’s international airport, and provide a...

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The Grand Jewel, Montego Bay

The Grand Jewel, Montego Bay

Five-Star Service Completes this Luxury All-Inclusive Gem Get Acquainted For couples in search of island luxury, the Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort and Spa is an all-inclusive suite resort set on it's own private beach in Montego Bay. The recently completed resort is...

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Moon Palace Cancun in Cancun, Mexico

Moon Palace Cancun in Cancun, Mexico

The Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico has everything you could possibly need or want during your perfect beach honeymoon from a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, a world-class spa, and gourmet restaurants to the NOIR Nightclub, the FlowRider...

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Christmas In Tokyo at The Luxurious Keio Plaza Hotel

Christmas In Tokyo at The Luxurious Keio Plaza Hotel

If you're looking into a luxury Christmas honeymoon or just a couple's getaway, the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo, Japan is offering special Christmas accommodation packages from December 1st through December 25th. Their spacious rooms include amenities such as L'Occitane...

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Melia Braco Village, Rio Bueno, Trelawny Jamaica

Melia Braco Village, Rio Bueno, Trelawny Jamaica

Jamaican Home Away From Home   Get Acquainted Melia Braco Village in Jamaica is a quick 45-minute drive from the Montego Bay Airport and once you get there you will feel like you have found a new home. This boutique, all-inclusive, family-friendly resort is a perfect...

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Couples Tower Isle Resort, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Couples Tower Isle Resort, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

A Private Island Sets this Couples Resort Apart From the Rest GET ACQUAINTED Ocho Rios is where Couples Tower Isle opened over 40 years ago as the flagship hotel of the four Couples Resort All-Inclusive Luxury brand. Initially, playground to the Hollywood rat-pack,...

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UNICO Hotel All-Inclusive Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico

UNICO Hotel All-Inclusive Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Luxury Mexican Experience Get Acquainted Unico Hotel Riviera Maya is an all-inclusive resort in a category all its own. Located less than an hour from Cancún International Airport, it is a luxury Mexican experience with a laid-back feeling. This authentically Mexican...

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ESPERANZA, AN AUBERGE RESORT, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

ESPERANZA, AN AUBERGE RESORT, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

“He Said, She Said” Same Great Place, Two Different Takes! By Cara Greenstein Get Acquainted Against the crashing shores of the Sea of Cortez sits the only private beach resort destination in Cabo San Lucas, Esperanza. The five-star Esperanza, An Auberge Resort,...

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Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The mix of modern and rustic Mexican flavors and furnishings position Chileno Bay Resort & Residences as the hottest spot for contemporary travel. Approximately just one-year-old, the resort’s exquisite details and expansive architecture serve as the ideal Cabo San Lucas destination wedding backdrop – the organic white palette and natural ocean views manage to do the décor heavy-lifting for you! Chileno Bay’s lively atmosphere reflects the celebratory energy of couples and wedding parties from sunrise to dusk.

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The Royal Lancaster, London, England

The Royal Lancaster, London, England

The Royal Treatment Get Acquainted Over looking iconic Hyde Park, The Royal Lancaster is one of London’s finest hotels. Located near the city center, this hotel is a prime spot for enjoying all the sites that London has to offer. The Royal Lancaster is only a stone’s...

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The Road Less Traveled: 10 Unique Travel Destinations

The Road Less Traveled: 10 Unique Travel Destinations

Cuba: Cuba is a destination that should be on every traveler’s bucket list! Cuba is finally accessible to American travelers for the first time in decades due to the recent lift of confusing travel restrictions that used to be in place. With its colorful culture,...

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Paradisus Resorts, Dominican Republic

Paradisus Resorts, Dominican Republic

Pick Your Paradisus - Dominican Republic By Lynn Walker   Get Acquainted Paradisus Punta Cana or Paradisus Palma Real? It is hard to choose which paradise you may want to indulge in. Both of these properties are located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic,...

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Royalton Resort & Spa, St. Lucia

Royalton Resort & Spa, St. Lucia

Pitons, Pictures and Peace: Destination St. Lucia by Stacey Marcus Get Acquainted Couples looking for a remote and romantic destination to tie the knot should check out the picturesque Royalton Resort & Spa on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Lush and lovely,...

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The Bushcamp Company South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

The Bushcamp Company South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Adventure Meets Romance On This Safari Adventure By Meghan Rabbitt Get Acquainted Imagine this: After a long journey to one of the most remote, under-visited national parks in Africa, you walk under a canopy of ebony and mahogany trees and settle into one of the 18...

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The Gansevoort Resort, Turks and Caicos

The Gansevoort Resort, Turks and Caicos

Caribbean Cool Meets Modern & Chic By Julia Scharff Get Acquainted The Gansevoort Resort is ideally located on the Turks and Caicos island of Providenciales, or “Provo.”, on the secluded western end of the world-renowned Grace Bay Beach. This special corner of...

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The Arch London Royal Wedding Special

The Arch London Royal Wedding Special

With the Royal Wedding just a few short months away (seriously, May is right around the corner), finding a hotel in London is getting harder and harder. If you are already in the U.K. or are planning to trek across the pond to join in on the festivities, time is of...

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Sailing in the British Virgin Islands

Sailing in the British Virgin Islands

Extreme Honeymooning, British Virgin Islands By Lynn Walker Extreme by definition; of a character or kind farthest removed from the ordinary or average: exceeding the bounds of moderation. My definition of Extreme Honeymooning is The Catsy; Exceeding all boundaries of...

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Mulia Resort and Villas, Bali, Indonesia

Mulia Resort and Villas, Bali, Indonesia

Creating Memories of a Lifetime In Bali By Lynn Walker Get Acquainted The best memories are created by extraordinary experiences and a destination wedding in Bali should be on your bucket list. When you are traveling 10,000 miles for the memory of a lifetime, it is...

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Phulay Bay, A Ritz Carlton Reserve KRABI, THAILAND

Phulay Bay, A Ritz Carlton Reserve KRABI, THAILAND

Ultra-Luxury Thailand Escape on the Andaman Sea By Meghan Rabbitt Get Acquainted Located in Krabi and set along the scenic shores of the Andaman Sea, Phulay Bay—the world’s first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property—is perfect for couples seeking a rare, exotic, authentic...

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Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino

ARUBA, ONE HAPPY ISLAND By Ruth Mitchell One happy island — is an island of contradictions, where pristine turquoise waters collide against the desert-like terrain of the north shore; where peace and relaxation coexist with wild and rugged adventures; where Dutch...

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