4 Ways to Foolproof Your Honeymoon

Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
Ways To Foolproof Your Honeymoon

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You've spent countless hours finding solutions to the worst wedding what-if's so why leave your honeymoon to chance? While there's unfortunately no secret to keep mishaps from making a mess of your vacation, there are some ways to ensure that you and your hubby are prepared for whatever comes your way.

Check out a travel clinic
Sun, sand, and speeding to the local medical center. It's pretty obvious which one of those you want to avoid! Make sure your medical affairs are in order before going abroad by stopping at a medical center or clinic designed for travelers. No matter how popular or remote your honeymoon locale is, the staff will be able to provide you with the latest information on any medical or safety issues in the area. Bonus: Most travel clinics will send you off with a special booklet tailored to your specific destination, including consulate information and other important facts.

Create a "Just In Case" kit
Chargers? Check. Toothbrush? Check. Earplugs for those noisy neighbors in the room next door? You wish! Put together a small "just in case" kit to keep in your carryon. Essentials will vary by person (such as extra contact solution or meds), but earplugs, sunscreen, eye drops, and Band-Aids are always a good bet to have on hand.

See more: 5 Ways to Save on Your Honeymoon Plane Tickets

Figure out your finances
You've set aside a healthy budget for the trip, but that shouldn't be where your financial planning ends. Before you leave, be sure to give your bank a call and explain your itinerary so your cards do not get flagged for unusual activity. It's also important to know what fees you may be charged for using foreign ATM's. Some banks will reimburse you, while others may hit you with currency conversion fees as well as ATM fees.

Carry copies
It's certainly a worst-case scenario, but unfortunately, thefts and losses do happen while traveling. So, when it comes to super important documents like your passport, it's better to be safe than sorry. Bring at least two copies of your passport, along with a few passport-approved headshots, which can be used for visas or for a replacement passport.

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