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Necessary Linkage 06.10.10

RH Note: Necessary Linkage is a semi-weekly collection of current and helpful tidbits from around the internets, curated by the lovely Marissa Hussey, whose honeymoon was one of our first features.

Through the Desert on a Horse (Er, Camel) With No Name
A 10-day safari on camel sounds like the coolest thing I will never get the courage to do. I have to admit: while I try to be varied and fair to many interests in what I offer up here as the best of the internetz, my ideal lodging will always be a big, comfy bed under a real roof and I can’t help but be amazed at folks who embark on epic journeys like this. Also, my hair would look really stupid in a wrap like that. But, I digress. The camels actually did have names (Papu, Lalu, and Babaloo), and this short documentary from LonelyPlanet.com is most certainly worth a watch for the stunning imagery.

The World’s Weirdest Places to Land
Who knew that the Denver airport was so heavily draped in conspiracy theories? And that there’s an airport in St. Maarten that has planes landing literally just over sunbathers’ heads? This photo gallery of airports from the Telegraph is a wealth of cool, creepy, and just plain amazing information.

The Writing on the Wall
On the heels of the rising attention to British artist Banksy, this Flickr gallery of graffiti represents a different way of viewing your surroundings when you travel. Travel photos will be the most frequent way you revisit your trip in years to come, so achieving a balance between necessary landmark shots and smaller, everyday details ensures you’re telling the best, most complete story of your honeymoon.

It’s All Greek to Me
(First, an apology for such an obvious headline. I’m ashamed of myself. But it’s been a long week here in NYC.) The photos I’ve seen of friends’ trips to Greece have me longing to plan a trip there. And a honeymoon seems like the most perfect time to tackle a destination like Greece, a country that offers both beach-side relaxation and city exploration. This article from EuropeUpClose highlights all of the basics and then some. You’ll find emergency numbers, tipping practices, public holidays, and more.

Tidbits:
Whatever, New York Times. Way to be two weeks behind this intrepid reporter. (NYTimes.com)
Drink up. Another Flickr gallery of awesomeness. (Flickr.com)
Bizarre Eating Rituals. Seriously, enter at your own risk. Some of these photos made me squirm. (WildJunket.com)

Marissa’s first journey out of the country was on a school trip to England (since then her anglophilia has truly known no bounds). She dressed up as Julia Child last Halloween.




Sunday Evening Post 06.06.10

our wedding

Happy Anniversary to us! June 7th is our day and we’ve spent the weekend wishing each other many more years to come.

This week my latest guest post on Destination I Do’s blog ran. You ran check out the whole post here. Happy rest of the weekend, everyone!




Necessary Linkage 06.01.10

RH Note: Necessary Linkage is a semi-weekly collection of current and helpful tidbits from around the internets, curated by the lovely Marissa Hussey, whose honeymoon was one of our first features.

The Game of Risk
Start-up company Off & Away might be the “next big thing” in the travel world. A hybrid standard hotel reservation site-slash-Groupon-slash-eBay, the site offers 5-Star hotel reservations averaging less than a typical lunch for two. It makes me nervous.

Serious DIY
I know, you think you’ve been so crafty about your wedding. You’ve read every DIYBride post on table decorations and consider yourself a bit of a wedding craft connoisseur at this point. Well, I have a news flash for you, Walter Cronkite: You have been trumped. This bride on StyleMePretty made her wedding dress out of an Anthropologie shower curtain. I believe she could make Martha Stewart weep glitter.

To Europe!
I love the healthy competition that exists between the serious travel resource websites, because it means they’re constantly coming up with more ways to help travelers get out there, and get the most out of their trips. Fodor’s launched their brand-new collection of European itineraries last week, and what a fantastic launching pad for engaged couples just starting to plan. The To Europe! feature lets you click around, explore, and see what appeals to you, with great usability. Filter by the kind of experience that’s most important to you: Beaches? Museums? Nightlife? Shopping? You’ll find it all here.

G’Day?
I’ve been inspired to learn more about the land down under by friends. One is considering Australia and New Zealand for her honeymoon in January, and another has taken up residence there after traveling around the world for the past year. So, I’ve deduced, this place has to be good, and this intro to Sydney from LonelyPlanet is explaining both of these friends’ choices pretty spectacularly!

Tidbits:
• This can’t be real: Malaysian Tea Plantations. (AsWeTravel.com)
• The End: The New York Times Frugal Traveler Matt Gross hands in his badge. (NewYorkTimes.com)
• Rick Steves: Favorites in Europe. It’s a slideshow. You know how I love slideshows. (Bing.com)

Marissa’s first journey out of the country was on a school trip to England (since then her anglophilia has truly known no bounds). She dressed up as Julia Child last Halloween.




Affiliation with A Girl’s Gotta Go

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with A Girl’s Gotta Go, LLC, a full service travel agency that specializes in cutting edge tools like a Honeymoon/Destination Wedding Registry. Their new gift registry site allows wedding guests to buy a special piece of the couples’ special getaway; like flights, room upgrades, spa treatments, golf, water activities, and many more. You can read the press release (pdf) here.

We’ll be featuring some great deals – and some great couples – in the coming months thanks to our friends at A Girl’s Gotta Go.




Sunday Evening Post #28

Share your real honeymoon story

A quickie for this weekend… because we’re gearing up for the Lost series finale tonight. Six seasons we’ve devoted to you, Lost. Don’t let us down tonight. My, how we’ll miss Sawyer’s nicknames, confusing cliffhangers and “See yah in anotha life, brotha!”

In real-honeymoons-related news, we’re gearing up for our summer stories and are on the lookout for new couples to share their real-life travel experiences. Would you – or some other great couple you know – like to share your own honeymoon with us? If you’ve traveled within the last three years and had a fabulous time, we’d love to hear from you. We’ll be featuring the best trips all summer long. Couples can use this form to tell us all about where you went, what you ate, the places you slept and the things you saw.

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