When making honeymoon plans, you'll want to think about the necessary travel considerations that you'll have to make prior to booking any reservations. Some of these preparations are a little time consuming, so the sooner you start the better off you'll be.
Let's take a look at what needs to be done:
You'll need to get your papers in order. Long are the day's gone when traveling within the U.S.'s North American neighbors required you to bring your driver's license only. Stricter regulations now impose the need for a passport and some destinations, such as Antigua and the Galapagos Islands, require that your passport be valid for several months beyond your travels. When visiting certain countries, tourist visas will inevitably be part of the necessary travel considerations that you'll have to keep in mind. Some of the countries that require these visas are: Australia, India, the Maldives and Indonesia to name a few. These tourist visas can be obtained from their embassies before you leave or pay for one when you arrive to your honeymoon destination. You can checkout travel.state.gov a few months before your honeymoon so you have sufficient time to handle the necessary paperwork long before your trip.
Research important health recommendations. Nobody wants to get sick during their honeymoon, so it will pay to check out your travel destination on the Centers for Disease Control's web site.to research any health issues that you could be facing in your travels. When traveling to some tropical or developing countries, you may need vaccinations or medications to help protect you against certain diseases like typhoid fever and malaria. For other countries, it would be a matter of decreasing your risk of contracting common parasites - traveler's diarrhea - by drinking only bottled water and avoiding raw produce.
Research the culture. Every country has their own traditions and part of your travel considerations would require you to do a little research into the customs of your destination to avoid offending anyone. As an example, some countries do not like seeing newly weds carrying on with their displays of affection no matter how mild it is; others, do not like the okay symbol or for anyone to point fingers as it is considered to be very rude. There is a saying that says,"When in Rome, do as the Romans do." Keep this golden rule in mind and you'll do just fine.
Lastly, what I am about to say can't be emphasized enough. Give yourself plenty of time to plan your honeymoon, start researching suitable getaways and go for a destination that comfortably fits within your budget. These are precursors to all of your travel considerations and are the corner stones for successful a great trip!