Post # 1
I have the honeymoon fever already! I have never been on a vacation so I am getting really excited. I have no idea how to go about it either.
So bees, how early did you book? What website did you use? When/where did you go? Pics are always welcomed!
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Post # 4
We walked up to the front desk of the hotel and said “Room for two please!”
That’s what you get when you have a last minute JoP ceremony, live right near a tourist town and it’s the off season.
Post # 5
I booked via travelocity (or expedia… i can’t remember now lol) about 4 months in advance. We’re going to Kauai 🙂
Post # 6
i always use kayak for tickets, and either hotels.com, travelocity, or expedia for hotels.
Post # 7
@BanditGirl: lol we may be doing that depending on how much we save 😛
Post # 8
I used travelocity and then cruise search for the best deals
Post # 9
We used a travel agent this time around mostly because we booked right after xmas! and we leave in 3 weeks.
We have traveled before and used priceline for most of our other trips. i would recommend them
Post # 10
@totheislnds: I hear that travel agents really over charge… is that true?
Post # 11
We booked yesterday on Orbitz via Kayak. Since we booked so early, we got a 30% discount on the room. I am super excited. 12 days in London right on the Thames with a river view room. Definitely expensive, but I don’t think we will be able to take another trip like this for a LONG time.
Post # 12
I think we’re going to Sandals so we will just book off their website.
I’ve used travelocity in the past for other vacations and have always found great deals. Deff recommend it.
Post # 13
Well their price was a little higher than what we found online but not by enough to make us choose booking online – the reason we booked through the travel agent was because we put off booking for so long and we j ust couldnt find what we wanted online….since the resort we wanted was “booked full” they were able to have the hotel release a room for us as well as some free extras since we are honeymooners – they also arrange transportations to and from the airport. I found they were really helpful in their knowledge of resorts and were able to narrow down exactly what would fit us – we had gone in with a few resorts in mind and for one they were like NO, there is no beach and it all old people – another they told us had a nude beach right outside some of the rooms and though i might try it out 😉 i wouldnt want to look at it – so we crossed that one off the list as well. – anyway i found them to be very helpful and for something as exciting as our honeymoon i wanted to go try out a travel agent. But ever other trip i’ve taken i’ve booked through a website like expedia or priceline and it seemed to work just as welll but i think having an IN with the travel agent will give us some perks while we are there since they send people to this resort all the time.
By The Way we are going to Couples Swept Away in Jamaica
Post # 14
Sometimes, if you figure out where you want to go and find it on a travel site (like Travelocity, Orbitz, etc) for cheaper than the published rate on your hotel’s site…you can call the hotel directly and they will match the price. I did this on a recent vacation – and not only did the hotel match the price, they upgraded our room, and gave us all sorts of “perks” like wine, free internet, etc. because I mentioned that it was for a special occasion. You might find it in your best interest, if you find a great rate, to call the hotel yourself and let the reservation agent know about the rate – and that you’re going to be there for your honeymoon – you may find that they’ll give you some unexpected perks with your reservation. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 15
we used American Express travel because our honeymoon was more complicated than trips we usually take. They botched up some parts of our honeymoon (neglecting to tell us that we needed a visa for Australia for instance- sure it’s something we could’ve looked up on our own but that’s why I HIRED A TRAVEL AGENT) though they did partly make up for it (great deals on hotels). In general though, I wouldn’t recommend them and if possible, it’s better to plan these things on your own or through something like STA, if you’re eligible.
i usually go through kayak to make travel plans.
Post # 16
we were thinking about booking through AAA- is that weird? If not, expedia/orbitz here we come!