I genuinely believe that accommodation should be an experience. A culturally immersive and authentic affair, that transcends the idea of being just a place to rest your head.
In Mongolia, that means staying in yurts (portable, round tents covered in skins and felt, still used by Mongolian nomads); in Tunisia, an ancient cave house. From reed houses in South America, to igloos in Scandinavia, and turf houses in Iceland, traditional living has never been cookie cutter.
So why should our hotels?
Hotels in Siem Reap are ridiculously cheap. But I wasn’t looking for something forgettable this time around. I had traveled more than 5,000 miles to immerse myself in ancient temples of the Khmer Empire, and I didn’t want to shatter the experience by returning each night to a bland, generic hotel.
But where do you search for authentic accommodation? Through Glamping Hub we found an eco lodge with Unique Bungalows near Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia, luxuriously refurbished inside, with perfectly preserved architectural heritage on the out.
We would stay in a traditional Khmer stilt house.read more
These days, couples looking to celebrate their marriage in an alternative way often choose symbolic rituals like the handfasting ceremony.
This ancient Celtic ritual adds depth to the wedding proceedings, and involves the couple’s hands being bound by a cord, ribbon, or even a scarf. It is a beautiful representation of a couple’s sealed union.
For couples interested in having their destination wedding in Europe, we have put together a list of destinations that will be perfect for your wedding and handfasting ceremony. Some of these venues even assist in organising the ceremony, as they are well versed in this unique and alternate wedding style.
So, to have your European wedding in a grand fashion, consider some of these locations.read more
Traveling as a couple can be tough. No matter how much you love each other, there will always be times when you end up frustrating each other.
But, traveling as a couple is also one of the most amazing things you can do. It strengthens your relationship to no end and lets you create incredible memories together.
So how do you make sure you don’t end up killing each other by the end of day 3? Whether you’re trekking in the jungle, or plan to enjoy a sunny holiday in Crete, use these tips for traveling with your partner in the best possible way.read more
Building a great relationship takes work. Like anything in life, you will have to make sacrifices and apply yourself; there is no easy path to attaining anything worthwhile.
That said, there are always certain strategies for achieving your goals with much less effort, and in terms of building a strong relationship, one of the best hacks is taking a vacation with your significant other.
Vacationing together can change the direction of your relationship and gift you an even stronger and happier bond within a surprisingly short amount of time.
If you’ve been considering going on a trip with your partner, now is the time to go. Here are some of the reasons why a vacation will be great for your relationship.read more
After all the wedding stress is over and done with, most couples want some time to relax and celebrate the start of their marriage, hopefully over a romantic honeymoon.
Taking the time for a honeymoon is one of the best ways to let your hair down and spend some much need quality time with your new partner. But before you jet off into the sunset to make unforgettable memories with your soul mate, you have to decide on the best destination.
Perhaps you’ve always known where you want to go on your honeymoon, but if you’re someone who has no idea at all, we’ve chatted to Jessica from JJ’s House, for her picks on romantic honeymoon destinations you’re sure to love, no matter what season or time of year.
These are some of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the world. If you’re already married, why not plan an anniversary trip, or even a second honeymoon!read more
I didn’t exactly know when or where I was going to find my forever partner, but I never could have predicted it would involve a man who lived 15,000km away from me.
Having successfully navigated the 1am phone calls, the miscommunications, the extreme highs of seeing each other after so long, followed by the extreme lows of being kept in immigration limbo, we have compiled our experiences and advice into the ultimate ‘how-to’ guide.
Our ultimate goal with publishing this book? To offer other long distance couples the tools, knowledge, and the hope that your long distance relationship can be just as successful as our own.read more
Nothing spells love more than a pre-wedding photo shoot; a session that you book with your photographer a couple of months before the wedding.
Not to be confused your engagement photos, pre wedding shoots are a great opportunity to eliminate any camera nerves you might have about posing for photos, get a hair and make-up trial, and create some beautiful images that can be used in your invitations, wedding album, or maybe even a slideshow on the actual day.
But what makes the experience considerably more unique is shooting your pre-wedding photos in an exotic location on the other side of the world!
The following are some of the most beautiful places in the world that act as stunning frames and backdrops for your love!read more
Dubai is a dream destination for honeymooners. The city has a glitzy aura that keeps the excitement meter high for locals as well as tourists.
Enveloped in glamour, Dubai is for those who love to bask in the lap of luxury. This popular tourist hotspot has remained on top of the charts since time immemorial. It is here that you will see a perfect marriage of Arabian traditions with the contemporary world.
Honeymooners can come here to revel in wedding bliss, relax, enjoy, unwind and indulge in all the good things of the world. A cosmopolitan city often referred to as the land of desert and skyscrapers, Dubai promises to play the perfect host card as well.
It has something for everyone – those with a shoestring budget to those who have plenty of dough in their pocket. When booking Dubai honeymoon package, make sure your tour operator packs in all the excitement for you. Here are some must-do things that you need to include in your itinerary to plan the perfect honeymoon in Dubai.read more
Düsseldorf is an impressive city. A posh and modern metropolis located along the River Rhine, it is famous for its nightlife, carnival, events, shopping and for fashion and trade fairs.
With cutting edge architecture, eclectic nightlife and an art scene to rival cultural hubs like Paris and Berlin, it typically attracts business travelers. After-all, banking, advertising, and telecommunications are among the fields that have made this one of the largest economic centers in Germany, and brought incredible amounts of wealth here.
Though despite the Armani jackets and corporate atmosphere, there are plenty of exciting and romantic things to do for couples traveling.read more
Berlin is a city with many reputations; a multicultural metropolis that combines both glamour and grit, famous for its vibrant culture, cutting-edge architecture, fabulous food, and intense parties.
A cultural trendsetter, Berlin is a city where you’ll never be bored. A city that truly never sleeps, cafes are packed until all hours, drinking is a religious rite and clubs keep going until the wee hours or beyond.
While it may sound like the type of city well suited to solo travelers, there are in fact plenty of romantic things to do in Berlin if you’re traveling as a couple. We’ve put our favorites into the following list.read more