April 25, 2024

Honeymooners Handbook Vol. 2

Ideas + Inspiration

The Honeymooners Handbook returns with its second volume, offering insights into the hottest honeymoon destinations for 2024! This edition delves into the ideal seasons to visit each location, highlights the must-have experiences, and shares our essential item to pack for each destination. Whether you’re dreaming of a tropical paradise, a cultural adventure, or a romantic city escape, this handbook will help guide you in choosing a location.


The seasons: Prime honeymoon seasons in Italy are May through June and September. May through June offers delightful weather and fewer crowds, ideal for exploring iconic destinations like Rome, Florence, and Venice. September provides a quieter experience with pleasant weather and fewer tourists, perfect for those seeking tranquility.

Creating the itinerary: Italy truly offers a wealth of experiences, each destination throughout the country holds its own charm and allure, making for an unforgettable honeymoon. Revel in stunning views along the Amalfi Coast, explore charming towns like Positano, and savor seafood delights. At Lake Como, serene beauty awaits with visits to picturesque villages like Bellagio and tranquil boat rides. In Florence, immerse in Renaissance art at the Uffizi Gallery and marvel at architectural wonders. Venice is enchanted with romantic canals and iconic landmarks, while Rome’s ancient ruins bring history to life. Throughout, indulge in Italy’s culinary delights from Neapolitan pizza to Tuscan wines. Whether it’s art, cuisine, or romance, Italy promises a lifetime of cherished memories.

Locations to stay: the Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Lake Como, the Ca’ di Dio Hotel in Venice, and the Palazzo Avino Hotel in the Amalfi Coast.

Our Italy packing essential: A digital camera, one of our favorites being the FUJIFILM X100VI.


The seasons: Mallorca, Spain, offers something special year-round due to its Mediterranean climate. Spring brings blooming flowers and mild temperatures, perfect for outdoor activities with fewer tourists. Summer is peak season, bustling with beachgoers and water sports enthusiasts. Autumn offers pleasant weather, cultural events, and harvest festivals.

Creating the itinerary: Known for its crystal waters and idyllic beaches, this location in Spain is a destination honeymooners dream about. From the coast to the culture of Mallorca, there’s an abundance of activities for any type of honeymooner. Stroll along the shoreline and swim in the azure waters of the must-see beaches Cala d’Or, Es Trenc, and Cala Mondrago. Visit the cobblestone street villages scattered throughout Mallorca and embrace the local culture and rich history. Add some adventure to your trip by exploring the underground coves and caves, such as Caves of Drach, or hike through the Tramuntana Mountains.

Locations to stay: the Can Alomar Hotel a luxury boutique hotel, the Hotel Can Mostatxins in Alcudia, and the La Residencia Belmond Hotel in the Tramuntana Mountains.

Our Mallorca packing essential: The ideal cross-body or small bag to bring with you any step of your itinerary, shop our favorites at Bellroy and ARDEN COVE.


The seasons: Winter months provide the perfect opportunity for a cozy retreat at a ski resort, spending days on the slopes and evenings warming up in hot springs. In the summer festival season, from late June to August, couples can immerse themselves in the vibrant metropolitan life of Denver while enjoying breathtaking scenery. As spring arrives in May, warm days and crisp nights create an ideal setting for hiking and exploring the majestic mountains.

Creating the itinerary: Colorado is the perfect spot for an adventurous honeymoon. From charming mountain towns near Boulder to luxurious ski resorts like The Little Nell and experiences in Aspen, or the vibrant city life of Denver, the options are endless. Surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery, the ideal season for your honeymoon depends on the type of adventure you seek. Spend cold moments in the Pagosa Springs Resort and sunny days at the Garden of The Gods.

Locations to stay: The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, the Four Seasons Resort on Vail Mountain, and The St. Regis Resort in Aspen.

Our Colorado packing essential: The ideal hat for your travel season, view selections at our favorites, GIGI PIP and BRIXTON.


The seasons: Paris, renowned as one of the world’s most romantic destinations, exudes charm throughout the year. April through June and September through October offer ideal weather conditions for leisurely outdoor strolls amidst blossoming trees. Springtime, in particular, enchants visitors with its blooms, adding an extra layer of romance to the city’s atmosphere. If you crave sunny days and warmth, the summer months from late June to early August are the sunniest and most inviting. However, Paris in winter holds its own special allure, with holiday charm adorning the streets, though outdoor conditions tend to be chilly and grey.

Creating the itinerary: Paris provides a dreamy escape for newlyweds, with an array of activities and the convenience of Parisian cafes and restaurants just steps away. Sightseeing is essential in Paris, given its wealth of historic landmarks, underground catacombs, and the iconic Eiffel Tower. Indulge in the French culinary experience, with highlights including dining at the Michelin-starred restaurant Guy Savoy. Round off your evening by immersing yourself in the art of Paris, from Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” to thousands of other masterpieces at The Louvre, the world’s largest art museum.

Locations to stay: the La Reserve Hotel and Spa Paris has views of stunning Paris sights, Le Bristol Paris luxury hotel, Hotel Providence Paris, and the Shangri-La Paris which faces the Eiffel Tower.

Our Paris packing essential: A beret, our favorite being the Free People Du Jour Beret, or a luxury scarf, our favorite being the tbco. Men’s Lambswool Scarf.


The seasons: Summer is the ideal time to indulge in a romantic getaway to this European country. However, opting for a visit to Ireland during fall or winter offers a breathtaking transition of seasons, perfect for enjoying scenic views while wrapped in a cozy sweater and sipping a warm beverage. For a comfortable stay with ample opportunities for excursions, the months of May through September come highly recommended.

Creating the itinerary: Ireland is brimming with festivals and celebrations, particularly during March when the country comes alive with the renowned St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Known for its windy and rainy weather, Ireland offers charming activities and cozy escapes year-round. The Emerald Isle’s stunning coastline features picturesque beaches, dramatic cliffs, and lush greenery dotted with grazing sheep. Explore the Botanic Gardens in Belfast, savor afternoon delights and witness high-end glassware being crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal. And of course, no visit to Ireland is complete without enjoying a pint of beer at one of Dublin’s legendary pubs.

Locations to stay: Adare Manor in Country Limerick, the Wicklow Head Lighthouse, The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, and the Ashford Castle on the shores of Lough Corrib.

Our Ireland packing essential: A lightweight jacket that is perfect for changing weather and rainy days, Outdoor Research and L.L.Bean offer some of our favorite styles.


Mini-moons offer a sweet alternative for couples who want to embark on a small getaway with their new spouse soon after the wedding, while postponing their official honeymoon. This option allows for flexibility in scheduling time off work, waiting for the ideal season for the main honeymoon, and budgeting for the dream trip. Couples can opt to visit a nearby city, book a cozy AIRBNB, or simply enjoy quality time together at their favorite local spots. It’s a perfect way to unwind and celebrate the newlywed bliss without the pressure of a full-scale honeymoon.

Plan your mini-moon in Indiana: Escape to a cozy weekend at the Getaway House in Columbus, IN., or bathe in the luxury of the Carmichael Hotel in Carmel, IN. Start your day with a romantic brunch at Petite Chou, end the afternoon with dinner at Anthony’s Chophouse, and spend the evening sipping at Commission Row.

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