Guest Post: Time for a Hot Honeymoon

Hi everyone! Just like some of Liz’s other guest bloggers, I’m in the middle of wedding planning and have gotten to one of the best parts – picking our honeymoon location! (And with Liz on a fabulous trip of her own right now, I’m sure it’s got everyone thinking about their next getaway)

I’ve been staring at pictures of sunny, white beaches for weeks and will be more than happy to get out of the gloomy Midwest winter come March.

We decided that we wanted a “lay-on-the-beach” honeymoon, which may have to do with the fact that we got engaged in Miami and had the best time laying low and eating nonstop. We ultimately would’ve loved to do Hawaii, but with budget and time constraints, we started looking into some other options –

Negril, Jamaica

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Riviera Maya, Mexico

This hotel is our top runner right now...

This hotel is our top runner right now...

We’ve ultimately landed on Riviera Maya since we can get a direct flight from Chicago, saving us travel time, which means more time for lounging on the beach :)

Of course, there are so many places we want to see, but luckily we’ll have the rest of our lives to plan even more trips! If you’re not sure where to begin, I’d recommend checking out this handy chart from a great blog –
– it breaks out top destinations by month so you can narrow down the best time to travel to each location. Sadly, the weather in Greece wasn’t ideal for our honeymoon timing, but hopefully that will be an anniversary trip in the near future.


We’re Off to Buenos Aires!

Hi everyone! It’s been a crazy, hectic week here for me wrapping up my projects at work and packing for a trip Luke and I are taking this week. We’re heading to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the next 10 days for a little vacation time!


One area where Luke and I are totally compatible is in our love for adventure and travel. Since Luke’s a consultant and racks up endless amounts of hotel and airline points, we’re able to go on some pretty awesome trips for next to nothing.

I cannot tell you how excited I am do experience everything Argentina has to offer. We’re planning to do a lot of shopping, eating, wine-tasting, tango-dancing, reading and relaxing! What’s even cooler is that one of my good friends just moved to Buenos Aires with her husband, so we’ll get to spend some time with them as well.

Some other things on the itinerary include a day trip to Uruguay where we’ll be renting scooters to see some old colonial towns and a trip to a real-life gaucho ranch in the countryside. The gaucho ranches are supposed to be really picturesque and our day will be filled with horseback riding and a big traditional Argentinean barbeque. Luke has never ridden a horse before, so I’m looking forward to seeing him climb up! lol.

Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about you guys! While I’m away, several gals from my office will be guest-blogging. They range from recently married, engaged, to a seasoned bridesmaid, so you can be sure they’ll have a wealth of information and interesting viewpoints to share. Do me a favor and leave them lots of comments!

I’ll try to post some pictures during our trip, but if not I’ll definitely update you all when I get back. Have a great week and adios!