Lounging and Excursions

You just executed the wedding of your dreams, and now you're ready to lounge around with the love of your life. No matter your destination, a good amount of your time is going to be spent kicking back. Be prepared to get casual.

To get the most out of your honeymoon downtime, you're going to need:

  • sandals or flip-flops
  • one or two pairs of shorts
  • one pair of jeans (we like white for tropical locales)
  • a few swimsuits and matching cover-ups (make sure to bring a one-piece if you'll be doing any water sports or underwater exploration)
  • some tank tops and tees
  • sunglasses
  • a hat
  • sunblock or suntan lotion
  • aloe vera gel (for when you forget to apply the suntan lotion)
  • a good book and a magazine

Of course, relaxing isn't everything. You'll want to stretch your legs and explore the local sights. For more adventurous outings, you'll need:

  • a pair of tough khakis or cargo pants
  • running or hiking shoes, or all-terrain sandals
  • sports bra
  • bug spray, lip balm and sweat-proof sunblock
  • small wallet that can be stashed in your front pants pocket
  • guidebook and map of the area you're visiting -- a quick-reference language guide wouldn't hurt, either
  • umbrella or poncho
  • jacket or windbreaker
  • camera and extra film/memory card
  • lightweight backpack
  • cell phone in case of emergencies (make sure it gets service, even if you have to buy a local prepaid phone)