TIPS TO MAKE YOUR
Paris Permenter & John Bigley
at the prospect of saving for your honeymoon
or romantic getaway? Tackle it like any other
project--one step at a time. Here are a few
saving tips the two of you can put into action:
Decide how much you can afford to spend on your
honeymoon. Divide the cost by the number of
months until the big day then try to set aside
that amount every month.
you've figured the cost of your accommodations
and transportation to the destination, set up
a daily budget for your honeymoon.
Always use credit cards whenever possible in
international destinations; credit card companies
shop for the best currency exchange rates and
can save you money.
Don't forget hidden costs like airport taxes,
tips, taxi rides, and departure taxes, which
can be as high as $30 per person.
Look for 2 for 1 dining coupons and cost-savings
booklets at tourism offices.
a local market and pick up some fixings for
a picnic lunch. The experience is memorable,
and the meal is easy on the budget.
Budget your meal money. Consider splurging on
one extravagant meal then cutting costs for
Consider eating at local establishments away
from the tourist scene. Costs are often considerably
Don't forget to mention to your accommodation
that you're on your honeymoon, even if you didn't
select the honeymoon plan. Hotels often honor
honeymooners with a bottle of wine or a fruit
forget that the best things in life are free--whether
that's a walk on the beach or a moonlight kiss.
and wife team Paris Permenter and John Bigley
have authored over 20 guidebooks and also edit
Lovetripper.com, a romantic travel magazine
featuring worldwide destinations.
2001 Paris Permenter and John Bigley