Lonely Planet releases The Honeymoon Handbook

Getting married in 2017, well now you can pick up the ultimate honeymooners guide from Lonely Planet, The Honeymoon Handbook.

Lonely Planet knows how important honeymoons are – in fact, newlyweds Tony and Maureen Wheeler started the company after embarking on their own honeymoon in 1972, in what turned into the trip of a lifetime across Europe, Asia and Australia.

Lonely Planet’s first guide exclusively for honeymoonsThe Honeymoon Handbook features over 25 of the most exciting locations for couples – from Andalusia to Zambia. It starts with a quiz to determine what kind of trip to take based on what you two love the most, whether it’s backpacking in Borneo, touring Tuscany or cruising around Cuba.

Two young adults standing on the Trolltunga rock jutting out above Lake Ringedlsvatnet in Norway.

Beyond the destination sections, The Honeymoon Handbook also offers safari-, luxury-, island- and family-themed getaway ideas – even how-to’s on so-called ‘minimoons’ and getting married abroad. Other features include budget breakdowns and alternative destinations, and an LGBT-friendly indicator for same-sex couples, rating each location from 1 to 5.  Other destination lists include:

Top 10 Budget Destinations 

  1. Morocco
  2. India

  3. Vietnam

  4. Portugal
  5. Indonesia
  6. Honduras
  7. Cambodia
  8. Bulgaria
  9. South Africa
  10. Puerto Rico

Top 10 Honeymoon Islands

  1. Corsica, France
  2. Qurimbas Archipelago, Mozambique
  3. Huahine, French Polynesia
  4. Algonquin Island Retreat, Canada
  5. Nevis, Caribbean
  6. Tasmania, Australia
  7. Praslin & La Digue, Seychelles
  8. Santorini, Greece
  9. Tioman, Malaysia
  10. St Vincent & the Grenadines

High mountains trekking two people Picos de Europa, Cantabria, Spain.

Top 5 Romantic Road Trips

  1. Amalfi Coast, Italy

  2. Icefields Parkway, Canada

  3. Pacific Coast Highway, USA

  4. Scotland’s NC500

  5. Argentina’s Ruta 40

Young couple looking the famous Machu Picchu

From the art of compromising to how to budget, The Honeymoon Handbook provides couples with everything they need to plan the perfect, personalized trip to start their life together on the right foot.


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