Author: Becca Hensley

Dream Honeymoons: Crabs, Yachts and Maryland Magic

  You’ll call it your personal “Love Boat.” The splendorous 55-foot Hinckley yacht awaits on Pier 7 Resort Marina in Annapolis, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Polished, with wood inlay and leather flourishes, it bobs on the water. You take her…

Dream Honeymoons: Find Cloud Nine in These Cozy Cabins

  What could be more romantic than hiding away from everyone and everything in a remote cabin?  Honeymooners looking for sanctums far away from the maddening crowds should consider a stay at some of these stunning bolt holes, each set…

Dream Honeymoons: Get Cozy this Winter — Igloos Optional

  In fantasies of honeymoons to come, many dream of sun-dappled beaches, swimming pools and tropical drinks. But, winter lovers, I know you’re out there. You’re the ones who’d rather snow ski than water ski, prefer sweaters to bikinis and…

Dream Honeymoons: Social Distancing in French Polynesia

  French Polynesia continues to invite honeymooners and other travelers to its various islands during the pandemic and beyond. A negative COVID-19 test is required to fly to French Polynesia, as well as a second test a few days after…

Tell Your COVID Story: Win a Honeymoon

It’s been a tough year for everyone, a year of unfulfilled plans and broken dreams. If it’s any consolation, you weren’t the only couple out there who wasn’t able to get married the way you had planned. And, that honeymoon?…

Dream Honeymoons: Hawaii is Welcoming Travelers

  Hawaii, with its coterie of enchanting islands, opened up to visitors on Oct. 15. A panoply of its best hotels prepared to greet honeymooners with characteristic aloha spirit, re-opening with classic Hawaiian flair. While the two-week quarantine rules remain…

Dream Honeymoons: Elks, Ski Jumps and Snowshoes in Wyoming

  You knew you couldn’t go wrong when you saw photos of Four Seasons Jackson Hole, which anchors the foot of Jackson Hole’s Rendezvous Mountain with the gravity of a grove of colossal pine trees. Though not pint-sized, it evokes…

Celebrate New Beginnings

Under normal circumstances, after months of wedding planning, of course you’d hanker to hide away in a luxurious retreat with the love of your life to recuperate from all of the wedding activity. But,…

Dream Honeymoons: Get Thee to an Island

  When travel returns and you feel safe — craft your own honeymoon fairytale with a stay at these far flung island escapes. Whether you wish to rekindle the flame, woo the crush or ask for her hand, these seaside…

Dream Honeymoons: Watery Visions Around the World

Wallace J. Nichols, author of  “Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected and Better at What You Do” comes to mind as I dream of…

Say "I love You" with Luxury Cabin Moons

  Nothing says cozy (or sexy) like a cabin. Add in evenings before a roaring fire after active days, billowing layers of inviting down-bedding, windows that showcase incomparable views, and kitchens well stocked enough to allow for creative culinary seduction—and…

Culinary Cruising: A Foodcentric Road Trip Through the South

  Social Distancing comes easy enwrapped in an automobile. Make this honeymoon the sort with wheels, one you control the pedometer and the speed without anybody’s permission. Foodies will love to embark on a culinary road trip, where every meal…

Dream Honeymoons: Where Elephants Drink

  Brides and grooms: Tanzania’s borders are open. Currently, the East African country welcomes all nationalities to enjoy its natural largesse, from Mount Kilimanjaro to the stunning, animal brimming Serengeti. If a safari tops your honeymoon wish list, the five…

Calamari, Climbs, and Cliffs: A Croatian Peregrination

  At this time, Croatia, a Mediterranean country renowned for its emerald islands and cobalt-colored waters, a honeymooner’s dream, has begun welcoming visitors from all parts of the world – including the United States. (Please note: all travelers must bring…

Greek Hospitality: Do it Your Way

  Greece, like New Orleans, relies on tourism and with the coronavirus effecting industry, jobs and businesses all over the world, no travel destination has been spared. Last month, Greece opened its borders to international travelers, but is seeing an…

The Road Is Life: Turn your car into a honeymoon

  A few times a month, New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley is offering “Let Them Eat Cake” readers a chance to escape with glamourous trips everywhere from Africa to Colorado. Though the world is still dealing with…

Road Trip Worthy Ways to See Colorado, Part 2

  Last week, New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley gave readers a look into honeymooning in Colorado that didn't involve hitting the slopes. Because of all the information, we're delivering part two of Hensley's road trip worthy vacation…

Road Trip Worthy Ways to See Colorado, Part 1

  You know about its apres ski scene, bunny slopes, powdery bowls and half pipes. But diverse Colorado, with its broad swathe of mountains and snow-crowned peaks, also has sand dunes, dramatic canyons, be-flowered meadows, rushing rivers and desert terrain.…

How To Spa At Home With Everyday Ingredients

  There is a lot going on in the world right now and it's important to remember any cause you support or doing your best while remaining socially distant is only possible when you remember to recharge and take a…

Endless Possibilities: The Beaches of South Walton

  Today's "Let Them Eat Cake" is another article from the New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley. Hensley whisks us away to the Emerald Coast, offering readers six beach vacation options for couples to celebrate their "I Do's"…

A Spa Moment

  New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley continuously transports us to luxe honeymoon and travel destinations through the pages and webpages of the magazine and "Let Them Eat Cake." Through her travels, Hensley has experienced countless spas all…