Author: Becca Hensley

Dream Honeymoons: Bedside Bubbly 

  At Baccarat Hotel New York, you lean from the opulent bed to reach for the phone. She’s waiting patiently next to you, a Mona Lisa-like expectant grin on her face. With suavity, you do well what you’ve been practicing…

Dream Honeymoons: Copenhagen is the City of Fairytales

  She has always been a fan of stories written by Hans Christian Andersen. When she shares the names of some of her favorites — “The Little Mermaid,” “The Nightingale,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” and “Thumbelina” — you realize you…

Dream Honeymoons: Sandals is giving away 30 honeymoons

  Parents and friends of honeymooners, why don’t you help a poor, pandemic-beleaguered, lovingly-long-suffering, honeymoon-procrastinating couple out? No, you won’t have to pay for the vacation. Instead, cross your fingers and summon your best storytelling skills to nominate a deserving…

Dream Honeymoons: A Trio of Travel Treats

  You’re ready, but that further flung country of your honeymoon dreams isn’t quite ready for you. The world is still healing. Adopting a patience is a virtue approach (oh, we know, you have been meritoriously patient already) remains your…

Go The Distance

  You’d hoped to visit the thronged markets of Bangkok, the busy streets of Paris or follow that sports team or musical group to several engagements on a mobbed world tour. But, it must be said: now is not the…

Dream Honeymoons: Roost Regally in these Rural Retreats

  You’ve been locked down for eons, but you’re still not ready to venture to the other side of the world. Luckily, the expansive United States holds remote, romantic, coddling inns aplenty, the sort meant for sequestering in style with…

Dream Honeymoons: A Disney-Style Happily Ever After

  Did you know that one of the most popular honeymoons is a fantasy fulfilling trip to a Disney park? For lovers of fairy dust, enchanted spells, sleeping beauties, crenelated castles and glass slippers, no other dream laden, post-nuptial vacation…

Dream Honeymoons: Rainforest Rambling in Costa Rica

Pura Vida. Pure Life. Pure honeymoon. It sounds like an elixir drawn from the fountain of youth. And, in a way, it is. Pura Vida is how the denizens of Costa Rica (called Ticos) greet one another. Like Hawaii's Aloha,…

Dream Honeymoons: Kayak Caper in Kauai

  An all day, rigorous, 17-mile paddle in rough seas next to soaring cliffs, intermittent waterfalls, swathes of valleys brimming with mangos and guava, sea caves, whales breaching, dolphins leaping and the occasional rainbow? Now that’s a honeymoon. You’ve been…

Dream Honeymoons: Romance in Brooklyn

  For would-be honeymooners waiting to go to their fantasy location, a mini-moon beckons. Visiting an easier to access place as the world heals can satisfy those travel cravings as you await the dream event. You’ve always wanted to visit…

Dream Honeymoons: Find Romance on Lake Como

  You both incline toward urbanity’s buzz, but for this special trip, your long-awaited honeymoon you agreed — it had to be Lake Como, a storied destination in northern Italy. You did think she had been a little too enthusiastic…

Dream Honeymoons: Romance in Historically Glam Philadelphia

  It’s long held nickname has been the “City of Brotherly” (recently amended to “and Sisterly”) Love. But, for your purposes why not just refer to this alluring, honeymoon-worthy, history-drenched urban haven as the “City of Love”? That’s because Philadelphia,…

Dream Honeymoons: Hideaway in a Villa for Honeymoon Bliss

  It’s still not over. When will the pandemic be over? At this point, you’ve likely planned 1,000 honeymoons. Who says, in the end, that you’ll have to limit yourself to one? Here’s what we’re thinking: What if you had…

Six Feet Apart

You’d hoped to visit the thronged markets of Bangkok, the busy streets of Paris or follow that sports team or musical group to several engagements on a mobbed world tour. But, it must be said: now is not the time…

Dream Honeymoons: A Bicycle Built for Two

  You met at the bike shop. Not the most romantic place for love at first site, but you adored the way she’d gotten the grease from her bike chain incongruously on her upper lip — as if she had…

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…