Author: Becca Hensley

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…

Honeymoon in Italy Times Two

  Lake Como Imagine it. You’re coursing through the crystalline waters of Lake Como in a vintage mahogany speedboat. It’s a Riva, the Cadillac of wooden-hulled speedboats, the ones that epitomized the heyday, glamorous times of the 1950s and 1960’s…

Practicing for the Honeymoon With Valentine’s Day Travel

You might call Valentine’s Day practice for the honeymoon. Whether you scoff at the commercial holiday or not, you’re still beholden to its powers. Doing it wrong (or right) can break or make a relationship. So, if you’re tired of…

Globe Trotting

You’ve said your vows —now what? It’s time to launch your new life with a memory-packed vacation. But, where to go? The options can overwhelm, especially if you want a trip as unique as your wedding. That’s why we’ve scoured…

Chic, Cosmopolitan Honeymoon Locales

You were thinking about a deserted island for your honeymoon. Until you weren’t. Because suddenly it sounded really boring to be stuck by yourselves on a romantic beach. You had to have a conversation then, and you asked yourselves, “Are…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 8: Sunny Santa Barbara

  When thinking up a luxurious honeymoon, or pre-wedding getaway, it's easy to overlook a more local approach with gorgeous locations like Italy and Monaco available. But in this installment of Headlining Honeymoons we're headed to the sunshine state with…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 7: The Bachelor in Jamaica

  For a few months, we've been highlighting some of New Orleans Bride travel editor Becca Hensley's top picks for A-lister honeymoon locations. Whether you want to channel your inner Grace Kelly or dance your way into wedded bliss like…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 6: Rocky Mountain Luxury

  We're off to a new location in this edition of "Headlining Honeymoons." Previously, we've traveled like Hollywood royalty, dined under the stars in Italy and now we're headed to a spacious, grand Colorado resort that has hosted the likes…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 5: Marriage and Monaco

  Grace Kelly is the epitome of style and elegance. Her wedding, especially her gown, has gone down in the fashion history books. So, why not add a little Princess Grace flair into your honeymoon? This installment of "Headlining Honeymoons"…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 4: Marriage and Mexico

  Following trips to Switzerland, Arizona and Italy - we continue our headlining tour around the world with a stop at Casa Velas in the tropical Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. This all inclusive resort has everything a couple could need: steps…