Author: Becca Hensley

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…

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…