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Getting the family together for a vow renewal or just want to celebrate your 5th, 10th, or 30th anniversary? Whatever the occasion, treat yourself to a second honeymoon. Whether it is you and your partner or the whole crew, here are five tips to keep in mind when planning your second honeymoon.

Destination

The biggest thing for any honeymoon is the location. As of 2019, there were 1,508 resorts located in the United States alone, with 204,100 units available for booking. That is a lot of options, so be sure to find the right destination for you, your partner, and your family. Wherever you choose to visit, be sure to plan and book in advance to save any unwanted last-minute stress.

Travel

How are you going to get there? There are many options for you and your family, such as airplanes or trains. Or if you and your spouse want to stop and smell the roses, traveling by car is a great method as well. Whatever your plans for traveling, make sure that you keep in mind how long it takes to get there and the transportation costs you’ll need to pay.

Budget

The biggest factor in any vacation is money. Once you have your destination and travel planned, look to see how you plan on paying for it. Are you dipping into some life savings or spending some extra money on a lavish treat? Either way, make sure not to overstep your monetary limits. By planning in advance, you can budget to save money along the way or at least know how much you will be set back and prepare for it. And whoever said you couldn’t have a third honeymoon?

Food

Trying the local cuisine is a must for any traveler, especially a foodie. But it is also important to note any dietary restrictions. If you or a family member has an allergy to gluten, dairy, nuts, or seafood, then you should plan to visit places that are safe for everyone to eat at. It’s always a treat to enjoy a fancy meal out with your spouse, so budget for a few excellent meals during your second honeymoon.

Wherever you choose to dine, make sure to look into food poisoning or illness symptoms. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 600 million people fall ill after eating contaminated food every year. Knowing the signs of a food illness can help you treat it should you be traveling in a foreign place.

Attire and Clothes

The clothes you’ll need to pack are largely dependent on the activities that you plan to indulge in while you are on your second honeymoon. Knowing how to get the most use out of every outfit can save on baggage space, but if that is not a concern, then you can choose a whole array of clothing options.

If you are going to a nice restaurant or country/yacht club for a meal, make sure to look to see if they have a dress code. Some restaurants may require suit jackets to be tailored and worn, so it is important to know that about two centimeters of the shirt collar should be revealed by the jacket collar. For more casual events, like hiking, it is important to have the proper footwear. For example, if you’ll be doing some hiking, you may want to purchase and wear new sneakers prior to your trip so they’ll be extra comfortable during your excursions on your trip.

Whatever your plans are for your second honeymoon, make sure that you have fun and enjoy the journey. Life is short and precious, and it is your biggest duty to live yours to the fullest extent possible for you. And if you are ready to celebrate a milestone marriage or perhaps the first year of it, know that it is a time to celebrate family and partnership. And may you have many, many more. Cheers to you and your future!