This fabulous handbook has everything you need to plan the perfect honeymoon – and it’s super cute, to boot!

Title: The Honeymoon Handbook
Author: Lonely Planet
Rating: 9
Source: Raincoast Books for review

Description from Amazon:

Lonely Planet’s first dedicated honeymoon guide is packed with advice for travel-lovers who want their honeymoon their way: no all-inclusive in sight here. Set your heart racing with real adventures, tailored to what you two love the most – whether that’s wildlife-spotting on the African savannah, cruising around Havana in one of Cuba’s legendary vintage American cars or diving with turtles in Bali.

The inspiration section covers 25+ world-class honeymoon trips and gives them the classic Lonely Planet treatment. Whether you’re after ideas for a classic trip or for more offbeat honeymoon suggestions, we’ve got you covered. See ancient temples in Myanmar, eat exquisite Michelin-starred meals in Tokyo, or surf the rolling Pacific waves at Sydney’s Bondi Beach.

No matter what gets your travel juices flowing, this book promises to set you on track for the trip of a lifetime and to set your life together off to a magical start.

What I Thought:

I wish I’d had this book when we went on our honeymoon!

The first section is chock-full of awesome lists, pro and con comparisons, budget suggestions, and even a travel personality quiz. When I took it I got mostly C’s with a close runner up between A’s and D’s – apparently I like to take trips with a lot of culture-focused activities, with adventure and nature thrown in for good measure. (It’s totally true!)

I loved the cute and trendy style of the book, adorable fonts and graphics, and the Instagram-inspired pictures used throughout. Each page is a lil bit of eye candy. It was also super easy to navigate and read through! I sat down and sped through it in one go!

The Honeymoon Handbook even includes a section for notes and a little folder for papers at the end, so you can consolidate all your thoughts in one place.

There’s plenty of advice for LGBT couples as well, including a rating system for each destination that shows how LGBT-friendly the country or region is.

I think my favourite section is probably the destination summaries at the end – even though I just got back from vacation it made me want to pack up my bags and take off again!

This book would be a fantastic gift for a newly engaged couple or as a bridal shower gift! (Or maybe for your own library – treat yo self!)


For excerpts from the book and more honeymoon inspiration, check out Lonely Planet’s Pinterest honeymoon board!


Warning: Will inspire some serious wanderlust.