Honeymooners, we hear you. The pandemic has kyboshed more plans than we can count but that doesn’t mean your holiday planning can’t continue. Here are a few tips and tricks to tackling time away with your special someone.

Flexibility Rules

The ability to pivot plans fast will stand you in good stead these days. Book everything you can with free cancellation policies and if you’re not hitting the road right after the big day, pack a few days out and be prepared to start your trip early if things are looking good or you’re traveling interstate.

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Short and Sweet

Want to keep things as stress-free as possible? Put the month-long getaway on the back burner and instead prioritise a quick getaway instead. It’s amazing how Zen a quick three nights away can feel. It doesn’t even have to be far away – a staycation in a different suburb is a change of scenery. With less time you can make it count – splurge on spa treatments and maybe a long lunch.

Check Out – Not In

A honeymoon is not the time for check-ins (online or otherwise) so pack the car full of gourmet goodies or order a grocery delivery to your accommodation and channel your inner Master Chef instead of eating out. Recreating the first meal you cooked for your special someone will certainly get you some brownie points!

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Rural Rules

Get far from the madding crowd and you might be able to increase your chances of a change-free holiday. Go bush in a very luxe way at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, head to the rolling hills of the Mornington peninsula at Jackalope Hotel, or retreat from the world at the brand new Walk Talk Taste glamping tent tucked into a property in the Margaret River region.

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Plan, plan, plan!

Make sure you stay up to date with border regulations, travel permits, and policies as some state border conditions are changing fast. Ensure you’ve filled out paperwork like digital passes well before you start your trip.

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It might take a little time, patience, and creativitbut the romantic, all about the two of you, honeymoon can happen!