honeymoon:: destinations and tips

The wedding day has come and gone and now comes round two of this beautiful experience...the honeymoon! There are so many options whether it be somewhere tropical, mountains or somewhere in between. Some popular honeymoon destinations are:

1. Paris

2. Hawaii


4. Fiji

5. Italy

6. Cancun

7. Sydney, Australia

8. Virgin Island

9. Cape Town, South Africa

10. Napa Valley, CA

Pictures in order left to right in order of the list

Of course there are some many more amazing destinations and it does not really matter where you are as long as you are there with the one you love!


Here's some great tips from KJ and Co. for couples to make traveling a little easier. 

1. Always keep a file of your reservations whether it be flight, hotel or excursions you might be going on. It wouldn't hurt to include addresses and phone numbers for the places you are staying. It just makes your life a little easier if you need to make a quick call!! 

2. Tell your family your plans. Leave them a copy of your travel itenirary with numbers in case of any emergency.  

3. Passports. Keep your passports in the same place every time. It will help you to access them quickly and give you peace of mind about where they are! 

4, Bring some cash. Change some cash to the local currency of the place you are traveling. Sometimes it is hard to find currency exchanges in the place you might be. 

Be safe. Be happy. Enjoy each other and this time together. 


things that fire me up:: the ocean

Right now, as I listen to rain hitting the window in my office, I am pining hard for the ocean. Even if it was as grey and dreary as it is here in Tennessee, at least if I was seaside, there would be crashing waves and salty air. I'd hope at least it'd be a little warmer. I went on a spring break trip a few years ago in early March. It was cold (50s and 60s) and the water was unbearable, and it rained pretty much every day... but good gracious, it was glorious! There is something that draws me to the ocean like nothing else can. It brings me unparalleled peace, serenity, rest. It makes me wake up early in the morning (as early as I can stand) and crave the outdoors. Give me a chilly beach morning and a cup of coffee, an oceanfront view and a comfy balcony chair, and I am set for life. Of course, if it's warm and I can walk along the beach and watch the sunrise, I'll take that. (Even better if I can spend all day lying under the beaming sun, alternating between swimming in the ocean and collapsing in the warm sand.) But even if it was still March, still cold, still rainy.... I'm dreaming of the sea.

winter beach inspiration

Now, onto pretending the vent beside me is crashing waves and my hot yoga class is really just a morning spent lying on the beach!