Lying back in a wooden rowboat together and entering the magical Blue Grotto in Capri Italy.
Romantic sunset gondola ride on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.
Wine pairing at a family run winery in Sicily.
Exploring Montenegro with its twisting byways, Byzantine architecture, and pitched mountains plummeting straight into the Adriatic Sea.
Walking the medieval walls that surround Dubrovnik and then exploring what lies within the white old city.
Visiting Split Croatia with its bustling harbor lined with cafes and Diocletians’ Palace in the center of town.
Strolling through the streets of Rovinj, Croatia where hints of Italy are everywhere, in the signs, in the language, in the cuisine, thanks to having spent more than 500 years under Venetian rule. Romantic, quaint, and captivating, it’s Istria’s most beloved town.
Nevis offers near perfect weather, luxurious indoor and outdoor space and stunning ocean views. Couples can choose from picturesque churches, historic plantations, soft, sandy beaches or beautiful tropical gardens. Nevis is truly one of the world’s premier Caribbean wedding destinations.e.
Nevis is for the couple looking for privacy and exclusivity. Nevis is a unique, elegant, romantic location for a destination wedding, honeymoon or Anniversary trip. If it is Romance Related, that is who it is for.
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Perfect time Nevis , December to early April.
For those of you who are ready to explore a destination unlike any other in the world, I welcome you to Jordan. I have been home just 2 weeks and still cannot stop telling people about this extraordinary country that exceeded every one of my expectations during my visit.
Jordan is a country located on the east bank of the River Jordan. Almost half of Jordan is covered by the Arabian Desert. It is a country covering an area of 35,637 square miles, comparable to the size of Indiana. Jordan offers a diverse terrain and landscape usually found only in larger countries.
Our host, the Jordan Tourism Board, met us at the airport. While they were processing our Visas, we easily checked in with friends and families at home thanks to the WIFI at the Amman airport. Once outside, we were escorted to our lavish tour bus, equipped comfortable seating, WIFI, and TV channels at our fingertips.
On our first full day we visited Jerash, located about 45 kilometers from Amman, and considered to be one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. Their state of preservation is absolutely remarkable.
Wine making in Jordan? Yes indeed! And that is where we went that evening, In Amman, the place to go is The Winemaker, a boutique wine tasting venue that carries the international award-winning St. George wines. The winemaker himself is Oscar Zumot, who pioneered the modern era of winemaking in Jordan. Our wonderful evening of wine tasting was paired with a delicious Jordanian dinner.
Next day we headed south to the Eastern Banks of The River Jordan, known as Bethany-Beyond –the -Jordan. The baptism of Jesus, by John the Baptist, most likely took place on the Jordanian side of the Jordan River. Pope Francis visited Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan in May 24, 2014 . “The place where we are meeting commemorates Jesus’ baptism,” the pope told an assembly at the Church of the Baptism of Jesus (of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem). “Coming here to the Jordan to be baptized by John, Jesus showed his humility and his participation in our human condition.”
We then drove a short distance to Mt. Nebo. After 40 years leading the Israelites in the desert, Moses stood on the summit of Mount Nebo and viewed the Promised Land of Canaan — after having been told by God “you shall not cross over there”.
We were very fortunate to have a clear day, and saw the panoramic view seen by Moses : The Dead Sea, the Jordan River valley, Jericho, Bethlehem and the distant hills of Jerusalem.n.
We then continued south to the “Lost City” of Petra. Literally carved straight into red, white, pink, and sandstone cliff faces, the prehistoric Jordanian city of Petra was “lost” to the Western world for hundreds of years.
Located among-st rugged desert canyons and mountains in what is now the southwestern corner of Jordan , Petra was once a flourishing trading center and the capital of the Nabataean empire between 400 B.C. and A.D. 106. The city sat empty and in near ruin for centuries. Not until the early 1800s did a European traveler disguise himself in Bedouin costume and penetrate the mysterious locale.
In 1985, the Petra Archaeological Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, and in 2007 it was named one of the new seven wonders of the world. Words can not describe this amazing “rose red city” , so I hope my pictures help.
The following day we went to Wadi Rum, a protected area covering 720 square kilometers of dramatic desert wilderness in the south of Jordan. Our scheduled 2 hour jeep tour was cut a little short because of upcoming sand storm, but so much fun none the less as we waited for it to pass in tent. While inside we were served delicious tea and explained and demonstrated the different scarf garments by extremely hospitable Bedouins. After a traditional Jordanian lunch, camel ride time, where Lawrence of Arabia once frequented. Wadi Rum attracts more and more adventure seekers, offering some of the finest rock climbing in the world and is a spectacular place for desert trekking and safaris (camels, horses and vehicles)
Last day, getting down and dirty in the Dead Sea. Here are a few things I learned about the Dead Sea:
After I floated in the Dead Sea for 15 minutes it was time to test the famous Dead Sea mud. The staff at the Mövenpick Dead Sea Resort & Resort caked on layers of the thick mud and told me to wait 20 minutes before rinsing off and the offering me plush towels.
I was sad to leave, and I would love to go back as there are many things to still explore. Who would like to join me?
Visualize yourself getting married in the jewel of the Caribbean, where royalty and dignitaries choose to stay, truly one of the most legendary destinations, Half Moon Bay, Jamaica. Having just returned from this magnificent resort, I can confirm that getting married at Half Moon Bay will be a dream come true..
Half Moon Bay offers brides and grooms breathtaking backdrops to choose from. Oleander Terrace offers the music of the Sea and prime beachfront location. Sunrise Beach, a spectacular half mile curve of beach sheltered by the offshore reef offers a quintessential toes-in-the-sand ceremony experience, especially at dusk when the constantly shifting hues of the sky and sea add a memorable backdrop. Or perhaps the elegant Sugar Mill Restaurant overlooking Half Moon’s beautiful golf course.
Your guests will be treated luxuriously in 5 star accommodations on private estate of 400 acres all fronted by two miles of private beach. The hardest choice they will have to make is what fine dining restaurant to choose from and will they either enjoy the 18 hole championship golf course, Equestrian Centre, thirteen tennis courts, and a variety of water sports including a private Dolphin Lagoon or spend the day at the spa?
Words do not do justice on how beautiful Half Moon Bay is, so you will need to experience it for yourself and I promise you will have the perfect destination wedding.
Nancy Barkley/Honeymoons and Get-A-Ways/www.honeymoonsandgetaways.com