Destination weddings are always celebrated for a number of reasons. One, it shows that you’re willing to have your wedding somewhere else other than your home, which always excites the guests that show up. They’re getting a vacation and a celebration at the same time, and who can really complain about that? Another reason why destination weddings are so popular is that it’s a way to broadcast your good taste without looking like you’re bragging. We know that many people like to be modest, but c’mon…it’s a wedding. Why not show off to the world how much you love your spouse to be?
Yet for all of the benefits that come with a destination wedding, there are some challenges. Where will you go? How will it all come together? And where will you stay? If you chose to go out to Mexico for your wedding, there are some tips we can give you for a great destination wedding people will be raving happily about for a long time.
1. Get the right team in place
When it comes to planning for a destination wedding, you’re going to need a great team on your side. Now, your team will most likely be made of multiple groups all working together with each other, but that’s to be expected. We think that the team at Sea Side Mexico does a great job with accommodations and attractions, and it’s their area of expertise. They know Mexico and they know where travelers really want to stay. If you’re looking into private accommodations for everyone, they are definitely the team to talk with.
2. Get solid on the details
With something as big as a destination wedding, you can’t leave anything to chance. So this isn’t the time to agonize over the theme. Pick a theme and stick to it, and then build everything around those elements. If you’re planning to have a lot of people come to the wedding, you need to budget for many places at the table. How much of this will be up to your guests to provide, such as transportation and airfare? Writing all of the details down in advance will truly help you stick to your plan. Continue reading “5 tips for a Beautiful Destination Wedding in Mexico”
One of the best times to visit Munich is in the autumn, as this is when the world-famous Oktoberfest is held. While the event is replicated across the globe, taking part in the original is an experience you will not forget. So, what’s it all about?
Oktoberfest celebrates Bavarian culture and this year is pencilled in for September 22nd until October 7th. The schedule is so jam packed that you will not want to miss a moment. Hire a car at Munich Airport and the 24-mile journey to the city centre will likely be a lot quicker than if you were to take public transport, or a group transfer coach.
Here are some of the things you can expect to enjoy when attending Oktoberfest.
A slice of history
Oktoberfest has been running for generations – indeed, the 2012 event will be the 179th one. Its origins date all the way back to 1810, when Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Munich’s residents were allowed to take part in the royal celebrations, which included horse races. The following year, the horse races were held again, while an agricultural show was also launched. Every three years, an agricultural event is hosted in the southern end of Oktoberfest’s grounds. Additional features were added over the years, including the first beer tents in 1896.
A wonderful atmosphere
Where there is good food and drink you will find happy people. Oktoberfest attracts around six million visitors from around the world every year, making it the biggest festival on the planet. As you can imagine, this certainly creates a fun atmosphere, as people of all ages and backgrounds come together to enjoy the programme.
Merriment is no doubt helped by the beer tents hosted by Munich’s most traditional and biggest breweries. Beer is available in litre tankards, which will help to wash down the giant sausages and 15 inch pretzels! There are 14 main beer tents to choose from, as well as lots of smaller ones too that dish up pastries, cheese, roasted duck and chicken, to name just a handful of the treats. As you wander around deciding what to eat and drink next, you can enjoy live traditional music and dancing. Continue reading “Munich’s Oktoberfest is a festival not to miss”
If you’re looking for a culture-filled break on the continent, Croatia is one place I think you should visit. All across the country you’ll discover historical monuments and other landmarks that can give you a real insight into the nation’s history and how it has developed over the years.
However, as Croatia measures some 56,000 sq km, deciding where to go first can be a bit tricky. There are so many wonderful places to choose, but I reckon the five following attractions definitely deserve your attention.
Zagreb is awash with medieval landmarks, but one of the most fascinating is Lotrscak Tower. This 13th-century structure was originally built to protect the city’s southern gate, with a bell installed in the 17th century to signal when the gateway was about to close.
Today, you can climb up to the top of the tower where you’ll not only get sweeping panoramic views of the city, but will also see the cannon that fires every day at noon.
One place you should definitely see if you’re in Split for a few days is the stunning Diocletian’s Palace. Although the original palace was built by the Romans in the third century – it has expanded significantly over several centuries to become an enthralling complex consisting of a range of buildings.
Among the many structures you’ll spot are 12th-century Romanesque churches and a mausoleum featuring intricate Corinthian columns, while examples of Baroque and Gothic architecture can be seen. The development was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Continue reading “5 of the best sights in Croatia”