Monthly Archives: March 2014

Booking the Honeymoon

Life has been a bit crazy and I have had limited time to do any wedding planning (i.e. crafting or blogging!). But we did knock off one big item on our list – book the honeymoon.

James has never been to Europe and I desperately wanted to go again. My motives may or may not have been driven by a visit to Highclere Castle and the Harry Potter Warner Brothers London Studio Tour.

We started looking at plane tickets in January. A trip to Europe with a stopover in Iceland was ridiculously affordable. As long as we were able to book it before the price of plane tickets went up. Don’t worry, we snagged them for a ridiculously low price. So we were going to Europe! Yay! But we had nowhere to stay. I took it upon myself to book us a place to sleep.

Hotels were crazy expensive. Plus, we’d have to buy all of our meals (I really get sick of eating out after 4 days of it). We wanted an authentic feel to the trip and so I had the brilliant idea to use airbnb.com. After viewing hundreds of apartments, verifying the safety of neighborhoods with my friend Meghann, I found the most absolutely perfect place.

Photo: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/878596

Photo: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/878596

It gets even better. In addition to this beautiful, open apartment, with a washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, and lots of natural light it has a garden.

Photo: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/878596

Photo: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/878596

A breakfast nook. A place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing. A place to just hang out and enjoy almost autumn sun (or clouds). We’re both incredibly excited and yes, it’s been booked! Next up on the list is to find a place to stay in Iceland. After that, we’ll begin to populate our itinerary (note – Highclere Castle tickets already purchased).

Suggestions welcome! Where should we eat? What should we see? Where are the best farmer’s markets? Any advice when driving on the wrong side of the road?