Thursday, February 17, 2011

How to Handle Honeymoon Problems


One of the first things you'll do together as a couple is go on your honeymoon. This is supposed to be a relaxing first trip to enjoy one another's company, but sometimes problems arise. This is your chance to step up and take care of your new wife! Here are the best tips for taking care of any honeymoon that arises so your honeymoon goes as smoothly as possible:

Be polite to staff members.

Even in the most frustrating situations, be polite to staff members as you're trying to sort out a mistake or issue. Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself, but you'll be amazed at just how much more quickly any problem will get solved if you say please and thank you. Remember, the person who is trying to help you has probably had an entire day of dealing with disgruntled travelers, so someone who smiles and is patient will be appreciated.

Print out copies of all of your receipts and other documents.

Your bride just spent months planning the details of your wedding – give her a break and take care of ensuring that you have all the confirmations you need for travel. That way, if your hotel reservation is lost, for example, you have proof of purchase and can deal with the problem quickly.

Carry some cash.

We tend to travel mainly with credit and debit cards, but sometimes a problem can be most quickly solved if you just have a few bucks on hand. Instead of having to find an ATM, carry a small amount of cash with you to use as needed. Cash is also great so you can tip service workers – don't start off your marriage by showing your wife how cheap you are!

Lastly, before you leave, consider purchasing travel insurance. If you have problems while traveling, your agent can help you book a new flight, find another hotel, or even provide cash if your wallet is stolen. It only costs a few extra bucks and is invaluable if you find yourself in a pinch!

This guest post is from Allison Boyer, who works with www.TravelInsurange.org.

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