Your honeymoon should be a magnificent, blow-out, OMG-you'll-never-believe-the-fantastic-week-we-just-had vacation. But if you're juggling dress fittings and tastings, and you're also determined to make your own favors, pulling together such a getaway probably seems like a chore. So I was pretty excited to hear about Jetsetter's newest offering, since I think it can help out anybody with a honeymoon on the horizon. For those who aren't on a first-name basis with Jetsetter, it's the travel arm of Gilt Groupe, and rounds up awesome deals on hotels, cruises, and travel packages just like Gilt gives you deep discounts on clothing and accessories.
Here's what they've just rolled out: a new multi-part package called Bon Voyage. Part 1 is a travel planning sesh over phone and email with one of the company's "Personal Travel Planners" (a gaggle of really legit travel writers and photographers who've worked for everybody from The New York Times to Lonely Planet). The experts will customize an itinerary just for you that encompasses fun stuff like amazing restaurants and undiscovered beaches, as well as logistics (trains, planes, and automobiles) that are tough to figure out on your own.
Part 2 is a really beautiful coffee table book that features 24 trips the pros have dreamt up over the last year with gorgeous full-page photos to properly inspire awe. You can always use the book to help you figure out the type of trip you want to take (stealing from one of the great ideas inside like going to Turkey for the bazaars of Istanbul and the fairy chimney rocks of Cappadocia) but you don't have to.
And part 2.5 ('cause it's little) is a travel journal, which I'm normally kind of meh about, but recently we've started running stories about couples' honeymoons in the mag and here on the blog, and you need to record the most special moments of your trip so you can come back and tell us all about it!
Obviously you can buy Bon Voyage for yourself, or put it on your registry through a site like MyRegistry.com.