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Fabulous Honeymoon Ideas For Foodies & Picky Eaters

| September 19th, 2014 | No Comments »

Your honeymoon is an adventure that’s meant to create memories to last a lifetime. If you happen to be a foodie and your sweetheart is just plain picky, however, choosing the ideal location can prove quite problematic. While you might enjoy hitting the five-star restaurants of Paris or Rome, your honey would probably be happier eating meat and potatoes at a local diner.

Is there a way to compromise so you both have the time of your life while ensuring you also get to dine in the style you love the most? Absolutely!

Here are just a few ideas that can help ensure you can have your cake and eat it, too, so to say:

  • Go on a cruise – Whether it’s the rivers of Europe, the Caribbean, Alaska or an escape to the Greek isles, cruises are a perfect solution in this type of scenario. Onboard some of the best cruises you’ll find plenty of gourmet eats served up 24/7. Your picky honey will also discover that the constant buffets deliver lots of choices that include plain old meat and potatoes if that’s what is preferred. What is even better is that cruises are inherently romantic and the port of calls in high demand. That means your picky eater will be happy and you can both have the romantic adventure you’ve always dreamed of while still dining in style.
  • Think all-inclusive – Some of the best honeymoon resorts in the world happen to be all-inclusive. That means food and oftentimes drinks go along with the price of the stay. While not always, that also means that dining is available at guests’ whims. When that is the case, your picky eater can dine on dishes that suit while gourmet cuisine worthy of five-star status will be available when it’s desired. All-inclusive resorts are found in just about every major travel destination in the world, too. That means you can plan your dream honeymoon without having to compromise on the destination.

Should you discover that an all-inclusive resort or cruise just doesn’t quite suit your style, there are still options available. Consult your honeymoon travel advisor for ideas on where dine in the location you prefer. Perhaps try picking a great destination for foodie honeymoons and getting a few suggestions for places to dine that offer the best of both worlds.

Ready to book your dream honeymoon? Be sure to reach out to your travel consultant for ideas on where to go, where to stay and almost as importantly where to eat!

 

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Top European Foodiemoon Destinations

| April 27th, 2014 | No Comments »

  Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it, too? If you’re a foodie about to embark on life’s greatest journey by saying your “I do’s,” Europe is the perfect destination for your honeymoon. With its incredibly romantic destinations and equally delightful and sinfully rich local cuisines, hopping across the pond to tour some Old World sites will deliver the perfect ingredients for a honeymoon that’s unforgettable. With so many possible European locations to choose from, however, it can be tough to narrow it down to a single country to visit. To help out, here are some of the top European destinations recommended by foodies across the globe:

Florence, Italy With a distinct regional flair that includes lots of fresh vegetables and herbs, the cuisine here is to die for. Add to the fact that this is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and Florence fast becomes a honeymooner’s dream come true. Should Florence make the menu for your trip, consider also making stops in Rome and Venice to gain a greater appreciation for regional dishes, wines and scenery.

Barcelona, Spain Imagine noshing on seafood paella, bacon-wrapped dates and empanadas while washing it down with a glass of perfect sangria. Put Barcelona on your itinerary and there won’t be a need to imagine. This beautiful Spanish city ranks high in the romance department while offering some of the best flavor combinations in the world.

Paris, France It’s hard to top this European destination in either the romance or food departments. With its incredibly rich dishes, laden with breathtaking sauces, amazing regional wine and penchant for the decadent, Paris paints the perfect picture for honeymooners with a passion for food.

London, England Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Thames, and fish and chips: It’s hard to go wrong when London is the destination for lovers with a taste for the finer things in life. This bustling city delivers in the sights department while also offering visitors a chance to sample not only local cuisine, but also flavors from around the world, including some of the best Indian dishes found anywhere outside of, well, India.

Berlin, Germany With its stout beer and spicy style, this German city is a delight for those with a passion for food and romance. The city offers a variety of flavors, but visitors can rest assured they will find traditional noodles, wurst and kraut on the menus at many destinations. Ready to eat your way through Europe while celebrating your wedding in style? Be sure to consult your honeymoon travel advisor. Europe’s top foodie destinations all have outstanding resorts to make your stay even more special. Our romance travel experts can help you plan out an adventure of a lifetime.

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| March 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »

 

Our Favorite Caribbean Foodie Destinations for Honeymooners

Warm tropical breezes, sunshine, blue skies and seemingly endless miles of beaches: What’s not to love about the Caribbean? From its world-class resorts and stunning landscapes to its signature foods, it’s the perfect place for a honeymoon.

Speaking of those signature foods, if you’re a passionate foodie, there are plenty of tasty destinations to consider for your honeymoon. The Caribbean delivers a cornucopia of options for those who put fine dining high on their lists of things to do while on vacation.

Here are just a few of our favorite Caribbean destinations for food honeymooners:

  • The Cayman Islands – Offering an eclectic blend of British, Central American and island flavors, the dishes served up in restaurants here are the stuff legends are made of.
  • Jamaica – Noted not only for its beaches and incredible island music, Jamaica is a must-do for serious foodies who love Caribbean flair. Be sure to try jerk done the right way while here. Pork and chicken are the mainstays, but it’s possible to try beef, fish and even goat jerk style.
  • Puerto Rico – For a real international taste explosion, Puerto Rico is a must visit. With its American, Spanish and Caribbean roots, the foods here defy description. Be sure to consider a stay in San Juan to try some of Puerto Rico’s most notable dishes. This city is famed for the culinary marvels its restaurants whip up.
  • St. Lucia – Home to some of the most beautiful resorts in the entire Caribbean, this island dishes up a menu that’s a bit different. Here honeymooners will find a blend of Creole cuisine with a healthy dose of British and French flavors blended in for good measure. Green bananas and salt fish are a popular blend and barbecued seafood also finds its way on many menus.
  • St. Martin – This is a relatively small island destination that packs a huge gastronomical punch. With hundreds of restaurants, St. Martin is famed for its Dutch and French flavors with a touch of Caribbean style tossed in for good measure.

While the above islands are a few of our favorites, keep in mind the Caribbean is absolutely brimming over with incredible taste experiences. Making this region even better for honeymooners are those amazing beaches, stunning sunsets and romantic landscapes the Caribbean is famed for. If you’re considering a honeymoon somewhere warm and tropical, be sure to get with our honeymoon travel experts to explore the best destinations for foodie adventures.

Check out our new foodie Facebook group!

| January 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »

Looking for the latest in honeymoons & destination weddings for foodies? Want to find out where the hottest food & wine festivals are taking place? Got a great suggestion for an amazing restaurant in the Caribbean? Stop on by our Facebook group here!

Savor Honeymoon Bliss at Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel

| January 12th, 2014 | No Comments »

Savor Honeymoon Bliss at Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel

Foodies with a passion for the finer things in life will discover there’s a new resort on the menu that’s just perfect for honeymooners who want to experience the very best during their first days of wedded bliss. Tampa’s Epicurean hotel opened its doors in January 2014, welcoming travelers from all over the world to eat, drink and learn.

The brainchild of some of the biggest movers and shakers on Tampa’s culinary scene, the resort delivers the very best international cuisine while enabling honeymooners to enjoy privacy, romance and luxury during their stay.

Guests at the Epicurean can anticipate:

  • First-class accommodations – The hotel was built with luxury in mind. Located in South Tampa’s trendy SoHo district, it features stunning rooms designed to delight the senses.  Guests will discover the hotel’s rooms are well appointed and provide honeymooners with the perfect backdrop for romance.
  • World-class dining – The resort features its own upscale restaurant and dessert shop. Inspired by Tampa’s famous Bern’s steakhouse, the eatery, Elevage boasts an extensive menu that changes throughout the day. Dining is available in a full-service setting for in-room for those who value their privacy. For those who want to explore the flavors of Tampa, Ybor City with its Cuban flair is a short drive away.
  • On-site classes – The Epicurean offers foodies more than elegant meals served up in style. Those who choose to pay the resort a visit can also learn hands on about gourmet cooking thanks to the resort’s master chefs. Classes are offered almost daily and vary in topic.
  • Pampering – The Epicurean was designed to be a true “experience” for those passionate about food and luxury. To make it so, the resort offers more than incredible food and drinks. It also offers its guests impeccable service, complete with a concierge service, on-site spa, outdoor pool and bar service and much more.
  • Location – While it might be hard to leave the flavors of the Epicurean, the hotel happens to be located perfectly for exploration of the Tampa Bay area. It’s found in Tampa’s heart, which means art galleries, beaches, shopping and more are just a stone’s throw away.

Hoping for a honeymoon that’s relaxing, romantic and full of amazing flavors? Tampa Epicurean hotel delivers all the ingredients necessary for an amazing time. To find out more about this resort and vacationing in the Tampa area, be sure to check with our honeymoon travel advisors.

Bliss Introduces Our Foodie Inclusive Honeymoon Collection!

| December 21st, 2013 | No Comments »

Introducing Bliss Honeymoon’s Foodie-Inclusive Collection, a collection designed to help honeymooners and destination wedding couples channel their inner foodie by presenting them with a culinary experience like never before. Bliss Honeymoons is dedicated to creating a romantic and special experience for the two of you (or your whole wedding party). Featuring beautiful resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico, we’ve scoped out only the best of the best so that you can enjoy this special time in your life with no worries. Here’s what you’ll find in our Foodie-Inclusive Collection:

`A La Carte Dining: Rather than tired buffets that rival cafeteria food, the you’ll experience exceptional dining experiences with delicious selections from a menu, not a buffet!

Wine Pairings: Enjoy a variety of vintages, carefully selected by a respected sommelier to enhance your dining experience.

Cooking classes: Learn how to create an amazing three course meal or just a brag-worthy batch of quacamole while enjoying your relaxing vacation. chefwithfish

Celebrity Chefs: Enjoy specially prepared meals by the world’s best celebrity chefs! Many of the resort we work with host a different celebrity chef each month! Enjoy a variety of experiences from around the world!

Food & Wine Festivals: We’ve got a complete calendar of food and wine festivals throughout the Caribbean & Mexico.

Creative Cocktails: You’ve never thought of putting grilled pineapple in a cocktail? Neither had we until we tried it in Mexico, and we couldn’t get enough! Enjoy lively libations like this and more!

Private dining: Enjoy a romantic, candlelight dinner under the stars or a private picnic on the beach created just for you!

Special Diets: Are you a vegan, vegetarian, gluten or lactose intolerant? We’ll recommend great resorts that offer dining especially for you!

So whether you and your loved ones are self-proclaimed foodies who are looking to enjoy an outstanding culinary experience on your well-deserved getaway or you simply wish to treat your wedding guests to a meal that’s nothing less than perfect, we’ve got all the resources waiting for you

Italian Honeymoons For Foodies!

| April 10th, 2013 | No Comments »

Italian Honeymoon for Foodies

Love great food, incredible scenery and romantic destinations? Hoping to combine the three in a honeymoon adventure your sweetheart will never forget? If so, Italy is the place spend your first post-wedding days together.

An Italian honeymoon is an outstanding choice for foodies for more reasons than anyone can count. Just a simple exploration of the cuisine is enough to show why this country is the place to go for those who love great food. And, depending on where in Italy you decide to visit, you can explore lots of different flavors along the way.

You’ll find that Italy’s different regions each have their own dishes and styles of cooking they’re famed for.  In Lombardy, for example, you can savor the taste of rice, beef, pork and maize dishes. Travel into the piedmont area and you’ll find cheese and nuts feature strongly in dishes. Tuscany brings its own flavors to the table with its cuisine that favors legumes, mushrooms, fresh fruits, cheese and bread.  Pasta, of course, is a staple in many regions, but count on it being served up with local styling no matter where you go.

How to Tour With Italian Food in Mind

Foodies will find there ways to tailor Italian honeymoons to their own personal tastes. Here are just a few options:

Go on a foodie tour – Cuisine is such a big part of Italian culture that there are tours dedicated to it alone. Check with our honeymoon travel consultants for information on tours that focus on the styles of cooking found in a particular region or several regions. You can count on some amazing meals along the way when one of these tours is booked!

Setting your own itinerary – If you have particular points of interest you want to explore while in Italy while also sampling the cuisine, it can help to work directly with our honeymoon travel advisors to map out your own adventure.

Educational tours – If you want to do more than just taste the food, you can take an educational tour that includes cooking lessons. Choose to do this for your Italian honeymoon and you’ll bring home more than incredible memories – you’ll also get to recreate the dishes you loved so much anytime you want! Check with your honeymoon travel advisor for cooking class options available in different regions of Italy.

Italian honeymoons are perfect for foodies with a penchant for romance and wonder. This country is famed not only for its amazing history and landscapes, but also the foods that set its different regions apart. Just speak with our honeymoon travel advisors to get the planning ball rolling!