Posted by on January 9, 2017



Once a year we come out with our annual Destination Weddings and Honeymoon edition of Destinations Travel Magazine. This much-anticipated edition features venues, current trends, news and information for couples looking to wed, seeking ideas…but also anyone looking for romantic travel. We are extremely excited about this year’s edition, and we think you will be, too, because it is packed with plenty of travel information.



We start with our COVER STORY feature on one of my most favorite places – Sedona, Arizona. I grew up in AZ and still consider it ‘home.’ And, although I spent years enjoying Sedona, I have never grown tired of its beauty. It’s red rock vistas are a photographer’s dream, and a perfect backdrop for wedding photos! Read more about Sedona and the amazing Sky Ranch Lodge, and why it should be on anyone’s bucket list, starting on page 42.



For couples looking for the rustic charm of a country wedding, we are also featuring Schnepf Farms. Designated an “Arizona Treasure” by Governor Janet Napolitano and the Arizona Office of Tourism in 2006, Schnepf Farms is one of Arizona’s largest Peach Grower and premier Agri-tourist farms…. and – with three distinctly different venues on the farm – it is a special place for that rustic country destination wedding. Find out more on page 56.



The saying is, “It’s Better in the Bahamas,” and if you are looking for a tropical destination wedding, we like to add LOVE is better in the Bahamas! And if a PRIVATE ISLAND is something you have dreamed of, we have two: Pearl Island, in the Bahamas is an intimate, unspoiled ‘gem’ of a private island and can be yours for your Big Day… and you can even spend the night in their Luxe Lighthouse! Learn more, on page 66.



Our second private Bahamian island is Deep Water Cay. Located just off Grand Bahama Island, 110 miles from Palm Beach, FL, this private island offers miles of secluded white sand beach, but also plenty of recreational activity – perfect as a destination wedding AND honeymoon venue! Read more, page 98.




And, if you ARE thinking a Bahamian destination wedding, we found a full service company and can take care of any area of the wedding day or days. From printing needs to décor and music, they will sketch, create, decorate and bring your dream to life …and help you make great memories. They specialize in planning and execution and team up with some of the best, professional providers to handle all the couple’s needs – while including the Bahamas Island flare! The company – Amour Affairs! Find out what they can do for you on page 96.



But if lush jungles and rainforest, colorful wildflowers and magical Maya temples sound like your ideal dream wedding destination, thank think Belize! It’s the perfect backdrop for romance…AND adventure! AND, we know an idyllic boutique resort – Chabil Mar –  just perfect for that honeymoon, too! Read more, page 90.




And if you are looking for the perfect travel apparel to bring with you on your honeymoon, your vacation, or even for that weekend getaway, we found one from SCOTTeVEST that has pockets concealing ALL your valuables including credit cards – and it is even agritainment It even makes a great wedding gift or perfect gift for your wedding party! Check it out on page 94.

But this issue is packed – page after page – with details, info, data, trends and INSPIRATION! Don’t miss a single page of it!


Find all this and more in the 2017 Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Edition!

Coming in our next issue – WELLNESS TRAVEL & TOURISM!