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Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney Jet from Wedding in Venice to Honeymooning in Marrakech

September 29, 2014 at 12:25 PM | by | ()

How do you top a wedding in Venice with a guest list that includes Bono, Bill Murray, and Matt Damon? You head to Marrakech for your honeymoon, and trade the company of all those famous faces for peace amidst romantic luxury.

That's the plan for George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, who married in a private ceremony at Venice's Aman Canal Grande Hotel over the weekend.

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Say No to Jewelry and Yes to Private Pool Villas for Valentine's Day

February 11, 2014 at 5:49 PM | by | ()

Do yourself a favor this Valentine's Day and skip the expensive dinner, skip the diamond engagement ring. Instead, put airline tickets in the hands of your love, and give the gift of an experience. All this week, we'll be sharing a few of our own recommendations for some of the most romantic travel ideas in this world.

Idea #1: A night or two in a private pool villa, for skinny-dipping.

Now, skinny-dipping here and there doesn't make you a nudist, but it does impart some spontaneous edge and prove you're more than a little comfortable in your own skin. Sleep naked, and wake up before coffee by walking straight from bed into the deep end.

Unlike an overwater bungalow, the confines of a private pool ensure there'll be no sharks or jellyfish lurking below. Here's our three favorite hotels with villas whose pools are ultra-private:

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The Incredible Story of How a Couple Got Married on a Runway at Detroit's Metro Airport

October 7, 2013 at 10:03 AM | by | ()

It's not every day you see a wedding at an airport, but they do happen. Hey, those chapels are there for more than just a few minutes of pre-flight prayer. Still, it's even rarer to have an entire wedding ceremony out on the airport tarmac itself. In fact, it may have only happened once: last week, at Detroit-Metro Airport.

The nuptials of Joe and Ilona occurred smack dab on runway 9L at DTW, their "I dos" delivered with a soundtrack of jet engine noise as aircraft continued to take off and land on a nearby runway.

A wedding this like may never happen again, and for the details on why exactly the couple chose Detroit Airport for their special day, and how this all came to be, we spoke with the best man, also the Airport Authority's Public Affairs Manager, Scott W.:

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LeBron James and Savannah Brinson Tweeted Away Their Roman Holiday

Where: Rome, Italy
September 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM | by | ()

After a super swanky 3-day wedding in San Diego last weekend, LeBron James and Savannah Brinson have surfaced in Rome, Italy.

It appears the high school sweethearts are spending their honeymoon visiting the city's ancient ruins and are loving every minute of it.

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LeBron James Stretched His Wedding Over Three Days in San Diego

September 16, 2013 at 3:05 PM | by | ()

LeBron James finally tied the knot with his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson in San Diego on Saturday.

The couple, who have been together for more than ten years and have two kids, decided one day wasn't enough to celebrate their nuptials so they planned a whole weekend's worth of activities.

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Air New Zealand's 'Romance Class' is Not a New Type of Airline Seat

August 12, 2013 at 10:36 AM | by | ()

The creative minds behind some of Air New Zealand's most entertaining in-flight videos have struck again. This time there are no Hobbits or flight attendants in merely body-paint or disco dancing Richard Simmons for that matter. This video features the (very touching) 'love story' of a Chinese couple and cleverly compares the act of falling in love with staying safe between take off and landing.

Starring Weibo, Chinese Twitter, icons, Molly Wang and Solo Zhuang, the video documents the pair going through a proper courtship that will not only ensure safety at 36,000 feet, but prevent some bumps and bruises along the rocky road of love. From helping each other with their seatbelts and an oxygen-depleting first kiss, the couple navigates around pitfalls of a mile-high romance.

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Getting Hitched Onboard a Royal Caribbean Ship Means a Bahamian Marriage

Where: Bahamas
November 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM | by | ()

Wedding bells can now ring anywhere Royal Caribbean ships sail with the introduction of onboard nuptials. Leave the details to the experts on the ship and your big day will be just as nice as on terra firma.

This is a first for the cruise line, and the 'Royal Romance' program allows for couples to say their "I dos" and those already wed to renew their vows while on vacation. The ship's captain officiates the ceremony and the registration for the marriage will be based in the Bahamas, the registry of the fleet of ships.

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President Herbert Hoover Honeymooned on a Cruise

July 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM | by | ()

The Hoover wedding

The month of June may be over, but the slew of summer weddings is far from following. While tuxedo rental places charge peak prices and caterers artfully fold cloth napkins, we're wondering where all these newlyweds are heading on their honeymoons. Odds are that tropical islands are at the top of the list, but what about places like Ohio or Georgia?

These were the hotspots for Presidential honeymoons, according to an exhaustive list by The Awl that names the known honeymoon destinations of all 44 US presidents and their wives.

It's absolutely worth a full look, but here's our favorite:

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The Little Things: In-Flight Birthday Cakes on Korean Air

June 25, 2012 at 4:16 PM | by | ()

In the midst of the bustle of travel, it's all too easy to overlook the details. We're talking about special touches others have stressed over just so you can enjoy a unique experience, whether you know it or not. Every so often we'll highlight The Little Things like this, so now you will know.

The Little Thing: Korean Air's surprise, in-flight birthday and honeymoon cakes.

Remember Midwest Airlines? They delighted passengers for years by servinb complimentary warm cookies onboard. Then they were taken over by Frontier and, though Frontier tried to keep the cookie tradition alive, they eliminated the treats earlier this year.

It's hard out there for an airline, trying to stay in the black while still giving passengers a little extra something special. But then there's Korean Air, who still offer a free dessert that get all your seatmates talking: in-flight birthday and honeymoon cakes.

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Five Destinations Will and Kate Hit in Their First Year of Marriage

Where: Canada
April 30, 2012 at 4:49 PM | by | ()

It seems hard to believe but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have already been married a year. Yesterday, the couple quietly enjoyed some downtime on their anniversary after a whirlwind year of worldwide travel.

Instead of heading off on a romantic honeymoon, Kate and Wills spent the first couple of weeks following their wedding in Anglesey, off of northwest Wales, where William was working as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot at the Royal Air Force Valley base.

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The Adventures of Travel Cat: Knysna, South Africa

March 21, 2012 at 3:40 PM | by | ()

Kitty cats. They rule the internet and, whether we realize it or not, pretty much the world too. Ever noticed how cats sometimes stake out the coolest spots in a city? This new feature—Travel Cat—focuses on exactly that. Submit a photo to be featured by tweeting or Instagramming it to us (details below).

Travel Cat spotted at: Bamboo Guest House in Knysna, on Western Cape's Garden Route in South Africa.

This week's Travel Cat comes from Rebecca Metz, Community Manager at AirportParkingReservations.com. Her story:

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For Those Who Just Want to Go Somewhere, There's Virgin Australia's 'Mystery Breaks'

February 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM | by | ()

Airlines understand that once that cabin door closes, the revenue for unsold seats is lost forever. Some carriers even like to oversell the cabin, which is what causes passengers to be bumped. Even the mere thought of getting bumped from a flight enrages us, so that's all we need to mention about the matter. Regardless, airlines sometimes get creative with promotions to fill those seats.

Enter Virgin Australia, who've introduced Mystery Breaks. Basically, passengers purchase a seat on a plane without knowing the arrival airport. For the spontaneous traveler, it's a godsend. If you are more of a pedantic traveler, your palms may already be sweaty.

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