For most people, honeymoons go with weddings like rings and wedding cake. A honeymoon should be unforgettable and sublime. A journey to seventh heaven, so to speak. How do you find shared bliss on your travels and get to grips with foreign payments, despite the butterflies in your stomach? Our guide to different types of honeymoon shows you how.
Off on honeymoon: which honeymoon type are you?
Newly married? After saying “I do” many people head off on their honeymoon. The travel destinations to choose from are as varied as couples’ requirements: some seek romantic togetherness on a secluded island while others look for a rush of adrenaline on a big adventure. A short guide to different types of honeymoon – including (wholly unromantic, but practical) tips on money.
In search of togetherness: romantics
Escape the world in blissful pairdom: romantics want nothing more than each other on their honeymoon. For them, a honeymoon becomes a dream when they can be as secluded in their togetherness as possible – whether on a beautiful island with a white sandy beach or in a remote mountain cabin set in a snow-covered winter landscape. Romantics enjoy every moment with their soul mate and experience the most beautiful sunsets, even in the rain.
In search of an adrenaline kick: adventurers
Bungee jumping, river rafting, mountain climbing or a safari for two: for adventurers it’s only true love if you dare to do something together. Naturally, this couple won’t want to go without action-packed activities during their honeymoon. Lounging around holding hands isn’t for them. For shared happiness, adventure couples need an adrenaline kick.
In search of fun: party animals
You can rest in cosy coupledom when you’re old: that’s what party animals tell each other when they’re planning their honeymoon. So why not take a few friends with you and really party? Or at least dance through the nights as a pair and nurse the hangover together the next day. Who knows, maybe you’ll have other obligations soon. And then there’ll be no more partying.
In search of treasures: culture enthusiasts
Others may find it a little boring, but not them: culture enthusiasts prefer to spend their honeymoon discovering foreign countries, visiting exhibitions and historical buildings or attending concerts and theatre performances. Their enthusiasm for culture has brought them together and binds them to each other even more during their honeymoon.
In search of child-friendly facilities: young families
The offspring has already arrived, but the honeymoon is still to come: couples with children hit the jackpot if they can really relax again during their honeymoon and the kids can still have lots of fun. It goes without saying that a stay in a family-friendly hotel with childcare and plenty of activities for the tots is at the top of the wish list.
A little unromantic, but still important: tips on money
Whatever honeymoon type you are: the following tips will ensure financial harmony, even on your honeymoon.
- Have you rented a car or accommodation abroad (Europe) in the run-up to your trip and received an invoice for it? Pay conveniently in e-finance with SEPA (for IBAN payments in euros in the eurozone). The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) has standardized payment transactions in Europe, making transferring money easier and more transparent, without additional costs. Find out more about SEPA.
- Want to take some cash with you in the local currency? Order it conveniently in e-finance and have it sent to you. Find out more about foreign currencies.
- If you met a nice family abroad who generously hosted you, do you now wish to thank them with a sum of money? Pay sums of money into foreign accounts with Giro international (worldwide, even if there is no IBAN available). Find out more about Giro international.
- Have you realized after setting off that you have not changed enough foreign currency? Withdraw cash worldwide with the PostFinance Card. Find out more about the PostFinance Card. Or use your credit card during your holiday abroad. Our article “How does a credit card benefit me on my travels?” shows why using a credit card abroad is beneficial.