Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hot Honeymoon Spots


This beautiful region of northwest Italy is known for its culture, history and the natural beauty of the countryside, which includes must-see towns of Siena, Florence and Lucca.
What to do: Sample local wines and cheese, stroll across the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and rent a car and get lost in the rolling hills of the countryside.
When to go: April through June and September and October; year-round temperatures vary with the season
Star Fans: Rachael Ray


Mix city and beach by dividing your time between the bustle of Bangkok and the beachy seclusion of Phuket.
What to do: Tour ornate royal palaces and temples, visit an elephant farm, ride a sea canoe through the mangroves, take a meditation class and book daily massages by the sea.
When to go: November through February and June through September; year-round temperatures average 85 degrees.

Star Fans: Kate Moss


Get in touch with nature and set out on a safari in unspoiled wilderness, then unwind at a luxurious lodge.
What to do: Ride past watering holes to see elephants, lions, zebras and more, take a hot air balloon ride, bungee jump and fall asleep under the stars
When to go: January through March and July through October is dry season in the east and May through October in the south

Star Fans: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Natalie Portman


Everything you've heard about this floating Italian city—the way the light reflects off the water, the sound of the gondolas moving through the canals—is true.
What to do: Shop for Murano glass, marvel at the mosaics in the Basilica di San Marco, ride vaporetto No. 1 from the train station to the Lido and hang out at Harry’s Bar.
When to go: March through June, September and October; year-round temperatures fluctuate with the seasons

Star Fans: Nicole Kidman, Miuccia Prada, Julia Roberts


Start your marriage in the Eternal City and devote yourselves to living la dolce vita.
What to do: Stroll through cobblestone streets and discover ancient sites, see the Coliseum, people watch in public piazze and be sure to throw a coin the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return.
When to go: Anytime; year-round temperatures fluctuate with the seasons but many stores are shuttered during the hot month of August

Star Fans: Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio


Hop across the pond for a big-city honeymoon filled with culture, history and royal fun.
What to do: Visit Buckingham Palace, pose in front of Big Ben, shop at Harrods, buy antiques in Notting Hill, and tour castles and formal gardens.
When to go: Anytime; year-round temperatures fluctuate with the seasons

Star Fans: Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, George Clooney


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