Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wedding Wednesday - Honeymoon is booked!

Some of you may know that we've been back and forth on the honeymoon. 

Before we got engaged we knew we'd go to Hawaii.  But then we didn't think we should take two weeks off work and also Kevin has some of his work trips next year that we had to take into consideration.  Plus it was outrageously expensive and the Hilton selection is pretty slim (aka I have LOTS of Hilton points but they don't go far at the Waldorf in Maui).  So no more Hawaii for all of those reasons.

Then we were onto Anguilla.  I had us the free flights but all the hotels that are decent enough for a honeymoon are like $600/night for a garden view room.  Plus we heard that food and entertainment was really high there too.  But the pro is that St. Martin is a direct flight from Charlotte and we'd just have to take a boat over. 

But....at the end of the day, after lots of Trip Advisor reading, travel agent calling, friend talking and a REALLY awesome girlfriend.......

Ritz Carlton Kapalua

We are going to Maui for a week!  And staying at the Ritz.  (remember I told ya a REALLY awesome girlfriend - yeah she hooked us up in a huge way!)

Honestly it kinda all fell into our lap on Sunday when I was stalking all of the websites again just checking for any deals. 

And I was able to use my miles for two first class tickets roundtrip.  Didn't even have to pay the "award processing fee" because of my status.  Crazy. 

And of course my friends at Hertz will be giving us a rental car whenever we would like one.  Lots of points!

Talk about luck right?!  And I also told Kevin that we're flying first class and having free rental cars because he doesn't see me for an entire week straight, ever.  ;)  AKA, thank you work travel for these fab perks!

But most importantly, thank you to my girlfriend!  We'll always remember this trip of a lifetime and feel SO incredibly fortunate to be able to go on it!

(And by the way, I've had a dream about this honeymoon every night since we booked it.  I wake up so darn excited and don't think it's real.  And it's the biggest.relief.ever - for some reason, getting it booked was stressing me out, ha!)

11 comments:

eas said...

The Ritz at Kapaulua is fabulous! I have great memories there. Enjoy!

megan said...

How exciting!! You got the hook up!

Michelle said...

I'm so jealous!

Carolina Charm said...

Oh this is going to be an incredible trip!

Sarah O said...

You will have a blast! Can't wait to see all the great pictures from this trip.

Dee Stephens said...

You did get hooked up!! That's awesome!

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Elizabeth said...

Sounds like it was meant to be!! I've heard the Ritz is amazing! We're super excited about our honeymoon in Hawaii too! We get there three weeks from tomorrow!

Glitterista said...

How super super exciting! So glad it all worked out.

...just another preppy shopaholic said...

You'll love Maui! One of my favorite vacation destinations! So excited for you!

...just another preppy shopaholic said...

You'll love Maui! One of my favorite vacation destinations! So excited for you!