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The Most Exotic Wedding Locations

Your big day is meant to be one of the most memorable of your lives. You’re committing your lives to each other and you want to ensure that you’re in the most memorable location with all of your favourite people there to share it with you.

Of course, you have plenty of options when it comes to the location. It’s tradition in the United Kingdom that the bride gets married in the city, town or village she comes from but many would prefer a more exotic location. You can never trust the good old British weather to provide a sunny day for your wedding, so jetting off to a sun-kissed location instead seems like a much more attractive – yet expensive – option.

However, if money isn’t too big an issue for your wedding day, take a look at five of the most exotic wedding locations in the world to make it even more memorable:

Dominican Republic

Situated in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is often overlooked for the more well-known islands such as Barbados or Jamaica, but with budget-friendly prices, stunning beaches and plenty of local traditions it’s a highly popular holiday location and – as with most Caribbean islands – it’s like paradise.


The stunning tropical island of Mauritius is becoming one of the most popular locations to exchange vows. The white sandy beaches and gorgeous weather all year around make for the most amazing setting to get married. It’s also an amazing place to experience for all of your guests, especially with plenty of 5* holidays to Mauritius with Club Med providing hotels and other advice to make the most of your time in heaven!


When you think of the term “exotic country” you almost instantly think of Hawaii. With stunning beaches, palm trees, beautiful weather and amazing scenery, you’d do well to find anyone who could argue against Hawaii being a tropical paradise. With hotels overlooking the beaches and sea, amazing local food and almost guaranteed beautiful weather it makes for the perfect exotic wedding location with the breeze flowing in off the sea through your hair on the alter.


Exotic resorts, amazing local food and plenty to see and do no matter what your idea of time away consists of, Mexico provides the ideal wedding venues no matter what your theme may be. With a typically Mexican laid back approach to life, and a natural want to party, the Mexicans are sure to help your wedding day become the most memorable of your life for all the right reasons – and the weather and beaches aren’t bad either!


The Atlantis resort in the Bahamas is famous throughout the world for being one of the most amazing locations on the planet. For that very reason it makes the list of top five wedding locations. With weather, beaches, resorts and more to die for, the Bahamas is almost made for exotic weddings.

Matt Rawlings is a travel writer based in the UK. Having travelled all around the world, Matt has seen some amazing countries with beautiful beaches, stunning architecture and better weather than back home!

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Tips on How to Have a Fun Vacation with Your Family

Are you stressed out at work and you have had enough of working long hours every day? Do you want to take a vacation with your family so you can finally unwind and relax from the stresses of everyday life? Then find Virginia Beach hotels on a travel deals website so you can save money and have enough left over to go out and have fun with your family.  There are many options that you can choose from when you are searching for the best hotel room for your family. If you are on a budget, then planning your vacation will be easy to do when you head to Expedia.

Book an All-Inclusive Vacation

When you want to save money on your next vacation, you should look into all-inclusive vacation packages so you can have some fun with your family. You will be able to book your hotel room, plane tickets, and car rental all together on one travel deals website. When you bundle your flight, hotel and car together, you will receive a larger discount than if you would book them separately. Plus, you won’t have to worry about forgetting to reserve something when you buy all-inclusive vacation packages.

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Find Fun Activities the Whole Family Will Enjoy

If you want to have fun with your entire family, then you should find activities that the entire family will enjoy. You can head over to your favorite search engine and type in activities that are available in the city you’re traveling to. You can also ask your loved ones if there are any activities that they would like to do while you’re all on vacation together. This makes it more enjoyable for your loved ones if they have a say in what to do while you’re on vacation.

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Why Wales? Why on Earth Not!

Something that the people of Wales never get used to is the way in which the suggestion of a holiday in their fair country is all too often greeted with the response of “Why?” Of course, with a million and one destinations to choose from across the UK and beyond it is fair to ask what makes any place so special, but in the case of Wales this “Why?” is usually accompanied by something of a sneer and/or snigger.

For some reason, the people of the UK for the most part seem to write-off the idea of a trip to Wales year after year, favouring instead their standard self catering holiday cottages in Cornwall  they’ve been frequenting since they were children. The thing is, if they knew exactly what they were missing out on they’d probably rethink, therefore the following bits constitute an effort to give a definitive answer to the “Why Wales?” question once and for all:

Crylla Valley –  Riverside Cottages


Some countries boast a decent length of history to get involved in and many have castles they are proud of. Considering the size of Wales, try disagreeing how incredible it is that there are no less than 641 castles to visit across the land. That’s not a misprint – 641 castles. Inspiration comes as standard.


If golf happens to be your bag, Wales offers the opportunity to play on any number of courses flanked by stunning hills and watched over by the aforementioned 641 castles – there isn’t a backdrop in the world that can compare. Also, there just so happens to be the 2010 Ryder Cup course, for anyone interested.


In Wales, a short drive is all it take to travel from spectacular rugged bays to majestic mountain tops, or from idyllic countryside hideaways to booming cosmopolitan city life. You’re guaranteed to be in your element, and if not, just drive down the road until you are!

Life Aquatic

Wales also boasts no less than six cruise ports from which short trips and organised excursions can be taken by anyone looking to escape the land for a few hours…maybe a few days.


Anyone with a taste for hiking will be right at home with three national trails, of which the Pembrokeshire Coast Path just last year took home an award after being recognised as one of the best in the world.


Melt in the mouth slow-grow black beef accompanied by quality wines the likes of which are the envy or Europe, this is once country that is fiercely proud of its cuisine. Wales offers everything from street food markets to Michelin Star restaurants.


Wales is also one of the best places to visit in the UK for a first-hand experience of life underground, with year-round tours of coal, copper, slate and even gold mines.

Add to the above the fact that Wales can be reached from any UK city with ease, some of the lowest average accommodation prices in Britain and a world-renowned warm and welcoming population and it really is about time to put away the “Why Wales?” questions for the time-being at least.

This post was brought to you by Lisa Morton on behalf of: Crylla Cottages who provide wonderful cottage holidays in Cornwall.