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    Creating a Honeymoon Packing List

    Last updated 18 hours ago

    After you are officially married, it is time to celebrate on your honeymoon. If you want to make the most out of your first trip as a married couple, you have to be sure to pack well. Use this guide to make a packing checklist that helps you get organized before your big trip.

    Travel Musts

    While a lot of your packing list depends on where you are planning to travel, there are a few must-haves that every traveler should pack. Be sure you have your airline, hotel, and rental car confirmations. If you are going to another country, you should pack your passport. Bring a photocopy of your identification in case you lose the real one. Be sure to have a list of important phone numbers, any medication that you need, and a digital camera or a cell phone on which you can take pictures.


    Try to bring as little clothing as possible to provide enough outfits for the duration of your trip. Bring one pair of jeans and one pair of nice pants. Usually one light jacket or a sweater is enough. Women should bring one black dress, two swimsuits, a few pairs of shorts, and one pair of walking shoes and one pair of evening shoes. Men should bring a few polo shirts, some shorts, one swimsuit, and a sports jacket. Pack all of the undergarments and socks that you will need and a few accessories like scarves that help you add versatility to your wardrobe.


    If you are checking your bag, you should pack sunscreen, sun hats, aloe vera, Band-Aids, and other toiletries that you might need on the trip. You should also throw in a few travel extras like books and cards to help pass the time while traveling to your destination.

    Brentwood Travel can help you plan your ideal honeymoon. Whether you want to go to the beach or to the mountains, our travel agents can help you find the right honeymoon trip for you. To learn more, visit us online or call (314) 488-2100. 

    Choosing Long Dresses for a Cruise

    Last updated 18 hours ago

    If you are packing for an all-inclusive cruise, you should bring a few different dress styles so you have a few versatile looks for any occasion. A bright colored dress in a cool fabric is perfect for lounging around the pool. One little black dress gives you a more formal outfit for nights out on the boat. With a cotton dress in a nautical print, you can round out your wardrobe selection.

    Bring a few accessories like belts and statement necklaces that help you use these styles for different occasions. Check out this video for more fashion tips that will help you look the part on your next luxury cruise.

    Turn to Brentwood Travel for help planning your next cruise. As one of St. Louis’ top travel agencies, we make it easy to find trips that work for you. Call (314) 488-2100 to learn more.

    Etiquette Tips for a Destination Wedding

    Last updated 2 days 16 hours ago

    If you want to plan a destination wedding, you might have some questions about what is expected of you and your guests. Keep reading to learn some etiquette tips for a destination wedding so you can plan an enjoyable celebration for you and your guests.

    The Guests Pay their Way

    A lot of brides and grooms feel like it is their responsibility to pay for their guest’s travel expenses. In actuality, they are only responsible for getting themselves to the wedding. Do not feel like you have to pay for your guests to get to the location if you plan a destination wedding. If you have the money and you know that it might be hard for some of your guests to pay, however, you can offer to help with some expenses to make it easier for them.

    Send Out a Pre Save-the-Date

    Since your guests have to figure out how to get to your destination wedding, you should send out a little note before the save-the-dates. Send your traditional save-the-dates about three or four months before your wedding. You should mail out the regular wedding invitations about eight weeks before the big day. Be sure to include information about the destination so your guests can make their travel arrangements.

    Register for Economical Gifts

    If you choose to register for gifts for your destination wedding, try to consider your guests’ budgets. Since they are spending so much money to travel to your wedding, you do not want to ask for gifts that come with an expensive price tag.

    Whether you are looking to plan a destination wedding or you just need some help organizing your honeymoon trip, Brentwood Travel is here for you. Our travel agents have the experience you need to find trips that meet your every need. To learn more about our St. Louis travel services or to set up a honeymoon registry, visit us online or call (314) 488-2100.

    Bringing Your Nanny on Vacation

    Last updated 7 days ago

    Bringing your nanny on your next family vacation gives you the opportunity to spend some time enjoying adult activities without worrying about the safety of your kids. If you want to invite your nanny on your next trip, use this guide to make the trip enjoyable for everyone.

    Talk to your nanny about your vacation plans and ask her if the trip works with her schedule. It is important to talk about what you expect from the nanny on the vacation and how much free time she can expect during the trip. Decide if you want the nanny to have her own room or if you want her to bunk with the kids to keep an eye on them. No matter what you plan to do, it is important to talk about it so everyone is on the same page about the vacation.

    Plan a trip for your whole family with the help of Brentwood Travel. Our travel agents give you the help you need to find cruise deals and all-inclusive vacations that meet your every need. To learn more, visit us online or call (314) 488-2100.

    Finding the Best Time to Book Your Cruises

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Sometimes you need to get away from your real life to feel relaxed and rejuvenated enough to handle your professional and social obligations. If you want to find the best cruise deals, it is important to shop during specific times of year. Use the following tips to decide on the right time to book your next cruise.

    Decide When You Can Travel

    The best way to find all-inclusive cruise deals is to start shopping early. Look at your calendar and decide when you can travel. As soon as you know the dates that could work for you, contact a travel agency and start shopping for cruises so you can take advantage of early-bird savings.

    Avoid Popular Travel Times

    If you want to take a cruise to Europe, booking a trip in Mid-March, April, September, and December are great off-season times that might offer some discounts. Slow times for Alaskan cruises usually run between May and September, which means this is a great time to book a cruise. Try to look for cruise deals to Bermuda in April and October.

    Work with a Travel Agent

    Working with a travel agent is always the best way to find top deals for your trips. Find a reputable travel agency in your area and work with an agent so you do not have to waste time looking for deals. The travel agent has the resources to find the best deals at the best prices so you know exactly when to book your next luxury cruise.

    Whether you want to plan a cruise or a backpacking excursion across Europe, turn to Brentwood Travel for the guidance you need. As one of the top travel agencies in St. Louis, we are here to help you plan a trip that fits into your budget. To learn more about our travel services or to start searching cruise deals, visit us online or call (314) 488-2100.

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