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About Us

Originally conceived as a haven for couples planning their dream honeymoons, HoneymoonAlways has since evolved to cater to all sorts of travelers. Whether you’re newlyweds seeking the perfect post-wedding escape, or a family looking for a memorable vacation we are here to help.

Our primary focus is tropical getaways, where azure waters and golden sands await. We’re experts in all-inclusive resorts, ensuring that your trip is hassle-free and filled with unforgettable moments. From luxurious beachfront properties to hidden gems off the beaten path, our curated selection promises a slice of paradise for every traveler.

Thank you for being a part of our journey. Here’s to endless adventures and everlasting love!

Meet The Founders

Dan and Michelle are the creators of Honeymoon Always.

We’re experts in all-inclusive resorts and have traveled to the most popular honeymoon destinations and started Honeymoon Always to share it with you.

We met in Austin, Texas, and took our first trip together to NYC, an experience that led us to realize how much we loved each other. We got married and started sharing our travel experiences together with millions of visitors.

In early 2021, we decided to sell our home in Austin and move to Lisbon, Portugal to work on our travel business full-time. We share more about our lives as expats and travelers on YouTube and Instagram.

We also partner with 58 Stars, a travel agency offering custom travel experiences, to provide travel planning services to our readers. 

We are members of the Sandals Royal Chairmans Club at the highest level for our expertise and experience with Sandals Resorts and are the top Sandals Travel Agents in the Western US region.

How To Work With Us

  1. We would love to help you plan your travel. You can meet the team or learn more about our travel agent services.
  2. Honeymoon Always is a fast-growing travel blog open to working with brands, tourism boards, and honeymoon destinations. We are open to working with you on sponsored posts, press trips, sponsored reviews, and interviews. Contact us at [email protected]
  3. We also accept guest posts from other Travel Writers.

As travel experts, we have been featured in dozens of media outlets for our expertise in honeymoons, all-inclusive resorts, luxury travel, living as expats, and general travel tips.

In The News

In October 2023, we surveyed 3,000 couples to determine America’s Favorite Affordable Honeymoon Destinations to help people planning a honeymoon with a tough economic outlook.

Here are just a few of the media outlets that covered our study.

In March 2023, we released data about the most searched-for honeymoon destinations in each state.

In June 2023, we surveyed 3,000 couples to determine America’s Top 175 Alternative Romantic Destinations for 2023. These were destinations that are not the first place that comes to mind when planning a honeymoon.

Here are just a few of the media outlets that covered our study.

In March of 2023, we decided to do some research to see which honeymoon destinations each state was looking for. After analyzing the data, we shared the Most Googled Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S. It was then covered by dozens of media outlets of which we have included a few before.

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Testimonials From Our Recent Travelers

We started Honeymoon Always with hopes of helping our readers, clients, and YouTube viewers plan the perfect vacation or Honeymoon. It’s always what keeps us motivated to do the best we can and to constantly see out the best honeymoon destinations.

Below are a few testimonials from our recent travel planning clients for our trusted travel agents.

We enjoyed our stay at Dunn’s River

Rated 5.0 out of 5

The resort was relatively small and absolutely gorgeous! The rooms were large and luxurious. The food was amazing. We loved that you didn’t need reservations. The service was top notch! The pools and beach were spectacular. We have no complaints about the resort or vacation. I absolutely loved the morning music (violin, saxophone, steel drums). We both just felt like it didn’t feel like a Sandals resort to us. I think it could be due to the number of large families and groups that were there when we were. Most restaurants had majority seating for 4-6 people whereas other resorts has mostly seating for 2. There were a bunch of weddings going on which may have contributed to the large number of families or groups without significant others.


Very Happy with Sandals Dunns River!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

I was very happy with dunns river! Staff was fantastic! Food was over the top good!! Views amazing! I felt the music during the day was great…not too loud. Mornings were so nice and peaceful with a steel drum or sax. Most restaurants were right there close together and easy to find! Room and views were perfect!

Beach and pool close together and did not feel like a trek to either!


Beautiful Resort

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Pool is beyond beautiful with entertainment! Have to get up early to get a chair unless you have a butler. Beach is just an inlet but another place to sit peacefully! Hard sharp shells so bring water shoes! Also bring us plugs. We were just there end of March and only 2 us plugs in the room. Mostly European. But resort is beautiful!


Amazing destination

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Just got back and it’s amazing. Do get out and see the island as not much close to Sandals.

Quite spread out so a decent amount of walking depending on where your room is.

Steven V

Amazing vacation!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Just leaving our week Long amazing vacation! We go to a different Sandals every year with our friends this one being our 5th. I know everyone has an opinion and I myself was apprehensive reading the negative posts on here on this resort but trust me we had nothing but an amazing experience!! From the food to the entertainment everything was top notch!!


Royal Sandals Curaçao

Rated 5.0 out of 5

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Royal Sandals Curaçao, and I must say, it was truly a magnificent experience. From the moment I arrived, I was captivated by the beauty of the resort. The stunning architecture and well-maintained grounds made for a visually pleasing environment throughout my stay.

One aspect that truly stood out to me was the top-notch dining options available at the resort.

The location of the resort was also excellent. Situated in a prime area, it offered easy access to various attractions and activities on the island.

Overall, I would highly recommend the Royal Sandals Curaçao to anyone seeking a luxurious and unforgettable vacation. With its stunning resort, top-notch dining options, excellent location, four-star service, beautiful beaches, and delightful music, it truly exceeded my expectations.


Perfect Honeymoon in Greece

Rated 5.0 out of 5

We worked with Mike from 58 Stars to plan our perfect honeymoon in Greece — he was amazing the whole way through and put together a trip we will cherish for our lifetime. He was thoughtful with our suggestions, and provided some of his own without every pushing us. He stayed within our budgetary means but made it feel like we had a budget twice the size. Can’t recommend Mike and the 58 Stars team enough!!


DREAM honeymoon.

Rated 5.0 out of 5

We worked with Mike Salvadore and he was absolutely amazing. We decided to go to Bali and Mike was able to give us a ton of recommendations as to where to stay and places to see. Our trip couldn’t have gone more smoothly from beginning to end. All flights and airport transfers were smooth as could be. Mike arranged for us to have a private driver throughout our seven days in Bali so we didn’t have to worry about renting a car. If anyone is thinking about planning a vacation, ABSOLUTELY use 58 Stars Travel. They are extremely helpful and professional and I promise you you won’t regret using their services. Going to use them anytime I plan on leaving the country.


A week at one of the nicest beach resorts

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Met our trip wish list all the way!

El Greco

Best Travel Agent We’ve Ever Used!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

We can’t wait to book with Jenn again! From start to finish our experience was seamless and enjoyable. I wanted to plan the perfect 50th birthday trip for my wife that was a mixture of relaxing, adventurous, and memorable for this milestone. Jenn was knowledgeable, about the Caribbean and the resorts there. She has much experience traveling to the region and knew the location that fit everything we described, Sandals Halcyon Beach in St. Lucia. It was the perfect fit! She listened to our requests, our concerns, and even answered questions we did not know we needed to ask. She worked closely with the resort and booked everything for us for our entire stay, including a romantic birthday dinner on the beach! All we needed to do was show up! When there, all we had to do was enjoy. And…we did just that! She even checked on us while we were there. My wife and I will be using Jenn again and highly recommend her to our friends and family, well…everyone! Thank you Jenn!!!

P & T

Amazing trip to Secrets Maroma

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Retty listens to details and responds quickly. I go to him for all my travels needs. He’s great, patient, and willing to answer as many questions as I have.

I had a concern about the seaweed in Cancun, of course no one could really predict what it would be like. He looked for other opinions but also assured that this secrets would be a nice trip. It was great. My husband and I will go back!


Best Honeymoon Ever!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Alicia was very attentive and detailed in her planning for our honeymoon. She had great recommendations for our lodging, transportation, and activities! The itinerary was easy to follow on the app, and she included all of our reservation numbers and tickets in one convenient place. I would highly recommend working with Alicia!


Italy Honeymoon

Rated 5.0 out of 5

My wife and I had a fantastic experience working with Alicia. We had a rough idea of what we wanted to see and do in Italy, and Alicia helped to fill in the gaps and provide her own ideas. We would absolutely utilize her expertise again!


The best honeymoon ever!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

My wife and I had a great experience with Alicia Hansen. She set up the perfect honeymoon trip to Disney World. She was super friendly and very helpful.

Mingo K

Best Honeymoon Ever!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Alicia put together our Honeymoon to Disney & Universal and we could not be happier. She got to know both of us so she knew just which hotel we would like the best, which restaurants we would like to eat at and even which parks to go to each day. She spent so much time making sure our honeymoon was the best. Thanks Alicia!


Honeymoon of a lifetime.

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Shannon was a fantastic Travel Agent. She continued to help us find the perfect place for our honeymoon. She went above and beyond finding desitinations that werent even an option. It was nice to beable to compare and find new palces to visit. Once I was set on a destitaion, she did the rest. It was fantastic working with her and she made planning so much easier for me. When you are in the middle of planning your wedding, you barely have time to plan your honeymoon. With Shannon, I would definitely plan again.


Most incredible honeymoon in St Lucia!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

From the moment I reached out to Mike, he was extremely helpful, patient, and resourceful. He set up a call with me early in my trip planning to discuss exactly what my wife and I were looking for in our honeymoon. He was able to book us 2 perfect resorts along with excursions that we absolutely loved. Mike was also extremely patient as we had to move our trip through COVID and he was able to rebook everything for us with no hassle or additional fee. It was a pleasure working with Mike and I look forward to booking more trips with him in the future.


Awesome Honeymoon!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Mike quickly put together a great itinerary for us when we presented him with the idea just a month and a half before our departure and was very responsive to emails, even when he was out of town himself. He hooked us up with a WONDERFUL tour guide who personalized our trip and helped out with transportation!


The Honeymoon of Our Dreams!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

I’ll start off by saying that this was the best vacation of our lives – it couldn’t have been better! Working with Mike was a breeze – he made it incredibly easy for us. He listened to what we wanted and made an itinerary, fitting in everything we wanted to do (and we wanted to do a lot of things) and giving us a few options on hotels/activities. The hotels we stayed at were unbelievably beautiful and luxurious – honestly, they were probably the best hotels we’ve ever stayed in. The whole trip we felt so taken care of and special – almost everything we did was private so we could be on our own schedule, and enjoy just us. There were no glitches the entire time because Mike made sure everything was seamless throughout. For a big trip like this we were nervous to leave it in someone else’s hands but we were so so glad that we did. I would HIGHLY recommend Mike to plan your vacation! Mike, we can’t thank you enough for making the honeymoon of our dreams come true!

The le Roux’s

A Trip of a Lifetime

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Mike did an absolute AMAZING job and made our honeymoon unforgettable. He was extremely patient with my husband and I as our plans and timeline changed multiple times and he was super accommodating. We gave him a general idea of things we wanted to do and he went above and beyond with the experiences he planned. It was so nice to be in a foreign country and have everything taken care of for us (transportation, amazing hotels, experiences and more). He was extremely communicative and answered all of our questions, even while we were on the trip. We highly recommend him to anyone and we will be using him in the future! Thank you again, Mike!


Honeymoon of a lifetime!!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Mike was fantastic. We had never worked with a travel agent before planning this trip so we had no idea what to expect. After some poor experience with other agencies, we were referred to Mike and 58 Stars by a friend and we were not disappointed. He was personable, attentive, prompt during the entire planning process. He made thoughtful suggestions and was never pushy. He stayed within the bounds of our means/budget and delivered an absolutely incredible experience.

Alex & Becky

Peace of Mind and Heart

Rated 5.0 out of 5

From the moment we met Mike we knew we had met an incredibly kind and thoughtful person. Mike was unlike other travel agents we had met, as he took the time to ask my fiancé and I questions about ourselves, our relationship and what we enjoy doing in our free time. From that information he created an absolutely perfect travel itinerary for our honeymoon in Costa Rica. Mike’s attention to detail is something to admire. He truly thinks of everything, which has been such a relief while planning a wedding during a pandemic. No matter the many questions we asked, the changes we needed to make due to COVID regulations, Mike has always greeted us with warmth and kindness. If you are looking for peace of mind and heart in your next travel plans, I highly recommend Mike!

Sami & April

Perfect Greek Honeymoon

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Let me start by saying I’ve never really believed in the value of a travel agent until working with Mike. He is a travel consultant and truly engaged with us, our questions and our vision. He listens.

We had no problems, all transportation was reliable, accommodations were better than expected, our experiences and added excursions did not disappoint.

We couldn’t speak more highly of our experience.

House of C

Perfect Honeymoon Trip to Bali

Rated 5.0 out of 5

We worked very closely with Mike & his team on planning our dream honeymoon trip to Bali and we were beyond thrilled with the outcome! We did 2 weeks in both the Jungle (Ubud) & beach towns (Nusa Dua, Uluwatu) where we were setup with amazing, friendly & professional local tour guides & had safe drivers escort us to each daily excursion throughout the Island. Our experience was 5 stars, each activity was organized with the utmost detail, our pickup times were exact & we had a blast relaxing & exploring all that Bali had to offer! Mike was very diligent with getting back to us via email & calls if needed during the itinerary crafting phase & he organized a list of contacts incase we needed to get in touch during the trip. I highly recommend Mike & his team for anyone’s future honeymoon travels


Incredible Santorini Honeymoon!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

The entire experience was amazing. Flights went great, Santorini was incredible. The hotel we stayed at was probably the best hotel we have ever experienced. The Itinerary you made was an absolute life saver, as we literally just followed the entire thing and made the whole trip super easy. 5 for 5 on the entire experience. Thank you so much for all your help, you made our honeymoon incredible!


Great Service!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Mike was really great and super helpful. He provided great service, starting from advising us on finding the right location for our Caribbean honeymoon (provided a number of great options, and actually informed us on the option and destination we ultimately chose!), booking with the property (we got a great deal and an amazing upgrade), and then helping with any questions we had before or during our stay.


Wonderful Honeymoon Experience

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Mike was very helpful and easy to work with throughout the process. He made sure to answer any questions we had. Even with unexpected changes, Mike happily accommodated those changes and responded very promptly to our request. He was always responsive and available. We enjoyed working with Mike. We thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon and we look forward to working with Mike again for a future trip!

Earnly and Caleb

Honeymoon of our dreams

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Mike made travel planning easy and fun. He gave us options and personalized recommendations. He even knew our guide’s distinctive laugh!


Perfect first tip to Cancun, Mexico!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Mike helped make booking our honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico so easy and stress-free! We gave him a list of things we wanted on our resort as well as some activities and excursions. The resort Mike found for us was the Ocean Maya Royale, and it was absolutely beautiful! It was our first trip to Mexico and we could not have asked for anything more 🙂 We took a Catamaran boat tour to the Isa Mujeres, went snorkeling in a lagoon, toured a cave, and went ziplining. We had a blast! I highly recommend going through Mike for your vacation needs, I know we will definitely be using his services in the future!


Wow, thanks for this video.

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Wow, thanks for this video. I called Sandals today I never been to anyone before. They recommended this one. It looks fun in your videos compared to just looking at it on their website. I might book it instead of a cruise next year. Do they do glass boat tours? I saw that somewhere when looking at what all some of the Sandals Resorts have. Thanks again for sharing your experience

Roosevelt G

Royal Plantation is our favorite

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Great job on this video! After visiting many Sandals resorts, Royal Plantation is our favorite. Just because it is small and quiet and the staff treat you like family. We are excited to see the other videos y’all put out on future Sandals resorts. It was SUPER fun, and surprising, to meet y’all when we were in Jamaica as we love your videos! Enjoy the rest of your Caribbean journey! Cheers!


Our favorite resort

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Our Favorite resort. We were there last November 2022. We are returning Oct 2023. Can’t wait. Love this place. Great as a home base for other resorts. And yes THE most relaxing beach!

Helena A

Saint Lucia was better

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Dunns River has not bad but not great mattresses and alot of repair issues. Patrick was a greatbutler. We weren’t allowed to go to Ochi. We had to pay to go shopping. $45. Still had fun. Best resort we stayed at was St. Lucia.

Ann T

Highly recommend Sandals Antigua

Rated 5.0 out of 5

we’ve been to Sandals Antigua, and Montego Bay. Highly recommend Antigua. SC again in February, and then Curaçao in 24.

Darrel S

Married with feet in the sand

Rated 5.0 out of 5

I wish I could send you the photos of our Sunset wedding on the beach. We opted to have our feet on the sand rather than the beautiful chapel, but I loved the glass floors in the chapel! Beautiful resort! We’ll be back for our 5 year anniversary! ❤️

Shalondra P

I prefer Negril

Rated 5.0 out of 5

I’ve spent a week staying at Montego Bay and I’ve also spent a week at Negril. I also got married at the Negril location. I personally prefer the Negril location, and that’s not just because I got married there. I think it’s more well rounded, I prefer the layout and vibe and so much more. Negril is definitely fun but it’s a lot more busy and more of a party/good time oriented vibe which is good of that’s what you want. But Negril also has options for fun and having a good time while also being less busy as a whole. And don’t forget you can always visit any other Sandals resort for free if you just want to hop around. There are also multiple excursions outside of the resorts. I’d recommend going to Mayfield Falls and Cliff jumping at Rick’s Cafe is fun too.


Been over 20 times

Rated 5.0 out of 5

We have been to Royal Caribbean over 20 times!!! We love it.

Paula F

Sandals Montego Bay is the best

Rated 5.0 out of 5

My favorite is Montego Bay. Been there many times and cannot get enough. Close to the airport and food is great. Staff is incredible. Knew us by name! Love it so much

Melissa P

Great breakdown!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Thank you for this detailed breakdown ❤


Royal Plantation FTW

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Royal Plantation is our favorite out of all Sandals.

Shannon T

Grande St Lucian is the best sandals

Rated 5.0 out of 5

South Coast is the best property in Jamaica! IMO Grande St Lucian is the best sandals. We’ve been to most of them and only one i know for sure I need to go back to is GSL

Dat M

South Coast Rondoval Rooms

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Great video. Our favorite is Sandals South Coast Rondoval rooms. Going Back March 1

Zoey B

Great review

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Great review – thanks, we’re looking forward to our anniversary there next week.

Bill J

Can’t wait to go back

Rated 5.0 out of 5

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon in 2018 and LOVED it. Can’t wait to go back. ❤

Jeff A

Appriciate your video

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Visiting in November for a week and appreciate your video!!! Staying in the Dutch area and I saw you liked it also as it is the “quiet” part of the resort. 😎


Bucket List Overwater Bungalow

Rated 5.0 out of 5

For our 15th anniversary we are staying in the Italian Butler room you showed for 3 nights then moving to the OTW Bungalows for another 3 nights. OTW bungalows are on my wife’s bucket list so why not right.

Jed L

4th trip to Emerald Bay

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Hi guys. My husband and I will be at EB feb 2023, our 4th trip there. There is no seaweed on the beach. Some washes up during the night, but they do an amazing job of cleaning it up. So your experience is def due to the time of year. Great video!

Nikki M

Loved Royal Caribbean and La Toc

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Fantastic video. We’ve done RC and loved it! Thinking Negril this time around (March) though we would go back to RC in a minute. Loved Sandals LT in Saint Lucia too!!! ❤


Love the calm waters at Royal Caribbean

Rated 5.0 out of 5

We have only visited Royal Caribbean but fell in love with the calm water. Any other resort have water like that?

Erica H

Love the service at Royal Plantation

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Last year while staying (for a 2nd time) at Royal Plantation we contemplated going somewhere else this year – 2023. The Loyalty desk priced out a room in Grenada and Negril. My husband loves how he is treated at RP and how they – the staff, recognized him from the year before! We also thought about trying out Sandals Dunns River. After talking with other guest who had gone to many resorts why they returned to RP, we chickened out and decided to return to our tried and true as we wanted to guarantee a great experience for what will be our last Sandals trip for many years. (ps- our first year in Jamaica we also stayed at Royal Caribbean and visited Montego Bay. And yes the food at RC was great! Our favorite was the Indian Restaurant but they were all good. And RP French restaurant’s food is also amazing. Ochi’s restaurants not so much. Meh)

Helena A
Rated 5.0 out of 5
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