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Honeymoon without a passport! Help

We are getting in married in June, and because of my fiancé changing his last name for personal reasons he doesn't have time to get a passport. Where are some amazing places, at a reasonable price, we could go for our honeymoon?

Re: Honeymoon without a passport! Help

  • Where are you currently located? The North East is gorgeous in the summer- maybe Cape Cod or the coast of Maine? 
  • As with any bride that changes their names whe getting married, they just book their honeymoon under their maiden name, get a passport under their maiden name, and then upon return, get changed to their married name. You can change a name on a passport for free up to a year after you apply for it. So, if you really have your heart set on going somewhere that requires a passport, he should just book the honeymoon under his current name and get it changed when he returns. If you book with a good TA, they can note your new married name on the reservation so the hotel can address you as that.

    However, no passport trips- Puerto Rico, USVI, Hawaii

     







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  • Well the process has already stared and it will be 6 to 8 weeks before he'll get all the paper work finished, and I afraid it would push us to get the passport and everything squared away. We live in Kentucky. I think we are looking at the Virgin Islands,like St. Thomas, or Puerto Rico. Also Is All-inclusive worth it at a place like St. Thomas?
  • Well the process has already stared and it will be 6 to 8 weeks before he'll get all the paper work finished, and I afraid it would push us to get the passport and everything squared away. We live in Kentucky. I think we are looking at the Virgin Islands,like St. Thomas, or Puerto Rico. Also Is All-inclusive worth it at a place like St. Thomas?
  • But, he can apply for one now in his current name and just get it changed for free after you get back. I know the name change process takes awhile, but if he's still known my his old name, he can get a passport in that name. Or, you can apply for an expedited passport once the change does come through. It's an additional fee, of course, so you will have to decide if the money you spend on the expedited service is worth it. IMHO, you can get a better value on an AI in the Dominican, Jamaica, or Mexico. There really aren't many AIs in the USVI, if that is what you really want. I do recommend looking into St. John, as the beaches there are gorgeous!

     







  • The Outer Banks, Key West, New Orleans, San Diego, Hawaii. It's a really big country
  • We're going to Puerto Rico--in part because I did not want to pay to get a new passport. And I also did not know I could change my name for free within a year.

    We're flying out of Chicago and our flights to Puerto Rico were comparable to Houston which was another possible place for us.

    Best of luck with the planning.

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  • Is all inclusive worth it? Mostly Okyes, unless you're leaving the resort every day, you'll save a lot of money. If you plan on staying at the resort and there's enough variety in activity and food, yes. If you plan on exploring off the resort, you might still pay for the extra activities. I usually do a few excursions off the resort, for the last all inclusive we only left twice, one to go swimming with the dolphin. We stayed on the resort, swam, kayak, snorkeled, took the speed boat thing out and went for walks along the beach. Didn't spend a lot of extra money.

    Hawaii is one of the most expensive places I've been in terms of cost of flights and hotel rooms. Though it is absolutely beautiful.
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