The Etiquette Of A Destination Wedding

Family, food, flights, location…(of course we hope it is at Hacienda Antigua ;] ) There are many things a couple think about when planning a destination wedding. But when asking other people to help or be a part of the wedding, what is the etiquette? Who pays for the wedding? How about the cost for the ring bearer?

Fortunately has put together a list of some of the most asked etiquette questions when it comes to destination wedding in a handy blog post. Click here to find the answers to your destination wedding questions.



Need a reason to visit Sayulita

Sayulita is a special place, full of great people, great food and great times. When looking for a vacation in Mexico, often Puerto Vallarta makes the list, but more recently Sayulita is become the place to be for people who want more of an experience.

Below is a list of 22 reasons (all text and image credit to that Sayulita is the place to be!

“1. Learn to surf at Sayulita’s Surf School. Lessons for young and old are offered every day. For veteran surfers, theSayulita Festival brings some of the best surfers from around the world to the village for an epic competition.

22 reasons to visit Sayulita | LiveDoGrow

2. It does not matter how old you are. Just watching these children in surf school, I knew that if I was going to ever find the perfect spot to learn to surf – Sayulita was it.

Reasons to visit Sayulita | LiveDoGrow

3. Relax at the beach. Tranquil – with just enough amenities to keep you happy – this small beach is a haven for sun lovers.

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4. Have I mentioned that everything in Sayulita revolves around surfing?

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5. Sayulita will make you dream of living in a waterfront home like this.

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6.  The colors of Sayulita will reawaken all of your senses.

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7. Walking through Sayulita makes you feel like you are walking in a painting.

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8. Visit Revolucion del Sueno – a boutique and art gallery that will have you reimagining what is possible.

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9.  The art scene in Sayulita will make you wish you had extra room in your suitcase.

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10. Meet Roberto – the artist behind El Mezcalito – to meet a true chaser of dreams.

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11. Inspiration is everywhere in Sayulita. Even outside of boutiques.

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12. It is impossible to leave Sayulita without feeling empowered.

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13. Whether you are a dog lover or not, the dogs of Sayulita will make you wish you had your own dog. According to Roberto – the artist of El Mezcalito – every foreigner living in Sayulita has at least two dogs.

Dogs of Sayulita | LiveDoGrow

14. Even the restaurants are inspiring in Sayulita.

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15. The fish tacos are incredible in Sayulita. Naty’s Cocina offers the perfect spot to sit on a bench with local workers, shopkeepers and ex-pats, messily eating tacos with mahi mahi and squash. 

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16. And the salsa? There are no jars….everything is fresh and made by the women behind the counter at Naty’s. Yum.

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17.  The dress code in Sayulita is easy: swim gear and a surf board.

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18. The guest rooms and hotels on the beach will make you dream of retiring.

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19.  It is easy to feel at home in Sayulita. The community is a mix of ex-pats, locals and wanderers. You will hear not just Spanish, but English, French and German spilling out from restaurants and on surf boards at the beach.

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20. Sayulita is a reminder of the importance of following your dreams.

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21. Whether you are a surfer or not, the surf fuels life in Sayulita – offering the perfect location for adventurous souls wanting to find their balance.

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22. Visit Sayulita – because you cannot NOT experience this beach village.”

40 Travel Necessities To Be Prepared For Anything!

It would be nice to imagine a world where all traveling is perfectly smooth. Airplanes all arrive and depart on time, trains make it to their stops on time and the food is perfect. But often getting to your destination is part of the adventure.

The below list was curated by Keph Sennet and published on These 40 items will ensure you are ready for the adventure of travel.


“1. Your smartphone (or iTouch or similar) can be used in place of a bunch of individual travel accessories: maps, GPS, currency exchange converter, translation tool, mp3 player. Make sure you have a fresh backup in the cloud and you should be set. Though, putting too much reliance on a single device can backfire: On a recent press trip to New Brunswick, I ran over my iPhone in the rental car and smashed the screen so badly my data couldn’t be recovered.

2. Iodine tablets (two per quart of water) and a steel canteen like this one from Kleen Kanteen make for drinkable water in most backcountry.

3. An eco-friendly, biodegradable, phosphate-free multipurpose soap to wash your dishes, your clothes, and your body.

4. Mini-first aid kit with these essentials: band-aids, antibiotic cream, anti-nauseants, anti-diarrheals, antihistamines, analgesics, a single-use ice pack, a sterile bandage, and an EpiPen for those who are allergic to bee stings and pad thai.

5. A compact and energy-efficient headlamp that uses LED technology.

6. An immersion water heater can be inserted into a canteen and brings liquids to a boil within minutes. Here’s one for $20.

7. A multipurpose tool is a compact and lightweight way to bring your kit with you. You’ll have easy access to pliers, screwdrivers, a jackknife, a saw blade, and mini-scissors. Models vary. Check out these options from Gerber.

8. A portable solar power kit, like one of these units from GoalZero, so you can charge your electronics anywhere (if it’s sunny).

9. Protect your papers and electronics by storing them in waterproof pouches /drybags. In 2007, I went under the falls at Iguazu in Argentina. We were given drybags by the boat company but I forgot that my passport was in my pants pocket.

10. Bug spray, a mosquito net, and Afterbite. Add anti-malarials where required.

11. A pair of aquasocks — slip-on shoes with non-skid soles to protect your feet in the water. Also can double as shower shoes.

12. Small pump bottle of Febreze to freshen your clothes (in lieu of laundry, if you’re rolling lazy).

13. Socket configurations vary region-to-region, so bring a travel adapter. Choose an all-in-one unit, and make sure it includes a power transformer, or you could blow out your gadgets by using an incompatible voltage.

14. Camera, memory cards.

15. A travel sleep kit with eyeshades, earplugs, and a travel pillow. I also put a sleeve of Gravol in mine to help me sleep on airplanes.

16. Portable speakers — instant party, or a good way to kill down time.

17. Packing cubes help you fit more into a smaller space, and keep dirty clothes separate from clean ones.

18. Pack of biodegradable towelettes.

19. A no-pin twist laundry line allows you to hang your clothes to dry anywhere. I’ve also used this item to hang a sarong between bunks in a hostel dorm for extra privacy.

20. Pack inflatable hangers if you’re going to need unwrinkled clothes.

21. Quick-dry microfiber towel. Alternatively, use a sarong. They don’t dry as fast, but they are much more versatile.

22. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and Afterburn.

23. A travel door alarm adds security to shared or unlocked rooms.

24. A sleep sack — lightweight cotton or silk bag — to sleep in at hostels that don’t provide linens.

25. Carry an ultra-portable insulated blanket made of lightweight polyethylene and aluminum. If you’ve ever had to wait out the long wee hours between a hostel’s curfew and opening, you’ll appreciate this item.

26. Bring a toiletry kit that has a hook so you can hang it off the door knob or shower rod.

27. Keep thieves out of your stuff with a wire pack protector and TSA-approved luggage lock.

28. A survival whistle, if you’re going far off the grid.

29. Rum Runners are reusable, BPA-free soft plastic flasks. Manufactured in response to the exorbitant price of alcohol on cruise ships, they can’t be detected by X-ray machines. They’re also a lightweight and flexible way to pack along a bottle of wine.

30. Noise-cancelling headphones, to block out the sounds of other travelers.

31. A netbook or tablet makes it easy to get online and prepare documents, without the weight and expense of a laptop.

32. Reusable cutlery and a small bowl.

33. Rain gear, including a cover for your pack.

34. A portable electronics charger allows you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously while only using a single socket.

35. Dissolve oral rehydration salts in water and drink to treat severe dehydration.

36. A money belt to hide your cash, cards, and passport.

37. If you think you might be taking advantage of the Duty Free, pack aninflatable travel bag for wine or other breakables.

38. A tire patch kit fixes punctures in bicycle tires and other inflatables.

39. A portable digital luggage scale lets you weigh your bags before you get to the airport.

40. Duct tape is notoriously versatile, and while it won’t help you if you forget something like your solar power kit, it’s a go-to repair tool. The most unique use I ever put duct tape to was rebinding the spine of a book a travel companion and I were reading at the exact same time.”