Apparently we're not the only ones who dig our longtime sponsor Traveler's Joy. Since 2004, over 100,000 couples have "skipped the blender" and instead registered for a trip of a lifetime with Traveler's Joy. That's more than likely because Traveler's Joy makes it easy to register for honeymoon activities, experiences, and other items related to your first travel experience as a married couple.
Here are six reasons to register with Traveler's Joy. (Hint: one of them is a $5000 giveaway!)
1. Instant Registry: You can have your complete registry done in just minutes! You can simpley choose from a list of 50 theme-based (think: beach, cruise, or mountains) or location specific (think: Italy or St. Lucia) item lists. With one sweet-ass click, items and experiences are added to your registry — you can edit or delete any item at any time or add plenty more on your own later. But for now, registry done and you can get back to planning, or working, or goofing off… whatever else you'd RATHER be doing.
2. Real Member Stories: Each year thousands of couples send Traveler's Joy their honeymoon stories and photos. With over 400 stories on the site now, the Real Honeymoon Stories section can be a total resource for you while you're planning your dream honeymoon. New Zealand, Honduras, Tanzania… you name it, Traveler's Joy users have been there and they have awesome things to tell you!
3. Group Gifts: Traveler's Joy makes it easy to divide the cost of expensive items into manageable portions. A camera that costs $1,000 can be split into 5 $200 gifts (or gifts of any size). Since there are many honeymoon items that can be very expensive, this has been a super popular feature.4. Helpful Physical Items: Since couples are registering for increasing numbers of "accessory" items related to their honeymoon — travel guidebooks, cameras, snorkeling gear — Traveler's Joy makes them easy to include in your registry.
5. Honeymoon Tipster: This one-on-one service helps you decide where to stay after you select their honeymoon destination! After consulting with you over email and phone to learn more about your specific interests, a freelance travel writer from Traveler's Joy team (each focuses on a particular part of the world) writes a personalized and detailed report on the area you want to travel to. Since their writers aren't travel agents, the advice is 100% unbiased.
6. Special Offer:
OFFBEAT DISCOUNT: Traveler's Joy is giving away $5,000 toward a honeymoon or first anniversary trip to one lucky couple that signs up with them between January 1, 2013 and April 30, 2013. The winner will be notified on May 8, 2013.