About the Authors Reid Bramblett (Paris) Reid Bramblett has lived in Europe on and off since he was 11. Reid splits his time between his native Philadelphia and Rome, Italy while researching and writing such guides as Frommer's Italy from $70 A Day, Europe For Dummies, and Frommer's Tuscany & Umbria. Rachel Christmas Derrick (Bahamas) When it comes to islands in the Bahamas from the best known to the barely known Rachel Christmas Derrick has spent years poking around virtually all of them. She is the author of Bahamas For Dummies. Her travel articles have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, Islands, Travel & Leisure, Essence, Caribbean Travel & Life, Modern Bride, and Newsweek, among many others. In addition to the Bahamas, assignments have sent her off to Bora Bora, Moorea, Australia, Hawaii, England, Wales, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bermuda, the Turks and Caicos, and throughout the Caribbean. Echo & Kevin Garrett (Bermuda, Caribbean, Mexico, Part of Tens) Since Echo and Kevin Garrett, authors of Caribbean For Dummies, are frequently in the tropics as part of their jobs, all their friends ask their advice on where to go for their honeymoons and anniversaries. The Garretts also cover the Caribbean for Expedia.com. The Garretts, who kicked off their wedded bliss honeymooning in the Bahamas and who reside in Marietta, Georgia, still haven't decided where to celebrate their upcoming twentieth anniversary. But they agree it will be some place warm. Kevin is author of Fielding's Caribbean. His articles have appeared in Affordable Caribbean, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Biztravel.com, Bridal Guide, Chicago Magazine, Coastal Living, Elegant Bride, Executive Getaways, Fantastic Flyer, Great Outdoor Recreational Pages, Investor's Business Daily, Islands, Modern Bride, Second Home, and The Self-Employed Professional. He and Echo updated/wrote chapters on Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao for Rum & Reggae's Caribbean 2000. An international award-winning photographer and member of the American Society of Media Photographers, Kevin's images (www.kevingarrett.com) have run in several of the above publications as well as Voyages: The Romance of Cruising (Tehabi Books), Hemispheres, Los Angeles, Management Review, Sky, Smart Money, Southern Accents, Travel Holiday, Travel & Leisure, Weight Watchers, and World Trade. Echo worked as an editor at McCall's, then Venture, before going freelance in 1988, racking up credits in more than 50 national publications from The New York Times to Money, where she became a contributing writer covering travel. She was a founding editor for an award-winning Web site, BizTravel.com, responsible for Executive Getaways; a contributing writer for "News For You," the best-read, front-page column in Investor's Business Daily; and a contributing writer covering hospitality and restaurants for The Atlanta Business Chronicle. Fran Wenograd Golden (Cruises) Fran Wenograd Golden writes about cruises and travel for the Boston Herald, Conceirge.com, cruiesmates.com, and Consumer Reports Travel Letter. She is also the author of Cruise Vacations For Dummies, Frommer's European Cruises and Ports of Call, and Tvacations: A Fun Guide to Sites, the Stars and the Inside Stories Behind Your Favorite TV Shows (Pocket Books, 1996) and coauthor of Frommer's Alaska Cruises & Ports of Call and Frommer's Greece. She lives north of Boston with her husband Ed, and two kids, Erin and Eli. Cheryl Farr Leas (Hawaii) Cheryl Farr Leas may live on the mainland, but she's a Hawaii girl at heart. She fell in love with Diamond Head, aloha wear, and mai tais in 1994, and has had trouble staying away ever since. Whenever she's not in the islands and until she can figure a way to trade in her Brooklyn co-op for a Lanikai beach house she and her husband Rob call New York City home. Before embarking on a writing career, Cheryl served as a senior editor at Macmillan Travel (now Hungry Minds, Inc.), where she edited the Frommer's Hawaii travel guides for the better part of the '90's. Now happy to be a globetrotting freelancer, Cheryl also authors Hawaii For Dummies, California For Dummies, and Frommer's New York City travel guides. David Swanson (Walt Disney World & Orlando) Although David Swanson's first travels were in the back of a Volkswagen bus as part of annual cross-country treks with his parents, he has been hoofing the globe enthusiastically since a trip to Europe in 1982. Born and raised in San Diego (where he resides today), Swanson spends his down time bicycling, hiking, or enjoying obscure movies, and occasionally he ponders his former career in film marketing and publicity. Swanson's writing and photography has appeared in more than 50 North American newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times, Dallas Morning News, and Toronto's Globe and Mail, Among magazines, his stories and photos appear in National Geographic Traveler, American Way, Bride's, and Travelocity, and he is a monthly columnist for Caribbean Travel & Life. Swanson is also the author of Fielding's Caribbean (1996, 1997, and 1998 editions) and Fielding's Walt Disney World and Orlando (1996 and 1998) guidebooks, and a contributing editor to the Rum & Reggae Caribbean (2000, 2002). R. Weinreb (Introduction, Part I, Part II, Part of Tens) A romantic at heart, Risa R. Weinreb is the former travel editor of Modern Bride magazine. She still writes for that publication, as well as for several other leading national magazines. Nicknamed "The Honeymoon Queen," she has been interviewed by The New York Times and Travel Weekly, and has appeared on CNN and Live With Regis Philbin. The editor of Specialty Travel Index magazine and its Web site (www.specialtytravel.com), she also frequently covers adventure travel, with exploits ranging from tracking rhinos in the African moon-light to sharing cough drops with former (hopefully) headhunters in Irian Jaya.
Honeymoon Vacations For Dummiesby Reid Bramblett, Rachel Christmas Derrick, Echo Montgomery Garrett, Kevin Garrett, Fran Wenograd Golden
Honeymoon Vacations for Dummies has everything you need to plan the perfect honeymoon from special honeymoon hotel deals to the most romantic restaurants..Our expert author has chosen a range of destinations and adventures to suit every taste and budget: relax on the pink sand beaches of Bermuda, dive the seas in Cozumel or linger over dessert at a Paris cafe. Filled with planning tips and worksheets, and brimming with candid, evocative restaurants and accommodation reviews, Honeymoon Vacations for Dummies will make planning your honeymoon a snap!
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