BubblyMac wrote: So if anyone has travelled overthere and can give me some tips/tell me how they enjoyed it there, please let me know. I always wanted to honeymoon in Bora Bora but until recently discovering how expensive it all is - woah!! So my partner and I compromised a stop over in Tahita with a day trip to Bora Bora.
Tip #1 - remember to tip!! It is a "must" in the States, and if you don't it will be frowned upon. But don't do what my darling husband did, he forgot to bring small change and was on at least two occasions forced to tip $10 and $20!!!
Tip #2 - make full use of Disneyland's "fast passes"!! They are a godsend!! I'm sure you will read about this service in your travel info, but if not there are literally hundreds of websites full of "do's" and "don'ts" worth reading for instance http://gocalifornia.about.com/cs/disney ... dltips.htm At universal they have a similar set up, priority pass or something like that (I can't recall off the top of my head) but you have to pay extra for this, unlike at Disney parks where it is automatically calculated in the price of your admission ticket.
Tip #3 - (for Vegas) expect crowds, lines are long (but friendly) and the Americans (unlike us impatient "ozzies") are very calm even if it means standing in long lines for hours!!
Tip #4 - (also for Vegas) cruise the Strip, there are lots of cheap diners and you can get great deals eg. 99c hotdogs that are long and big enough to feed 3 people!!!
Tip #5 - (the US in general) Be warned, their meals are HUGE!!! Everything is upsized naturally, their serving sizes are absolutely massive!!! Sharing is a good idea if you want to cut down costs.
As for Bora Bora....it is a dream, but if you want similar type of tropic luxury, at half the cost try the Cook Islands. We were so impressed with the islands we decided to get married there and it was the most romantic decision we ever made, here is one of many info site: http://www.tourismcookislands.com/ We had a traditional (sunset) island wedding and honeymoon in Rarotonga and it was beautiful. I recommended it to a woman at work and she was gobsmacked at how cheapit was in comparison to so many other tropic paradises with prices to suit all budgets.
Please keep us posted on your upcoming day, and remember (as someone else said) PICCIES please!!!