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Mongolian Yurt

Looking for an alternative to the typical, tourist-ridden honeymoon destinations? Here are five great alternatives from the UK's

  • Quaint and Quirky - Check out for affordable, not-so-shabby chic digs in and around Wales.  Stay in unique, rehabbed properties like a secluded English cottage, an old railway carriage or a gypsy caravan.
  • Romantic, with a Note of Luxury - For more traditional romance with not-so- traditional spa luxuries, check out The spa offers LA VINOTHÉRAPIE® baths with red wine vine extracts.
  • The Path Less Traveled -  Namibia is the lesser known tourist destination in South Africa and can be a great alternative to more popular safari spots.  Visit for more information on their secluded elevated thatched roof suites, villas and camps that look out over the breathtaking Etosha Pan.
  • Humanitarian Adventure - Want to give something back on your honeymoon without giving up luxury? Spend your nights on a luxury ranch in Brazil or a cruise to Thailand, and  your days teaching and helping with community projects or conservation work.  Go to www.handsupholidays.comfor more information.
  • Rough It Yurt Style. Camp in a romantic Mongolian style yurt, nestled in the mountains of central Portugal. Camping never sounded so good! Explore the mountains and enjoy the scenery - without giving up hot running water, your own private bathroom or a comfy double bed. Visit

And remember  - there's no alternative to good travel insurance. To protect your perfectly-planned honeymoon, visit to Travel Insurance Services for more information.

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Train station

If you are planning to travel through Greece by train today, you will need to find another means of transportation.

All rail services on the country's railway network and on Athens's suburban Proastiakos railway have been suspended as employees of the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) launch a 24-hour strike. The strike also impacts the metro link between Athens International Airport and Doukissis Plakentias station.

The strike is in protest of the planned streamlining of the debt-ridden company, and is scheduled to end at midnight tonight.

If this strike affects your travel plans and you have travel insurance with Elite coverage from USI Affinity, you can contact your agent at 800-937-1387 for assistance.