Seven places in the UK Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can honeymoon

Now that the royal couple just got engaged, they have a lot of planning to do

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are all anyone's talking about this week — the second brother is now wed and breaking the hearts of his fans everywhere. And of course, you couldn't have a royal wedding without controversies.

Of course, wedding preparations are already underway — Prince William and Kate's affair was the event of the century and there's no doubt Prince Harry and Meghan will also astound us all. However, nobody ever talks about the honeymoon.

Will and Kate picked the Seychelles Islands — a small grouping of land in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa — for their private vacation together. Maybe Harry and Meghan will also choose an equally exotic place — but there's already so many amazing spots in their home country.

Here are seven vacation spots in Great Britain — besides London — that the royal couple can honeymoon in.

1. Yorkshire

Food is the name of the game here — Yorkshire has the most Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in the country besides London. You can also walk among old ruins, ride bikes in the countryside or participate in a tea tour.

There's a million things to do in this beautiful district, but the couple may want to go during the off-season — more than 40 million visitors travel to Yorkshire every year. I'm sure the highly publicized pair will want privacy on their honeymoon.

2. Norfolk

Norfolk is the place to go for architecture — you can find huge mansions, weared down castles and lost churches to take your loved one too. If that doesn't interest you, you can also drive along the beach, play golf or try to spot the seals along the coastlines.

3. Bath

Bath is another obvious choice for romantics who love small towns — but don't underestimate this quaint city. It's got tons of galleries, museum and restaurants while also being the home of both Jane Austen and the Roman Baths.

4. Cotswolds

Like the rest of England, Cotswolds is a surreal area full of small towns and beautiful landscapes of rolling hills — it's especially famous for its museums, galleries and fun festivals. You can also visit magnificent gardens and wildlife, take romantic walks around farms or relax in an accommodating spa.

5. Scottish Highlands

If you're looking for a more rugged terrain, the Scottish Highlands will provide — this region is filled with kilts and bagpipes so there's never a dull, non-cultural moment. The Highlands also sports the largest selection of wildlife from puffins and reindeer to ospreys and cattle.

6. The Lake District

The Lake District boasts one of the greenest landscapes in all of England — fill your eyes with a myriad of lakes, forests and rolling hills while strolling down the countryside or biking on a beaten path. If William Wordsworth was inspired by the scenery, the royal couple definitely will too.

7. Devon

Devon is the place to go if you're a beach person — which we already know the first royal couple is. Plan a day exploring the National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor, visit artisan food stands or take a tea break. Full of explorable caves and big waves, a honeymoon in Devon is guaranteed to be a scenic choice.

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Do Non-Melatonin Sleep Aids Really Work?

Objective makes a chocolate square.

I Can't Sleep.

I truly cannot remember the last time I had a good night's rest. Even before the stay-at-home orders, I was just a little ball of nerves.

But lately, it's been awful. I toss and turn, it's always too hot or even too cold, sometimes I make myself tea and read for a bit, but when I'm still up at 1 a.m., I reach for my phone and then I'm up until 3. My sister and I have a weekly call, and our small talk about our exhaustion turned into an hour long conversation about sleep.

I Thought I'd Tried Everything. Even Melatonin.

My sister asked why I hadn't gone for the old staple, melatonin and I reminded her about the time we traveled abroad, and it gave me the weirdest nightmares (the horrible kind where you wake up in your dream and you're still in a dream). Chamomile tea didn't work, nothing worked.

She said she had a friend who swore by something I definitely hadn't heard of.

They Were NOT Pills, Teas or Anything I'd Seen Before.

A company called Objective makes Fast Asleep, a sleep solution delivered as chocolatey treats. They're created with saffron and GABA. If going to sleep was as easy as eating a piece of these chocolatey, minty delights every night, I'd be sold.

What Exactly Was In It?

Cocoa contains caffeine, so I didn't know how this would help me sleep. After talking with my sister, I went online and saw that the calming, sleep-supporting ingredients cancel out any of the very little caffeine content.

Saffron, the spice, is apparently known to help with staying asleep, and their GABA is a fermented version of the neurotransmitter that's known to help you relax and fall asleep faster. In a study, 100% of customers saw improvement in their sleep quality thanks to saffron. One hundred percent!

Do I Try It?

A bag of 30 pieces was only $40, and they had a money-back guarantee.

They're keto-friendly and only 30 calories a piece, so not too decadent before bedtime.

They were chocolatey-minty, which is my favorite flavor, so I was sold. I ordered a bag to try.

The First Night, I Wasn't Impressed.

I took one piece (super yummy!) - 30-60 minutes before bedtime is recommended - but when I climbed in, I didn't notice a difference. I was worried I'd wasted my money.

However, once I fell asleep, I stayed asleep until my alarm went off, which hasn't always been the case for me.

I checked the site again, and noticed that many people didn't notice a real difference until the third or fourth night - it builds up in your system over time, so I decided to keep an open mind the rest of the week.

The Second Night Was Completely Different

Without doing anything differently from the first night, my second night was amazing. I felt calm and sleepy as I was getting ready for bed, and once I hit the pillow, I was out the whole night.

It had to be these sweet treats. The next day, I even felt more balanced and relaxed - Fast Asleep helps boost serotonin levels and reduce cortisol (the stress hormone), and I definitely noticed a difference in my overall mood and alertness.

I Already Ordered More.

Just In Case! There's nothing habit-forming about this product, so it's completely safe to take every night, and I honestly always want to keep it in the house. I'd also love to offer it to anyone staying over in the guest room, whenever we have guests again.

Now that I'm getting a healthy 8 hours of sleep every night, I feel more equipped during the day to tackle the things I need to do and deal with some of my daytime stressors. I finally had the energy to clean the kitchen, which had been bothering me so much for the past few weeks.

With Objective's Fast Asleep, I get real sleep and balance my levels, so I don't have to feel tired during my waking hours. Sleep in the form of chocolate squares sounds so weird, but oh my goodness, do they work.

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The Best Apps for Craft Beer Delivery

Try beers from all over the world–from your phone.

With breweries and distilleries out of business for the foreseeable future, your favorite beer may feel particularly out of reach this time of year, especially with the weather changing. But don't let quarantine suck all the fun out of summer. Luckily, thanks to technology, a lot of craft beer is now deliverable straight to your door step. Here are a few of the best apps to help make sure you stay up to date on the latest trendy brews.

Tavour

Tavour

Simplistic and elegant, Tavour allows users to easily fill up a box of beer over a period of time before shipping. The app offers more than 650 different breweries both local and national and is perfect for those who like to experiment. It's easy to use, and their menu rotates regularly so you and your beer never grow stale.

TapRM

TapRM

TapRM offers a wide range of both craft beers and hard seltzers. While based almost exclusively in New York City, the app offers fast, same day delivery from some of the best beer brands in the world. They also provide a unique selection of beers to help you find your new favorite. All you need to do is download the app and place your order!

Drizly

Offering a stark variety of craft beer, Drizly allows its users to mix and match 12-packs, sixers or by the bottle. Their guarantee is that they can have whatever you order delivered to your house in less than an hour. You can even schedule your delivery for a specific time, with each delivery taking around 20-40 minutes.

Saucey

Saucey takes delivery very seriously. When you order with them they guarantee that they'll deliver in 30-minutes or less, or they guarantee two day shipping. Also, beer aside, their entire liquor cabinet is also up for grabs. From tequila and whiksey, to vodka and wine, nothing is off the table for Saucey.

Beer Menus

BeerMenus

For those who enjoy strictly local beers, BeerMenus features a tap list from local bars and a broader stock list from your neighborhood beer store. With that, you can make sure to create a list of your favorite beers in your neighborhood, so that when they're in stock you can be ready to go.