Affordable Vacations NOT in Mexico or Central America

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Scandanavia?  Have you checked kayak explore for tickets?

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

FI and I recently took a 10-day Western Mediterranean cruise (with stops in Spain, France, and Italy) for $599 each. We booked early and got the cheapest room (interior) but it was awesome (and affordable). I swear by cruises now — they’re a great deal and since the price includes lodging and food, you save money there. But they’re not for everyone, I know.

I would think Scandanavia would be rather expensive if you consider the high price of food (and, well, anything) there, but maybe a Scandanavian cruise would be reasonable. (Can you tell I love cruises just a wee bit?)

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Where do you live, what is your budget, and how long would you like to honeymoon for? 

Costco vacations for Fiji. Great prices if you book ahead of time. Same thing for expedia.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

TheGridMonster:  I did a cruise vacation in 2010 from Venice down to Croatia, Greece, and Montenegro. I loved it!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I’m not sure where you live, but I found a direct flight from JFK to Naples for only $685 on Meridiana Airlines! I booked my trip somewhat last minute but managed to find some reasonably priced apartments on AirBnB. So we’ll be there for about 6 days, and it is definitely not $6000! 

If you like NZ, you should check out some of the deals offered by Air Tahiti Nui. Last year they had a deal for flights from LA to Auckland with a free Tahiti stopover for only $1298. I have seen them offer similar deals on Travelzoo recently. DUA Travel also has good packages for Australia.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Ok, so if you are willing to bring less luggage I suggest you fly to London, stay there a few days and then take easyjet http://www.easyjet.com/en/ to go to Italy, Spain, France or where you choose. If you book ahead of time, you will find amazing deals. I also love booking.com for hotels-I always found great deals on there. I lived ine EU for 20 years and traveled as often as I could.

If you do not want to fly while in Europe, get a train pass that lets you go anyhere for a week or 10 days. I would also look for museum passes or packages. 

Also, if by chance you have a CC with points rewards I would look to see what deals they offer.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

lauren.dudek.39:  Haha, nix the cruise suggestions then. 

OmbreBee‘s suggestion is good. Flying in and out of London is usually relatively cheap and the Euro hopper planes (like Easyjet, Ryanair) are cheap too. I’d focus on choosing a hotel location that’s convenient for all the places you and your FI want to hit (and near public transportation).

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - camp in new hampshire

don’t use a travel agent or buy a “package” deal. you will waste money. you should book everything on your own. i would also highly recommend looking into airbnb for places to stay, i did it in iceland and stayed a really cute apartment (just make sure you click the box to rent the entire place, not just a room in someone’s apartment!) you can definitely go to almafi for less than 5k, i’ve done it many times. i’d also recommend looking at portugal or southern spain. portugal is amazing.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Goodness no, don’t get a package tour to somewhere like Italy! That’s a total waste. You can easily do the trip for half that.

 

My votes:

  • Iceland
  • the Azores
  • Ireland
  • Peru
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