Post # 1
ok, so we’ve been throwing around a lot of ideas as far as our honeymoon goes…I’d always envisioned going to the carribean (i’ve been there once before – Belize, the summer before I met my husband..) he’s never been – but he HAS traveled the US a lot (as have I)…
we should be expecting a good tax return and my bonus will be here in a few months and we kept saying we’d use THAT to pay for our honeymoon – good plan. 🙂
however. we know that we have a little bit of debt to pay off and we are really tightening down to pay it off. i just feel way too irresponsible to use that to pay for a couple of grand on a honeymoon when it could go towards OTHER things…so we’ve discussed it and we have decided instead to go to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I’ve been there once (when I was 7) and he’s never been – plus there’s the hard rock amusement park (and we both LOVE amusement parks!) there.
we also might have a time share through my uncle (more savings!)
so – anyone else planning their honemoon inside the US?
Post # 3
Yes! We’re going to Disney World. We’re making a road trip out of it & stopping in Savannah for two days & maybe in Tennessee to go camping (we both have two weeks off)! We too were going to go to the Carribean originally, but we moved the wedding date up to September and we don’t want to risk our honeymoon with storm season (plus moving the date means we’ll have less time to save!).
Post # 4
My Fiance and I will being going to Pagosa Springs Colorado! We wanted to go to Estes Park in Colorado, but the timeshare his parents gave us were already all booked up there. But Pagosa I hear is nice. There are day trip train rides along the Rio Grand and along the Rocky Mountains. There is lots of spas, natural outdoor hot springs, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, etc. A lot to do for people who love the out doors. We have been to the beach so many times that we thought we would do something diff. Plus Ive always wanted to see Colorado and its a little diff from your normal honeymoon.
Post # 5
Yes…..we also had grand plans of going to a really new & exciting location–Bali, Greece, the options were endless! But budget and time were more limited than we had planned, so we ended up deciding to do the timeshare thing too–in Vegas baby. We have a really nice place to stay at, and there is lots of cool stuff to do in Vegas, so we should still have a good time. Must say I am jealous of people who do get to do it big, but hopefully we will get to go someplace else within the year.
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Possibly! Fiance is planning everything, so I have no idea what his plans are yet, but I know that our budget for the honeymoon is very meager, so we may be limited to the US. I’m crossing my fingers for either Disneyworld or California!
Post # 7
FH and I live overseas and travel frequently, so we have decided to stay local when we go home for our wedding this summer (i.e. driving distance). Our wedding venue is in upstate New York, so after the wedding we are thinking of going further up North to Ithaca (a place I love in the summertime) and staying at a B&B there or possibly going up even further to Montreal.
Honestly, there are so many places beautiful places right in the US! I don’t know why exotic beach has become the standard honeymoon setting…maybe after being away for so long I just appreciate the beauty the US has to offer much more!
Post # 8
@Min…Oh my gosh….you are really going to Pagosa Springs?????? I am from there! My jaw dropped when I saw you were going there because whenever I tell people where I’m from they are always like, “Uh, where?” lol If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. You’ll love Pagosa! It’s such a great town!
Post # 9
We too had all these amazing dreams of the carribean… St. Lucia to be exact. Then my fiance was layed off from his job, twice! the last time right after Christmas, and now he’s a full time student- so I’ve set my sites on Key West, FL!! … and I’m really excited about it! My fiance has never been anywhere tropical, so I still wanted him to have that same kind of experience, just for a lot less money!! I’ve picked out a little b&b and we’re just gonna kick back and still get to see some beautiful water 🙂
@JuneBride- you will have to go to Broadway at the Beach! Ripleys aqarium is there and all kinds of shopping!!
Post # 10
@mtnbridenc – that’s just it – i need suggestions on what to do! where to go! 🙂
like i said, i went there when i was 7 – my grandparents owned a condo out there (before hurricane andrew destroyed it in 92 i think?…) and honestly i don’t remember that much about it! lol
i know he really wants to go fishing in the ocean and I want to go parasailing…possibly snorkling? not sure if they do that that far north…
Post # 11
We’re going to Seattle. It’s a distance from us, but we are using our JetBlue rewards tickets to get there and back.
Post # 12
We’re going to California! We’re going to Napa/Sonoma from June 27-July 1, San Francisco July 1-3, and then wrapping it up in San Diego from July 3-6. I’m so excited!
Post # 13
Oh yes! We are honeymooning in the exotic state of Michigan! Just a hop, skip and jump from lovely Detriot, known for it’s strong cultural influence and unique city dwellers! We are looking forward ot waking up every morning to see if our cars have been stolen, or broken into—you can’t beat that element of surprise!! In addition to great views of trailer parks and strip malls, we have the luxury of hearing sirens all night long…as we consumate our union!
So to answer your question, yes, we’re staying domestic for our non-exsistant honeymoon! Straight back to work, and REAL LIFE for Fiance and me!
Post # 14
@ VirginiaMarie- you are cracking me up!!!!
@ Duck35- We went to Disney in September and had SO much fun!! You guys will have a great time!! Do you know what resort you are staying at?
We are also staying in the states. We live in the Louisville KY area, and will drive over to Maryland and then to the Deleware, coast and then we will take a ferry from Lewes DE to Cape May NJ, on to NYC, then on to New Haven/Old Mystic CT, then over to Manchester VT and then on to Niagra Falls. After Niagra we will start heading back home.
I always though that I would go out of the states for my honeymoon, but I think that we will save some dollars and will see a lot of beautiful and interesting things. I am not a huge fan of laying out on the beach, as I love museums, history and nature. I am super excited!
Post # 15
We’re taking the cart before the horse due to the schedule of our kids going back to school and also b/c of our minister being out of the country during the month of July, so we are honeymooning at our resort before the wedding in Pensacola Beach, at Portofino Island Resort. We’ll chillax a week before we say I do, then go back home and send our little sweethearts back to school.
It’s so pretty there, we vacationed there last year also. Water is so clear, like the caribbean, and sand white as snow. Beautiful pools, and the skyhomes are amazing!
Either in late fall of this year or early winter, we’ll take a four day honeymoon to our original site of lust, St. Lucia.
Post # 16
Tonya2010 – Yes, I’m all about Disney in low season! We’re leaning towards Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarters. We’ve been to Disney before, but we’ve never stayed in one of the resorts so it should be great . You’re road trip looks like a lot of fun too, we almost decided on Niagra Falls ourselves.