Post # 1
My Fiance and I are trying to figure out where to go on our honeymoon next July. There are a few issues that I have that cause us not to be able to go somewhere hot.
1) I am allergic to the sun….in Canada, it’s not too bad, just hives (antihistamines don’t help) but I’m concerned what would happen if we go closer to the equator especially during the summer time…
2) I have hyperhydrosis. I sweat all the time, a LOT. Heat can intensify this….and I am concerned about dehydration etc…..
I have thought of 2 things:
Alaskan cruise and a New england cruise
Both lets us see different parts of Canada as well as the states…and offers fishing excursions (which we love fishing)…..alaska is super expensive…new england is cheaper
Do you bees have any other suggestions? We are going to go to a travel agency to see what their suggestions are, but I’d love to see if anyone else on here has suggestions too!
Post # 3
@smcs28: the alaskan cruises from Washington state, across bc and to Alaska are amazing!
Post # 4
@takemyhand: I’ve heard…that would be awesome…and since Fiance partially grew up in BC (we’re in ontario), and I have family in BC it would be pretty cool to have a stop there! I could visit my niece…..
any more advices?
Post # 5
If you are planning on going right after your wedding (July), I’d stay away from New England. It is super hot and humid in New England in July and has been increasingly hotter the past few years.
I’m not really familiar with these areas but I think they maybe cooler… but somewhere like Colorado, Portland, or Seattle?
Post # 6
Are you going right after your wedding? You could wait a few months and go skiing somewhere!
Post # 7
@Krises: Just wanted to say that Colorado is blazing hot in July. This year especially it has been 90s or above almost every day this month (and I live in northern Colorado). Northern Wyoming/Montana might be a better bet. We went camping in Yellowstone in the middle of June and it snowed… so yeah, it’s a bit cooler there.
@MrsKaySea: That’s a great idea! Skiing is so fun.
My vote would be for Alaska. I went there last year to visit a friend and it was absolutely gorgeous! It is pricey though especially during the summer months.
Post # 8
@MrsKaySea: I don’t ski! and Fiance will not ski anywhere but in the rockies….and he hasn’t skied since highschool…but thanks for the advice…I LIKE warm/hot weather it just doesn’t like me 🙁
Unfortunately I can only take time off in the summer or during march break or christmas break since I work with the school board…..and march break and christmas break gets VERY expensive
@Krises: really? that kind of sucks…mind you, we’ve had some pretty bad hot weather this spring/summer….but today I did a warrior dash, I got sunburned but no hives! Still not willing to risk closer to the equater….
Post # 9
I think northern/middle states would not be as bad as say florida or the caribbean…..
Man, this is going to be HARD to decide!
Any thoughts on Europe?
Post # 10
Alaska cruises are not outrageous in price. You can get one week cruises out of Seattle or Vancouver right now for $799 and up depending on the location of the cabin. Remember when you choose a cruise it is simlar to an all inclusive- room amd meals included. You wouldn’t get a hotel room and 3 meals a day for that price.
Some cruise lines , like Holland America for example also allow you to bring on your own wine.
Look at http://www.cruisecritic.com and read the forums. You will get lots of great ideas. For booking, also check http://www.vacatiopnsto go.com.
If you are willing to gamble, prices will come down, go up again 2-3 months out from your cruise date, then come down as they get closer and cabins are unsold.
Post # 11
I lived in Cody WY last summer. It was cool (70-80) but still very sunny. If its just the heat that bothers you, I would reccommend northwest WY climate-wise. We drove up to the top of the beartooth mountains and there was close to a 30 degree change in temperature from the lowest elevation to the highest. But, I pretty sure you’re more likely to get sunburnt at high elevations. I was doing an internship so I didn’t explore too much, but there are some outdoorsy (hiking, climbing, scenic drives, biking trails, walking trails ect.) activities.
Post # 12
@julies1949: Thanks for your input! I will definitely look into it….I truly did not think it would be so hard to find something that we would enjoy that wouldn’t make me itchy the whole time….yeah, we’re very much about the one stop shopping, but don’t really want to go to a resort simply because we can’t handle laying on a beach (medically and we would get bored)
@asscherlover: It’s not the heat, it’s the sun….I have gotten hives while in an air conditioned car with goosebumps when hives showed up in a spot where the sun was hitting my arm….I do LOVE outdoorsy stuff like that, but Fiance does not…just today I did the warrior dash and basically you’re hiking through a ski resort and doing obstacles 😀
I wish it was easier for us to choose…..and I wish we could pick the cheaper ones (caribbean and other southern cruises are really cheap at that time)…..
Thanks for everyone’s input! If anyone else has input it would be great!
Post # 13
Have you considered Iceland? From Ontario it shouldn’t be too long a flight. You should be fine sun-wise and I don’t think you have to worry about sweating a lot. It is not too expensive and most people are fluent in English, so it should be easy to get around.
Post # 14
@smcs28: If its just sun exposure then I’m not sure that would be the best place for you. It was definitely sunny like 90% of the time.
Post # 15
@Owlet: I will definitely look into that as well! I’m sure since they are surrounded by ocean there would be fishing!
Post # 16
My fiance and I are going to Iceland for our honeymoon. We went there last spring and just fell in love with the country, the people, everything! There is so much to do and the weather is similar to spring in Ontario. From Toronto it’s 5.5 hour flight. I definitely recommend it!!