(Closed) Hmmmm… Honeymoon

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: In limbo bout where to honeymoon
    4 days in Cairo, Egypt and 4 days in Paris, France : (5 votes)
    19 %
    3 days in Paris, France, 3 days in Barcelona, Spain and 3 days in Rome, Italy : (8 votes)
    30 %
    8 days somewhere in Costa Rica (all inclusive) : (3 votes)
    11 %
    8 days in St. Lucia, Sandals Resort (all inclusive) : (11 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t have too much insight to offer on this, but I will say that the 3/3/3 plan seems like you will spend the entire time traveling.

    I think it also depends on what you’re looking to do — Paris, Egypt, St. Lucia, and Costa Rica are all very very different honeymoons!

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I would caution against Egypt then France.  You’re going to spend a lot of time at the airports and not a lot of time on the ground.  Go somewhere to relax and do nothing. 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I vote against the two trips with heavy travelling…and I picked Costa Rica b/c it does still sound like you want a bit more adventure than just a beach vacation.  We went to two different greek islands plus a day in Athens.  That was bout the max I would recommend moving around (and we were in the same country the whole time).

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Are you going in June?

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think going to Europe is fine…but you should pick a country and stick to it.  You really can’t “see” all of Europe (or even a good chunk of it) in only 9 days.  Especially because traveling to Europe takes so long with the flight times and then the time changes and such.  You could easily lose at least a day depending on when you leave.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    Go to just Egypt for the full trip, it is the coolest city EVER! and you can take a day trip or a 2-day trip to the beach if you’re looking for that environment also….egypt is amazing!!

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    Whichever you pick, just make sure you will be able to RELAX and enjoy yourselves. Some people (i.e. me) are really stressful travelers, so the multiple locations one would stress me out.

     

    I’d say just spend 9 days in Barcelona. Hotel Arts. One of my favorite hotels ever. Stayed there for 3 weeks 2 summers ago. B-e-a-u-tiful.

    http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Barcelona/Default.htm

     

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I vote for Egypt, too!  I think it would be an amazing trip!  We did Europe in 2 weeks, and went to a ton of different places: France, Germany, Switzerland, London, and Luxembourg.  I don’t think the travel is bad once you get over there; for us it was just a couple hours’ drive in between each stop.  I would have voted for the 3 days in France, Spain, and Italy, but I didn’t really like Paris very much.  🙂  So, instead, I say Egypt!  And bring back lots of photos!

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    About 2 years ago my now fiance and I spent a little over a month in Europe (France, London, Spain, Italy) It was amazing and super fun but I think it is completely up to you in thinking about what you want to do…Europe is great but it is alot of travel and time walking and planning around what you are going to do (we cruised through various ports in Italy which was nice so that we didnt have to plan a week of meals!)

    But an all inclusive idea is great to be able to sit back ,relax and have other people make you dinner, clean, and cater to what you need/want….plus there are still a million things to do at all inclusive resorts! Have fun!!!

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    One thing about Egypt as well– from everyone that I’ve talked to that’s traveled there, especially recently, it is one of the DIRTIEST places, and all have said they wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. (Sucks, because I’d really love to see it…)

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I choose Costa Rica (I’m partial b/c we’re going there)

    I wanted to go somewhere with fun things to do but could also be relaxing.  FH and I backpacked around europe for 2.5 weeks after college and spent 2-3 days in each city.  It was AMAZING but EXHAUSTING!!  Right now, I’m so stressed with the wedding that I’m glad we went with a more relaxing honeymoon.  Save your mulit-city Europe trip for a time in your life when you doni’t need to de-stress from the wedding!

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    For European suggestions, I think we’ll be going to Prague next time we visit Europe.  Everyone I’ve talked to said it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  Apparently, it’s one of the only places that wasn’t bombed in the world wars so there is so much more history/architecture still intact compared other European cities.  I’ve also heard it’s very clean!  Plus, Prague is not on the Euro yet, so if you started booking hotel rooms and stuff immediately, you could get some really great deals.

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