- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
I am SO SO excited for our honeymoon, and I love to travel and to plan, so it’s no surprise that I’m a little ahead of the game in thinking about where to go. The trouble is that nothing seems “right,” for various reasons despite the fact that there are SO MANY places I want to go.
I think our ideal honeymoon would be Hawaii – neither of us have ever been there and it’s still a beach vacation – but being from the East Coast it could be cost prohibitive. If things go well with FI’s work over the next few months, it could be a possibility but otherwise it’s likely a no-go.
I like the idea of an Alaskan cruise, but FI tends to get motion sickness and would prefer not to test his luck on our honeymoon. Besides that, I’m not really a cold weather person and would like to relax on the beach somewhere. So that also rules out the Canadian Rockies, although I am DYING to go there at some point.
I would also love to do the Greek Islands, but FI is not accustomed to travel and is therefore a little nervous about language and culture barriers. Combined with the issues in Greece right now, he’s uneasy about that. The same goes for most other non-English speaking countries, including Italy and France, just because of the language barrier. We’ve talked about this before and we decided that our first European trips together will be to places that speak more English, so that he can get his feet wet first. So Ireland is a possibility as is Germany (his dream trip). I could get on board with Ireland, but I’m hesitant to go somewhere where I’d want to see everything, for our honeymoon. I tend to get a little hyper when I’m on sightseeing-type vacations, because I always want to see EVERYTHING, and I do want us to relax.
Which pretty much leaves us with the Caribbean–which is absolutely gorgeous and I love the all-inclusives, BUT I’ve been to so many of the islands that it doesn’t feel nearly as special as it would to go somewhere entirely new. For FI it would be new, he’s never been to anywhere south of Florida before, but I probably wouldn’t get as excited about it having done it a number of times already.
I really hope I don’t come off like a spoiled brat here, I know many people don’t go on a honeymoon at all, and I know how lucky we are!! It’s just that if we’re going to spend the money to go, I want it to be a memorable, fun, and relaxing place, and I’m running out of ideas.
Do you think I’m just being too picky and should settle with the Caribbean? Or keep looking/brainstorming? Of course any suggestions are welcome, too.