Post # 1
My name is Jackie and I was hoping I could pick everyone’s brain as to where your going on your honeymoon. I’m having such a tough time picking a spot- and was hoping to get some ideas.
Thanks and I look forward to meeting everyone.
P.S. I’m getting married 9/6/08 and taking a 2 week honeymoon (I’m going to be taking ALOT of sick days this year 😉
Post # 3
let’s start with logistics: what area are you from and what’s the max amt of time you want to spent getting to your honeymoon spot??
next: what type of ‘moon do you want?? beach everyday?? rainforest & hiking? do you want to stay at an all-inclusive or rough it? are there places you’ve always wanted to visit but havent gotten around to??
we’re eloping in august and will be spending almost 3 weeks island hopping (oahu, big island and maui)
then next year when we haev our church wedding and party royale – locations we’ve talked about include: puerto rico, usvi, thailand or mexico (http://www.palaceresorts.com)
good luck and happy planning!
Post # 4
Thailand is amazing! And it’s really cheap once you get there. Europe is beautiful and much cheaper around your wedding. Any specific type of honeymoon in mind?
I’ve been to about 30 countries and would love to help if I can 🙂 Here’s our trip to Thailand and Cambodia a few months back (I shot a few weddings out there and we made a holiday out of it). Some wedding photos in there, as well.
Post # 5
We’re going to Montreal!
We wanted to do Europe, but the wedding costs forced us to scale back our honeymoon a bit. There’s so much history in Montreal, though. I think it will be a wonderful trip!
Post # 6
We decided that we don’t want to have to worry about anything: waking up, going out to eat, waiting in lines, figuring out what to do or what to see. So, we decided on an all-inclusive vacation. We are going to do Europe for our 1 year anniversary, but we don’t want anything to fight about or worry about for the honeymoon. After doing some reseach, we chose Ocho Rios in Jamaica. We are staying at a Sandals.
Post # 7
we’re going to ixtapa, mexico and staying at Las Brisas resort. It’s not super exciting but all we wanna do is lounge in the south-of-the-border sun.
Post # 8
Moscow and St. Petersberg! Strange choice, I know, but my FI is from the former USSR. We’ve both traveled a lot too and wanted to do something different and cultural. The visa is a pain in the butt, though. If we were making another choice, I would do Turkey or Laos.
Post # 9
we are doing a cruise to alaska. the boat leaves from vancouver so we are also staying 5 days in vancouver. while in alaska, we will whale watch, salmon fish, zipline and take a helicopter tour to a glacier.
other ideas we threw around – st lucia. we’ve been there before and loved it!!! great island, great people, great good. we were considering ladera or jade mountain.
we also toyed with anguilla/st barts. thinking of staying at the ku or cuisinart resorts.
our last choice was italy/rome/florence. always wanted to go…but we decided to save that for our one year anniversary.
Post # 10
We are spending 10 days in Aspen. We both love Colorado, and have both lived there, and FI has always wanted to go to Aspen. We love skiing, and the skiing there is world-class, but we also wanted a place where we could walk to fun shopping and great restaurants, stay in a fabulous five-star hotel, and either go out and do stuff we love or stay in by the fireplace and just enjoy each other. We are not so much beach people, although we both love Hawaii too – I think we love the mountains more. When we started to list possibilities, the first three we came up with were Aspen, Deer Valley, and Banff.
Although we talk a lot about Europe, and have great plans in the works for those kinds of trips, for our honeymoon we specifically wanted somewhere that didn’t require a lot of travel time, and where we could stay long enough that we knew we would have more time than things to do. While we both love history and sight-seeing and travel, we think our honeymoon should be more about spending time together than about a jam-packed travel adventure. So we don’t actually want to feel compelled to go sight-seeing…