Post # 1
Well I know I posted about honeymooning in Majorca but I think I may have changed my mind. I’ve been looking into the French Riviera and I’m quite convinced,
This would be the plan: we’d drive up to Valencia stay there for a day and night (making travelling much easier!). Then we would drive to Marseille and stay there for about a week. We would then probably visit Monaco (Monte Carlo) and stay there for a couple of days. Then after that we would stay for a couple of days in Toulouse and drive back down and stay a night somewhere near Valencia.
As far as my food allergy goes, it would be fine because we would stay in sevel apartment complexes and we would buy all my food from Spain before crossing the border into France. Also why we chose to drive and not fly, I really really don’t feel like having an asthma attack on the way to my honeymoon… any other trip and I would accept it like I always have but this once I’d like to keep the risk down to a minimum and try to not suffocate or swell up! (Boy would that put a damper on things!)
It wasn’t the original idea I had in my head but hey, I’m hoping it will it be a totally romantic (and fancy) road trip!
What do you think?
On another note: how much were you/are you willing to spend on your honeymoon?
We are no where near our top budget (no complaints there) and in total it will end up being about £1000 ($1600) including petrol, food, hotels and some attractions. We would be staying in good hotels but since they have to be apartments rather than an all-inclusive resort, it has actually ended up a lot cheaper than we expected!
Post # 3
We spent about $3200 on our week long honeymoon to Paris. That included airfare, hotel, excursions, and meals. It was worth it because it was amazing!
Post # 4
We spent maybe $6-7k to go to Morocco and Paris for two weeks. It was amazing and no regrets on my part. Paris was definitely the expensive part of the trip.
Post # 5
We will probably end up being between $5-10k on our Hawaii trip. Totally ok with that.
Post # 6
@FutureMrsSarah: Ours is about $2500 for a cruise thats 12 days and goes through the virgin islands and the dominican republic including shore excursions. Food is included but alcohol isn’t so I would say we will probably spend $3000 total with extras and such. This seems pretty good to me for almost two weeks! Your France plans sound lovely!
Post # 7
We spent 4k on our wedding, and 4k on our honeymoon! We originally planned on a more expensive honeymoon, but when we moved up the wedding date, we cut way back on the honeymoon!
Post # 8
Ours is just under $4000 for a week at an all inclusive in jamaica including airfair and transfers to and from the resort. We upgraded our room so that was about an extra $1000 for the week.
FI doesn’t get paid time off – if he did we probably would have done two weeks in a non-upgraded room and it would have been about $4500-5000
Post # 9
We haven’t set a hard budget on our honeymoon, but right now we’re looking at being spontaneous and finding a seat sale to an all inclusive in the Caribbean. So hopefully it’ll be $2000 when all is said and done. We’re already planning a monster trip for our one-year anniversary, so that’s where the big bucks will go 🙂
Post # 10
I think that sounds like a great plan! The south of France is pretty high on my travel wish list right now, so I, obviously, think it would be a great place to visit.
Honestly, we spent an embarassing amount on our honeymoon. All said and done about $20k (more than we spent on our wedding!). But we spent 3.5 weeks in Kenya and Malawi. And I don’t regret it for a second. I’ve always wanted to do a safari and I figured it would be better to do it now, before we’re caring for and paying for a child. So we went all out. Worth every penny.
Post # 11
@jordyanna: Oooooh that sounds exciting! We don’t have a set budget either, we knew we’d like to keep in within say $5000 but keeping it within Europe has made it MUCH cheaper, we’d go for longer by FI’s job only gives him two consecutive weeks off (5 weeks per year).
@mmr66: Jamaica sounds amazing! If was one of our top runners, and if it wasn’t ’cause of food complications I’d definitely go! We’ll have to go in the future though, keep us posted on how it goes!
@BrandNewBride: Sounds like a good way to distribute money though and I’m sure you’re glad you didn’t wait longer .
@excitedtobeMRSF: That is a great price! Friends of mine have paid double that for pretty much the same thing. Thank you, I’m actually getting quite excited, going to start booking hotels as soon as the FI is completely convinced lol.
@Pinkmoon: Hawaii sounds great!
@louisianablue: I actually live a ferry ride away from Morocco and niether the FI or I have ever been, we should really try to visit sometime soon! Was it nice?
@GeekChic: Paris was also one of our top choices so I’m sure it was worth it, we decided we would prefer going in winter and we would just get a flight which would be a lot more convenient .
Post # 12
@JenGirl: That is definitely on our bucketlist! One of the benefits of getting married pretty young is we have no rush to have a child, so we have a long bucketlist of places we’d like to visit and a safari is definitely in the mix! Our dream was to have like a ridiculously long honeymoon like at least 4 weeks but his job only lets him take 2 weeks at a time (booo).
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
We’re spending about $4500 to go to NYC, Norway, Sweden and Iceland for two weeks. I expected to spend about $7500, so this has been fucking amazing. Thank you, Norwegian, for having the most wicked airfare sale I’ve ever experienced.
Post # 14
To @FutureMrsSarah: Your Honeymoon sounds AWESOME !!
As a Canadian, Europe (including Southern France) is most certainly on my Bucket List.
For our Honeymoon, Mr TTR & I went on a 1 Week Cruise in the Caribbean (after a few days in a Resort Hotel) … it cost us comparible to what many Bees spend on Caribbean AIs… but we had the advantage of waking up in a different country every day !! LOVED it.
Post # 15
@FutureMrsSarah: I assume you are referring to Tangier. My husband and I loved Morocco, but would skip Tangier unless you were on your way to somewhere more incredible like Marrakech, Fes or Chefchaouen. I can’t wait to go back to see the Saharan desert.
Post # 16
@FutureMrsSarah: You should definitely go at some point! It was awesome. And if you go to small camps, I think they would work really hard to work with your diet restrictions.
There are lots of great safari locations in Eastern and Southern Africa but I wanted to give a quick shout out to Malawi. A lot of safari’s in Kenya end with a stay in Zanzibar, which is what we were originally scheduled to do. But after reading some reviews it sounded like Zanzibar was just super touristy and not what we were looking for. We kind of stumbled upon Malawi and it isn’t really a very popular tourist destination and we absolutely loved it. They’re trying to build their tourism industry and have been making new national parks. But the big draw is Lake Malawi which has amazing snorkeling and SCUBA. Everybody was super warm and welcoming and nice. We stayed on Likoma Island on Lake Malawi and it was, literally, the safest place I think I’ve ever been. When we checked in they told us that they had never had a problem with theft and that there weren’t locks on the doors, but we didn’t need to worry. I wasn’t too sure about that, but we decided to just go with it and we would leave our camera and kindle and iPhone on the beach and wander off for hours while tons of locals came and went to the beach and we never had an issue. And when we went into town people were friendly and helpful. Great place to visit.