Post # 1
Hey ladies! Does anybody have any recommendations for honeymoons in mid October? We would be traveling from Texas. We have been given the suggestion of going on a cruise but are looking for more options. I’ve never been on a cruise but have heard they are fun.
Post # 3
@Nelly1214: We’re a year apart, but hey date twin! 😀
I’m spending half in charleston, SC and the other half I’m going on a cruise to the bahamas. I will definitely let you know how it goes when I get back. I am a little worried that its the rainy season! There are literally so many options for a HM!
Post # 5
Hey! Your date is coming up! 🙂 I’ve heard charleston, SC is beautiful!! It’s def on our list of places to visit. The cruise we actually were suggested is a bahamas cruise. What cruise line are ya’ll using? I’ve heard the rainy season isn’t so bad and that the cruise ships will take a different path and go to a different part of an island if needed
Post # 6
@Nelly1214: I know! I can’t believe next month I will be married. I almost peed myself today thinking about it lol! We are using carnvial! We got a great deal because it is tehnically “fall season” for them, seriously 50% off! It goes out of the charleston dock, and it stops at nassau and freeport! 🙂
Post # 7
That’s so exciting! I’ve heard carnival is great! I’m not sure how far in advance to book a cruise in order to get the best price. 50% off has to be nice! I wish ya’ll the best in your marriage and hope ya’ll have a wonderful wedding and honeymoon!
Post # 8
@Nelly1214: I was really worried about waiting until the last minute to book (we actually just booked two weeks ago!) But the price actually went down as the date got closer. I always figured it would be opposite. However, the choice of rooms also goes down and I believe the price of the suites goes up. I’ve never used a travel agent, but I wonder if you could work with one to get a good price! I know they usually match or do better on online deals. And thank you, you are so sweet! Ditto to you as well! I’ve never been on a cruise before so I’m really excited! 😀
Post # 9
We went to Hawaii in October and it was really nice. The weather was warm and it wasn’t as busy as the summer months.
Thailand is nice in October and because it is green season the proces are also good.
Post # 10
Middle of October and a lot of the US and Southern Canada is still nice.
The leaves will be changing in lower New England (Massachusetts) and points south…
MAP – Showing the Sugar Maples (reds, oranges & golds that are sought after)… you can see a larger one here on Wikipedia = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Acer_saccharum.PNG
Parts of Europe are still decent in October.
As is the South Pacific and Hawaii (someone already mentioned that)
October is a prime month for the Atlantic Hurricane Season which runs June 1st to November 30th, with the biggest storms happening in Aug, Sept. and Oct
So I wouldn’t be that keen to plan a Beach Vacation on the US Eastcoast, or head off on a Caribbean Cruise
(Yes they move the ships out the path of the storm… but that can be as much a curse as a blessing having your Itinerary all changed around. Plus, the ocean can be quite rough just the same… think of how water moves in a bathtub when you make a disturbance at one end)
Cruises are fabulous Honeymoons (all that wonderful pampering) but something I’d be more prone to do during the other half of the year (Dec 1 to May 31) if you are looking at the Caribbean… January, Feb, March & April are particularly awesome
Hope this helps,
Post # 11
@Nelly1214: CRUISE! I think i have even seen a few leaving from Texas before. I am a huge cruise. It is teh best bang for your buck, in my opinion. Usually less than $100 per person, per night. All food and entertainment and rooms included (just pay for alcohol, any shopping in the on-board mall or in the casino) everything else including theaters, shows, comedians, pool access, room service, guest activities is all free! I usually just like getting off at the ports and walking around or laying by the beach, you can purchase excursions through the ship or separately for diving, swimming with the dolphins all that fun stuff.
I just like it because there is so much to do on the ship and you can be as laid back, or as involved as you like.