Post # 1
We’re definitely on a budget but were thinking of maybe a pacific coast cruise, a trip to Canada, some type of outdoors relaxing and adventurous (hiking, exploring, lounging) honeymoon in December 2012. Some ideas we came up with were maybe Yellowstone, Vancouver, etc.
I’ve seen a few hotsprings locations that seemed incredible! I went to Sol Duc hot springs when I was little with my parents and it was absolutely gorgeous with the fog coming down off the trees.
Have any of you guys taken or booked a honeymoon similar to this or with hot springs that you can recommend????
Post # 3
This doesn’t sound like your suggestions but Costa Rica was a very hiking, exploring, lounging vacation for us and is a very outdoorsy/adventure type of place. The Arenal area has some really nice hotsprings.
Post # 4
If you have never been, I would suggest Yellowstone! It is BEAUTIFUL! The Old Faithful Lodge is pretty amazing too.
Post # 5
If you are thinking of heading to BC, there are tons of nice hot springs areas here. Some are natural, while others are more landscaped (using the hot springs water). Check out this website for more info:
Post # 6
I would totally recommend Glacier National Park – it is absolutely AMAZING!!! Scenary wise, puts Yellowstone to shame…just not as many animal spottings as Yellowstone – but Going To the Sun Road (runs E to W through the entire park) is closed in December 🙁
Yellowstone is also beautiful in the winter months. Mammoth Hot Springs is a resort that is a little smaller than Old Faithful Inn, but also less crowded. I think there tend to be more animals in that area also. Be aware though that a lot of the roads of Yellowstone are closed in winter due to heavy snow. You can do snowmobile trips (FI and I really want to do one next winter), but they are costly.
Chico Hot Springs is another Montana hot springs that I really enjoyed in the past. Lots of trails for hiking or biking (not sure if you would want to do that in winter or if they have equipment (snow shoes, etc)) but it is really beautiful and very rustic. Good luck in the search!
Post # 7
Wow, I’m silly! LOL I completely forgot that December is IN THE WINTER, LOL! I must have been thinking about everyone else going during winter “break” and forgot we’d probably be staying in the US or Canada, LOL. So maybe the following summer, haha.
I’ve been to Yellowstone but FI has not. My parents and I have been to lots of places but we never made it to Glacier and always wanted to! We’ll have to look into that! and BC hot springs!
We have friends that went to Costa Rica and had a good time, but my FI has gone with family before and we were thinking something different. ~ that’s along the same lines though!!
Since cruise prices are pretty affordable that’s why we were looking at them..
We keep holding out that we’ll somehow be able to get a free flight out of Southwest…we keep publicizing them all over the place ~ we met in one of their boarding lines and FI proposed in the line where we met and the attendants helped 🙂 maybe we’ll get lucky and get a flight somewhere– it IS the airline of LUV after alll…*sigh*
Post # 8
I am a Winter Bride who is Honeymoon’ing in Alaska Summer 2012 but we are deciding on a Mini-Moon and the hot springs is something we’ve both always wanted to do! Definintely going to be checking up on this thread!
Post # 9
Well yeah if you are going over summer instead of winter, I highly highly recommend Glacier. It might not be quite as relaxing as a hot springs resort, but I the views literally take your breath away. A few pics from our trip last summer…
Post # 10
There are some hot springs in radium, bc. I havent been but, i heard there great. I have been to the banff, alberta hot springs. It is kind of like a big pool and if you go on a weekend or holiday it is super packed and uncomfortable beacuse you sometimes cant find a seat and have to stand. Not really an intimate setting. But, the views are gorgeous.