Post # 1
My fiance wants to go somewhere hot (he keeps saying cuba) where as I would like to go somewhere with history (my dream honeymoon is riding the Trans Siberian railway from China to Russia) He loves warm places but I burn like crazy, I love cool/cold places but he freezes easily. Any ideas on a compromise? Where have you gone and enjoyed?
Post # 3
What about Greece? Its beautiful and warm on the coast but so much history there also.
Post # 4
what about spain or the south of france?
Post # 7
Hmmm…the thing that jumped out at me when hearing about your differing warmth and cold preferences was Japan. You could get their train pass, like the Eurailpass. Then you can do sights all the way from the bottom of the country to the top. Lots of AMAZING sites, and the weather swings from warm tropical in the south, to snowy in the north.
Or maybe a cruise with a lot of different stops. Like a European cruise… you’ll probably get some south of France, as well as England depending on the cruise line.
Post # 8
I ditto the PP about getting a Eurail Pass – I did that and had a blast. Don’t miss Italy (Cinque Terre!!), southern France, or Greece though – plenty of history and warm weather.
Post # 9
@TechKitten: I am a HUGE Travel buff. So here are some tips that might come in handy.
I’d steer clear of Cuba in November which I believe is your Wedding Month. Hurricane Season in the Atlantic runs June 1 to December 1, and the end run of the season always seem to effect the Western Caribbean (South America, Mexico and Florida / Gulf of Mexico the worst). Used to be that November was a fairly quiet month (September and October more active) but with Global Warming, November has become more active in recent years.
Sure you can find some “bargains” in Hurricane Season in the Caribbean, BUT it is a true crap shoot… even if you don’t get a Hurricane or Tropical Storm… it is “rainy” season, so the weather probably won’t be ideal anyhow.
Personally, I’d be looking at Europe that time of year… weatherwise it can be more moderate than Canada’s Climate (so November more like our October or September)… and because it is “off season” quite inexpensive compared to other times of year, as your money will go further… perhaps your explorations can do so as well !!
Post # 10
I wish I could go to all these places, great insight, thank you 🙂
Post # 11
Europe for sure 🙂 (Greece is my playground.) Tons of history, very few tourists at that time, and mild climate, nomatter where you go in the Mediterranean at that time.