Post # 1
So fiancé and I are discussing honeymoon ideas. We both agree the dont want to do the typical beach honeymoon. He wants to do an Alaskan cruise, but from what I’ve seen they don’t start until May and our wedding is in March. I would prefer to go right after the wedding. We want to do something outdoorsy and take in the beauty in nature. I’ve been to Yosemite and the red wood forest and LOVED it. Fiancé and I love Colorado but would prefer to go somewhere we haven’t already been. Any ideas? We don’t want to spend a fortune but are open to any ideas. 🙂 Renting a cabin, goin on hikes, seeing waterfalls or canyons would be ideal.
Send me some ideas please!
Post # 3
@futuremrskirkman: You can look into certain areas of California too.
We are going to Spain and Paris.
Are you open to Europe at all? I went to Ireland with my best friend and we did a lot of hiking, that is a trip that you can really appreciate the outdoors
Post # 4
look on groupon and expedia, there are plenty of great travel deals.
what about peru to climb machu pichu? costa rica for the rain forest and hot springs?
there are a million places to choose from.
we are going to Italy.
Post # 5
@futuremrskirkman: I second South America! I went to Peru last year and saw Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, and the Amazon and it was fantastic! We went in May and it was about 20-25’C. We did lots of hiking, we kayaked, explore the jungle, and of course saw lots of ruins. South America was beautiful and the people were so friendly. Another bonus, no jet lag! Plus, once you pay the flights, it’s relatively inexpensive.
We (a friend and I) went with a tour group called Adventure Life, out of Montana. I couldn’t recommend them enough. I didn’t like the idea of tour groups, but they specialize in small groups (we were alone with our guide for most of it). They are also fantastic at customizing what you want. We chose a pre-determined tour and changed a few things in it. You can also change the type of accommodations you want, be it roughing it or something more luxurious. They specialize in Central and South America, which would have tons of options for stuff that you seem interested in. I would definitely check out what they have to offer. If nothing else, it may give you some other ideas of stuff you might be interested in.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@futuremrskirkman: I would definitely recommend the Pacific Northwest. Spend a day or two in Seattle, then drive out to the Cascade Mountains (I highly recommend Mount Baker and Mount Shucksan) and then spend a few days in the San Juan Islands (there are tons of cute B&Bs on Orcas Island and San Juan Island). The PNW is perfect for you guys – there’s endless adventurous stuff and beautiful scenery, and you would get *somewhat* of the Alaska experience since it’s a similar climate. (I just got back from AK though and it was incredible, you guys will havae to go another time!)
Another place I’d highly recommend is the Grand Tetons, and Montana. Here’s Lake McDonald, Montana-
High Mountain Lakes, Montana:
Post # 7
@Mrs. Wallaby: Oooo! I want to go there now too. Stunning photos!
Post # 8
@futuremrskirkman: Peru is a great idea – so is Argentina! Go to Buenos Aires, Bariloche and Iguazu Falls!
Post # 9
@futuremrskirkman: What about the Canadian Rockies? I’ve been dying to go there! Or maybe Quebec City, Quebec. It’s gorgeous there and it has a very European feel– and you can stay in the Chateau Frontenac.
Post # 10
@futuremrskirkman: I still stay stick with the cruise! You can cruise to mexico (i suggest cabo or puerto vallarta) Cabo has the most amazing beach, water felt like silk! Im not sure pricing around March but they are usually less than $100 per day per person. I was looking at a 6 day for $469! All meals included, great entertainment on ship with singers, dancers, comedians, hypnotists, casinos, stores, games, bingo, lunges, clubs etc etc. And then dont forget about the funt hings to do at ports – sbuba dive, swim with dolphins. parasailing or jus relaxing.
Truly a fabulous time!