(Closed) Please tell me about your non-traditional honeymoon!

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

well, he sounds just like my FH and myself! we are paying for everything ourselves though. but we dont like being hot and dont want to drop a couple grand to go lounge on a beach. and like you said, we know we have to do something. anything… we like to do stuff. so, we both like waterfalls and i love photography and just got a brand new camera so we decided to go on a waterfall road trip if you will. i found a website that showed us every waterfall within the 4 states around us, how they were on scale of 1-5 and if you could swim at them or not and other cool information. so we were going to do that. BUT, then we decided while we dont want to sit around, we also dont want to spend the majority of our time driving. so, plan B!..we are just going to go to canada for a few days and stay at niagra falls and do some things there and that’s all we have “planned” and after our few days there we are just going to see where the trip takes us! so it’s partially planned but also partially an adventure!

now of course this may not sound so fun or like a good plan to you but it is perfect for us. so just try to think outside the box and what the 2 of you like and how you can make it into a trip! hope i helped!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Well I am Canadian, so I would highly recommend that you just take a trip across the border. Possibly to Quebec CITY. It’s very French oriented and the architecture is amazing. The B&B’s are inexpensive and it feels very ‘honeymoonish’ without the price tag.

Or perhaps do a weekend or 2-3 day getaway at a Spa resort that’s little out of your usual area. After all that partying and wedding stress, you two can definitely use the massages and what not. Wink

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@youhavemyheart: My FI too doesn’t like to be too hot and gets bored of beaches. We may just go touring around the UK in our campervan.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My FI and I are planning a two week cross-country road trip! We’re renting an RV and driving it from the East Coast where we live to the West Coast, and then taking a cheap flight back home. I’ve always wanted to drive across the country, and he did it right after he graduated from college. We’re waiting a few months after the wedding so that I can graduate and then we’re hitting the road. It’ll be a combined honeymoon/graduation trip!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We live right by the # 2 beach in the US, so the last thing we wanted was another hot, tropical location! So we are going to NYC. I have never been and FI has only been there as a kid so we are very excited. I work for a hotel so I got an amazing deal on the hotel room!! We are going for 7 days. cant’ wait. But our other option was to travel up the northern east coast.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Road Trip!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It’s been a dream of my husband and I’s for a VERY long time to go backpacking through Europe. We met in architecture school so we longed to see all the amazing buildings in person.So what better time than our honeymoon!

We backpacked through Europe for 3 weeks and it was the best time and experience EVER. It was crazy, hectic, wonderful, relaxing, romantic and everything we ever wanted.

What about just visiting a city you’ve always wanted to see? Something with a little adventure mixed in? Does it have to be a beachy location for you?

@littlenikki:

I’ve always wanted to do this as well!!! Sounds like SO much fun!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@littlenikki: We’d like to do that! One day hopefully 😉

@pinkb: What is the #2 beach in the US – just for future reference?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@CatyLady: Siesta Key

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Sasha2011: might you tell me the names of some of the buildings so i can look them up? i love architecture!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@cllyons: My pleasure. Hehe!

Old Quebec City is a good place to start.  It’s all very old school with olden day roads (brick layed) and lamp posts, etc. Small shops all around.

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine is a gorgeous 350 year old cathedral. The surrounding area is gorgeous. Not many buildings but right in front of the water and is on a mountain. (There’s a very good hotel by it to stay in. It is called ‘Hotel Confort’. It’s got a burgundy sign. They are inexpensive and offer very good accomodation.)

Montmorency Falls is close to the shrine above. Beautiful park and the falls are gorgeous. You can go right on top of them. They have a walk way right on top of the falls where you can see the water falling from. Neat place! (Wedding photo material.)

If you are going RIGHT NOW, then visit the Ice Hotel. All made of ice. Every little thing. Site: http://www.hoteldeglace-canada.com/ 

That is about all I can think of right now. I have visited the first three and I really enjoyed it. I love the ‘old school’ look of Quebec City. Quaint coffee shops and bistros. I was mesmerized. Haha! I have yet to visit the Ice Hotel.

There are also places in Montreal but Quebec City is definitely more romantic. Just great for driving around as well and finding places on your own!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are doing a 4 week cross country road trip and plan to hit up 6 or 7 national parks. We are going to camp at each park for a couple days then stay in a hotel or B&B in between each park. We can’t wait!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wanted to go to Alaska for our honeymoon. Not warm at all and lots to do if you like the outdoors and natural beauty.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are paying for the honeymoon ourselves and since I am not a traveling type person I didn’t want to spend a lot on it.  We decided to stay in the US because I just can’t justify spending almost $300 between the two of us for passports.  So instead we are doing a road trip to places we have never been to but wanted to.  We aren’t really romantic sit on the beach type people though so that made it somewhat easier.  The options for a honeymoon are really endless, it just depends on what your idea of a honeymoon is.  

@peaches1038: That’s what I originally wanted to do so bad, my MOH is getting married about a month after me though.  So between the amount of time such a trip would take and the cost we just couldn’t do it, I’m hoping to eventually!  Sounds like a blast.

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