Post # 1
Fiance and I had planned on a two-week Honeymoon in Spain. We scrapped that idea, because Spain doesn’t seem like the ideal place to be at this time with all their government issues.
Fiance and I are looking for a trip that would not be easy enough to do any other time. We are in NY, so anywhere in the Carribbean, Virgin islands, parts of Mexico, etc would be easy to do at another time.
We are having a hard time coming up with something we’re as excited about as we were for Spain.
What are we overlooking? Any great suggestions?
Post # 3
We had to scrap our European honeymoon because of the cost of the flights (1500$ each) We are now going to Costa Rica, there is so much to do. Look it up on tripadvisor.com and google. Any questions, don’t hesitate I have combed through all the info more than once!
Post # 4
Depends what your likes and time of year that you want to go…Personally, I’d love to do a trip to the UK+Ireland. What about something super far and exotic like Tahiti? Or Italy?
Post # 5
We are going on safari in Zimbabwe! This is my only excuse to plan such a ridiculous trip!
We also had a wonderful time in Guatemala a couple of years ago, but I think the political situation there has gotten dicier. We stayed in some amazing places and it pretty affordable. Check out La Lancha lodge (but check the State Department web site first).
One of my friends went to Thailand for her honeymoon
If you were interested in Spain, you could do another Mediterranean country like France, Italy or Greece. Be picky if you decide on Italy though. Last time I was there it felt very touristy, especially in Positano.
I would love to go to Morocco or Turkey. Angkor Wat in Cambodia is also on my bucket list.
Post # 6
Greece? Corfu is absolutely beautiful & so are all the other islands, like Santorini! Beautiful scenery but also lots of cool historical sights! 🙂
Post # 7
We are going to puerto rico and alsok looked into the dominican republic in punta cana area they are both beautiful places..
Post # 8
My friend honeymooned in Croatia – look it up it looked absolutely gorgeous.
Post # 9
We’re planning an African safari for our honeymoon, and I’m super excited about it. Some of my favorite places to travel have been Japan($), Rome, Brazil (Amazon), Ireland, Costa Rica, and Thailand. But my best recommendation would be Budapest. It’s a beautiful city and it still has that wonderful eastern european feel to it, but it’s getting more westernized every day, so go soon! The baths are like a cross between and country club pool and a spa – it’s awesome. We also went to Prague, that trip, which was an easy overnight train ride. If you have any questions about any of these places (or Panama, Venice, Florence, Paris, Seol, Belgium, Holland, Bonaire) send me a message – I love to yammer about travel!
Post # 10
@MademoiselleL: Maybe we’re being super-paranoid, but we sort of feel like Europe is not the place to be right now and that breaks my heart. I really wanted to see Spain or Greece and it seems like we’re going to have to do Europe another time.
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Go to Santorini, and if you want to go to more than one place, I’d suggest Crete.
Post # 13
I would still go to Spain. A lot of the other countries bees have suggested also have their own problems- some Government some not. Problems happen in all countries even America (which currently has the same advisory warning as Spain on my countries advisory list for travel). If you have travel insurnace you will be covered in the event (not likely) that something happens.
At the very least jump on a forum which actually has people living in Spain on it and ask questions. Don’t rely exclusively on what the media is telling you.
Post # 14
@csteen85: If you’re not into going to Europe then I’d suggest (a) the southern islands in Thailand, (b) Bali or maybe somewhere in South America!!
Post # 15
I may live here so am a bit biased, but I do think New Zealand is amazing! If you still want to go to EU, then the south of france is also beautiful.
Post # 16
@csteen85: I feel like you are being a bit too cautious if you are ruleing out all of Europe. I suggest you go to Europe and specifically Spain if that is where you want to honeymoon. I live in Europe (and am American) and am flying to Spain this weekend. Honestly, you have a full year before oyur hoenymoon if your date is correct, so much can change in that time. If you are concerned, get a good travel insurance (when we booked our honeymoon, we paid something like $120 extra for the insurance that allowed us to cancel at anytime for any reason before our flight took off).
Spain had a country wide strike last week and generally has insanely high unemployment at the moment but there are no ongoing riots or civil war or anything like that. I would be more cautious about Athens than anywhere else in Europe right now. I can let you know next week if we have any issues but I do not have any reseervations about traveling to Spain at this time.
That being said, if you want an alternate suggestion, what about Malta? It is a small island nation (3 islands, Gozo was my fav.) in the EU that has a similar feel to coastal Spain. There is insane history, lots of fancy churches, a true European feel, good weather and it is small enough that you can do so much. The capital is an ancient walled city which is so different from the fishing vilalges you see 30 minutes away. The whole island of Malta is connected by bus really well but if you are adventerous, rent a car. The main island which is called Malta does not have many sandy beaches but the smaller Gozo has a large beautiful beach if you want to spend a day relaxing. The people are very freindly and while it is an island nation with no resources that depends on tourism as a major industry, it is refreshingly not annoyingly touristy like some Carribean islands where people are trying to sell you things everywhere.
Hope that helps. Maybe someone who is currently living in Spain can weigh in. Also, Mrs. Socks currently lives in Spain and writes a blog about her time as an Expat. Its called Married up with Wine if that may ease your worries.