Post # 1
FI and I don’t even talk about our honeymoon because we do not agree on where to go. I want something warm and tropical and he want’s Montana/Colorado he hates the heat. We both like the outdoors and I don’t have a problem with Montana/Colorado just NOT for our honeymoon!!!
I saw one bee on there went to the Canadian Rockies and she posted some amazing pictures, I’ve played with the idea but it still does not say “honeymoon” to me!
I’ve thought about the East Coast to, but have no idea where to go.
So my question is, any one else stuck in this situation currently or in the past? Any awesome suggestions that will please us both?
Post # 3
Could you go over seas? I think Italy could be a good middle ground for you – the dolomites are beautiful for hiking/climbing, but you could also head down towards the south and get some warmth. Not tropical, but on the other hand you’ll have tons of things to see and the food is wonderful!
If you’re really set on tropical, but he can’t handle heat – Bermuda has the tropical look, but it’s not so hot there. My husband is lousy dealing with heat, but we went there in April and he had no problems at all. People are super friendly, there’s great hiking tracks and you can go out diving or horseback riding so there’s definitely things to do there.
Post # 4
@soontobehisbride: My FI and I have gone through the same debate. I like warm places, he doesn’t. And we’re date twins, LOL. We ended up choosing a Grand Canyon/Sedona honeymoon. The temps will be nice and warm that time of year, there are some amazing natural features and outdoorsy things to do, and Sedona has some lovely resorts to make it feel like more of a honeymoon.
Post # 5
@eocenia: We’re going to Italy for much this reason… Amalfi Coast for my desire to relax by the sea, and Rome and Pompeii for my FI who wants something more active. Plus, he agrees that going coastal and low key for the first few days will be a good way to allay jetlag. And we are both SO excited about the food!
@soontobehisbride: If you don’t want to travel abroad, some ideas: 1) California – tons of pretty places all across the state, but also if you are coastal, it may not be too hot. Beaches, wine tours, cities to explore, mountains, deserts – the options are limitless. 2) How about a quaint Southern place like Savannah, GA or St. Augustine, FL or one of the Keys? 3) Hawaii, particularly Oahu, has a wide range of options, from the beach, to hikes, shopping, etc. Honolulu and Waikiki are a little less “chill” for this reason, but it might have enough to appeal to you both. Good luck!
Post # 6
We had this problem. I wanted to go to Italy, he wanted to have a “normal” relaxing beach honeymoon. He definitely did not want to go to Italy cause I would have packed it with site seeing and activities and just like any other of our busy vacations. Our compromise was that we could do his relaxing honeymoon, and we would go to Italy the next year.
Post # 7
@soontobehisbride: What if you guys compromised–a tropical location for the honeymoon and head to a sexy, frosty location like the Canadian Rockies or Montana over the Christmas season next year (or the year after, whatever) ? I think its a convincing point to go over the holiday season when it’ll be snowy and adorned with holiday lights and such.
Post # 8
California in the Carmel/Monterey/Big Sur area maybe? Some really gorgeous beaches there, but also lots of outdoorsy things to do.
Post # 9
@soontobehisbride: girl we are having the SAME issues! He wants Montana, I want tropical! I am hoping we can go somewhere tropical with a rainforest or waterfalls that we can hike/zip line/snorkel, something fun!
Post # 10
I second Italy, if you don’t mind going overseas. We went there a couple years back for a couple weeks. Half our vacation was site seeing and the last half we relaxed on the beach. (I’m more into site seeing and he’s more into the beach scene).
We climbed vesuvius which was fun! That could be a fun excursion for you both? I recommend a walking stick, lol
Post # 11
I don’t think Italy will work for us. Im loving all the ideas, keep them coming please!
Post # 12
@oneyearout: Not sure where you’re staying, but try to take at least a day trip to Capri. It’s so beautiful! Sorrento is gorgeous as well. I had always said I wanted to return there for my honeymoon, but then my husband and I decided to go somewhere completely new – so we went to France and travelled along the Loire Valley instead. Loved it!
If Italy doesn’t work I second the bee suggesting California – feels like one of those places where you both can get what you want.
Post # 13
If you are outdoorsy types I would highly recommend rafting the grand canyon. I did it a few years back with my family and there was a couple on the trip that was doing it for their honeymoon. Albeit, there’s not really private accomodations (most of the nights we slept out under the stars) but its my #1 favourite vacation and I’m a well travelled person.
This is the tour we went with http://canyonx.com/. I recommend it for a honeymoon since it is expensive and might be hard to justify for a normal vacay.. but totally worth it.
If thats not ‘honeymoony’ enough for you, maybe a trip to the Okanagan in British Columbia? Lots of stuff to do but you can still get in beach time and nice hotels, spas, winery tours etc.. the weather in september is really nice but probably not too hot and humid for your husband.
Post # 14
Maybe someplace that has a beautiful lake and mountains? That could sate the desire for some sunbathing and hiking all at the same time.
What about something like Lake Louise in the summer?
and for something farther away, Lake como?
Post # 15
Sea island Georgia maybe!