Post # 1
We are thinking on Jan 4 as the wedding date in India, I will have about a week after that to spend with the hubby before school starts again. The thing is, I’m not sure I want to go on a 20 hr flight and back to school the second my honeymoon ends. I’m also weary of planning a honeymoon on top of having 6-8 months to plan the wedding (we are not yet officially engaged, he has gotten my parents’ blessing).
Should we spend Jan 6-10 somewhere in India as a mini-moon, so we have 2 days back in the states before school starts. (India has a lot of different areas – beaches, mountains, culture etc and I left the country when I was 9 so I have a desire to go back and travel there). We could also do an official honeymoon later (I will be graduating and taking the bar and should have 2 weeks to 2 months in August 2014 to travel), known as the bar trip and make that our honeymoon.
Should we go somewhere else for a week (so longer than the india minimoon, I would miss a day or two more of school). This would perhaps give us more of the honeymoon feeling and the trip in Aug could just be another vacation? We could go to maldives or mauritius or bora bora/tahiti (closer to india beach areas). We would also like italy/france but worry about the cold (neither one of us is a fan of the cold).
Any other suggestions for places that aren’t too cold during that part of january? I’ve always wanted to go to costa rica but it doesnt make sense to go from india to costa rica (too tiring) and it would be better to save it for another time. My SO also loves animals and has always wanted to go to Africa but I’m not sure he or I would want a safari type honeymoon.
Post # 3
IF it was in MY Budget… and knowing you have to fly home in that direction anyhow (on the way home)…
I’d look at places like… The Maldives – Fiji – Bora Bora – Tahiti – or Hawaii
I think they’d all make for a very romantic Honeymoon !!
BUT if you guys are into adventure… then India would be a good choice (has your Hubby-2B ever been there?)
Hope this helps,
Post # 4
This Time Round – Thank you! My SO has been to India, 6-7 years ago, he traveled to a few cities on a trip and he was born in the US but has family in India. I think he would be interested in the India trip, but I have been harping on about bora bora for years so that has really grown on him as well.
I guess I’m slightly concerned it will be too relaxing lol, (first world problems). Is there enough to see/do there? I love the ocean/watersports, but some of the activities, I could probably do easily and cheaper in Miami (where I grew up) whereas Europe has more things to do (we both enjoy art/architecture/museums etc). India also offers a lot of architecture/history etc. We would probably want some relaxation/romantic time but also a little activity?
However, my SO has never gone jetskiing or parasailing or things like that so I suppose it could be fun to take him!
Post # 5
TO @Firework: I’m not the person to give you a lot of info on these Destinations (sadly)… as I’ve never been beyond North America. BUT I’d LOVE to see em someday.
You can find out a lot of info I find by looking at the following resources (my go to list when planning any sort of vacation to somewhere new)
Wikipedia – great for an overview. And it gives you the “click around” benefit… so you can learn as more as you go
Official Tourism Websites – Everyone has one now. Countries / Regions / Cities.
And TripAdvisor… I will not travel any more without checking in on TA first. They have it all. Travel Guide – Reviews (on Accommodations – Restaurants – Attractions / Things to Do) – and they also have their Forums (like the Boards we have here on WBee) where you can post Questions and get answers from the Destination Experts & Locals who know the area best
And if you are flying (which you are)… Seat Guru is great as well to find out all kinds of info about airlines, planes, seating, etc.
Hope this helps,
Post # 6
@This Time Round: i would suggest the maldives… but i am a little biased as we are going on our honeymoon there 😉 january is peak season there though so i definitely think it’s worth considering. they do have activities to do, but of course it’s more of a relaxing holiday than a city experience, so it really depends on what you want.
as for timing though, if you wanted to go for a honeymoon later in the summer as you said, i don’t think that would be bad at all – we are actually going to the maldives 5-6 months after our wedding and we don’t mind at all.
Post # 7
Don’t overlook South America! With it being summer there, you’ll get the fabulous warm weather and outdoor events. Cities like Lima, Peru and Buenos Aires, Argentina are full of beautiful old buildings/architecture and culture. Likewise, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are in Brazil and Uruguay. If you’re looking for European, Santiago, Chile feels very much like a modern European city.
Full disclosure: Our honeymoon is definitely to Lima and Santiago with the possibility of a visit to Uruguary in February, 2014.
So much to choose from!
Post # 8
ArtDecoDC – Thanks for sharing, that sounds like a fabulous honeymoon. I love Brazil (have been) and plan to go in 2016, plus I don’t think we would have enough time to get there and do it justice in 6 days. Perhaps we could do it in Aug for our longer trip.
Post # 9
I’d totally do Maldives or Seychelles or Boracay or something already over there that you might not want to travel that far to get to again!