Post # 1
My husband and I took time off of work in October to take a trip for our anniversary. Now that I’m pregnant I think this trip is turning into a babymoon. I’ll be just under 20 weeks when we go, so hopefully I’ll be feeling pretty good. Now we’re having trouble deciding where to go. October is still considered hurricane season, so the Caribbean and Florida are probably risky choices. We live in Michigan so a warmer climate would be nice, as it will probably already be pretty chilly. We did go to Ireland for our honeymoon though, so a cooler spot isn’t completely out of the question. Anyone have any suggestions?
Post # 2
Go where you want to go and buy travel insurance.
Post # 3
We actually just booked our trip to Bermuda in October because it is Zika free and we are currently TTC. It is also not in the Caribbean and only hit by a hurricane once every 7 years, but we have travel insurance just in case. It is also still very warm in October. We got a nice Airbnb since it was much cheaper than a hotel. mrsclaymls :
Post # 4
Not sure your personal preferences, but have you considered going out west? I’m unfamiliar with how the weather would be but Phoenix came to mind.
You could also do something like Gatlinburg, Nashville, Kentucky. Depends on how far you want to travel though.
Post # 5
kmbumbee190618 : I would love to go west. My family vacations as a child were always in northern Michigan. I’ve never even been west of Chicago. I was just in Nashville a few weeks ago for my BIL’s fiancee’s bachelorette party. It was just pregnant little me following around a bunch of younger girls from bar to bar. They literally did nothing else. It would definitely be fun to go back and go places I can actually enjoy. We’ve also talked about renting a cabin in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. I’m sure it’s gorgeous there in the fall, plus should be warmer than Michigan. Great ideas!
Post # 6
mrsclaymls : I’m from the Midwest, so if you’ve never been past Chicago I highly recommend it! I have a friend who lives in Montana though and October can be iffy as far as snowfall, LOL. That’s why maybe Phoenix or a more desert area. Colorado would probably be snowy and cold already as well, but I can’t say for sure I’ve never been.
I’ve had friends stay in an AirBnB in Gatlinburg in the woods with a hot tub and they ordered food in and played games and loved it! Super intimate. Just ideas.
ALSO, it is pricey BUT I highly recommend Big Cedar Lodge which is in the Ozarks (Branson, MO). Its BEAUTIFUL and October would be goregous and not too cold at all.
Post # 7
Some Caribbean islands (Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba) are outside of the hurricane belt. Those might be my vote.
Post # 8
October is a great time of year to visit the national parks in Utah (Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, etc.). It’s still pretty hot in Phoenix in October but if you head north to Sedona it’s usually around 10 degrees cooler. If you’ve never been out west, I highly recommend it. Amazing rock formations/colors/etc. in both of those areas in UT/AZ! The Pacific Northwest is beautiful also. I think October is just before the rainy season starts there. Portland and Seattle are both fun.
Post # 9
We took our honeymoon to Curacao last year and absolutely loved it. We can’t wait to go back and meet up with some of the people that we met down there on our trip.
1. It’s out of the hurricane belt. That was one of the big factors for us, since we originally planned to go to St. Maarten and it was completely destroyed by a hurricane the year prior.
2. It’s also a dutch territory like Aruba, but it has a lot more of the old Dutch influence. Aruba is very westernized: high rise buildings, Mcdonalds on every corner, etc. Curacao still has all the old charm of being a dutch territory with the history, culture, and architecture.
3. The people are seriously the nicest I’ve ever encountered in the Caribbean. We went scuba diving 2 days and also did kite boarding while we were there. Our scuba diving instructor helped to set up the kite boarding for us (with an instructor that we was already using because the one we booked flaked). After kite boarding, we all stopped by a roadside stand for a beer and to hang out. He also drove us around the island a whole bunch and showed us a lot of places that we should visit and cool things to do.
3. The beaches are beautiful! Some of them are public and some are private. We rented a car one day and drove around the island. We stopped at a beach and snorkeled with sea turtles. At another beach, we did a 30ish foot cliff jump into the water. The water is also crystal clear.
4. Willemstad is the main town on the island. There are tons of restaurants, shopping and general exploring to do in the downtown area.
Let me know if you have any other questions!