Post # 1
For several various reasons, my Fiance and I won’t be able to go far for our honeymoon. We live in Wisconsin and are basically limited to places we can drive to and return home in a week. So basically, that gives us Michigan, Illinois, or Minnesota, unless we want to make a loooong road trip out of it.
I can’t help but feel kind of depressed when I read about the awesome honeymoons everyone else in this forum will be going on. Hawaii! Mexico! Europe!
Guess I’m just looking for a little emotional support about my comparatively humble honeymoon, and at the same time some helpful ideas of things I can do in my area. We went to Door County, Wisconsin, last summer and enjoyed ourselves immensely – it’s one of those places full of quaint little towns, cute one-of-a-kind shops, beautiful natural scenery, a really laid-back atmosphere, and low-cost things to do.
Anyone know what I can/should do?
Post # 3
Don’t worry that you can’t have a lavish honeymoon. The important part is that you get to be with your new husband and you get enjoy time together as husband and wife. Think of how exciting it will be for just the two of you to get away from everything and just be together.
I don’t know the area so I can’t give advice on what to do, but bed and breakfasts are always fun! Also, maybe if you two plan to have a small surprises for each other each day, it will keep things interesting and fun. I’m thinking little things, like one day you could give each other a hot oil massage or bubble bath with candle lights. (Maybe it’s too cheesy. Ha).
Anyway, don’t worry about not going far but really try and enjoy your time together.
Post # 4
The fact that you say you both enjoyed yourselves immensely in Door County is the most important part of your post. Planning-jealousy is the worst consequence of reading wedding blogs and wedding forums, because of course there is no reason for you or anyone to feel jealous of someone else’s honeymoon if you are going to have the time of your lives on yours! Who cares whether you stay in a resort featured in Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, the point is to enjoy yourselves, and comparing your vacation to those of others will only make everyone unhappy as they ponder what they should have done instead to impress everyone. Do what you are able to do that makes you both happy and live it up doing it. Have a fabulous honeymoon!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
Dude, could you go to Duluth, MN/Superior, WI? It’s just a few hours north from the Twin Cities area. Mr. Mary Jane and I considered doing this as a honeymoon if we had been short on cash and/or time this summer. There are all sorts of awesome rentals up there – you could even rent a whole cabin/house to yourselves for a few days for a LOT less money than if you were to go somewhere tropical. A nice area for tourists, lots of shopping and good restaurants there too. Lake Superior is huuuuuuge also. Sure, it’s not the ocean, but it’s still a massive and amazing body of water. I bet you can take boat tours, go canoing/kayaking, do water sports, hiking, sightseeing, etc.
I wish I had saved the links I bookmarked while searching for vacations in the duluth area. I’m sure if you use Google, and TripAdvisor.com, you would find some great places and recommendations from travelers. Check it out if you’re interested.
Post # 6
Hmm Superior huh. I’ll look into that. Thanks for the tip!
Post # 7
Well, I’m going to have to plug my own city here…. there’s so much to do in Chicago, you could definitely spend lots of time experiencing the city.
Post # 8
We’re in the same boat! We are limited by funds & time. We may use the $ to have an awesome afterparty and then spend a few nights in a really nice hotel in our hometown with a few spa treatments thrown in for fun!
Post # 9
What about Canada? The Olympics are really making me want to head up there soon and check it out!
Post # 10
I live in Door County and we’re experiencing the same thing! I can’t justify spending money on a honeymoon when I can put in all new bathroom fixtures. We’re going to drive over to Traverse City. MI for a few nights and then visit the UP for awhile and come home. Have you looked into something like that? Otherwise, I agree…Chicago would be a blast!