Post # 1
Since I have the *main* portions of the wedding planned already (ceremony, venue, dj, dress, photographer/videographer, color scheme etc) I am now on planning the honeymoon phase. I want it to be a trip of a life time. I really don’t want to go to Mexico or the carribbean (already have been there) but not totally opposed to it. We plan on TTC on the honeymoon which will more than likely be right after the wedding.
So far we have a few ideas:
Portland, Oregon/Seattle, Washington (I live on the opposing side of the US).
Where did you go, and how long after the wedding did you go? Any deals/tips booking travel?
Post # 2
I am a recent transplant to the NW, and I will vouch it’s an awesome place to visit. Both Seattle and Portland have fun vibes, and the surrounding nature is fantastic too. I especially love all the waterfalls and hiking near Portland. I’m not sure I’d call it a “once in a lifetime” trip though since it’s domestic.
We did spend a week in Ireland for our honeymoon last year. It was pretty fun exploring Dublin and other smaller areas. It’s also beautiful!
It’s your honeymoon! I’m sure you’ll have a fantastic time no matter where you go. They’re all great options!
Post # 3
We went to Slovenia. Yeah I know-where is that. Lol! It’s by Austria and Hungary. Touches Italy and Croatia, too. We went a couple days after the wedding so we could spend more time with out of town family. We went for 10 days. It was amazing! We used Trip Advisor for plane tickets. Hotels.com for some of the nights (we love the rewards program). And Airbnb for when we wanted to stay in one area for a few days.
Slovenia has old Europe architecture and tons of history and beautiful nature and amazing food. It has Alps and Mediterranean coastline all within a couple hours. It’s Europe but so, so, so much less expensive than traditional European spots like Italy or Paris or something. We rented a car for about half our trip. We spent a day in Trieste, Italy, too. Stayed on the Lippizzaner stud farm a couple days because I love horses and the Lippizzaner history; walked along the coast in Piran, spent a couple nights by an Alpine lake, and stayed in an Airbnb in the pedestrian district of the capital Ljubljana. it was so awesome. Boat rides, fancy dinners For cheaper than home, gorgeous scenery, sidewalk cafes, put a love lock on their lock bridge…a wonderfully romantic nice time. We spent less than $4500 for the whole trip, I think.