Post # 17
THAILAND! It’s very cost effective and you really have lots rolled up into one destination. Culture, city, and beach. You could pick three cities and spend 3-4 days in each place (Bangkok, Phuket or Koh Samui, Chang Mai)
Post # 18
Malta Islands. So much history and a completely different culture influenced by many. Also delicious food and English speaking. Do be sure to include a trip to Gozo.
Post # 19
@Tbblount: I would say Costa Rica or Iceland. Lots to do in both places. Icelana had beautiful hot springs and an amazing culture
Post # 20
@LilySarah: Well, Gibralter is definitely not Spanish so you didn’t miss out in that regard. It’s just very interesting. Plus, you have to walk across an airport runway to get there. It’s one of the most difficult landings in the world because of airspace restrictions the Spanish put in place… Fun facts!!!!
Mijas is lovely! We actually stayed there.
Definitly good to avoid certain parts of the Costa Del Sol!! But there are so many lovely spots there… Hmm considering my nxt trip now….!!!
Oh, and Krakow is fab too!
Post # 21
1. Galapagos Islands! One of the most beautiful and interesting places on the planet.
2. Namibia – stable, beautiful, amazing deals on self-drive safaris with amazing camp sites (nicer camping than in the US!).
3. New Zealand – temporate rain forest, ridiculously stunning vistas, kindest people i’ve ever met.
4. Borneo! Rainforest, amazing animals, plus world class diving.
I’m not a fan of Bali or Phuket. Too overrun with tourists. I much prefer more remote or less traveled regions!
Post # 22
@Peachytalk: Oooh Iceland! How did I forget to list that? Such a cool place! We did a 2 week road trip there a couple years ago and it was to die for.
Post # 23
I spent a month in Southeast Asia, and Vietnam was AWESOME! I spent two weeks there and did it all (almost)! Homestay on the Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City – Nha Trang – Danang – Hoi An – Hue – Hanoi – Halong Bay. It was fantastic and included a bit of everything! I highly recommend visiting the country!
Post # 24
@crayfish: omg that sounds amazing I’m so jealous!
Post # 25
Portugal – The Algarve is lovely.
Post # 26
I always end up balancing the desire to go someplace against whether or not it’s the best time of year to go there and whether I’ll be truly “comfortable.” I was born in a tropical climate (S. India) but then raised in Northern Quebec and the Northeast US so heat affects me very badly (yes, sad, I have truly given up my desi card). You did say you live in a beach destination year round, so not sure if you are maybe more used to it than some of us in cooler climes, but Asia can be brutally hot right around August (assumed based on your wedding date next to your name). Like, take your breath away levels of hot. Plus, there is monsoon to content with, which can add another layer of misery. Of course, anytime you go someplace during the best season it also means you’re dealing with lots of tourists and higher prices so that’s the downside!
If you are taking your honeymoon right after your wedding, I’d recommend Peru, Portugal, Greece or Turkey. My personal choice would be a toss up between Peru or Turkey.
If you are OK waiting a bit till November or December, I’d recommend Cambodia, Vietnam or India.
Post # 28
- Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand
Croatia and Istanbul are absolutely amazing! I would definitely suggest checking those out. I’ve never been to Prague but I’ve heard wonderful things.
Post # 30
We’re traveling light (just one backpack a piece!) and heading to Europe. We aren’t sure where yet, but Fiance has some Polish heritage and I’d love to see Krakow, and I’m half German and would love to go back to Munich. I also really want to go to the Cinque Terre in Italy…
So many decisions to make!
Post # 31
I spent 2 years lviing in Thailand and travelled all of SE asia! I would highly recommend it, it’s my favorite place on earth!!!!