Post # 51
I love SE Asia and definitely recommend it (I lived in Thailand and Japan so did a bit travel around the area); even though you say jet lag isn’t an issue it’s never fun.
My fiance and I are planning on a trip to Columbia for our honeymoon. A few days in Bogota and in Cartegena. City and beach. Also good hiking (I’m told).
It’s an option and not that long a flight from Dallas.
As far as the UK (I saw it mentioned); I was there for 10 days in December last year and was stuck in the airport for 3 days and stuck 2 days at a friends because of weather. It was unusal weather, but I would not recommend it in January.
Good luck and congratualtions on the fabulous gift from your parents.
Post # 52
How about New Zealand? It’s the islands right next to Austrailia. Because of it’s terrain, there’s so much stuff to do! There’s lots of mountain ranges so you can go mountain climbing, lots of hikes where you see a bunch of waterfalls and rivers along the way… Just like Alaska, you can go glacier trekking! And being that the country consists of 2 islands, there’s lots of water/beach activities like scuba diving, whale watching, kayaking… Oh and they even have several caves you can explore. Not adventurous enough? NZ’s city of Queenstown offers bungee jumping, sky diving, paragliding, mountain biking, zorbing etc. There’s so much stuff to do! And best of all, you can’t beat the scenery. They have several crystal clear glacial lakes with the backdrop of snow capped mountains. And best of all, January is the middle of their summer being that it’s on the opposite side of the equator. It would be a perfect honeymoon for you and your Fiance to try out so many new things in one place for the first time! Think about it!
Post # 53
@GreenEyedMoon: Peru was amazing! Definitely worth the trip. My boyfriend (now FI) and I went last year and did the 4-day hike to Machu Picchu. It was tough but totally worth it when you see it. I can totally recommend some stuff if you need.
Post # 54
DH and I went to Buenos Aires. It was somewhere we had not been that we always wanted to go. We also thought about Peru, I think that would be amazing. We always thought we would go to New Zealand and rent or buy a motorcycle or a bus to travel around in. We love camping, hiking, outdoors.
Post # 55
Since you are going to Costa Rica and mentioned nature I would recommend going to the Osa Peninsula. It is considered the most bio-diverse place on earth!!! We will be doing our honeymoon there in July as well as a couple other places in Costa Rica. We are working with a travel agency called Reef to Rockies. They have paired for us with some conservation biologista who are allowing us to do some volunteer work with endangered sea turtles and also tracking Jaguars. A romantic place to stay in the Osa Peninsula is the Lapa Rios Rainforest Ecolodge.
We thought about doing a honeymoon in Boreno (near Thailand) but the tickets alone were going to cost close to $2000 a piece where Costa Rica is only costing us $375 a person.
For anyone else looking for “off the beaten path” honeymoons, I highly recommend doing a safari in Kenya or Tanzania (or anywhere in Africa really). I stayed at the Sopa lodge in the Serengetti and I actually had wild elephants close enough to eat out of my hand from my balacony window!!!