Looking for honeymoon destinations and overwhelmed

posted 1 year ago in Honeymoons
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I think Ireland is great! also think about Italy (especially the Tuscan region or the Amalfi coast if you’re going in the summer) and the south of France.

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

Ireland is a fantastic place.  It’s romantic, interesting, beautiful, and laid back.  Total package for what you might be looking for, imo.  Dublin of course is a must-see, but I found just two days in Dublin was plenty because there are so many other things to see.  Kilkenny is adorable, Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry are worth a day or two, Giant’s Causeway is cool, and depending on what time of year you go the Burren is beautiful.  I’ve spent a good bit of time there, so if you have specific questions feel free to DM me. =)

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Greece was my dream honeymoon. However we made a list of places we wanted to go, what we wanted to do and see. Greece was still the winner. 

You have so much you can do there. From adventures to just sitting back and relaxing. We took the all adventure route. 

But make a list. See what wins. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee

We are going to Sicily! Just make a list of pros and cons for different destinations and see which one wins. 

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Have you considered England too? You could do London- The Cotswolds- Bath- Dorset/Cornwall. If you haven’t heard of the Cotswolds do a Google image on somewhere like Castle Combe or Broadway. For Dorset somewhere like Corfe Castle or Abbotsbury and for Cornwall St Ives or Polperro are my faves. 

For elsewhere in Europe my favourite places are, Kitzbuhel in Austria, Lake Comp in Italy (Varenna specifically) and anywhere in the South of France. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

olism0916 :  Greek Islands are lovely, I didnt fancy Athens as much.

Rome is also a nice option. Beautiful, historic, good food, relaxed. 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

We’ve been checking off bucket list trips since we’ve been dating (Machu Picchu for me last year, Banff National park for him this year) and the trip we were going to do next year was Greece anyway (it was actually on both of our bucket lists!), so we are just making it our honeymoon! 

If you have a bucket list, go to one of those places. Otherwise, I would say Italy is beautiful, but we LOVED Peru! History, beaches, cities, whatever you want plus alpacas! Plus its in the same time zone basically so you don’t really waste a day getting jet lagged. Explore South America! 

Post # 25
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Helper bee

SCOTLAND! A MILLION TIMES SCOTLAND!!! 

 

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m British: Ireland the UK can be beautiful but you are not at all guaranteed good weather. I did a 2 week holiday in Ireland in July, and it rained 12 days out of 14 and I wore a jumper most days.

We honeymooned in Canada: it was quiet, remote, and we could do a range of activities dpeending on what we felt like 🙂

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

olism0916 :  Australia or New Zealand… lots of adventure and culture… the Outback is stunning too!

Post # 28
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Newbee

I’d say New Zealand or Japan!

Post # 29
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Busy bee

I have been to Ireland and I can tell you it is absolutely amazing and romantic and if you want to go there you should go! I went for two weeks in August 2010 and did not encounter much rain. You can see the Cliffs of Moher. I have heard that Galway and Connemara are very beautiful. I spent most of my time in Dublin and in County Kerry (Dingle and Tralee). We did the Ring of Kerry and the Slea Head Drive which were awe inspiring. I would go back in a heartbeat. I’m Irish too so I felt a special connection to the land. 

For our honeymoon next month we are going to Italy, to see Venice, Florence, Sorrento, and Rome. I think it’s going to be pretty amazing.  We booked through europeandestinations.com after getting rave reviews from our friends who use the site often. They have multiple Ireland tours/packages that you might want to check out. I’m sure there are loads of other Ireland packages out there from Trafalgar, etc., different travel sites. 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

Do what you want to do and don’t worry about planning a typical ‘normal’ honeymoon.

My hubby and I are huge history buffs. We did a three week road trip all around the east coast here in the US visiting historical battle fields like Gettysburg and Yorktown. We visited Jamestown too, plus the Chincoteague Island so I could fulfill a childhood dream. Spent time at museums we had always wanted so see like the Smithsonian in DC. We even ran up to New York state to visit the Corning Museum of Glass where we both were able to make glass flowers as a memento.

Despite it not being a typical honeymoon we managed to make it very romantic too. We would occasionally splurge on fancier hotel rooms with jetted tubs, buy a bottle of wine and have some fun with that. We did some romantic fancy dinners out too. One night we even scored a hotel room on the beach for really cheap as it was a last moment decision.

Unconventional yes, but also very much ‘us’. We have a lot of good memories from it.

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