(Closed) non traditional honeymoon anyone?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We wanted something somewhat close to home. So we’re going to be staying 3 nights at a casino that is about 2 hours away from our home, then venturing over about 3 hours in the next state to stay 3 nights at sybaris, then another 3 hours and stay in chicago. We LOVE chicago.

The room at the casino we are going to book :

The room at sybaris :

They have private heated pools in your room!

And we’ll probably just stay at the hilton in chicago.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

@imanw:  I haven’t been proposed to yet but my mom seems to already be planning my wedding/honeymoon. I told her I would like a mediteranian cruise (with land time obvi!) or an australian new zealand cruise. That way we get the luxury of a ship with the awesomness of several countries.

There are so many cool cruise tour packages out there that allow you to see a lot and plan very little.

Now to get the proposal and marriage done…hahaha

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We are planning on going to SXSW for our honeymoon. That may not seem too strange for the American’s  but it is for us – we will be travelling from Australia to do it! 🙂 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We’re not doing it right away because our wedding is overseas and we have to take a lot of time off for it-but we’re doing either the Inca trail or maybe the Laugavegur trek for our honeymoon around an August timeframe. I say maybe because I recently remembered Laugavegur is a hike I’ve long dreamed of doing and the travel time would be significantly reduced for us if we did Iceland over Peru. 

Both have been a dream of mine, but none of my friends are outdoorsy at all, except for one from college who I recently re-connected with. My SO, however, is very athletic and loves trekking/hiking so it’s pretty perfect. 

The destinations aren’t that unsual but I figure undertaking arduous 4 day treks with outdoor camping is…somewhat. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

We’re doing Disney for our honeymoon and then the year after/2 years after we’re doing a massive 3 month road trip of the States (I’m from the UK) – that’s going to be our big ‘farewell’ to our single lives together before we try for kiddos straight after that! That’s the plan, anyway 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My fiancé and I are going to Gettysburg! We found a really nice Inn and our suite will have all the honeymoon niceties, but we’re both into history and we wanted a nice mix of relax time and stuff to see, as well 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We went on a more traditional “mini-moon” at an island inn in Maine right after our wedding.  But our “real” honeymoon was 11 months later.  We went on safari in Zimbabwe and then spent some time in Cape Town.  We stayed in nice safari camps for part of the time, and we were in more traditional camping tents for 3 nights too.  It was not especially romantic — too rugged, and more importantly too many other people around — but it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we are both so glad we got to see such incredible wildlife.  Safari has always been on my bucket list, and I used our honeymoon as an excuse to make it happen because it was the only way I could justify such an indulgent expense.  We have been back from the trip for about 5 months and still talk about it all the time.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We went to New Zealand for 3 weeks. It definitely wasn’t your typical lie on the beach drinking margaritas honeymoon… we were TIRED from all the adventure activities we did (rock climbing, white water rafting, ice climbing, bungy, hang gliding, etc.). We had a week at a time share mid-way through, and finished our trip with 4 nights at a B&B, but also stayed in youth hostel/ backpackers (private rooms!) for a week.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

We are going to Disney World, not sure it that is non traditional. Some people think it is a great idea, others look at us like we are nuts.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@CupcakeLove:  Ohh you’re going to love Austin/SXSW! PM me if you want any restaurant recs or ideas of things to do in Austin!

@rebwana:  Same… we LOVED New Zealand, it was a really cool honeymoon destination. We didn’t stay at any hotels on our honeymoon but we’re planning a trip to Europe next year where we’ll stay at hotels/backpackers to save money for food and amusement. I’ve never spent much time at my hotel when I travel, so I think it’s totally the way to go. I’ve had some bizarre/not fun experiences in the huge hostel rooms with 10+ people so I probably won’t do that anymore, but I think the private rooms are a great deal.

@ElbieKay:  Wow, that sounds amazing!! I’ve always wanted to go on a trip like that.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I guess you could call ours non-traditional… We’re going to Sedona, Arizona for a week about a month after our wedding!  We booked a beautiful, intimate bed and breakfast and plan to do TONS of hiking, horseback riding and sightseeing in Red Rock country, and spend a day or 2 at the Grand Canyon.

I initally wanted to go somewhere tropical, but we actually got engaged on a trip to Mexico last year, so we wanted to do something a little different on our honeymoon.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We went to Ireland for a week before the wedding, as sort of a pre-honeymoon (my school schedule didn’t allow us to do it afterwards, and I didn’t want to wait almost a year).  It was amazing.  So beautiful.  After the wedding we spent labor day weekend camping at a popular vacationing spot in our state.  

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