Post # 1
Has anyone taken a roadtrip for a honeymoon?
So we are having a destination wedding in Colorado, and we will be driving from where we live in DFW, Texas.
Since we already have our car up there, we are thinking why not just drive some more and go visit some National Parks before we head back to Texas?
So, here is our tentative roadtrip schedule:
Estes Park -> Grand Teton NP -> Yellowstone NP -> Moab/Arches NP/Canyonlands NP -> Bryce Canyon/Zion NP -> Vegas -> Grand Canyon NP -> El Paso (Where his mom lives) -> DFW
So, we are planning to camp and stay in cheap cabins to save money, as well as eat out of our car. We might splurge for a nice local meal or a must do in the location, but we’re not sure yet.
So, any tips for roadtripping/camping? We will have a cooler and might buy a camping stove. What are the top must do things in each of the locations? Any other tips for saving money?
I know this isn’t a typical honeymoon, but we’re not resort-y people, and we already done the beach thing in Bali and Thailand (which is AWESOME), so we just wanted a little different.
Post # 3
All I am thinking about is how hot it will be in the desert in August.
Post # 4
We are on our honeymoon now and road tripped it 🙂 From Michigan to Florida! We were anxious to actually get to Florida, so we didn’t make stops on the way down but we plan on stopping at places on the way back up. Some people hate driving, but when it is just the two of us we love it!
Post # 5
The Grand Tetons, Yellowston, Arches, Zion, and Grand Canyon National Parks all in one trip? That pretty much sounds like the most awesome thing ever! You guys are going to have the best time.
We actually registered for a lot of new camping stuff in anticipation of our roadtrip honeymoon. We got a camp stove (which we are so excited to use!), new tent, etc.
I think we’re going to use Hotwire or whatever travel website give you the hotel without giving you the price to stay at a couple hotels along the way so we can sleep in a bed, shower, etc. But we will reserve all of that ahead of time so we can get good prices.
I think you’ll be able to save a lot of money just by not having to rent a car and all of the camping you’re planning on doing! It seriously sounds like the best honeymoon ever. Yay!
Post # 6
Awesome – I’m jealous! Make sure to get a National Parks and Federal Recreational Land Pass – Annual Pass. For $80, you’ll have access to all of the national parks for one year from the date of purchase. Each park charges a $25 entrance fee (although Teton and Yellowstone are covered under 1 fee since they’re connected), but even if you only go to 4 of the parks you listed, it will be worth it. You can buy one at the entrance to the first park you visit or ahead of time from the national park website or stores like REI.
Post # 7
I’ve heard that a lot of nat’l parks fill up pretty quick over the summer months, especially Yellowstone. So I would advise making campground reservations ahead of time, unless you know some back country spots.
I am jealous of your trip, it sounds like an awesome time!
Post # 8
That sounds amazing!! My parents actually did a road trip honeymoon along the Highway Way on the CA coast. They say they would not have traded it for anything.