Post # 1
Where should we go for our very belated honeymoon, ideally this fall?
- Some place that I haven’t been before. No: India, England, France, Switzerland, Caribbean (St. Martin, Domenica, Tobaggo, Barbados), Mexico (Cancun), Peutro Rico, Canada.
- Some place relatively warm in the fall
- Some place “interesting.” This is tough to define, but a place I’d want to check off a list as having been (e.g. must see places like the Taj) or a place with some history or some sights. Some place people say “oh cool!” when you are going rather than telling you they’ve been there 12 times and you should do XY and Z and look up their cousin. Some place I can look back on as a little unique for a honeymoon trip rather than just one of all of the rest of the trips I’ve taken.
Darling Husband wants:
- To not spend a fortune. (He spent a ton on some bachelor parties so his stance on this has had to weaken quite a bit.) It’s a once in a lifetime time to splurge, we have the funds and I might even be able to use miles for a flight. Ideally under $5,000, but we could do more for something special. Most of our vacations to date have involved staying with friends and thus have been really cheap.
- To not have a crazy long flight. (My preference is South America which sadly is on the tail edgese of a long flight, but it’s looking like we might have a Brazil wedding next year. But New Zealand/Australia are definitely out!)
- A place where he can get some down time (e.g. beach?) so I am not dragging him around as I run around seeing things all the time.
Post # 3
I would think Maine would be a lot of fun in the fall (and beautiful). It would be pretty affordable too.
But it might not be as warm or exotic as you’re looking for.
Post # 4
Gatlinburg TN… They have cabins tucked back in the mountains. Very private. In the fall its beautiful. most cabins have hot tubs… Town is nice, it’s quiet and relaxing.
Post # 5
@Mrs.KMM: @MissMudge: We live near Maine so we’ve been there before, twice this year already in fact (Bar Harbor and York) and I’ve been sea kayaking in Acadia during college. It is beautiful though, and I adore the water so bonus points there. I’ve also been to TN for whitewater kayaking several summers in college. I should have mentioned, due to my dad’s job (Coast Guard), I’ve lived and visited a LOT of states. I’d prefer a foreign location.
Post # 6
How about Iceland? It’s not so warm, but it would certainly be interesting.
I’m not sure if it’s too far away for you, but Crete in Greece would still be warm and have beaches and interesting historical sites and beautiful nature. It is a rather touristed place, but it seemed to me that it is frequented mostly by other Europeans, so there is a chance that nodoby you know has been there.
Egypt? Machu Picchu? Some Amazon rainforest tour in Brazil?
Post # 7
@Alsace: DH has been to Greece (flying back from it on 9/11 I think actually – eeks!), but I haven’t, so I’d be happy to go there if I can persuade him – could do Turkey/Greece. Given we have a potential Brazil wedding next year (very likely), we’ll hold the rainforest idea until we know if the wedding is scheduled there. His brother & now SIL went to Machu Picchu last year. I suggested we do it, but unfortunately that’s more active than he wants for the honeymoon. We have differing “ideal” vacations so it’s really hard to get one with the perfect activity level blend for both of us. Good idea though, I’d love to do it! I’ll have to look into Egypt I hadn’t thought of that one…
Post # 8
So it isn’t out of the country or have any ‘interesting’ sights to see but check out Big Ceder Lodge in Missouri. It is very very romantic and a great getaway. Not what you would expect from Missouri.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club
Although I imagine you have already decided (since this thread is a month old!!), for our honeymoon, we went to Turkey for a week in early October, and it was absolutely fabulous! I would highly, highly recommend it. The weather was gorgeous, and it is a great destination for all of the neat historical sites, etc. We also thought that it was relatively inexpensive.
Let me know if you want specifics!