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The wedding is over, the stressful planning is long gone, and now all that you have to focus on is celebrating your new journey with the love of your life! Your honeymoon is the perfect way to spend time doing what both of you love to do. Are you dreaming of a tropical getaway? City scape to explore? Adrenaline junkies? Are you trying to find out how to do something still really exciting but on a budget? You’re in luck, we have it all mapped it for you in an easy guide that will help take the pressure off your honeymoon planning and one step closer to your dream trip.
Coolest Honeymoon Island Packages
If you’re looking to kick off your flip flops, lay in a cabana and relax with a tropical drink in hand, an island package may be right up your alley. Who can blame you? You’ve had a crazy couple of months of planning and rest and relaxation is exactly what the doctor ordered. We recommend one of the best all-inclusive resorts so you don’t have to worry about anything other than you, your spouse, and what bathing suit you should wear. While many couples head to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii and Mexico, our paradise pick for 2016 is St. John, US Virgin Islands (no passport needed for Americans). St. John has it all: you can lay on the tourist-free beaches, snorkel or scuba dive in the world famous reefs, venture to the tropical rainforest or travel to the plantation to immerse yourselves in the history and different festivals that are prominent on the island.
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Honeymoon Destinations for Adventure Seekers
So, you’re looking to step outside of your comfort zone and do something new and exciting? Here are our top honeymoon destinations for you adrenaline junkies who are on the search for a heart-pounding adventure:
Take the plunge in your new relationship by bungee jumping off of the highest bungee jumping locations in the world: Bloukrans Bridge in Western Cape, South Africa. Your adrenaline rush will be accompanied by one of the best views of the beautiful natural landscape. You can also head over to Victoria Falls and take a dive in the Devil’s Pool (at your own risk). While offering one of the most incomparable views of a waterfall, it is also deemed the most dangerous infinity pool in the world. South Africa is an unbelievable landscape that offers a wealth of opportunities for adventure seekers and honeymoon-goers.
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Honeymoon Tours for City Explorers
Touring cities and immersing yourselves in the culture can be one of the most romantic experiences. If you’re looking for a metropolitan city, New York is the place for you. It is a total of 6 square miles packed with culture, tourist attractions, ethnically diverse food, and many sight seeing opportunities. If you are visiting during the right time, we highly suggest heading over to Brooklyn for their world famous Smorgasburg. Not to mention, if you’re wanting to explore a little more outside of the city, there are some awesome road trip opportunities as well. If you’re looking for a city with a lot of history, Rome is right up your alley. You can roam (no pun intended) the cobblestone streets or sip on a glass of wine at a street side coffee shop all while being just feet away from a ruin or a historical site dating back to the stone ages. We highly recommend a guided tour around the city or through the Colosseum to get a deeper understanding of what happened within their walls. If you’re looking for a city experience mixed with tropical vibe, Rio de Janeiro might be the place to go! Rio is filled with life, diversity, and excitement. Not to mention, you will be able to experience the country on one of the biggest years of their history, the 2016 Olympics.
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Affordable honeymoon ideas
When all is said and done, you’ve probably spent a lot of money and time on planning on your wedding. Searching for an affordable honeymoon destination is extremely important for you. Here are our favorites for 2016:
If you’re looking for a tropical paradise where you can live like royalty, look no further, Bali is the place for you. With round trip airline prices starting at $600 from the West Coast of the USA, you can get away with a 10-day trip under $1000 per person. The island offers a volcano to hike, beaches to bask on, relaxing massages and spa days to enjoy all while being friendly on your pocket book. If Europe is more appealing to you, Athens is our choice. You can hike the Acropolis, enjoy a delicious gyro, or even travel to the neighboring islands for more of a tropical experience. Exchange rates are favorable for Americans making it budget friendly honeymoon destination for 2016. You can’t go wrong with either option!
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While searching for the best honeymoon destinations and activity ideas for you, we hope that your life just got a little easier. It is an exciting trip and an investment in your future, so we don’t want you to miss any important honeymoon ideas or tips. Now get your cameras charged and your sunscreen ready, you are one step closer to your honeymoon and to the rest of your life!