Congratulations! You’ve gotten through the hardest part of planning and your wedding is behind you. But don’t think that because the stressful part is over, you’re done making arrangements! When deciding where to enjoy your honeymoon, you will want to consider your budget, the season and of course, the type of experience you want to get out of it. Luckily, there are ways to have an affordable honeymoon at all sorts of beautiful locations! So first you must ask yourself… what kind of honeymoon do I want?
For many couples, beaches are a staple for vacations. There are many beaches both in the country and internationally that serve as wonderful exotic honeymoon locations. If you and your partner prefer keeping things social and maybe engaging in water sports and group excursions, an all-inclusive resort may be a great option for you. On the other hand, if you prefer a secluded get-away on the shore, you may opt out for a more private island retreat. This may be in the form of a beachside hotel room in Hawaii or a hut on the beaches of Thailand.
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If you and your partner love being outdoors, plan a honeymoon that will fit your style! Eco-adventure honeymoons can vary in activities and location, but are always exciting. Whether you’re ziplining, kayaking through waterfalls, trekking through a rain forest or discovering old artifacts at an archeological dig, there are so many great locations and activities for your outdoors honeymoon.
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You want to plan your honeymoon in a way that is organized and realistic. For the adrenaline junkies out there, don’t hesitate to create an exciting schedule, just be sure to have your budget, your timing and some rest in mind! There are so many great locations and activities for active couples, from bungy jumping in New Zealand, water rafting in Canada, scuba diving in Mexico or swimming with sharks in Australia, there are so many adventure packs out there for you!
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Classic and Cultured
If you are a lover of museums and fine wine, read up on all the best locations for your kind of honeymoon! If you are interested in wineries and great dining, you may be interested in finding your perfect Bay Area destination. Alternatively, you may prefer discovering local artists in Venice, touring castles in Ireland, enjoying theatre in New York City, or exploring the vast history of Athens. Once you have your destination picked out, create an itinerary that includes your favorite activities and some time to just relax with your hubby!
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If your main goal is to unwind after the stress of planning your wedding, make sure your destination is fitting for relaxation. Although you may not want to do much scheduling, you will want to come up with a few activities ahead of time in order to keep you excited for the vacation and to assure that you don’t find yourself bored after a day or two. For a stress-free honeymoon, spend your days taking leisurely hikes and splurge on a nice massage. Yoga or meditation is a great way to start your mornings or end your days. Research what kind of activities and classes are offered in the area.
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If you’re torn between an all-inclusive resort and traveling, consider getting best of both worlds with a cruise ship trip. On a cruise ship, you can choose to relax and pamper yourself with massages and pool-side naps, or you can opt out for a more adventurous cruise ship that has long stops, kayaking, and a rock climbing wall. Cruise ships can also be more affordable for many couples than other international trips.
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Connected with Each Other, Disconnected from the Rest
If you want to spend your honeymoon completely secluded with your partner, a great option for you is renting a romantic cabin in the mountains. The mountains are especially wonderful because they allow for building a snowman and snuggling by a fireplace in the winter and with a nearby lake, hiking and swimming in the summertime. Disconnecting from the rest of the world is also great for having a romantic, yet budget-friendly honeymoon.
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When it comes to your honeymoon, the world truly is your oyster. There are so many incredible locations with every type of activities for you and your partner to enjoy this wonderful time. As long as you keep open communication and stay excited and positive, you will surely have the trip of a lifetime!