This is a guest post by Faith Rikard
Hawaii, Paris, Venice – they are all beautiful. But if settling for a typical honeymoon travel destination isn’t your style, you have other options. Start your married life off with an adventure that matches your unique personalities – with an around the world honeymoon trip!
To help with your planning, here are six stunning, off the beaten path honeymoon choices.
Bed and Breakfast Around Ireland
Offering the same facilities as any other European country while still maintaining the most traditional and vibrant culture that makes it unique, Ireland is an original destination for couples looking for a peaceful countryside pace. With guest houses and bed and breakfasts that include English-style breakfasts, you’ll have all the tea and scones you can consume while enjoying a day in bed. When you decide to venture out, you’ll find enough history tours, festivals, pubs, shopping, museums and castles to keep you entertained for weeks.
Hide Out on a Deserted Beach in the Bahamas
Where all you’ll need is a suit, sandals and sunglasses, relaxing on the deserted beaches of Long Island in the Bahamas is a dreamy destination for honeymooners who want to enjoy themselves in peace. With only local mom-and-pop owned and operated hotels, inns and villas, this island offers a true paradise hideaway. It has everything you want – bright aquatic blue waters, pristine beaches, freshly squeezed orange juice and friendly locals – without the crowded, forced resort feel.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
With the Sierra Madres mountains in the background, Puerto Vallarta is a destination for those looking for a romantic escape. Enjoy bullfights, the city’s many art galleries or take a tour to where Tequila began. From romantic strolls along one of the gorgeous beaches to experiencing the culture down the cobblestone streets of Old Vallarta, this city is the place for a true Mexican getaway.
Explore China by Train
Experience the difference of night and day between China’s old culture in Beijing and its modern lifestyle in Shanghai. For couples needing a more exciting honeymoon than just sand and sea, traveling Asia by train is the perfect mix of adventure and romance. From exploring tiny villages in Dehang, Hunan to floating down the river on a bamboo raft in Yangshuo, Guangxi to elephant rides in the jungles of Kunming, there’s enough to explore that you’ll need more than just a couple of weeks.
Tofino, British Columbia
An idyllic fishing village, Tofina sits on the remote west coast of Vancouver Island beside Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve. With impressive waves and a slew of upscale inns, this town is especially popular in December through February when it is storm-watching season. Active honeymooners won’t be bored with activities like whale watching, sea kayaking, salmon fishing and soaking in nearby Hot Spring Coves.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The passion you’ll feel on your honeymoon is the passion that lives in Buenos Aires. Complete with sensual salsa dancing and pedestrian-only streets where nightlife takes on a whole new meaning, Buenos Aires is for couples who live to experience life. The city has a spirit of its own, filled with fine museums, modern neighborhoods, cool restaurants and clubs and even an amazing Argentinian cemetery (yes, we are suggesting visiting a cemetery on your honeymoon).
There are so many beautiful, perfect locations to spend a honeymoon, and it can be difficult to decide. Why not visit multiple places on one trip? Many couples enjoy traveling globally to multiple destinations. It’s a great way to travel the world and see different countries, and AirTreks can help you plan it out!
Faith Rikard Faith has been traveling since she was in elementary school. When she realized she could make a career out of it, she was ecstatic.