A honeymoon is a once in a lifetime, very special sort of trip. Not only are you celebrating the most important partnership you’ll ever make, you’re off to make memories that will last a lifetime. A honeymoon should be special. It should be as unique as the two of you.
Of course it should be romantic, but it should also be restful, after months of planning, all of the stress of a wedding weekend, and the hard partying with friends and family in celebration.
A honeymoon should also be an intentional reflection of who you are and what you want for your future, a way to lay the groundwork for what will come as you travel through life together.
But could your honeymoon be something more? What if you were able to stretch your funds to last for a few months instead of just a week or two? What if you could take an epic around the world adventure instead of just a short beach break at an all inclusive resort? Don’t make the mistake of buying in, automatically, to the honeymoon marketing that sells a two week vacation with all of the bells and whistles because that’s what everyone else is doing.
Take some time to consider what it is that you really want, the two of you, together, without anyone or anything else interfering in your decision. How would you most like to spend this time with your beloved?
- In an isolated cabin over the water in Indonesia swimming in crystal blue water with a rainbow of fish?
- Climbing Everest? Meditating in an ashram in India?
- On a food tour of Europe?
- Hiking to Machu Picchu? Learning to skydive?
- Exploring the Amazon?
- Backpacking, slowly, around the planet?
No matter who you are and what your budget is, you have options beyond the traditional honeymoon!
Put some intentional thought into how you might like to make memories together. Start a dream board, not just for your honeymoon, but for journeys in the future too! If travel is important to you as a couple, then you might as well build it into your long range plans from the very beginning.
The two main considerations in beginning to plan a round the world trip are your destinations and your budget. Those two factors are often interdependent and are affected by time: how much time you have to plan and save, as well as how much time you will have to travel.
Of course, traveling with your partner can be trying. We’re talking the most intensive experience a relationship could face – 24 hours a day of travel’s awesome highs and hideous lows. Nothing will bond you more than taking your first surfing lesson together, flying over Everest, or clutching each other as you glimpse your first wild elephant. But things can get a little trying when you’re stranded without a bed for the night after a 30-hour train ride from hell or making your fifteenth trip to the bathroom thanks to a questionable plate of street meat.
Nothing will bond you more than taking your first surfing lesson together, flying over Everest, or clutching each other as you glimpse your first wild elephant.
The biggest worry most people have when they travel is, “What if someone gets sick, or if something happens?” It’s a valid concern. One friend of mine accidentally sat down on a sea urchin on her honeymoon, and required a doctor visit to remove the spines. Sunstroke, dehydration and allergies are common complications on holidays.
Since this trip is a once in a lifetime, memory making journey it is worth getting travel insurance to cover not only the journey itself and your travel, but basic health care as well.
A honeymoon is a once in a lifetime trip. It’s a trip worth planning with as much care as you put into the wedding itself. After the big party for the families is over, the honeymoon is your chance to celebrate with your loved one in your own special way, while making travel memories that will last forever.
Plan a honeymoon that is reflective of your journey together and where you are headed. Make sure you’re building in personal time to balance the intense togetherness of a honeymoon experience. Talk ahead of time about your expectations, in everything from food, to free time, to packing. Be willing to compromise for each other and also recognize that it’s okay to do things on your own too, even on your honeymoon!
Plan a honeymoon that is reflective of your journey together and where you are headed.
Whether you opt for an exclusive, all inclusive resort in Bora Bora, or a twelve months boots and a backpack world tour as your first married adventure together the honeymoon ebook is a valuable resource to help you plan.
With everything from inspiration for how to make some very, very special romantic memories together, to the logistics of his and hers packing, insurance and flights, the details are covered. Not to mention pages of destination resources specifically for honeymooners. Want to know where the most romantic place in Greece is? Shh. It’s a secret!