I have been really surprised by all the people who ask about the honeymoon. It’s always “When’s the wedding?” immediately followed by “Where are you going on your honeymoon?” We are just now thinking about it—and having a really tough time picking something! We’ve traveled a lot together already, so not only are we trying to decide whether we want our honeymoon to be “different” from our previous travels, we’re also having to consider slightly different options because of the season. Here’s the (very broad) options we’re considering…
Despite having traveled over much of Europe, I’ve never set foot in Italy and Wolfman has only been to Turin, not any of the major tourist cities. My MOH went to Rome, Florence, and Lake Cuomo for her honeymoon, and it looked amazing—a perfect combination of attractions and relaxation. It’d be easy to travel between cities and flights aren’t too terribly long. Popular for a reason.
…Yeah. This is definitely Wolfman’s idea—one that I think is cool, but maybe not occasion appropriate? He thinks it would be awesome to go on a big adventure type trip for our honeymoon and that hiking Kilimanjaro would be perfect for that. After all, “once you’ve seen your wife shit in a bucket and you’re still with her, you know it’s love” (direct quote).
Lumping these together because they’re pretty similar in terms of what they are (island getaways), cost, and distance. Because we’re getting married in February, we’d have to go to the Southern Hemisphere to make sure we got hot weather. Also, if it’s good enough for Kate and Will…it’s good enough for us.
This is our “embrace the season!” option. We thought why not go somewhere that would be enhanced by the cold—maybe Geneva or Zurich for a few days, followed by a stay in a nice cabin in the Alps.
Mini-moon somewhere close by
We’re also discussing the possibility of a mini-moon—three or four days—somewhere relatively close by, then taking a longer trip over the summer when the weather is better. The key would be to get away and relax for a bit, but save the majority of our cash for later.
I’ll post again soon once we actually pick something!