Despite the despair and confusion in my last post about the honeymoon, we actually have a few good ideas of where to spend this three to four night mini-moon! I’m going to list these in order from most probable to mostly wishful thinking.
As a side note, we agreed pretty early on that we want our honeymoon (preferably scenic) to be 75% relaxation, 25% adventure. If you read my last post, you’ll know why. Spoiler alert: Sh*t’s about to get real hectic.
1. Austin’s Hill Country
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Austin is only about a five-hour drive (and one we and GM T make frequently). The hills of Austin are gorgeous, and Austin has some pretty impressive resorts available. Given the Manatees’ fondness for drink, downtown has unlimited nightlife and activities to keep us busy for the 25% adventure. Cheap, close, and, hello, it’s Austin. Need I say more? However, we’ve also been there many times. Is this the most exciting option? No.
2. The Oregon Coast
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Image via Walldesk
I hate to admit this, but Twilight had some seriously jaw-dropping scenery. I investigated where it was filmed. If you guessed Washington, that is incorrect. Oregon. Also partly filmed in British Columbia,which is absolutely breathtaking in general.
Oregon is gorgeous.
It has a beautiful coastline, Portland, canyons, and mountains. Silver Falls State Park has 10 waterfalls. Ten. Oregon also has white-water rafting, which I fell in love with during my two-week stint in Costa Rica, and the mister got a taste of it during one of our trips to Colorado.
Can you tell I’ve got my fingers crossed for this one?
3. A Four-Day Cruise to the Bahamas
Image via Bahamas Air Charter
My father used to travel quite a bit for his old job and has quite a bit of travel points saved up. He has offered that we could use some of these travel points either for a cruise or (since the best cruises leave from Florida) flights to a cruise. I’ve never been on a cruise (although Mr. Manatee has) and transportation and meals are mostly included! The bad side is, unless you want to just wander around on shore or stay on the boat forever, excursions are expensive. Also, Mr. Manatee has already been to the Bahamas (spoiled!), and we kind of want to go somewhere we’ve either both been to or haven’t been to. That way neither of us will be too “been there, done that” about it.
Right now, the Bahamas actually seems like the least interesting and most overdone honeymoon. Never thought I’d say that!
Did you investigate unconventional honeymoons?