Monday, May 28, 2012

Honeymooning

When it came to choosing a honeymoon destination, we were completely stumped. We've only been on a "real" vacation once - and it was a complete disaster. Even though we look back very fondly on our memories of Cape Cod, we'd rather not repeat that experience. (If you missed our Cape Cod adventures, you can read them here.)

I'll admit that we were our own worst enemies on this. First, we wanted to do something exotic and unique among our friends and go to Tahiti or Bora Bora. Seriously, when you see something like this, doesn't it make you just want to run away and never come back?


When we started looking into it, we loved it, but it didn't quite fit our budget for right now. We're trying to  keep it fairly low key, especially right after the wedding, with a plan to take a much larger trip on our first anniversary.

Second, we checked into Hawaii, and it was absolutely beautiful, but a part of us worried that we'd get the same feeling that we have in Myrtle, with the extreme commercialism centered around tourism. Also, to be truthful, it would have been do-able on our budget, but not in the way we wanted it to be.

At this point, we started to get very flustered. We looked into Punta Cana, the Dominican, Aruba, Jamaica, and still, no clear winner. We were trying all of the standard honeymoon destinations, and still no dice. That's when we sat down and talked about what we *really* wanted from our honeymoon. Here's what we came up with:

  • Luxurious
  • Pampering
  • Ability to sit on the beach
  • Available spa services
  • Interesting local shops & attractions
  • Bonus: possibility of a back up plan for Linus
This really helped us narrow down locations. Want to know where we'll be heading? Stay tuned!