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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

An Artistic Honeymoon in Carmel California



The coastal town of Carmel is a perfect honeymoon destination. Located on the California coast, it is easily reachable from San Francisco or Los Angeles.  Carmel-by-the-Sea is known for its beautiful beach and arts community. Whether you prefer the performing arts or the visual arts, Carmel has plenty to offer.




It also has plenty of wonderful restaurants to choose from. The top quality ingredients used by many of the restaurants are sourced nearby in California’s agricultural center. You’ll also have the chance to taste the wines the state is known for.

Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley


From Carmel, it’s a short drive into the world famous Monterey. There you can visit Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is known as one of the world’s best.   The region is full of natural wonders, too. Between Carmel and Monterey, you can drive along 17-Mile Drive, a scenic route through some of California’s most beautiful coastal towns.

17-Mile Drive on the Pacific Coast Highway

 
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Montreal Honeymoon


Montreal is a great honeymoon spot. With plenty of romantic spots and plenty of old world charm, it is an ideal place to visit. Being within driving distance of some parts of the United States, and an easy flight from the rest, it is quick to get to.
 

Once you arrive in the Quebec capital, you’ll be taken by the truly European feel of it. Though it retains much of the northern beauty shared by all of Canada, it also manages to give the feeling of being in France.
 

You needn’t worry about the language barrier, though, as most things in Montreal are bilingual, and the city’s residents are generally happy to speak to you in English or French.
 

Whether your tastes are in art, music, food, or shopping, Montreal has plenty to offer. In the colder months, you can visit the vast parts of the city that lie underground. Protected from the often very cold weather, you can tour large parts of the city without ever having to battle the elements.  Montreal has long been a tourist destination, and its gorgeous architecture will give you a honeymoon to remember.
Want your Montreal honeymoon paid for?  Why not register for it as a wedding gift by clicking here for our online honeymoon registry.

Monday, December 3, 2012

New Zealand Honeymoon

This week has seen a lot of focus on New Zealand because of the premier of The Hobbit. However, it’s a great place for a honeymoon, with plenty of beautiful locations.



New Zealand is easy to get to, with flights into the country from a variety of locations. Once you reach New Zealand, you’ll be overcome by its natural beauty. The unspoiled landscapes have been inspirational for centuries, and it’s no wonder why.
 

No matter what your ideal vacation, New Zealand has everything you could possibly want. With a thriving wine industry, you can go on a tasting adventure. If you’re more adventurous, consider one of the country’s many outdoor pursuits. There are also cultural features, with many exhibiting the country’s Maori history and European influences.
 

Of course, if you want to spend a romantic time away from everyone, there are plenty of places for that, too. If you want your New Zealand honeymoon paid for, register for it as a wedding gift via our online honeymoon registry by clicking here.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Beautiful Bogota Honeymoon

Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is a great honeymoon destination. With its high altitude, it boasts comfortable temperatures throughout the year, which is only one of its many attractive features.



You can begin your Bogota honeymoon by flying directly to El Dorado International Airport. From there, you can travel to one of the many luxury hotels in the city.

While in Bogota, there is plenty to do whatever your tastes. For the adventurous, there is plenty of wild terrain waiting to be explored. Bogota also boasts plenty of adventure sports, such as kayaking, rafting, and diving.
 
 

If you prefer a more relaxed activity, you can visit one of Colombia’s many gorgeous beaches, or play a round of golf at one of Bogota’s world class courses. Colombia’s natural environment is always a great attraction, with diverse ecosystems.
 
 

Of course, Colombia is also well known for its coffee. You can visit some of the top coffee producers in the world as part of your trip. No trip to Bogota is complete without taking in some of the cultural tradition.



Whether you prefer to look at modern art or archeological artifacts, Bogota has plenty to offer. Want your Bogota honeymoon paid for?  Register it as a wedding gift on our honeymoon registry by clicking here.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tuscany Honeymoon


Tuscany is a perfect honeymoon destination. The Italian region includes great cultural spots, gorgeous landscapes, and plenty of delicious foods.
Tuscany (Photo via Istituto Europeo in Florence)
 

Whether you fly into one of Tuscany’s airports or travel from another part of Italy, you’ll be struck by the beauty of the region. It’s a popular destination, and there’s plenty to do during your honeymoon.

If you want to enjoy the warm waters of the Mediterranean, consider staying near Cala Piccolo, Marina di Albrese, or Viareggio, all of which are considered some of the region’s best beaches. From the coast, you might also want to visit the mountains and valleys of Tuscany.
Cala Piccolo, Marina di Albrese
 

Tuscany is a wine-producing region, and a wine tasting tour is the perfect way to spend part of your honeymoon. With a wine industry dating back to the 7th century BC, Tuscany is a wonderful place to experience this key Italian product.
Tuscany
 

Of course, no trip to Italy would be complete without food and art. Tuscany boasts a cultural history that includes being the birthplace of the Renaissance. Its regional cuisine is known for its simplicity and fresh ingredients.
White Truffles in Tuscany
 

The Tuscan capital of Florence is also known around the world for its fashion industry. Be sure to set some time aside for a bit of shopping to cap off your perfect Tuscan honeymoon.
If you'd like your Tuscany honeymoon paid for, visit our honeymoon registry by clicking here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Honeymoon In Ireland


Ireland is a popular honeymoon location, and it’s no surprise. With gorgeous landscapes steeped in history and plenty of romantic hideaways, it is an ideal honeymoon location.
 

Your Ireland honeymoon can begin in Dublin, the country’s capital and home to many of its cultural icons. Stop by the Guinness Storehouse, where you can learn about the famous drink and enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the city.
Guinness Storehouse
 
From there, head west to Galway. After enjoying the scenery, you can explore this coastal town. It hosts the Galway Races in the summer and the world-famous oyster festival in the early fall.

The Irish coast is full of treasures, including the historical sites of County Kerry in the south and County Donegal to the north. Inland, you can visit Blarney Castle, near Cork, and kiss the well-known Blarney Stone.

Blarney Stone
 
Whether you prefer a quiet pub with traditional music, a tour of castles, or a taste of modern European culture, Ireland has something for everyone. An Irish honeymoon will be one you remember for a lifetime, and you’ll want to visit again and again.

If you'd like your Ireland honeymoon paid for, please visit our honeymoon registry at www.thehoneymoon.com .

Monday, November 5, 2012

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Honeymoon inTanzania


After Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake wrapped up their extravagant Italian wedding, they set off on a honeymoon to Tanzania. Their African honeymoon has included stays at a few luxury lodges.
 

Visiting the Serengeti Park is a great honeymoon idea, even if you can’t afford all of Jessica and Justin’s activities, which reportedly included game drives and hot air balloon rides. Whether you prefer some relaxed sightseeing or an adventurous climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania has it all.
 

Many of the Serengeti’s lodges are full of activities that are perfect for newlyweds. You can enjoy a day at a spa, a horseback ride, or just relaxing in a private air conditioned cottage.
 

If this celebrity honeymoon has inspired you, get in touch with us to find out about more safari honeymoon options.

Monday, October 29, 2012

New Orleans Honeymoon


New Orleans in Louisiana is an amazing place to spend your honeymoon.  It intertwines a laidback vibe, rich culture and history and fantastic cuisine to offer honeymooning couples a carefree and colorful vacation.

photo taken by Jose Villa
 

There are many gorgeous places to stay in the city, particularly in the French Quarter and the Garden District.  The Garden District offers upscale boutique hotels, fine dining, historical homes and antique stores.  If you’re looking for something a little edgier, the French Quarter boasts ghosts, the supernatural and vampires!  New Orleans is famous for its haunted walks, which are an easy way of getting into the swing of things...



Bienville House
 

Wherever you stay, enjoying the city’s incredible music scene is a must.  Drinking cocktails while listening to an evening of jazz is a great way to take in the nightlife.  During the day, you can visit the city’s art museums or check out its beautiful architecture.  For the more adventurous, there are trips to spot alligators in the Louisiana bayou.  If that’s too much for you, there are lots of more traditional tours that explore the likes of the Mississippi River, the French market and the cocktail culture.  There really is something for everyone.

Mississippi River Dam
 

If you love the thought of spending a romantic time in New Orleans and would like to have it paid for, please click here for our honeymoon registry.

Monday, October 22, 2012

An Idyllic Icelandic Honeymoon



A trip to Iceland is an unusual but unforgettable honeymoon destination.  Its rugged landscape, astonishing volcanoes and impressive glaciers will melt the heart of any couple who appreciate scenery that is out of the ordinary.



Unless you want a real out of the way experience, the best place to stay is the capital of Reykjavik.  It has a huge range of places to stay and you’ll warm to the friendliness of the hotel staff and the people in general.



You don’t have to go far to get a taste of Iceland’s views.  Walking along the bay promenade gives an instant view of the rugged mountains that the country offers or you can take short trip to the Blue Lagoon, where you can bathe in the natural hot springs at any time of the year.  


However, the best way of seeing the country is to book a number of day trips.  There are a wide range of tour operators based in Reykjavik and you can get all the tourist information you need from the hotel lobby or the tourist information office on the main shopping street.  As well as volcanoes and glaciers, you can see geysers, waterfalls and the majestic coasts on guided tours, with plenty of photo opportunities.  There’s no end to the sights that will take your breath away.

If the ruggedness of Iceland is calling to you and you’d like to have it paid for, please click here for our honeymoon registry.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Honeymoon in Victoria Canada



If you’d like a honeymoon abroad but want the convenience of familiar brands and products, you may want to consider Canada.  Of its many glorious places to stay, the gorgeous Victoria combines an old fashioned atmosphere with the glamor of the Vancouver Island experience.

Victoria, Canada Horse & Carriage Ride


Because of its mild climate, Victoria has a luscious green look, with colorful flowers, gardens and parks.  Spend lazy days wandering through them or relax at one of the many beaches or lakes.  If the idea of long, winding beaches appeals to you, opt for a day Saanich’s Gyro Park in Cadboro Bay.  It’s a family friendly place but has the space for couples to chill out under the area’s palm trees.



Victoria also boats a great range of art galleries, theaters and historic buildings for all you culture vultures.  The gothic Christ Church Cathedral is an amazing place to visit, as is the stunning Hatley Park National Historic Site.  If you prefer things to be livelier, try a spot of whale watching, ziplining or cruising around the island.



The nightlife also offers great choices for a honeymooning couple.  There’s a wealth of intimate restaurants or you can shake your stuff at a nightclub in the downtown area.  Add in some sophisticated lounges and wine bars and you’ll feel like a star every night.



If you want to enjoy the delights of Victoria and would like it to be paid for, click here for our honeymoon registry.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Honeymoon in Australia



Those with an adventurous spirit or a backpacker mentality may not be enthusiastic about a traditional honeymoon destination.  In that case, you may want to consider a trip to Western Australia.



The west coast of Australia can offer white beaches, an amazing array of wildflowers and some unforgettable moments.  You can swim with fish, walk through the tallest of woods or scuba dive.  There’s an almost endless choice of activities and a huge landscape to discover.

One option is to base yourself at Margaret River, in the south west of the country.  From here, you can surf, go on long walks and horse ride through the bush and then reward yourself with a trip to one of the local wine producers – making sure that you sample the produce, of course!  The south west allows you to combine outdoor adventure with a choice of superb restaurants and resorts.



However, the north west is equally enticing. You can enjoy the rugged terrain of Karijini National Park or take in the amazing sight of Lake Argyle.  If you really want the outback experience, consider renting a jeep to cover the territory or upscale and take a tourist flight over the impressive rock formations and stunning waterfalls.  And who could resist taking a camel ride across the shimmering sands and clear sea at Cable Beach?

If the adventure of Australia is calling out to you and you’d like to have it paid for, simply click here for our honeymoon registry.