The Honeymoon

The Honeymoon
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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.   

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Wine Lover’s Californian Honeymoon

If the thought of traveling overseas after a hectic wedding just tires you out, there are plenty of great honeymoon destinations nearer to home.  Any couple who collects wine or just likes drinking it may want to consider a honeymoon in California’s wine country.

Hanna Winery

The two wine regions are Napa Valley and Sonoma County, both of which can offer you a relaxed and romantic getaway.  Napa Valley has six towns – Napa, St Helena, Oakville, Calistoga, Rutherford and Yountville – and can offer an astounding array of resorts, spas, restaurants and wine producers as well as stunning scenery.

Sonoma Valley is nestled between two mountain ranges and boasts dozens of wine producers.  The area also has hot springs, which is popular with visitors, and top-notch resorts and spas.

Sonoma Valley

Many of the wine producers offer tours, although the smaller of them may require an appointment.  However, as these are the most intimate, it’s worth making the call.  Just think of toasting your nuptials, surrounded by vineyards, in the Californian sunshine before retreating in the evening to sumptuous cuisine and first class hotel facilities.

If you want to experience a wine lover’s honeymoon and would like it to be paid for, click here for ourhoneymoon registry.