Once all of the wedding invitations have gone out and all of the wedding planning begins to come to an end, it is time to think about one of the best parts of the whole event. The honeymoon trip!
WARM WEATHER TRIPS
Many couples, who have winter weddings, immediately think about warm, sandy beaches as their top honeymoon destination. It is easy to imagine trading the stress of all the wedding planning for a bottle of coconut tanning lotion and the company of your beloved. And, if you are a type A personality, then you might even be planning to combine sitting poolside, with writing out all of those wedding thank you notes.
Couples set on a warm weather trip should definitely consider Hawaii. It is beautiful in winter, as always, but also offers whale season, easily viewed from the Auau Channel, for animal lovers, as well as surf season along Oahu’s North shore for the sports minded pair.
The Florida Keys, via a drive from Miami, is a great choice for beauty and warmth, as well chic hotels and fresh sea food. Winter is a good time to take advantage of honeymoon packages in Orlando’s Disney World, as most of the children are back in school and the weather is generally nice.
Some couples may prefer something cool, such as a Colorado ski adventure. Aspen and Boulder, as well as many other cities’ hotels, offer custom ski and spa packages to honeymooners. With the beauty of elk season, luxurious ski lodges and enjoyable pubs, Jackson, Wyoming is another good winter destination.
OUT OF COUNTRY ADVENTURES
Argentina offers fabulous shopping, wine country and horseback riding to it’s Buenos Aires honeymooners. The cooler weather in India may also beckon adventurous couples to come and experience Jaipur’s Pink City and Agra’s Taj Mahal.
SPOTS TO AVOID
New York is magical at Christmas, but after that you are going to face unpredictable weather and possible interruptions of your honeymoon plans. Las Vegas, Nevada should also be avoided due to it’s reputation of hosting winter conventions and being somewhat crowded.
AN UNUSUAL PICK
The Ice Hotel in Norway beckons honeymooners with it’s icy, yet cozy rooms. Couples can enjoy drinks, hot tubs and, if lucky, a view of the Northern lights. Open for business every January and melting by spring, it is sure to be the most unusual vacation you will take!