Our honeymoon doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen. We need your help on picking a location that will actually work.
So we’ve looked at honeymoon stuff for a while. We are getting married in July but because of a summer work contract, we plan on going in September or October.
We looked at tons of locations. We thought about Egypt, but then there was a revolution, and who knows who will be in power come September. We looked at Peru and Macchu Picchu, but it’s winter and rainy in South America in September.
Then we decided. Tahiti. But it doesn’t seem like it’s meant to be.
It’s a splurge we can really only do once in a lifetime and a honeymoon was our excuse. We had picked out a cruise and everything. I called the travel agent today. NINE months in advance. Everything but the expensive rooms are sold out. Apparently, everyone else had the same idea. It’s a big honeymoon destination and July/August/Sept/Oct is high season. Now we can’t go there either, because hotel rooms are $600 a night if you don’t stay on the boat. Here’s what the travel agent said about Tahiti: “there simply is no better place on Earth for this kind of trip and of this importance.”
Now we can’t even afford to go there anymore, and don’t know where we should go now. Anyone have a great honeymoon somewhere and have a suggestion?
We enjoy meeting people from different cultures, and seeing nature we are not familiar with in eastern North America (like coral reefs or deserts).
We’ve already done part of Australia and New Zealand together, and parts of Europe each on our own.
We’ve always wanted to go to Dubai, Jordan or Morocco, but are afraid something will happen there with the Middle East being in shambles right now.
What we don’t want: the U.S., or Canada. And we’re not so keen on the Caribbean. So many North Americans go to the Caribbean for March Break or whatever. If you can go there for the weekend, I feel like it isn’t a special destination for a honeymoon.
I just ask that I don’t have to worry about Malaria (I get bug bites no matter how many precautions I take) or other diseases while we try to relax on our honeymoon.
Where should we go for our honeymoon now? Got suggestions?