Honeymooning has traditionally been a time for newly wedded couples to take time to “get to know each other” by leaving and going away to some secluded place. With this being our wedding edition I thought I would share with you some trending honeymoon ideas that are not so traditional at all.
For the couples that want to save their money or are with kids and the timing is all “off” for a romantic getaway there are the Mini Moon, lasting 2 days to a local hotel or a Tiny Moon lasting over the weekend of the ceremony at home with no phones and prepared meals by a private chef.
For the couple that loves activities over romance there’s the Adventure Moon, yes it’s actually got a name and it’s a “thing” popular now with the young newlyweds. This is where your entire honeymoon is based on discovering a place, it’s people and total submersion into their culture. This couple might spend their days white water rafting, zip-lining or camping and hiking. Although this can be done anywhere….couples are really interested in Costa Rica, Kenya and The Grand Canyon.
The Mega Moon is not for the faint of heart. This honeymoon lasts a month or even two! This is when the couple explores an entire continent such as Europe or jet sets through Southeast Asia through to New Zealand and Tasmania. Multiples is there game with many passports, and countries and destinations as varied as the world itself!
The Buddy-Moon is when the couple carries with them their friends to keep the party rolling. They might get married in Houston and then take a week long stay island hopping with a few other couples from the wedding party.
The Giving-Moon is when a couple wants to make an impact with a cause that is near and dear to their hearts. They want to use their time off and away wisely by giving back. In these instances couples will spend their honeymoon in third world countries staying at socially conscious properties that give a promotion of their profits back to their communities.
The Driving-Moon is what my parents did back in the day when air travel was saved for a big trip. This is touring at it’s finest with perhaps a car rental of something you’d never actually own such as a convertible. Stopping in to peruse tiny towns, antiquing and staying at locally owned boutique hotels. There are many luxury inns located off the California coast, the American West, and traveling across the pond first; this honeymoon would include driving around the Scottish Highlands or New Zealand’s South Island.
The Cruising Moon is exactly not what you’re thinking, no it’s exceptionally better. This honeymoon is often booked on a private yacht complete with staff and chef and the couple toodles around secluded in either ocean or river accommodations. They get to both see and explore a multitude of destinations while unpacking once and settling in each night in their love nest.
The Foodie-Moon is just perfect for those that are gut driven as much as love. They find that a 12 course tasting menu or a farm to table culinary experience is just their thing. Honeymooning with wine sommeliers and touring vineyards are in many cases a necessary and sought after aspect of their journey. Tuscany, Italy and Spain and of course the ultimate city of love Paris are their itinerary!
As society continues to evolve, so does our ideas of what a honeymoon looks like. The latest in what young and older marrying couples are choosing to do with their honeymooning time together reflects a diverse interest in what matters to them.