Perfect Adventure Honeymoon
An adventure honeymoon is ideal for couples who want something
more than a tropical beach honeymoon. If you and your fiancé prefer taking a hike
in the mountains to crashing in front of the television, than an adventure
honeymoon might be the right option for you.
The good news is that adventure honeymoons are becoming more
popular for active couples. For these couples, romance is about connecting
while meeting a challenge together or relaxing at the end of a day that's been
packed with excitement and new experiences. If this sounds more like you than a
honeymoon where you'll be pampered and waited on by an accommodating resort
staff, consider planning your perfect adventure honeymoon! Here's how:
1. Strike Your
Perfect Balance: The key to planning the perfect adventure honeymoon is to
assess what you and your fiancé want to do and experience. So communication is
crucial so you both get your needs met without any misunderstandings. Don’t
expect your partner to know what you want from your honeymoon. What combination
of adventure and pampering do you prefer? What mix of activities would you like
to have each day? There are many combinations that can meet your needs. You can
go scuba diving and parasailing during the day and enjoy a couple’s massage in
the evening. If you’re at a mountain resort, you can go hiking and zip-lining
through the canopy during the day and soak in a hot tub at night.
2. Do the Research: When you have a few
adventure honeymoon locations in mind, do some research on the activities you
have an interest in. What adventures can
you have in Belize or Morocco? Are there fun things to do in Sweden or New
Zealand? What sights are there to see in Rome or Paris? Yes, you can turn the
exploration of the side streets of historic European cities into an adventure
honeymoon! You can have an adventure
honeymoon most anywhere. Check out travel websites, books, and blogs for each
location to see what it might hold for you and your fiancé during the greatest
vacation of your lives.
3. Want Recommendations? Here are some of the best adventure honeymoon
There is no better diving than at the Great Barrier Reef.
Hike the Rocky Mountains, above 8,000 feet, without leaving the country.
Rica: The Caribbean side is ideal for deep sea fishing.
Learn to surf and indulge in other non-stop water sports.
Bike through Tuscany and enjoy the hill-towns, food, wine, and culture.
- Mexico: Swim
with dolphins and interact with these intelligent animals.
- New Zealand:
Go bungee, jet boating, black water cave rafting, and helicopter onto glaciers.
Ideal for the adrenalin junkie.
Take a strenuous hike up to the ruins of Muchu Piccho.
Sleep in an ice hotel on ice beds, and warm up with drinks at the ice bar.
The Swiss Alps are truly a skier’s paradise.
Interested in a wildlife safari? Then the Serengeti is the place for you.
Your Honeymoon Registry: A honeymoon registry can make planning the perfect
adventure honeymoon so much easier. If you're like most engaged couples, you
don't need a whole lot of dinnerware or pots and pans to outfit your home. You
probably have most of what you need already. So why register for more household
goods when you can register for a honeymoon instead? It's not the most traditional of ideas, but
it makes sense for couples who want to have an unforgettable honeymoon. When
you set up a honeymoon registry with Honeymoon Pixie, your wedding guests and
loved ones can contribute towards the amazing adventures you’ll have on your
honeymoon. Whether you want to learn to scuba dive, ski down a mountain, or see
the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a honeymoon registry can let your guests in on
exactly what you would like to do on your honeymoon. They can help provide the fun
memories that will last you a lifetime!
So even if you're having a white-dress, white-cake,
"Here Comes the Bride" wedding, don't be afraid to break from the
norm by having an adventure honeymoon!
About the Author:
Andrew Marino is the CEO of HoneymoonPixie.com, an industry
leader in providing honeymoon
gift registries for engaged couples.
Couples create their free honeymoon registry website and receive honeymoon planning
advice and travel tips. Andrew also
serves as a contributing Senior Travel Editor.