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Honeymoon Planning

2011 February 24
by Chris

Katy and I have been asked on multiple occasions recently if we have given any thought to our honeymoon yet.  Unfortunately, our reply is usually a shoulder shrug, some indiscernible mumbling and a shake of our heads.

I decided that maybe it was time we started thinking about where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do on our honeymoon.  After talking it over a few times with Katy, we decided that since we will most likely be wiped out from all of the wedding activities, we should look for something relaxing, remote and all-inclusive.  Needless to say, I started my search for the perfect island getaway!

Unfortunately, it is EXPENSIVE to go spend a week on an island!  The good news is that there are a few great resources that were able to help me out and keep me from just booking a trip to Myrtle Beach.

TravelZoo’s Top 20

If you don’t subscribe to TravelZoo’s top 20, then you are missing out.  It is the perfect resource for anyone that is planning a vacation but doesn’t have a specific destination in mind.  Each week, they send us the top 20 travel deals from across the internet.  They typically have limited amounts and are for limited time-frames, so it helps to be flexible, but we have looked into more than a few of these as possible honeymoon getaways!

Living Social Escapes

You’ve probably heard of Living Social.  Similar to Groupon, they send you a daily deal for a business in your area.  However, they recently started sending out weekly “Escapes” for nearby vacation packages at reduced cost.  This wasn’t exactly what we were looking for, but once you click through, you see that they not only list nearby escapes, but they typically offer at least one further away location.  We saw several for New York, California, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.  Definitely keep your eyes out for these!


This site specializes in providing great discounts on only the best resorts and vacation packages.  They have a seemingly-endless list of reduced price vacations to any island in the Caribbean.  While most of the deals were for the larger, chain resorts, you can sometimes find a good deal on something a little more private and secluded like Guana Island (one of our favorites right now!).

With these resources at our fingertips, even we can afford a great honeymoon without the enormous price tag!  Unfortunately, we have not made any decisions yet, but don’t worry, we’ll be sure to share as soon as we book our trip!

Does anyone have any honeymoon suggestions?  Where did you go for your honeymoon – would you recommend it?  Let us know!

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4 Responses
  1. February 25, 2011

    I love your blog! :) Do it big and honeymoon in down under in Australia! ;)

  2. February 25, 2011

    My suggestion is this place: It is were we spent 6 amazing, relaxing, and wonderful days after a stressful and not so smooth wedding. Yeah it isn’t necessarily cheap but it is worth every penny to not worry about a thing.

  3. March 1, 2011

    @Ann and Chance, two very good ideas! We do like the all-inclusive idea of not having to worry about anything, but we’re actually leaning toward something a little smaller and quieter than a big hotel resort….I’ll keep you updated on what we find.

  4. Holly permalink
    March 1, 2011

    We used a travel agent through Beeline Travel in Raleigh: Our honeymoon only cost $2000 including airfare and was all-inclusive. We went to Riviera Maya in Mexico and it was AMAZING. We also considered Jamaica which would have been a little more but not bad. Good luck!

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