One of the big perks of working for Offbeat Bride is that every once in a while Ariel and I get to go on wedding industry press trips. These usually involve visting awesome wedding and honeymoon destinations. This time I got to check out all that Aruba has to offer. Any one planning an Aruban wedding or honeymoon? You just might be after reading this…
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of Honeymoons posts.
Offbeat couples tend to show a lot of creativity in their honeymoon planning, and we love featuring these offbeat travels! To submit your honeymoon, go here: http://offbeatbride.com/submissions/honeymoon
This week we decided to move our real honeymoon profiles over to Offbeat Home. It's also the week that the Chicago Tribune featured an interview with me about non-traditional honeymoons.
I have a question for you and your readers. I am looking for a trans-friendly, really truly friendly, honeymoon spot. We worry about plumbing, about being questioned, about being unsafe, about violence nearly constantly. We realized that dreaming of our honeymoon didn't feel so much like dreaming any more, rather more like risk avoidance. I am betting that you or your readers have great ideas for gender-affirming places that are fun and delightful.
Our sponsor FlipKey is an online vacation rental company that connects vacation home owners with vacation home-needers. Ok, so FlipKey is an obvious choice if you're having a destination wedding or looking for a honeymoon spot (Destination wedding in a Castle? Honeymooning a hut on the beach? YES PLEASE!) BUT, what if you're not? It's still awesome! Here are a few ways that offbeat couples have taken advantage of Flipkey's over 160,000 vacation rentals worldwide…
A new husband and wife, a dog, and a rented RV + several National Parks all over the US = one breathtaking honeymoon that's not for the faint of heart.
Heidi and Erin spent ten nights in Italy, four in Rome and six in Sorrento for their honeymoon. If you're thinking of going on a dreamy Italian honeymoon you will want to read this — they did it, and they did it RIGHT.
Last month I went on a 5-day press tour of Puerto Rico, busing around the island with a pack of other journalists to check out wedding and honeymoon destinations. It was fucking awesome, and I saw some venues that OMG, you guys… if you're planning a destination wedding (or looking for a honeymoon spot), you would LOVE these places.
No, seriously: goth vegan former convents? Zebra-print villas? Rainforest terraces? You're going to freak out.
We went to Bali, Indonesia. We chose to go somewhere affordable, but family-friendly. We didn't think we could afford to go on a honeymoon, let alone schedule it in. A week before the wedding a really great deal on flights came up that was in Simon's week off uni, and only 10 days after our actual wedding day, so we just jumped on it.
My husband is a total foodie — he spends more time looking up awesome places to eat, and watching food travel shows, than most guys do watching sports. I love vampires, ghosts, and creepy things. Where else would we possibly go for our honeymoon than New Orleans!?
My now husband and I started dating after a long conversation about our shared love of history, specifically WWII history. Yes, we are history nerds. We decided to delay our honeymoon so that it overlapped with the anniversary of the DDay landing. We ended up flying to Europe in May 2010, seven months after our wedding.