OMG!! You just got engaged! And – oh – the questions are coming in full force. Everyone you know wants to know the date, the details, the dress style, and so on. Then you get that all figured out, and everyone wants to know where you’re going on your honeymoon. Perhaps they’re expecting you to say the classics – Paris, Fiji, or Hawaii. But you don’t feel the itch or the urge to go to Hawaii. You want to go on an adventure instead.
I got married a little over six months ago, and my partner and I jetted off to Japan. Some of our tribe thought that was a great idea, others who looked at us like we were weird, but we didn’t care. It was one of the greatest trips of my life.
Are you on the fence as to whether or not it’s a good idea to take an Adventure Honeymoon? Here are 6 reasons why I would do it all over again:
Starting off your marriage with a visit to a part of the world you wouldn’t normally go is incredible. It’s an amazing way start to your marriage, and a memory that you’re going to remember for forever.
When you travel to places you’ve never been, your understanding of the world deepens. When you travel with someone, your knowledge of that person deepens in a way that’s impossible to do when you’re surrounded with the familiar. With that deepening of knowledge comes a deeper understanding of one another, too. And isn’t that what marriage is all about?
Picking an adventure honeymoon is a great way to learn about the world. Immersing yourself in a new culture changes something within you, and when you do it together, it just…feels more special. Seeing a part of the world for the first time together is something that you don’t ever forget.
If you hope to have kids one day, it’s hard (although not impossible) to take them on transcontinental flights. It’s much easier to do that when it’s just the two of you. Take advantage of that freedom now.
Generally speaking, a beach vacation is a little bit easier to fit around work schedules. (At least that’s the case for us.) Going to a place like Japan required a 14 hour flight, and so it wouldn’t really be worth it to go for any less than two weeks. My husband happens to work in corporate America, and it’s rather taboo to take two weeks off in a row – unless of course, it’s your honeymoon. So, we took the opportunity to travel as far as we could!
It’s your honeymoon. It’s your adventure. It’s your marriage. If you want to go to Japan or some country you’ve never been to – do it. If you feel like going to a beach, do it. If you want to go snuggle in a cabin in the woods somewhere, do it. It’s your marriage. Your wedding. The start of your lives as a couple. Everyone’s going to have an opinion, and that’s fine. Just stay true to what the two of you want and it will be the trip of a lifetime.