The honeymoon is a time to get away from the stresses of everyday life and enjoy the person you just married. There are many things to consider when planning this getaway, but don’t forget its true purpose. Enjoy the time with the one you love!
As with the tradition of the engagement ring, the honeymoon has a long-running history. It may come as a surprise that this began with the man kidnapping a woman of his choice. With the help of his groomsmen, she would be thrown on top of a horse, giving “swept off her feet” a whole new meaning, and taken into hiding until her family gave up the search for her. It was determined that the period of time in secrecy would last approximately a month. During this time, they two were to drink mead, a combination of water and honey, to guarantee having sons. Now, if you take the honey from mead and tack on moon, which comes from the month during which it would experience all of its phases, you get what we refer now as the honeymoon. This is a LOT different than the honeymoon that newlyweds share today, but it’s a fun fact to know.
US News gives the top twenty places to honeymoon as of 2013. The list includes: Santorini, Maui, Kauai, Crete, Venice, Florence, Martinique, Bora Bora, Turks and Caicos, Maldives, and more. Meanwhile, The Huffington Post gives the top ten honeymoon destinations of 2013 as New Zealand, Cancun, Maldives, Bali, Thailand, and more. No matter who you talk to you will always get a different answer of what the best place to go is. To find out the true answer talk with your loved one. Who knows what you two will enjoy more than yourselves. Everyone has a different idea of perfect! Also, everyone has a different budget. You might have to do some shopping around; a few sites to look online are Hotwire, Sandals, Expedia, and Honeymoons. One way to ensure that you stay within your budget is to go to an all-inclusive resort. They are very beautiful and all the costs are upfront, no surprises. You can get the trip of your dreams; many place offer specials for honeymoons, so don’t forget to ask!
We all know the most frequently chosen activity that couples do on their honeymoon. What about the other times? There are many romantic ways to spend your honeymoon. Don’t forget what being in love is truly about. Romance is longed for by women and men; keep your love light and fun this day and every day of your lives.