A honeymoon is one of the best vacations that you will never forget. So, you’re about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, but not just any adventure – your honeymoon. Congratulations! Now, while the idea of sipping cocktails on a Hawaiian beach or watching the sunset over the Grand Canyon is undoubtedly dreamy, let’s jazz it up a bit. Here’s my guide to organizing the ultimate US honeymoon with a twist.
Take the Road Less Traveled – Literally!
Rent a vintage camper or luxury RV and explore the unbeaten paths of America. Route 66? Done it. Let’s talk about the Natchez Trace Parkway, which winds through Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. Imagine cruising down this scenic route, where the only alarm clock you have is the sound of chirping birds.
Stay in Unique Accommodations
We’re talking treehouses in Oregon, yurts in Utah, or a lighthouse in Maine. Forget the standard hotel experience; it’s your honeymoon, so opt for something quirky, romantic, and Instagram-worthy. Consider AirBnB for some unique finds. Remember the rule: If it makes your friends go, “You stayed WHERE?”, you’ve hit the jackpot.
Attend Quirky Festivals
Plan your travels around the lesser-known, quirky festivals the US has to offer, like the UFO Festival in Roswell, New Mexico. Dress up, dive into the culture, and let loose. It’s all about creating memories that last a lifetime!
Dive into Local Delicacies
Skip the chain restaurants and seek out local mom-and-pop joints. And we don’t just mean the usual clam chowder in Boston or gumbo in New Orleans. Have you ever tried a Loco Moco in Hawaii or a Navajo Taco in Arizona? No? It’s time to spice up that culinary bucket list.
Get Active and Outdoorsy
Sure, you could laze by a pool (and some days, you should!), but the US has some hidden gems for the adventurous soul. Try sandboarding in Colorado’s sand dunes, spelunking in Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave, or paddleboarding through Florida’s crystal-clear springs.
Mix and Match
Visit places that offer contrasting experiences. After marveling at Alaska’s glaciers, maybe head down to the bayous of Louisiana. The idea is to taste the diversity of the US so you come back with a medley of memories.
Pick a Theme
Why not decide on a fun theme for your honeymoon? Maybe visiting all the quirky roadside attractions? Or touring vineyards across the states? Having a theme can make your trip even more memorable and give it that extra personal touch.
Plan Surprises for Each Other
This one’s for the romantics. Plan a day or an activity without telling your partner. It could be something as simple as a picnic in a scenic spot or booking a surprise hot air balloon ride. The anticipation and the element of surprise can make these moments unforgettable.
Use Tech Wisely
We’re huge advocates for unplugging, especially on honeymoons. But let’s face it: we live in a digital age. Use apps like Roadtrippers to plan routes and find quirky spots or Star Walk for stargazing. And hey, take lots of photos, but maybe save the uploading for when you’re back. Be present in the moment.
Leave Room for Spontaneity
While planning is fantastic, leave some days open. Some of our best experiences come from unplanned adventures. Talk to locals, get recommendations, and go where the wind takes you. Sometimes the best memories are made in unplanned situations.
Navigating the Route in Style!
Hey lovebirds, a little tip from one wanderlust to another: while exploring the nooks and crannies of the US, consider splurging on a premium car service for a day or two or maybe your ride from the airport. Why, you ask? Think about it.
After a day of frolicking on sandy beaches, hiking up enchanting trails, and flying to your honeymoon destination, there’s nothing quite like coming back to a luxury ride waiting to whisk you off to your next romantic destination.
Plus, with a professional at the wheel, you can cozy up in the backseat, sip on some bubbly, and reminisce about the day’s adventures without worrying about directions or parking. You can be sure that it adds that dash of extravagance to your journey, making your memories even more golden.
Your honeymoon is the start of a grand, lifelong adventure with your partner. It deserves to be as unique and out-of-the-box as your love story. The US is brimming with unconventional experiences waiting to be discovered.
So, grab that map, put on your explorer hat, and get ready to dive into the ultimate US honeymoon. Wishing you love, laughter, and endless adventures!