Picking a honeymoon destination can be incredibly difficult! You might want to lounge and relax on an exotic beach but your new partner in life might want to sightsee across Europe. But thanks to a new trend evolving in 2017, you might not have to choose. More couples are deciding to “honeymoon hop,” meaning choosing several different destinations for your honeymoon trip. If you are stuck between a few places, visit both or all three! If you aren’t persuaded yet, here’s why honeymoon hopping can be the answer to honeymoon happiness:
1. Visit more countries and cities
This is a no-brainer. When you honeymoon hop, you’re able to see several cities and countries in one vacation. It’s easiest to plan a general trip to Europe and visit England, France and Spain. Or honeymoon hop along islands in the Caribbean. Take advantage of different countries close to your starting destination.
2. Explore more cultures
If you’ve never traveled across the world, this could be your opportunity to see several different countries. Learn history, take in a meal, hike across the landscape and enjoy national landmarks.
3. Island hop while still being lazy
Are you looking for a relaxed and laid back honeymoon? You can still honeymoon hop around and be lazy. Plan a luxurious trip and visit several different islands. You can travel to island chains across the world. While beaches across the world always offer water and sand, you’d be surprised at the amenities at high end resorts on international islands.
4. Learn and experience something new
A benefit of your constant travel during your honeymoon hop will be that you both will learn and encounter new experiences. If your trips take you to the Americas, rent a car and drive across country. Learn new cultures. A honeymoon shouldn’t only be a time to relax. You should be using this time to enjoy your newly wedded bliss and spending time with each other.
5. Incorporate your wedding into the trip
Use your actual wedding to kickstart your honeymoon hop! Plan a beautiful and exotic destination wedding. It’s also a great option if you’re considering a more intimate ceremony. Plus many resorts will take care of most of the planning for the wedding. Party with your guests for a few days, then say sayonara and jet off to your first destination on your honeymoon hopping adventure.
6. Tie in your honeymoon hop into future trips
For the first few years of your marriage, it could be a really cool tradition to revisit places you traveled to during your honeymoon on anniversaries. You could even recreate the entire trip on your 10th or 20th wedding anniversary!
7. View it as a trip of a lifetime
Can you imagine jetting across the world for a week or two after your wedding? Talk about bliss! This is an opportunity for you and your new hubby to sightsee the world. Visit exotic places you never been to. Indulge in different foods in different countries. As you get older and have children, finding the time to plan such an elaborate trip will be hard. Enjoy the time you have together and explore.