Not only are we three years into our marriage and I have yet to design a wedding album for us (someone please lock me in a room until I do this!!!), but we have also yet to take a legit honeymoon! I know that is kind of crazy, but right before our wedding we traipsed through Europe with my family and right after our wedding I was in the throws of wedding season, shooting nonstop….followed by buying and moving into our home around the same time, it was madness and a honeymoon wasn’t an option at the time! But, as I start to think more and more about when baby #2 might come along (NO! No one is pregnant and we are not trying yet at all, this is not any sort of announcement, people!), I think about how it is only going to get harder to leave the country, just us, for a romantic adventure. It is only going to get trickier to find willing volunteers to watch our 2 dogs and also our how ever many kids. It is only going to get harder to save money for things like this when we have kid’s savings accounts we want to contribute to and more bills adding up. It’s definitely not going to get easier and there is no better time than now I say! So, I’m thinking we should take a very very very belated honeymoon in 2015! Not that we have a lick of money saved up for this yet or even have a plan at all, but I’m putting it out into the universe! I want it to happen…and thanks to the spouse having a new job that is working her to the bone nearly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, she is finally coming around to the beauty of vacation! (Finding the silver lining in that one!) It is now on my 2015 list! A romantic amazing once in a lifetime super late honeymoon for two!
Now, the hard part is deciding on where! This part is seriously SO hard! I spent hours upon hours the other night drooling over so many incredible places all over the world on Airbnb, from treehouses to villas to chic condos to lodges, you name it! But, we have a tall order when it comes to picking a place…I have been quite a lot of places in Europe over the years and, even though Katrina has only been to a couple, we kind of want to go someplace that is new to both of us. To explore together with fresh new eyes! And I want someplace with a leisure element to it, while K wants things to see and do. I want to dress up and sip cocktails a night or two. I want a little luxury. (Are we surprised at all…) But, K is more of an adventure and nature kind of gal. She doesn’t want to sit at the pool bar all week (Gah!). She isn’t one to spend hours on the beach, getting a tan. She wants to do and see things. Hikes, walks, adventures of all kinds. I like museums. She likes mountains. Truth. We want a place with some culture and beauty, but that won’t break the bank. We want the option of sipping cocktails and just enjoying a beautiful place, but also the ability to go off and do things and fill our time with a little adventure. And, I am just drawing a total blank at where this hodge podge of a gorgeous place could be, so that is where you come in! I want to know your suggestions for a belated honeymoon location that is one part cocktails and romance, one part adventure and fun!
I can’t even name all the places I have been to tell you the places that are off the list, but if it helps, we both really really loved Salzburg and Katrina wants to see the Northern Lights at some point in her life so I have actually been looking into Iceland! We’ve been to Venice. Katrina isn’t really a Mexico all inclusive kind of person. I’ve done Costa Rica. I live and die for Paris, but, heart breakingly, it definitely isn’t a spot I can envision Katrina having an amazing time per her interests. Ahhhh, help! Marrying your polar opposite certainly makes life interesting, but when trying to come to a decision that makes both partner equally excited, it’s kind of the hardest thing ever.
So, throw your suggestions at us and we will scope them out! And, for now, we will keep dreaming, hoping, and planning that we can somehow make a trip like this happen for us next year!