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Taking suggestions on a honeymoon reduex

I'm feeling kinda frenchy today.

As some of you know, we didn't really take the honeymoon we planned, Belize was hit by a hurricane the day we were supposed to get there. We diverted to Vigin Gorda, which is beautiful, but not really very honeymoon-y. This is because of the wild chickens and goats that made a lot of noise at 2AM. It'll be funny in 5 years, it's not amusing at all right now (yes, I know I'm being totally bratty about that).

So we have vacation time end of June- beginning of July. What are your suggestions?? We aren't going to Try Belize again until the airline merger is done, so we can fly for free, score!


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    edited December 2011
     I vote St Barts or Dominica!

    Dominica is beautiful :)

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    hetshuphetshup member
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    Also, we are trying to avoid the Carribean during hurricane season, didn't work out so well for us last time.
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    loopy82loopy82 member
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    I vote Europe.
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    Hazel_BHazel_B member
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    What are you looking for? Some place beachy? An urban setting?

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    edited December 2011
    I always thought Niagara-on-the-Lake would be pretty cool.  If you like wine that is.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_taking-suggestions-honeymoon-reduex?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:e2158761-d87a-40f9-a375-77febff748c9Post:ea4c872f-a9bc-4b9e-8985-e76216fbffba">Re: Taking suggestions on a honeymoon reduex</a>:
    [QUOTE]I vote Europe.
    Posted by loopy82[/QUOTE]

    I agree with loopy.
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    calindicalindi member
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    If you're looking domestic, there's a great B&B in the middle of the Florida Keys.  Private cabins, they deliver breakfast to your door, including fresh oranges (they have a juicer to make your own fresh OJ - we brought champagne for mimosas!) and they have a small private beach with kayaks you can use for free.  There's some fantastic restaurants nearby, Key West is only another hour and a half drive south, and you can go on a sunset snorkeling cruise for only like $35/person.

    Conch Key Cottages - www.conchkeycottages.com/

    If you're avoiding that area during hurricanes also, may I recommend wine country?  Head out to San Fran.  My parents stayed at The Adagio Inn and had a private jaccuzi on their own private patio, and it wasn't expensive!  They were super close to all the vineyards and had an amazing trip.

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    PaigeMcCPaigeMcC member
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    Nova Scotia.  Seriously.  Cape Breton is one of the most beautiful places IN THE WORLD.

    Hiking, swimming, canoeing, beautiful beaches, crisp Atlantic air, beautiful lil B & B's all along the shore, and your own personal tour guide when requested (aka Me!)

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    bethsmilesbethsmiles member
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    I vote Europe too.


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    desertsundesertsun member
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    Kauai! 
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    hetshuphetshup member
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    Hazel- H is thinking Canada, the Northwest or maybe Bermuda. We are also thinking about doing an Alaska cruise.

    Fiji will be our last hurrah before trying for babies, so we can't go there or else the questions will never stop.

    Cate- My family lives in wine country in CA, but I love the Keys idea.

    Loopy, Beth and Sky- Where in Europe? Keep in mind that we have both been there ( I've been 7 times in the past 5 years) and we've hit a lot of the mjor places ( London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Berlin, Budapest, Prague and Barcelona)
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    desertsundesertsun member
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    Greece?
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    loopy82loopy82 member
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    Greece - Santorini  --- I mainly say this, because this is where I really want to go.

    What kind of vacation are you looking for?
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    bethsmilesbethsmiles member
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    Ireland? Scotland?

    If I didn't go to Europe, I would go to Australia or New Zealand.


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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_taking-suggestions-honeymoon-reduex?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:e2158761-d87a-40f9-a375-77febff748c9Post:e2ed286d-3a09-4aab-b1ae-b04f428d794a">Re: Taking suggestions on a honeymoon reduex</a>:
    [QUOTE]Hazel- H is thinking Canada, the Northwest or maybe Bermuda. We are also thinking about doing an Alaska cruise. Fiji will be our last hurrah before trying for babies, so we can't go there or else the questions will never stop. Cate- My family lives in wine country in CA, but I love the Keys idea. Loopy, Beth and Sky- Where in Europe? Keep in mind that we have both been there ( I've been 7 times in the past 5 years) and we've hit a lot of the mjor places ( London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Berlin, Budapest, Prague and Barcelona)
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    <div>My FSIL's MIL did an Alaskan cruise and LOVED it!  She said it was just beautiful.  if you don't choose NS I would vote for that.</div>

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_taking-suggestions-honeymoon-reduex?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:e2158761-d87a-40f9-a375-77febff748c9Post:37f5ff37-546d-4fef-bd1e-f20e481d8947">Taking suggestions on a honeymoon reduex</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm feeling kinda frenchy today. 
    Posted by hetshup[/QUOTE]

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    Blue & WhiteBlue & White member
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    We've been itching to head to Hawaii since watching Hawaii Five-O just because it's so pretty, haha.  And the BF went to Jamaica last summer and absolutely loved it.  He also loves St. Lucia.  (I'm not huge on beachy places, so this is why these are all his opinions, haha)

    We're going to Chicago next summer (I think) and I'm super excited.  We went to Boston this past summer and saw Fenway - so in Chicago we'll get to see Wrigley and whatever else is in Chicago (I'm aware there's much more to life than baseball, but I can't think of anything at the moment!)

    I also lived in FL for much of my adult life - any of the beaches by us were just fine for a honeymoon, I'd imagine.  They're not "exotic" but they're still relaxing. 

    I also love the Saratoga Springs/Lake George area of upstate NY (which is pretty close to Niagara if you wanted to do kinda a combined trip.)

    Let us know what you're considering :)  I <3 travel threads...
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    We would like to be bums. If I could get a hammock, I would be thrilled. I'll run Greece by H, he might be cool with that. It'll appeal to the Art History major in him. And I would LOVE to hit the Cook Islands near New Zealand, but it'll be winter there. Sad panda face.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_taking-suggestions-honeymoon-reduex?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:e2158761-d87a-40f9-a375-77febff748c9Post:baab827c-3240-4789-9bc3-7f37c6057fd5">Re: Taking suggestions on a honeymoon reduex</a>:
    [QUOTE]We would like to be bums. If I could get a hammock, I would be thrilled. I'll run Greece by H, he might be cool with that. It'll appeal to the Art History major in him. And I would LOVE to hit the Cook Islands near New Zealand, but it'll be winter there. Sad panda face.
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    June in NS is hammock season;)

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    Paiger- Where would we stay? What would you and FBD have us do?

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    Ana_2985Ana_2985 member
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    Switzerland! It's the best.

    Don't forget that a lot of the hurricanes that we don't hear about because they don't enter gulf go straight up the Atlantic past Bermuda. So that could still be risky.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_taking-suggestions-honeymoon-reduex?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:e2158761-d87a-40f9-a375-77febff748c9Post:44a58078-6e12-43df-8da8-26414808319c">Re: Taking suggestions on a honeymoon reduex</a>:
    [QUOTE]Paiger- Where would we stay? What would you and FBD have us do?
    Posted by hetshup[/QUOTE]

    <div>There are lots of beautiful B & B's in Halifax/Outside of Halifax/ all over NS.  Depending on what you wanted to do we could do lots of things.  We'd have to take you to Peggy's Cove, to see the Bluenose II/Historic Lunenburg, the Public Gardens are just stunning as well.  Keith's brewery tour is always a must (free NS beer! wo0t!).  You could go on a wine tour (a couple really nice wineries in the valley) or go explore historic sites.  Also, Cape Breton is a really nice place to just relax, enjoy the outdoors and play on the beach.  I think FBD and I are going to CB for our mini-moon next year</div>

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    edited December 2011
    I vote Niagara On the Lake. It is beautiful there and very relaxing. The Pillar and Post and an amazing spa!!! They also have a pool for summer time!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_taking-suggestions-honeymoon-reduex?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:e2158761-d87a-40f9-a375-77febff748c9Post:f6dfe3b1-f048-4432-a8a8-928689b2ae67">Re: Taking suggestions on a honeymoon reduex</a>:
    [QUOTE]I vote Niagara On the Lake. It is beautiful there and very relaxing. The Pillar and Post and an amazing spa!!! They also have a pool for summer time!
    Posted by bakes218[/QUOTE]

    BF and I want to go on a vacation soon and we were looking there or at Queens Landing.  They both look awesome.
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    edited December 2011
    I second the Keys suggestion. The Florida Keys are fantastic. Rent a convertible and take A1A from Largo to Key West...tons of snorkeling, beaches, bars, cabanas with hammocks along the way.

    Plus, you could always crash at our place on your way down. Just sayin. ;)

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    edited December 2011
    I vote Europe or Hawaii.  Italy and Portugal are very beautiful.
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    edited December 2011
    Greece, Italy or Australia.
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    Maybe Glacier National Park? It is in northwestern Montana -- I want to go there so very bad!  
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    edited December 2011
    I went on Alaskan cruise in September and it was the perfect time of year for it. I know thats a little later in the year than you wanted to go. But the weather was 70's the entire time we were there and only rained for a couple of hours one day. The tickets are cheaper then and everywhere we went they were selling stuff for super cheap since it was the end of the tourist season.

    I vote for Australia!
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    heyimbrenheyimbren member
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    Can I just second the Canada idea? I've travelled through most of Canada now, and I have to say that the entire country is gorgeous, all in different ways.

    The Maritimes is amazing if you like beaches/cottages. And Paige is there of course.

    Out West (BC/Alberta) is beautiful as well. Alberta is nicer on the western part of the province right along the Rockies. Mountain towns are very romantic.

    I've never been to the part of BC along the Rockies but BF used to live there and he said it's a lot like Alberta. So again, absolutely stunning. The BC coast is also beautiful, it's not quite as mountain-y but there ARE still mountains. But it's the coast, so it's beautiful with its little islands.

    Quebec is also really nice if you want something a bit different. I find it very historical (like with the architecture, for example) and it's really neat how French it really is there.

    I've got pics I took on vacation from all these places (well just PEI and New Brunswick n the Maritimes) soo if you would like, I could post some for you to see if you're considering it.
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