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Today on Diary of a Boho Bride we welcome back Louise who is getting married in August. Last time Louise told us all about the search for the all important wedding dress. Today Louise is sharing with us all her honeymoon search. Choosing the right honeymoon can be super easy or super hard. There is so much choice around and after all it’s your honeymoon you want to make it special. Do you go for all out relaxation, or do you go for a spot of adventure? a city break or something more off the beaten track? read on to find out what Louise and Chris chose for theirs.
With almost 5 months to the wedding, it’s safe to say that I’m veering from being super excited to super stressed so what could be better than to talk about our honeymoon to start feeling a bit more relaxed!
As soon as we started planning the wedding, we knew that we wanted a long honeymoon, abroad. Our holidays thus far have mainly been in Europe and predominantly have been city breaks and often visiting friends who are lucky to live overseas. Our decisiveness streak kicked in and we almost straightaway decided on the USA, we’d talked about New York so obviously that was first on our list, and we started thinking if we’re going that far why not visit a couple of other places?
Immediately, I was like ‘New Orleans! Memphis! Las Vegas!’ Chris then began to question my knowledge of the geography of the USA. After being shown a map and sheepishly admitting that my plans for a grand tour were not exactly practical, we started looking a bit closer to NYC. I’d always fancied Boston – I don’t know why; the Ivy League associations’ maybe – I just fancied it. We then plumped for Philadelphia; Chris because ‘It’s the birthplace of modern America’ and me because of Rocky – obviously. As we were talking about plans, we realised we were essentially planning a three week long city break and given that we haven’t been abroad for a couple of years, we were likely to be suffering wedding fatigue – we got thinking that maybe we’d need a beach holiday after all but we definitely didn’t want to give up on our East Coast tour. We looked at the Caribbean but it didn’t feel like ‘us’ and then we hit upon Mexico, admittedly mainly because of the food and the general value-for-money of the place and the fact that we could lounge round a pool or on the beach for week or two so we wanted a beach resort but not quite the hustle and bustle of Cancun so we plumped for Playa Del Carmen – about an hour away from Cancun.
What do we plan on doing? Seeing the sights obviously; I mean we couldn’t not do the Empire State could we? But also planning to eat good food, visit good bars and see things that are maybe a bit off the beaten track. We’re planning to do a couple of nights in NYC, then get the train up to Boston for another couple of nights , across to Philly for a couple more days and then back to New York and then off to Mexico for 10 days. We’ve certainly got a busy 22 days in store for us
So, we’ve got the flights booked, the guide books bought ( enough to assist us on a 2 year sabbatical I think), the vague route planned; Amtrak website scoured and now we’re hitting TripAdvisor for hotel recommendations; in fact any recommendations – good food, good bars, must-see stuff – hit us with them!
Manchester-New York-Boston-Philly-New York-Mexico-Manchester – here we come! (Now to buy that holiday wardrobe.
Have you booked your honeymoon yet? if so I’d love to know where you are off to. Have you chosen something relaxing or a city break? or are you combining the two like us?