Travel Tips & Trip Ideas Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Looking for "undiscovered" destination for "pop the question"

Jump to last reply

Ok guys and gals, I'm sure this has been asked 1000 times on this and other forums, but either I don't know how to search the forum or the search just stinks and isn't returning good results. Forgive me in advance, but I've done so much looking online that I'm just confused now. Please lend any advice/suggestions if you have them

In November I plan on asking my girl friend to marry me and I'm looking for the perfect vacation spot to do so.

What I'm looking for: an October or November vacation destination that is either "undiscovered" or not overly commercialize and touristy. We was to get a real taste and feel of the local culture, not a watered down version. Not interested in hot spots like Cancun, Bahamas, virgin island ect. We don't want a spring break-y place. I am looking for more a Traveler experience than a tourist experience. I'm trying to find the perfect mix of raw nature and luxe. We'd like a nice semi-luxe spa hotel or resort for at least part of the trip but are open to "roughing it" for some of the trip. I want lush jungle and adventure, she wants spa, white beaches and relaxation. Romantic locale a bonus. We are both very much into food and trying new things so a destination with great and interesting cuisine is a bonus. I had originally planned for something in Thailand, but I'd really like to keep the flight times under 12hrs. I am still considering Thailand if i can't decided on anything else. Other than flight times Thailand or south east Asia would be perfect IMO. We will be flying out of DFW. I'm hoping to keep the total cost for flight + hotel under $6,000usd. Planning on being gone from home for about 5 - 8 days (including travel time). Multiple destinations would be cool to.

So in a nutshell.. pop the question, romantic, jungle, beach, food, undiscovered, not touristy or commercial, and under 12hrs flight from Texas,USA. Tall order I know, but maybe someone out there doesn't mind sharing their secret. PM me if you prefer.

oh, and in the interest of full disclosure, yes I am posting this on other travel sites so don't bust on me too hard for it.

14 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Travel Tips & Trip Ideas activity »
  1. 1 Travel Tote to attach to rolling bag
  2. 2 Help finding a lifestyle resort
  3. 3 how to add my photo to my passport renewal application?
  4. 4 Hawaii or Rio for solo single male travel
  5. 5 Travel SIMs
  6. 6 An Introduction to new member
  7. 7 Priceline.com "Best Price guaranteed"scam
  8. 8 Travelling in June
  9. 9 Travel with 13 yr old nephew - need help on where please!
  10. 10 Friends Seeking Advice
  11. 11 Barclaycard Arrival MC chip & pin useless in Italy
  12. 12 Anyone have suggestion for best tablet to use when traveling? under $300
  13. 13 25th wedding anniv travel
  14. 14 $950,000 travel insurance mistake
  15. 15 Best places to start...
  16. 16 Trip Report I TRAVEL THE WORLD ALONE
  17. 17 Need packing tips: 24 days in Japan
  18. 18 two months away and mold problems.
  19. 19 Need suggestions for solo trip (2-3 weeks, next May)
  20. 20 French gastronomy
  21. 21 Noise Cancelling Headphones
  22. 22 Travel Tote/Bag (women) for carrying on plane
  23. 23 Looking for a hat to wear in the rainforest
  24. 24 NEED URGENT DESTINATION ADVICE!
  25. 25 What's stopping you from traveling more?
View next 25 » Back to the top