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Hi folks - I'm brand new here..so forgive any missteps.

I'm getting married in October. My fiance is a world traveler with trips to Thailand, japan, 20+ days in Africa, and tons of time in across Europe. I, on the other hand, have never left the United States.

We've been discussing our honeymoon. She has talked about Italy. But to me (here's the ignorance,) Italy seems very one-note. By that I mean, Old buildings, beautiful architecture, charming streets, wine, and then some bread and cheese (clearly, a sarcastic summary.)

I was hoping for more of a Crystal beach on day 1. Hiking to a volcano or a waterfall on day 2, amazing architecture on day 3, deep sea fishing on day 4. and then some bread and cheese.

She's open to places like Costa Rica, st. Lucia, and Hawaii, but she really wants Italy...and I want to give her Italy. I'm just not sure what to "do" in Italy. I keep reading about museums, vineyards and food. But I want those hikes, and animals in the trees, and the ability to photograph things other than buildings and vineyards.

YES - i'm 100pct ignorant...The internet is my friend, and I need to do more research, I was just hoping someone might have some ideas.

Oh - we're on the East Coast of the US, so places like Bali, and Fiji sound amazing - but neither of us want to give up 2+ days in each direction for travel...

Thoughts?

Thanks for your help and patience.

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