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Where did you go on your "budget friendly" honeymoon?

Where did you go on your "budget friendly" honeymoon?

Feb 21st, 2006, 07:22 PM
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What a fabulous honeymoon Paul!

We only had a few days off (new jobs after college) so went to the most dramatic downtown hotel.

I know folks are getting married older and/or have spent years together before the wedding, but when I see these whirlwind honeymoons, I just shake my head.

Have you heard about the rise in "babymons"? Last big trip before babies come!
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Feb 21st, 2006, 07:23 PM
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Feb 21st, 2006, 08:04 PM
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We went to Negril, Jamaica and stayed at Xtabi, a place carved into the cliffs. I think it is tres cher now. Ooolala.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:33 PM
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My husband and I did a B&B tour of northern California. We stayed at Four Sisters Inns http://www.foursisters.com/ - not completely budget but I think we got our 7th night free. Maison Fluerie and Green Gables were my favorite. We also saved by packing lunch picnics from great gourmet stores. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 06:49 AM
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When I got married, we lived in in Chicago, but my grandmother had retired to Florida. She came up to our wedding and stayed a few weeks to vist, my new hubby and I flew to Florida and stayed in her house, ate her food and used her car. Our plane tickets were our wedding gift from my parents. The only money we had to put out was when we went to Disneyland.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 07:58 AM
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 08:07 AM
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We went to Cape Cod...but that was over 20 years ago, not sure it's a budget place anymore, besides, we were able to drive there, save on the airfare.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 10:01 AM
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Just to let you know, Vegas is not as cheap as it used to be. We went last year for an anniversary trip and I was surprised at how expensive it was. drinks by the pool were $15 and meals were pretty expensive. Plus its not really romantic in a smoke filled casino. I second everyone's cancun advice. the all inclusives save the budget. try costco for booking packages, my friends have all done it for great prices.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:23 AM
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Thanks everyone for chiming in. It's great to get ideas from other people's trips.

I've thought about Mexico and really want to go back to Puerto Vallarta. However, my future husband isn't a big beach person. Almost every vacation we've been on involved a beach so I thought Vegas was a good compromise. We've been there twice and had a fabulous time each time. I know it's not super cheap but I think it can be done on a budget.

We're not looking for a super cheap vacation, but someplace where we can find a lot of things to do for little money, and splurge on other things like room, food and drinks.

Keep 'em coming!
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:54 PM
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How about Costa Rica? That's where we went for our honeymoon a month ago and we found that it was the kind of place where you could make it as cheap or expensive as you wanted, depending on your preferences. You say your future husband is not a beach person, and while Costa Rica has lovely beaches, you really can't beat all the beautiful scenery and fun (often free) things to do. We loved it so much there and it makes me miss it even more talking about it...
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 02:34 PM
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where will you be traveling from?
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 04:24 PM
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There is so much other great stuff to do in Mexico-jungle tours, Mayan ruins, all sorts of outdoor activities, markets, shopping-it seems like even if he isn't a beach person, you could have a great time doing the other stuff. And, you could sneak in some beach time while he goes golfing or whatever it is he likes to do on vacation.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 06:24 PM
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Look into the Copper Canyon train trip in Mexico. You can get there by way of a $20 bus trip from El Paso, Juarez to the fascinating city of Chihuahua. Spend a few days in Chihuahua then take the train all the way to Los Mochis where you will catch a ferry to Cabo San Lucas where hubby can have his beach.
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Feb 24th, 2006, 04:30 AM
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We'll be coming from Lake Placid, NY.
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