There was a time when a honeymoon itinerary rarely veered from a beach resort somewhere in the Caribbean. With the guarantee of fun in the sun and sand in your toes, what more could you ask for?
Today, couples are breaking tradition and rewriting the script on what a honeymoon looks like and where it takes you. Warm, exotic locations will always be appealing, but many honeymooners are looking for more out of their vacation.
New locales have emerged, brimming with possibility and intrigue and drawing honeymooners to their diverse landscapes and unique cultural experiences.
“Isles continue to draw honeymooners with their mythical and majestic settings, waterfront adventure and charming villages,” said Ron Luczak, Vice President of Business Development, The Travel Team. “Iceland, Ireland and now the Faroe Islands have become popular honeymoon destinations.”
The Faroe Islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark and encompass a series of 18 volcanic islands between Iceland and Norway, which are accessible by roads, tunnels, bridges and ferries. Faroe is a haven for adventurers and offers a variety of accommodations ranging from hostels to campgrounds and hotels.
Ireland’s quaint villages, craggy countryside and historic castles lure romantic hearts, and the friendly pubs offer a cozy, casual setting for a laidback getaway.
Commonly known as the land of fire and ice, Iceland is quickly gaining momentum as a honeymoon hotspot, despite its chilly climate. The northern lights and midnight sun are magnets for anyone looking to fan the flames of love.
Canadian cites are also seeing a spike in interest, especially Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Toronto. These northern cities offer everything from wine tasting to arts and entertainment, and of course a natural wonder. The strong American dollar is also driving traffic north, as you can expect to receive nearly $0.30 on your dollar when you convert to Canadian funds.
Destined for Italy, honeymooners are getting off the beaten path and venturing beyond Rome, Venice and Florence. Couples are heading to Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast, exploring wine country and enjoying the breathtaking views of Italy’s beautiful coastline from the helm of a boat.
Whether you’re looking for a Caribbean honeymoon or yearning to explore one of these new destinations, an experienced agent at The Travel Team is eager to help you plan a honeymoon you’ll never forget!