Though I had no one close to share the memories with, I was able to focus more clearly on what makes the experience so memorable. There is something about connecting with nature in such a profound way that forces you see things from a new perspective.
Just 24 hours after getting married, my husband and I jetted off to Maui to start our honeymoon. Life was crazy busy leading up to our wedding, so we didn't have much planned for our Hawaii trip other than flights and hotels.
What a honeymoon should include: romance, relaxation, new bikinis, and the "do not disturb" sign displayed 24/7. What it shouldn't include: daylong layovers, machetes, subzero temperatures, and male "sponsors" to escort female travelers.
Botswana is a magical land of lush plains, staggeringly beautiful sunsets and wildlife that will blow your mind. Over 12 days I explored four camps, in various regions of the Okavango Delta, each with their own personality: Chitabe, Vumbura Plains, Abu and Mombo.
When you hear Tahiti, the typical response is to say, "far." But, in actuality, the amazingly authentic islands of French Polynesia are only a few extra hours from Hawaii, our go to tropical island destination as Americans.
If your hubby-to-be likes to play it safe but you like adventure, or if you'd rather get a dose of culture but your bride prefers the beach, we're here to help. Our comprehensive honeymoon guide features four hot spots with a little something for every kind of couple.