07/25/2012 07:11 am ET Updated Sep 24, 2012

5 Unusual (But Awesome) Honeymoon Vacations (PHOTOS)

Sure, a week holed up in a beach bungalow or a romantic jaunt to the City of Lights is a nice way to spend one's honeymoon.

But we'd argue it can be a bit cliché, and you're not just any other couple, right? If you and your significant other identify more with the less-than-traditional set of newlyweds, why not jet off to some exotic, unexpected locale instead?

Taking the road less traveled for a honeymoon can be all the more romantic, now that you have someone else to protect you, natch. So before you book that all-inclusive in the Caribbean, give our five alternative honeymoon destinations a look -- you never know where they will take you!

-- Carly Pifer,

5 Unusual (and Awesome) Honeymoon Vacations