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22 Amazing Honeymoon Destinations Newly-Weds Should Consider

22 Amazing Honeymoon Destinations Newly-Weds Should Consider

For honeymoon destinations, a very popular option is traveling to the Caribbean for a week and relaxing on the beach. However, there are lots of destinations out there that can make your getaway a relaxing adventure and a vacation that you will never forget. Consider the following romantic and beautiful destinations for your honeymoon:

1. Bali

Bali

    The warm Indian Ocean in a secluded area is the perfect romantic getaway. Spend your days along the beach, or travel inland to the forests and rice paddies. The culture is rooted in tradition and practice; you may even find yourself picking up a yoga class or meditating while you are here.

    2. Turks and Caicos

    turks and caicos

      Take relaxation to one of the world’s best beaches. Enjoy the Caribbean lifestyle. If you are up for an adventure, scuba dive in the coral reef.

      3. Mexico

       

      Sayulitas

        In Mexico you have a few different options depending on if you want the Pacific or the Gulf Coast, or if you want a resort area or a town with lots of character. A honeymoon-worthy destination is off of Mexico’s Pacific Coast in the resort town of Nuevo Vallarta. If you’re more into surfing, consider the relaxed surf town, Sayulitas.

        4. Fiji

        fiji

          At the heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is a tropical oasis. It boosts of serene waters, relaxation, and a honeymoon where no one is going to bother you. Your retreat can be filled with lots of water activities, and days spent on the white sandy beaches.

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          5. Thailand

           

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            You can find a mix of adventure, culture, food, and relaxation here. From the jungles, to the crystal blue water, to a decadent plate of pad thai, Thailand is the perfect place to honeymoon.

            6. New Zealand

            New Zealand

              Is an adventure calling your name? New Zealand has beautiful beaches, mountains to explore, snorkeling in the coral reef, and even volcanos. You will not get bored with all of the activities here.

              7. Italy

              Italy

                Where else can you mix delicious food, culture, and a love of life? If you are looking for a romantic European getaway, Italy is the place. In Italy, you can indulge in homemade gelato, have dinner at a local trattoria, travel to the Tuscan wine country, and hop on a romantic gondola ride down the Venetian River. The landscape and culture are absolutely gorgeous.

                8. California

                Vancouver

                  Whether you are looking for the beaches, city life, or a relaxing week in Napa, California has it. From San Francisco to the beaches in San Diego to wine country in Napa Valley, you can find the perfect balance of relaxation and activity in California.

                  9. Florida

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                    Florida is the destination of choice when people want to visit in the U.S. and also have warm weather. Try the beaches at South Beach if you are up for the party scene, or along the Gulf Coast for a more relaxing atmosphere.

                    10. Costa Rica

                    costa rica

                      Surfing, rain forests, and relaxation are all in one place. Spend a day hiking in the rainforest and the next day sunbathing at the beach all the while living la pura vida.

                      11. St. Lucia

                      st lucia

                        A trip to the Caribbean where you can relax on the beach, travel to a volcano, explore the Piton Mountains and rainforest, and then travel to the Sulphur Springs of Soufriere. It’s all very close in proximity and you can see it all on your honeymoon.

                        12. Hawaii

                        hawaii

                          Make your honeymoon memorable with time spent at one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Why not learn how to surf? Spend a night watching hula dancing and dining on delicious Hawaiian cuisine.

                          13. France

                          Paris

                            France has many destinations to visit from the city of love (Paris) to the French Alps for spas and skiing to the Mediterranean resorts. There is always something to do in France! Go to historical landmarks or hop on a train to go to Nice for a few days and relaxing seaside.

                             

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                            14. Spain

                            Barcelona

                              The Mediterranean coast of Spain is wonderful for newly-weds. You can travel to Barcelona for culture, food, relaxation and parties. If you are looking for relaxation in a city not located in the Caribbean, this is the place. Stop by the Boqueria for one of the world’s best markets, rent a car and drive along the Costa Brava and Costa del Sol, and visit all of Gaudi’s architectural works.

                              15. South Africa

                              south Africa

                                If you want a diverse honeymoon filled with adventure, water, and wildlife watching, travel to South Africa. You can see all of the beautiful things that nature has to offer.

                                16. Kenya

                                kenya

                                  From the costal offerings in Mombasa to the inland capital of Nairobi, you will be dazzled by Africa’s beauty. Visit the coast and relax, take a camel ride, and explore throughout the capital city.

                                  17. Tahiti

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                                    Tahiti is an island paradise. If you’re looking for a place to relax alongside the beach with no interruptions, this is the place to be.

                                    18. Greece

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                                      Visit the history-rich city of Athens and walk through the ancient streets to see the country’s natural beauty. If you are looking to stay at a pristine resort, check out the Greek Islands. Here, you can relax, or charter boats and island-hop.

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                                      19. Portugal

                                      Portugal

                                        Portugal is a wonderful place to spend your honeymoon. From the secluded beaches outside of Lisbon in Guincho and Cascais, which are perfect for sunbathing and surfing, to seeing the countryside near Cabo da Roca, you will always feel welcomed. Amazing seafood, a glass of vinho verde, and a walk through Lisbon will make your honeymoon memorable.

                                        20. Argentina

                                        Argentina

                                          Argentina has a wide variety to offer whether you are traveling to Iguazu Waterfalls, the Patagonia countryside for wine and seeing gauchos, or the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires. Take a few tango lessons, travel throughout the country and be captivated by Argentinian hospitality.

                                          21. Maldives

                                          Maldives

                                            Travel to the warm climate island in the Indian Ocean and have an unforgettable time. You can relax on the white sandy beaches, swim in the Indian Ocean, go to the spa, and also travel to an inhabited island to see the local culture.

                                            22. Vancouver

                                            Vancouver

                                              If sightseeing and exploring are part of your requirements, then Vancouver is one of your options. See the gorgeous costal city, walk along the boardwalk, and travel to the mountains.

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                                              Last Updated on January 21, 2020

                                              The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                                              The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                                              Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

                                              your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

                                                Why You Need a Vision

                                                Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision in mind, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Think of crafting your life vision as mapping a path to your personal and professional dreams. Life satisfaction and personal happiness are within reach. The harsh reality is that if you don’t develop your own vision, you’ll allow other people and circumstances to direct the course of your life.

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                                                How to Create Your Life Vision

                                                Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

                                                What Do You Want?

                                                The question sounds deceptively simple, but it’s often the most difficult to answer. Allowing yourself to explore your deepest desires can be very frightening. You may also not think you have the time to consider something as fanciful as what you want out of life, but it’s important to remind yourself that a life of fulfillment does not usually happen by chance, but by design.

                                                It’s helpful to ask some thought-provoking questions to help you discover the possibilities of what you want out of life. Consider every aspect of your life, personal and professional, tangible and intangible. Contemplate all the important areas, family and friends, career and success, health and quality of life, spiritual connection and personal growth, and don’t forget about fun and enjoyment.

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                                                Some tips to guide you:

                                                • Remember to ask why you want certain things
                                                • Think about what you want, not on what you don’t want.
                                                • Give yourself permission to dream.
                                                • Be creative. Consider ideas that you never thought possible.
                                                • Focus on your wishes, not what others expect of you.

                                                Some questions to start your exploration:

                                                • What really matters to you in life? Not what should matter, what does matter.
                                                • What would you like to have more of in your life?
                                                • Set aside money for a moment; what do you want in your career?
                                                • What are your secret passions and dreams?
                                                • What would bring more joy and happiness into your life?
                                                • What do you want your relationships to be like?
                                                • What qualities would you like to develop?
                                                • What are your values? What issues do you care about?
                                                • What are your talents? What’s special about you?
                                                • What would you most like to accomplish?
                                                • What would legacy would you like to leave behind?

                                                It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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                                                What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

                                                Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

                                                A few prompts to get you started:

                                                • What will you have accomplished already?
                                                • How will you feel about yourself?
                                                • What kind of people are in your life? How do you feel about them?
                                                • What does your ideal day look like?
                                                • Where are you? Where do you live? Think specifics, what city, state, or country, type of community, house or an apartment, style and atmosphere.
                                                • What would you be doing?
                                                • Are you with another person, a group of people, or are you by yourself?
                                                • How are you dressed?
                                                • What’s your state of mind? Happy or sad? Contented or frustrated?
                                                • What does your physical body look like? How do you feel about that?
                                                • Does your best life make you smile and make your heart sing? If it doesn’t, dig deeper, dream bigger.

                                                It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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                                                Plan Backwards

                                                It may sound counter-intuitive to plan backwards rather than forwards, but when you’re planning your life from the end result, it’s often more useful to consider the last step and work your way back to the first. This is actually a valuable and practical strategy for making your vision a reality.

                                                • What’s the last thing that would’ve had to happen to achieve your best life?
                                                • What’s the most important choice you would’ve had to make?
                                                • What would you have needed to learn along the way?
                                                • What important actions would you have had to take?
                                                • What beliefs would you have needed to change?
                                                • What habits or behaviors would you have had to cultivate?
                                                • What type of support would you have had to enlist?
                                                • How long will it have taken you to realize your best life?
                                                • What steps or milestones would you have needed to reach along the way?

                                                Now it’s time to think about your first step, and the next step after that. Ponder the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future. It may seem impossible, but it’s quite achievable if you take it step-by-step.

                                                It’s important to revisit this vision from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your answers to the questions, your technicolor vision, and the resulting plans change. That can actually be a very good thing; as you change in unforeseeable ways, the best life you envision will change as well. For now, it’s important to use the process, create your vision, and take the first step towards making that vision a reality.

                                                Featured photo credit: Matt Noble via unsplash.com

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