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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 May 28, 2020

                                              How to Overcome Boredom

                                              How to Overcome Boredom

                                              Have you ever been bored? Restless? Fidgety? In need of some inspiration?

                                              I have a theory on boredom. I believe that the rate of boredom has increased alongside the pace of technology.

                                              If you think about it, technology has provided us with mobile phones, laptops, Ipads, device after device – all to ultimately fix one problem: boredom.

                                              What is Boredom?

                                              We have become a global nation that feeds on entertainment. We associate ‘living’ with ‘doing’. People now do not know how to sit still, and we feel guilty when we are not doing anything. Today, inactivity has become the ultimate sin.

                                              You might not realize it, but boredom stimulates a form of anxiety and stress. It evokes an emotional state that creates frustration and feeds procrastination.

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                                              It’s a desire to be ‘doing something’ or to be ‘entertained’ – it’s a desire for sensory stimulation. What it boils down to is a lack of focus.

                                              If you think about those times when you’re bored, it’s usually because you did not know what to do. So, indecision also plays a big part.

                                              When we are focused on what’s important to us and what we want to achieve, it’s pretty hard to be bored. So, one answer to boredom is to become focused on what you want.

                                              Sometimes It’s Good to Be Bored

                                              If boredom is a desire for sensory stimulation – then what’s the opposite of that? To be content with no stimulation – in other words – to enjoy stillness.

                                              Sometimes, it’s not boredom itself that causes the frustration but the resistance to doing nothing.

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                                              Think about it. What would happen if you were to ‘let go’ of the desire to be entertained? You wouldn’t be bored anymore, and you will feel more relaxed!

                                              In my experience, it’s often the most obvious, simplistic solutions that are the most powerful in life. So, when you’re bored, the easiest way to combat this is to enjoy it.

                                              It may sound weird but think of ‘boredom’ as a form of ‘relaxation’. It’s a break from the constant stimulation that 21st-century living provides – constant TVs, mobile phones, radios, internet, emails, phone calls, etc.

                                              Who knows, maybe ‘boredom’ is actually good for us?

                                              Next time you’re ‘feeling bored’ instead of feeding the frustration by frantically looking for something to do, maybe you can sit back, relax, and savor the feeling of having nothing to do.

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                                              In this article, I’ll share with you my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom.

                                              3-Step Strategy to Overcome Boredom

                                              1. Get Focused

                                              Instead of chasing sensory stimulation at random, focus on what’s really important to you. Focusing on something important helps prevent boredom because it forces you to utilize your time productively.

                                              You should ask yourself: what would make good use of your time? What could you be doing that would contribute to your major goals in life?

                                              Here are a few ideas:

                                              • Spend some time in quiet contemplation considering what’s important to you.
                                              • Start that creative project you’ve been talking about for the last few weeks.
                                              • Brainstorm: think of some ideas for new innovative products or businesses.

                                              2. Kill Procrastination

                                              Boredom is useful in some ways because it gives you the energy and time to do things. It is only a problem if you let it. But if you use it to motivate yourself to be productive, then you can more easily overcome boredom.

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                                              So, the next time you’re bored, why not put this good energy to use by ticking off those things that you have been meaning to get done but have been too busy to finish? This also presents a great time for you to clear your to-do list.

                                              Here are some ideas:

                                              • Do some exercise.
                                              • Read a book.
                                              • Learn something new.
                                              • Call a friend.
                                              • Get creative (draw, paint, sculpt, create music, write).
                                              • Do a spring cleaning.
                                              • Wash the car.
                                              • Renovate the house.
                                              • Re-arrange the furniture.
                                              • Write your shopping list.
                                              • Water the plants.
                                              • Walk the dog.
                                              • Sort out your mail & email.
                                              • De-clutter (clear out that wardrobe).

                                              3. Enjoy Boredom

                                              If none of the above solutions work, then you can try a different approach. Don’t give in to boredom and instead choose to enjoy it. This doesn’t mean allowing yourself to waste your time being bored. Instead, think of it as your time to relax and re-energize, which will help you be more productive the next time you work.

                                              Contrary to popular belief, we don’t need to be constantly doing things to be productive. In fact, research has shown that people are more productive when they take periods of rest to recharge.[1] Taking breaks once in a while helps boost your performance and can help make you feel more motivated.

                                              So, take some time to relax. You never know, you might even like it.

                                              Final Thoughts

                                              Learning how to overcome boredom may be difficult at the beginning, but it can be easier if you make use of some techniques. You can start with my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom and work your way from there. So, ready your mind and make use of these tips, and you will be overcoming boredom in no time.

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