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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 March 13, 2019

                                              How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                              How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                              Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                              You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                              Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                              1. Work on the small tasks.

                                              When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                              Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                              2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                              Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                              Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                              3. Upgrade yourself

                                              Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                              The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                              4. Talk to a friend.

                                              Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                              Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                              5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                              If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                              Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                              Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                              6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                              If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                              Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                              Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                              7. Read a book (or blog).

                                              The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                              Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                              Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                              8. Have a quick nap.

                                              If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                              9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                              Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                              What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                              10. Find some competition.

                                              Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                              Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                              11. Go exercise.

                                              Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                              Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                              As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                              Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                              12. Take a good break.

                                              Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                              Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                              Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                              Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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