Where should we honeymoon in 2014?

We didn’t do a whole lot of traveling in 2013… so instead of writing a post that rounds out our year in travel, we’re going to take this time to enlist your help – help us choose where to go on our honeymoon in 2014!

Here’s a short list of destinations we’ve been dreaming ever since we got engaged! Our list is small but we can always be tempted to venture off the beaten post. ;)

Belize

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Ever since our first diving experience in Indonesia last year, we both have been itching to put our flippers back on. Diving the Blue Hole is definitely a bucket list dream of ours. Apart from that, I wouldn’t mind lazying around on the beach exploring a few Mayan ruins here and there.

Spain and Portugal

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I know what you’re thinking, Europe again? Well, not exactly. I mean yes, Europe again, but I can explain. The most we’ve seen of Spain is Barcelona and neither of us have been to Portugal. We’ve been yearning to explore and indulge in the rest of Spain. And Portugal, what can I say other than, I’m sorry it took us this long. We have heard nothing but great things about you and can’t wait to check you out.

Bora Bora

Bora-Bora

The typical honeymoon destination and for once I wouldn’t mind being too cliche about it. How could you not want to spend some we time in these cute bungalows in the middle of that clear ocean blue? I say, if there is ever a better time to visit a place like Bora Bora, it’s on your honeymoon.

East Africa – Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda

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It doesn’t exactly scream honeymoon in a relaxing beach kind of way, but to explore Africa on an overland tour has been extremely high on our list. Hot hair ballooning over the Serengeti, jeep safari through Kenya, gorilla trekking in Uganda (or Rwanda), and ending it with some relaxing beach time in Zanzibar – you cannot tell me that does not sound like a trip of a lifetime.

So readers, we ask you..

Where should we go on our honeymoon in 2014?

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  • john

    Do Portugal/Spain or Africa. The other two are boring and unmemorable. “Remember that time we sat on the beach and read a book for two weeks” … how unexciting. With Portugal/Spain you can have some boring beach days if you want but still actually see something good, same with Africa depending on where you go.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Bahahaha.. so what boring book were you reading??.. LOL. I’m definitely leaning toward your suggestions too – Portugal has been high on my list. Any excuse for me to get back to Europe. Africa too. :) Thanks for trippin’ by!

      • Audrey

        Bora Bora is not boring if you don’t let it be! We went in a submarine, swam with sharks, ate great at the Famous Blood Mary’s restaurant, took a 4X4 tour of the island with a local guide, helmet dove, went on a snorkeling trip, and rented these little go-carts that you can rent by yourselves to explore the island. If you you want to break the rules, we would steal little bits of food from our restaurant and take it with us to the lagoon to feed the fish right from our over water bungalow. I promise it is not a read at the book kinda place. We had the most romantic…and adventurous trip here for our honeymoon!

  • Karlijn

    Africa! French-Polynesia sounds great too, but only if you go island hopping. There’s much more there than just Bora Bora!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Hrmm.. I like the sound of island hopping. Have you been?

      • Karlijn

        I haven’t been, but I’ve been looking into it for my next round the world trip (hopefully in 2015!) You can buy multi island air passes with Air Tahiti, so you can visit several islands for a decent price. I would love to visit Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahina and Rangiroa! And maybe even the remote Marquesas :)

  • BakoymaTravels

    The Blue Hole in Belize is on my list too, so it def. gets my vote!

    Also, after diving your hearts out, there is ample opportunity to lounge on a beach and drink fancy drinks so you can squeeze in a bit of that Bora Bora feeling as an added bonus :-)

    Whatever you choose though, I hope it turns out perfect!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Just found out you need to have mad skills, and a pro license, to dive the Blue Hole — bummer. But so many other places to dive and lounge, it’s still a contender for me. :)

      • BakoymaTravels

        oh darn :-( well, good to know for me too… aquire ALL the mad skills, Kieu! ;-D

  • Nate @ House of Annie

    I’d vote for Spain and Portugal.

  • Polly

    My parents visited southern Spain and Portugal on their honeymoon in 1977 and went back to (northern) Spain for their 30th anniversary, so it gets my vote! But any of these trips sound fabulous.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Spain holds a special place in G’s heart so I think we’ll be back sooner rather than later. I like the idea of celebrating an anniversary there though.. :)

  • Kathy

    Portuguese food is AMAZING. Hidden gem of Europe, for sure. I’d recommend South Africa, Patagonia in Argentina/Chile (you can go to Antarctica from there!), Maldives, RUSSIA, riverboating up the Amazon, or Morocco (though it’s really crazy hectic there so may be more like an adventure than a relaxing honeymoon).

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Ahhh, I’ve heard nothing but good things about Portugal – dying to try the food. Patagonia sounds great too, and Russia and Maldives. So many great places..

  • Steph (@ 20 Years Hence)

    First, congrats on sort-of being married! Now the real fun begins… ;)

    Of all the places you’ve listed as potential honeymoon contenders, I would probably have to go with Africa. I’ve also become a big diving enthusiast since setting off on my trip, but my understanding that the Blue Hole in Belize is definitely not a dive for novices because of how deep you go. Unless you have a lot of dive experience or have your Advanced Open Water, it might not be something that you are even allowed to do. I’m sure there is plenty of other incredible diving to be done in Belize, but if you went there just for that one dive and weren’t able to do it, what a let down that would be!

    Also, Spain & Portugal are undoubtedly beautiful, but maybe you should save those for an epic anniversary down the line. I mean, you can dotter around Europe when your old and gray… my parents do it every year! I think Africa is really, as you say, a once in a lifetime adventure that would make for a truly epic honeymoon!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Good point – we can totally dotter around Europe when we’re old and gray.. :P Hrmmm… so tough to choose, but Africa is probably leading the pack for us. ;)

  • http://www.globalgrasshopper.com/ Becky Padmore

    Ooh congratulations planning our honeymoon was one of the happiest times of our lives. We drove up the Pacific Coast Highway in California and it was just perfect, but my friends went to Bora Bora on their honeymoon and loved it! So many great places to choose from, it’s a tough decision!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      I live in California and have yet to make that drive, LOL. Bora Bora sounds relaxing and heavenly..

  • Time Travel Plans

    Tanzania is high on my own list, so it definitely gets my vote! We were actually supposed to be there right now, but our plans fell through. Anyway, congrats on your upcoming nuptials!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Oh no.. hopefully you’ll make your way there soon – it’s definitely been on our list for a while now.

      • Audrey

        We went to Tanzania this summer. Although it was an extraordinary experience, (we also did the hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti) we did spend a lot of time in a safari vehicle and I did get some explosive diarrhea there which wasn’t very romantic in a tented camp with the hubby listening. I say…go to Bora Bora. We’ve been to 6 continents, 23 countries, and there was always something special about Bora Bora for us. Congrats!

  • CaptainandClark

    Tanzania! As you know, it holds a special place in our hearts :) Can’t wait to see what adventure you choose!

  • Wanderlust Marriage

    If it’s an adventurous honeymoon you’re looking for, the Sabah region of Borneo is also a great option! A jungle cruise down the Kinabatangan River to see wild proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, orang-utans and endangered pygmy elephants is also pretty special :) http://wanderlustmarriage.com/adventurous-borneo-honeymoon/

  • Tirun Travel Marketing

    Congratulations dear, honeymoon comes only once in a couple’s life. So, it ought to be special.
    http://www.tirun.com/cruises/royal-caribbean-international/ships/voyager-class/WOW/romance.aspx

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