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bmeyer
April 28th, 2008, 07:21 AM
So, I'm sick of reading all these stupid honeymoon guides online written by non-realistic writers who try to sensationalize everything. I need some normal peoples' opinions! ;)

If you've married recently and have some tips to share as to the where, why, and how you arrived at your honeymoon and how it went, that'd be sweet...

il-luzhin
April 28th, 2008, 07:32 AM
Depending on your budget this may be unrealistic, but some friends of mine just rerturned from three weeks back packing in europe.

They've been together 9 years and tell me it helped them feel like young kids again. Is that not the ideal feeling?

Ripfox
April 28th, 2008, 07:34 AM
Appear on "Divorce Court"

j/k :lolflag:

SirThom
April 28th, 2008, 07:40 AM
Appear on "Divorce Court"

j/k :lolflag:

Or Jerry Springer!

Sitting at home, eating crisps, drinking beer, and watching the telly could be fun.

Atomic Dog
April 28th, 2008, 07:43 AM
The best tip I can give you is go somewhere cheap and put that money into a down payment on a house. That's what we did. Went on a 4 day low budget honeymoon about 150 miles away from home. Maybe spent $500 in total.

I know, that isn't very romantic right? Well paying off the house after seven years allows us to WELL make up for the low budget wedding and honeymoon. We are the first of all our friends to have bought a home, and way first paying it off and being mortgage free. They toil for the bank and never have any extra money, we actually have money in the bank and no debt. And we don't have a big income (65 to 70k combined).

My point is, an expensive wedding and/or honeymoon is no guarantee of happiness. But I can tell you the debt you wrack up paying for that expensive wedding/honeymoon will cause strain and unhappiness. The secret to happiness is to never feel the crush of overbearing credit woes.

saulgoode
April 28th, 2008, 07:51 AM
The Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island is rather traditional for your neck of the woods.

amingv
April 28th, 2008, 07:52 AM
It depends on the person.
For example I'd be happy with a night in the server room reading poetry and listening to soft music. If we have a high resolution projector that would be awesome.
(Sometimes I wonder why I don't have a girlfriend.)

maniacmusician
April 28th, 2008, 08:04 AM
Totally depends upon you two as a couple. My favorite friend-couple recently went hiking in Washington, wrote poetry, for 2 weeks. It was cheap as could be and they had an absolute blast bonding during that time.

mr.propre
April 28th, 2008, 08:15 AM
It al depends what kind of travler you are.
I know a few friends of my who whent on a 3 day trip to a castle in the east of Belgium. I think it was about 200€ (+/- $320) for the luxury package with Jacuzzi and water bed on there room.

myusername
April 28th, 2008, 08:27 AM
drive up to redmond and throw rocks at the microsoft employees

chucky chuckaluck
April 28th, 2008, 08:53 AM
seven years ago, mrs. chuckaluck and i went to the banff area (in august). we did a lot of hiking. it was a great week and a beautiful place without a whole lot of people around (despite it being a heavy tourist area). it wasn't our honeymoon (we've been married almost eighteen years), but i think it would be great for one.

orbital
April 28th, 2008, 10:17 AM
Santorini

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santorini

gn2
April 28th, 2008, 12:25 PM
Isle of Lewis, home of the Calanais standing stones

http://www.ancient-scotland.co.uk/site.php?a=38

http://www.perfectplanet.co.uk/landscape/CalanaisStonesByMoonlight.jpg

Onyros
April 28th, 2008, 12:31 PM
Me and the missus went to Italy: Rome, Firenze and then Venezia.

I hated Rome, she loved Rome.
I loved Firenze, she hated Firenze.
By the time we got to Venezia... let's say we weren't the happiest couple alive. At least the hotel was cool, a 4 star, borderline 5 star place near the Piazza di San Marco.

When we got back home, we passed by a travel agency which had a trip to Mexico, 7 day stay, with everything included (even an "all you can eat and drink" clause). To this day we still regret not going across the Pacific to be waisted for a week and toasting by the Sun.

But Firenze... what a city! I'd move there in a blink. And then I'd have to got visit my wife in Rome, though.

DrMega
April 28th, 2008, 02:22 PM
So, I'm sick of reading all these stupid honeymoon guides online written by non-realistic writers who try to sensationalize everything. I need some normal peoples' opinions! ;)

If you've married recently and have some tips to share as to the where, why, and how you arrived at your honeymoon and how it went, that'd be sweet...

Choose one of the smaller, less commercialised mediterranean islands (if you like that sort of thing).

The LEAST romantic holiday my wife and I went on was our honeymoon. We read of camel rides up to the active volcanoe, quaint villages, golden sand, year round sunshine, traditional cuisine. We found cockneys, chip shops, pubs with names like "The Red Lion", and wave after wave of pedlar selling all kinds of crap.

For MOST romantic, my wife and I have discussed this and seem to agree that we are torn between Minorca (the south west side, not the more commercial south east), and Zakynthos (but avoid the brash town of Laganas). In both cases you'll find freidnly laid back people, food to die for, nice scenery, nice weather, and old villages (actually not true in the case of Zakynthos which was levelled during an earthquake in 1953, but when the rebuilt it they stuck to the original design and just reinforced everything :) ).

bmeyer
April 28th, 2008, 02:46 PM
drive up to redmond and throw rocks at the microsoft employees

HA! I love it!

bmeyer
April 28th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Choose one of the smaller, less commercialised mediterranean islands (if you like that sort of thing).

The LEAST romantic holiday my wife and I went on was our honeymoon. We read of camel rides up to the active volcanoe, quaint villages, golden sand, year round sunshine, traditional cuisine. We found cockneys, chip shops, pubs with names like "The Red Lion", and wave after wave of pedlar selling all kinds of crap.

For MOST romantic, my wife and I have discussed this and seem to agree that we are torn between Minorca (the south west side, not the more commercial south east), and Zakynthos (but avoid the brash town of Laganas). In both cases you'll find freidnly laid back people, food to die for, nice scenery, nice weather, and old villages (actually not true in the case of Zakynthos which was levelled during an earthquake in 1953, but when the rebuilt it they stuck to the original design and just reinforced everything :) ).

This definitely sounds more like her -- I'm leaning more towards the Caribbean though (Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Antigua, etc.)

LaRoza
April 28th, 2008, 02:50 PM
It depends on the person.
For example I'd be happy with a night in the server room reading poetry and listening to soft music. If we have a high resolution projector that would be awesome.
(Sometimes I wonder why I don't have a girlfriend.)

One important question: Windows or *nix servers?

SirThom
April 28th, 2008, 05:33 PM
One important question: Windows or *nix servers?

I'd think that the answer should be obvious.

Windows servers would be grounds for a divorce.

LaRoza
April 28th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Windows servers would be grounds for a divorce.

Yeah, real wedding "crashers"

Cannaregio
April 28th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Choose one of the smaller, less commercialised mediterranean islands

Second that:

Hydra (http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&client=opera&rls=en&q=hydra+island&btnG=Search+Images), the "most silent" touristic island in Greece (no cars, no motors whatsoever, not even motorbykes!)

Just my 0.02 eurocents

herbster
April 28th, 2008, 06:06 PM
My brother and his wife spent a few weeks in Greece a couple years ago for theirs, really enjoyed it. Good blend of grand historical structures to sight-see and romantic island ish.

amingv
April 28th, 2008, 06:40 PM
One important question: Windows or *nix servers?

He quite clearly said "honeymoon"; not "Odyssey for the drivers that will appease to the high resolution projector".
How unromantic of you :).