I need suggestions for the trip of a lifetime.

Constance - posted on 07/26/2011 ( 64 moms have responded )

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Recently, my husband asked me to marry him again. Now I am trying to find a destination to go on my first actual honeymoon after 17 years. We have traveled throughout the years, but this trip is going to just be ours. All suggestions are welcome!

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Jodi - posted on 07/27/2011

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Constance, my hubby and I had our honeymoon in Cairns/Port Douglas and during that trip spent a few days in the tropical rainforests at a lovely bed & breakfast in the Daintree, near Cape Tribulation. It was absolutely memorable :)

Jodi - posted on 07/27/2011

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Love New Zealand too.......we've done both the north and south islands :)

What time of year is it going to be?

Lisa - posted on 07/26/2011

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Okay I could give you an entire list of places to go, I myself and the family on other occasions have had the opportunity to travel about 95% of the world, but one of the best things that my husband and I ever did was take a Cruise, and you can pick anywhere. We have done many since our first one with a group of adult friends to the Caribbean, just to list some, Alaska, Mediterranean, Hawaiian, New Zealand/Australia and we even did a Disney Cruise. But I found that they are the most relaxing and enjoyable. You get to travel and see so much and not have to worry about a thing once you are on the Cruise. Plus many of them have Chapels and allow people to get remarried and do very nice pictures while you are on the Cruise. That is the trip I would recommend, just figure out where you want to go, and look up information on it. Congratulations and Good Luck!

Jennifer - posted on 07/26/2011

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We loved our trip to French Polynesia. We spent 5 nights on Moorea and 5 nights on Bora Bora. It was absolutely wonderful. We could snorkel right from our over-water and beach bungalows. We also did island 4x4 tours, which showed off the historical aspects. The weather was fabulous. It was the definitely the most expensive trip we've ever taken, but so worth it.

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South Africa, one of my favorite places in the world. It has animals, ocean, mountains and neat people.

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Sue - posted on 07/31/2011

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go to cheapcaribbean.com check out all inclusive deals they have great prices i went to the dominican republic tropical lifestlyes it was great. shows every night great aldut resort to get sun u lay in a queen size bed on the beach they have hot tubs on the beach but they are ice cold waiters wait on u in bed it was a great vacation :)

Tamara - posted on 07/31/2011

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Constance. My first question is: Have you and your husband discussed this FIRST. Respecting a man, and having his love grow for you, means putting his earnest desires first in intimacy for both of you to discuss togerther
before asking the opinion of all your friends. Now that is a woman that a man can trust. I also, trust for my husband and I to be reconciled, so I rejoice with you at the reconciliation of your marriage. My many yrs. in leading a support group for marriage reconciliation,

Dana - posted on 07/31/2011

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Costa Rica was our fav trip so far. Been to many places imcluding Rome, Paris, & Barcelona along with many tropical places. Costa Rica has the best of both worlds. Romantic with the volcanos and hot springs with lots to do and the ocean right there :)

Keri - posted on 07/31/2011

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Somewhere you've never been. If you want to stay Stateside (if you're in the U.S.) Hawaii is nice, as are several destinations in California.

Hazel - posted on 07/31/2011

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Depends whether you're into camping and nature, or the spa thing and fancy hotels. I think a cabin in the woods somewhere is the ultimate in romantic locations (where you can't even see your nearest neighbour). There are plenty of cabins (rustic and elaborate) available to rent here in Canada. My favourite places are the Yukon Territory, Georgian Bay, the Maritime Provinces and Atlantic Canada, or if you'd like to feel as if your overseas, check out Quebec City or Montreal. Congratulations on the renewal of your vows. This gives me great hope.

Raquel - posted on 07/31/2011

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the one and only bahamas ocean club or If you dream of a powdery white sand beach and private picnics on an uninhabited island, you've found the paradise of your fantasies at Grace Bay Club.

Melody - posted on 07/31/2011

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I had an awesome honeymoon at sandels resort-in Jamica. It's all inclusive couples only(no kids) all the food, liquor, and fun you could want plus white sand beaches and jacuzzi tubs, spas, water rafting, horse back riding thru mountains , massage parlors,and swimming all on the resort-plus you can travel to other sandals resorts in jamica for free. It was the BEST money I ever spent-ever!

Nicole - posted on 07/31/2011

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I was going to go honeymooning to Vanuatu but we ended up with a campervan on the north island of New Zealand, beautiful!!! If I had a second honeymoon, I would go to Vanuatu, great beaches, friendly people, vulcanos and more :) just looks soo pretty on the pictures :) All the best and hope you have a great honeymoon wherever you go, I am sure it even would be great alone with your hubby in the backyard and having the kids shipped off to the grannies :)

Laura - posted on 07/31/2011

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You should look into the tiny island of Malta. It is RICH in history, everyone speaks English, most restaurants and touristy things are cheap or reasonably priced and it is absolutely beautiful. :) To top it off you can take a day trip to Sicily on a catamaran and check out some Roman ruins or tour Mt Etna or a whole bunch of other things. We went there for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it, yet we know no one else that has ever been there!

Stephanie - posted on 07/31/2011

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Oh Alaska cruise is so beautiful but take the longer one and go into Denali.

Stephanie - posted on 07/31/2011

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Europe like Italy, France. Caribbean, Bahamas(very pretty there) Hawaii-Maui or Kaui. Hope you have a great time and enjoy it where ever you go.

Paula - posted on 07/31/2011

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I have been all over and my absolute favorite destination is Anguilla, B.W.I. in the Caribbean...quiet, somewhat still secluded, romantic, great casual nightlife - concerts just break out at the beach or in parking lots, fabulous food for every budget - beach bar food to gourmet dining, fabulous snorkling, beaches and water sports and a ferry ride away from St, Martin/St. Maarten if you want shopping, casinos, noise and traffic. Congrats to you both! Have fun wherever you end up! : )

Marilyn - posted on 07/31/2011

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Why don't you try to visit the beautiful island of St Lucia , and enjoy a romantic honeymoon and adventure.. The Diamond baths are worth visiting., and the Pitons .

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I recently did the celebrity south American cruise from Chile to fort Lauderdal, get a balcony and and enjoy the exotic area's. I strongly recommend the organized tour for Lima Peru. You can also renew your vows as you cross the equator.

Mariah - posted on 07/31/2011

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How wonderful! I've only been to one other country and that was Italy. It was beautiful. When we go back again I would go to Palermo and stay on the coast. The food was amazing and after being in Rome etc. I realized I wanted it relaxed and not dirty-even if it is still beautiful. So that is what I would reccomend

Katrina - posted on 07/31/2011

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If you come to Australia, don't forget to include Tasmania! Half the time I see a map (from overseas) on the TV, Tasmania has been left off. LOL. It's such a beautiful state and Cradle Mountain, the Gordon River Cruise and Port Arthur are the pick of the crop to see.

Shannintipton - posted on 07/30/2011

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Hubby is getting the cruise bug again. Hopefully within the next year. They are so fun. We are going to get two rooms. One suite and one indoor cabin. He will sleep in the indoor cabin with tyler and I will stay in the suite with Tarah. Oh I hope this happens. I am getting so excited. And you know what......we so cant afford it. ha ha.

Tracie - posted on 07/30/2011

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I cannot recommend Tahiti/Bora Bora enough. Tranquil, breathtaking, remote, decadent. Enjoy your trip!

Linda Gail - posted on 07/28/2011

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Well, it is going to all depend on what kind of limitations there are on your travel. If there are no limits then head for Australia and then take a cruise ship back to the states. Sail up through the Panama Canal and come up to Hawaii and dock in San Diego, Ca. or start in Seattle, Washington then sail north and follow the coastline of Canada and Alaska stop in the little ports where you have to take a ferry from the ship to the shore and back again when it is time to depart. You can see the glaciers that are actually growing several inches each day. You will be able to see the boats as they leave for the crabbing season and the lobster season. You can spend 1-2 weeks slowly moving up the coast. When you reach the final port of call you can either fly back to the lower 48 or you can book passage back and spend time alone coming back slowly with time to enjoy each other the whole way.

But no matter how you go or where you go......your trip will be totally worth it as long as you are together and happy in each others arms.

Here's wishing you much love and happiness on your trip and in the next 17 x 9= 153yrs.

Linda Gail Smith

Kathy - posted on 07/28/2011

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Nassau, Bahamas is my dream. I went as a senior in high school, and I loved it, but was too young to know I should do all of the fun activities! But it's nice to hear that I'm not alone in the loss of honeymoon. Married in the middle of the school year--pregnant a month later--we never had our honeymoon...so, 14 years to go :)

Marina - posted on 07/28/2011

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Fripp Island, SC . You can stay in a treehouse like place and you get your very own golf cart to drive around. Everything is included for the most part and it's beautiful.

Peggy - posted on 07/28/2011

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My husband and I flew to Rome and then caught a Mediterranean cruise. We stayed in Rome for a few days then on the cruise we stopped at all the great places in Italy,Greece and Turkey. We finally ended back in Venice and stayed there a few days! It was awesome. We were gone for almost a month. I would do it again. It was the most beautiful and fun time of our lives. Let us know where you decide to go.

Francisca - posted on 07/28/2011

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Go to Africa. I went on my honeymoon and I loved it. I stayed at this hotel called Boulders Lodge.
It's an amazing place!

Rian - posted on 07/28/2011

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My husband and I went to Manihi Tahiti for our honeymoon (we got lucky our family gave us their airline miles). It is a small atoll in French Polynesia. Over water bungalows, very private spot, only the resort on one corner and a very small village on the other that you have to take a boat ride too. Check out the Pearl Beach Resort. Diving/snorkeling right from your room, amazing food and amazing views. If you like tropical and private stay away from the main areas of Tahit, you need to go to the smaller areas.

Laura - posted on 07/28/2011

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Hi! I'm from Costa Rica and I'm sure you'll love it here! You can have a very active vacation and then relax at a secluded beach... If you need any advice I'll be happy to help!

Vickie - posted on 07/27/2011

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Both of you should sit down & talk about places that are a once in a lifetime destination & then choose a place from there.

Eleanor - posted on 07/27/2011

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It reall depend how much money you have to spend and where you are starting out. We go to door county , WI every year. We rent a house but there are plenty of bed and breakfasts. Beaches, bike rides resturants, shopping if you go after labor day or during the week it is not very crowded

Caroline - posted on 07/27/2011

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Come to Africa kenya..great natural beaches,large animal reserves,just breathtaking..al this and more at a price that will take your breath away!

Keri - posted on 07/27/2011

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Hi Constance. I used to work in tourism (loved it). Met on average a minimum of 10 travellers a day from all over the world. Over the years a LOT of people told me about the beautiful places they'd been and amazing things they'd seen and done. Only a handful said to me "if there's only one holiday you take in your life it should be ..." and these all recommended either cruising to Antarctica or cruising around the Whitsundays in Australia. I haven't done either but want to do both - sounded spectacular! Good luck with your "trip of a lifetime" wherever it may be.

Rowanna - posted on 07/27/2011

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If I make a suggestion, my husband is Navy and has been to st. kits and nevis. He says it is awesome. awesome beaches and mountains and very peaceful. I have seen pictures of it and we are planning a trip in feburay there. you can ge the airfare and a 5 day hotel for about $2,000. I don't know if that is in your buget or not, but I just wanted to throw this trip out there,. Look into it. Congrats to you both! good luck!

Beverly - posted on 07/27/2011

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Just google ur intersts and explore your possibilities!!! and have fun doing so.

Ann Marie - posted on 07/27/2011

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If I could choose anywhere to go for a second honeymoon, I would do a nice long Mediterranean cruise. You get all of the relaxation of a cruise, the water, and amazing destinations. Either that or just hang out around Hawaii for a while!

Lisa - posted on 07/27/2011

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Australia is awesome, and if you do go, make sure you make a trip to New Zealand, its not that far off and beautiful.

Jodi - posted on 07/27/2011

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Ah, well, if you are going to be in Hawaii, you are half way to Australia anyway!!!

Kristy - posted on 07/26/2011

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If your looking for something relaxing and near the water, we went to Jamaica for our honeymoon. Stayed at an all inclusive resort (a few activities and day trips cost extra) but food, adult beverages and many activities are included. Lots of things to do or you can just relax on the beach. Any of the caribbean islands would be nice.

Jodi - posted on 07/26/2011

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Come to Australia :) Lots of lovely places to go for a honeymoon!!!

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