Top 5 Ways to Honeymoon
March 14, 2022
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The year of the wedding is upon us, as an estimated 2.5 million weddings will occur in 2022 (according to The Wedding Report). Of cours, this means honeymoons won’t be lagging too far behind.
As the most trusted honeymoon registry and wedding fund service since 2006, Honeyfund adds to the ease and sensibilities of modern weddings. With a Honeyfund page, wedding gifts become cash in couples’ hands to travel the world together, fund their wedding day or any savings goal.
We spoke with Sara Margulis, CEO and co-founder of Honeyfund, to gather her expert insight on new honeymoon trends and her advice for how to go about following them:
Delaying Honeymoon Planning
Many Honeyfund couples have delayed planning their honeymoons due to Covid. But in 2022, most couples are going forward with their weddings as planned. So our advice is to treat your honeymoon the same — get it booked and ask for that time off work now. Purchase travel insurance or book refundable or no-change fee options so you have a backup plan. You can also find a travel planner through Reco or a travel agent specializing in your area to ensure your trip goes off as planned and any unexpected items can be handled by the pros. And if you’ve already put off planning, take advantage of some great last-minute deals!
Exploring the World
We love seeing couples broaden their horizons and explore countries outside of the typical honeymoon destinations (Hawaii, Mexico, Florida). There are many Caribbean islands off the beaten path like Curacao. Or try the South Pacific instead. The Maldives are trending right now. In Europe, you’ll find Croatia is trending among couples who want to use this time to discover a new place.
Elaborate, Longer Trips
More Honeyfund couples are planning multi-month, multi-destination trips and using this once-in-a-lifetime moment to really lean into travel. One Honeyfund couple even had their travel agent surprise them; they didn’t know where they were going next until they got to the airport!
Experiences / “Living Like a Local”
We’re seeing couples do more experiences or excursions during their honeymoons. This is a trend we really believe in because getting outside of your comfort zone in a cooking class, talking to locals, or ziplining through a jungle will bring you closer together as a couple. That said, also be sure not to overbook yourself. Plenty of unscheduled, unplugged relation time on the beach, pool, or in the hotel room (wink!) are a must for honeymooners, too. We recommend researching and booking experiences on sites like Viator, Airbnb, or GetYourGuide.
Big, international trips are a trend right now. But so are staycations. Because of the uncertainty of travel restrictions, many couples are opting for the security of enjoying a vacation in their own backyards. Not only do we love this because it’s a budget- friendly option, it really sets couples up for success to find unique, fun, and romantic moments in the everyday.
Honeymoons are about creating life-long memories as a couple. Imagine 10, 20 years from now, you will be reminded of your honeymoon even as you are walking through your own hometown.