New Zealand? No way!

For the past several months, Maggie and I have been asked where we plan to go on our honeymoon.  I suppose it’s the only obvious question left now that people can’t ask when we’re planning to get married (and nobody wants to know about the hassle of organizing the wedding).  And, for the past several months, we’ve been answering New Zealand!  Maggie has friends and relatives there, it’s a beautiful place, and the weather should be perfect in October.

Compass on a mapIn the past several days, we’ve discovered that we’re no longer very excited about NZ.  The lack of a definite agenda worries me a little (I’m easily bored and would prefer not to spend the honeymoon playing with my laptop).  But far and away the most troubling issue is the flight there.  16 hours in the air and a full day of travel on either end of the trip makes it much less appealing.  That’s also a lot of jet fuel to pump into the atmosphere.

Following our own advice on gifting, Maggie and I have started thinking more about experience honeymoons, like food-tasting through France or going to a B&B while learning to cobble.  What would you do, given two weeks of freedom?

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    SeanM DC said,

    March 17, 2009 @ 12:51 pm

    I advise everyone to visit New Zealand. It is a fantastic place, with very friendly people, although two weeks would be squeezing alot into a short while.
    Have you considered a Latin American trip? Easy to do a couple of countries in either Central or S. America in two weeks. Always easy to get around via local transport, affordable and many diverse ecosystems can be found fairly close to each other.
    Anyway have a good honeymoon.

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    Maggie said,

    March 17, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

    I hope we make it to New Zealand eventually; I have heard great things. I’d also be very interested in Latin America. But I’ll be the first to admit it; I’m a travelholic!

    For our honeymoon, we ended up going to shoemaking school in West Virginia and had a great time. My only regret is that we didn’t schedule in a day of sloth right after the wedding! We got up the next morning, finished packing and cleaning, had breakfast with some relatives, then drove for 10 hours. Bleah!

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