Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Honeymooners

For a while, since getting laid off from my job, I've been incredibly nervous about our honeymoon. Nightmares of what could have been with The Ex who promised me Fiji or Bora Bora if we had gotten married haunted me as I wondered - could we afford our dream honeymoon of Italy? Or Spain? Or Barbados? Or would I, *gasp*, be honeymoon-less??

The other night, as we lounged around with Mr. GP's brother and his brother's friend, we thought about all of our options - Italy, Barbados, Portugal, Mexico, Spain, France....and then Puerto Rico.

We thought more about it, and the friend sold us on it by telling us about all there is to do - culture, night life, beaches, and of course the jungle.

So we researched, and then it was done. 50,000 frequent flier miles later, Mr. GP had a first class round trip ticket, and $350 and 18,000 miles later, I had a first class one way, and a coach one way ticket with a gamble on whether I'll be able to pay for an upgrade or if I'll be sitting by my lonesome on the way to our honeymoon destination.

There's still research to be done - where we want to stay, what we'll do, but we're on a tight budget with me sans employment but this seemed like the best option that was both affordable, and a place outside of the US (kind of) that neither of us had ever been to.

But ladies, I have a honeymoon. I'm going on a 7 day, 6 night excursion to sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico!

[via Google Images]

If you have any advice about where to stay or what to do during our trip (we fly out Sunday afternoon after the post-wedding brunch, arrive around 1030p and leave Saturday afternoon to arrive back around 8p Saturday!) - let me know!

Where are you going for your honeymoon? How did you decide??

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've got no tips as i've never been there but i've heard about how beautiful it is there. congrats on having your 'moon planned!
we haven't even decided where we'll be going, but PR will probably be on that list... can't wait to read hte tips you get!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 11:38:00 AM  
Blogger DCDottie said...

we stayed at the Conquistador(sp?) and it was amazing. I highly suggest.
Miss Kensington

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 1:55:00 PM  
Blogger Vicki T said...

We're going skiing! We're keeping the budget pretty tight: tickets on Frequent FLyer miles, staying at a condo owned by the 'rents and our lift tickets were a gift.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 3:18:00 PM  
Blogger Gray Photography - Zach and Jody - Nashville Wedding Photography said...

oh my gosh, looks amazing!

1) Make sure to tell people it's your honeymoon.. they will be more kind to let you upgrade/trade seats - whatever it takes!

2) PACK A CARRY ON AND ACTUALLY PUT STUFF THAT YOU NEED IN IT in case they use your luggage!! We packed a carry on. Our luggage got lost. Didn't pack important things. Ended up our first day on the beach in jeans. Arg!

3) Relax and have fun!!!


Thursday, April 09, 2009 1:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I highly recommend going on a night kayaking tour in the lagoons with the bioluminescent photoplankton. You and your hubby will have to share a kayak (which is fun) and it is amazing all of the stars and glowing plankton you can see.

Friday, April 17, 2009 4:25:00 AM  

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