6 Adventurous Locations to Get Married

I like to think of myself as a pretty adventurous individual. I like hiking into places rarely seen. I'm drawn to the outdoors and landscapes. I got married in the woods. I know there are other people like that out there, so I want to mention some awesome locations to get married that match an adventurous lifestyle. So pack your backpack and bring your tent, we're going on a journey!

1. New Zealand

New Zealand has some amazing outdoor landscapes. My husband and I visited Queenstown on the south island and it was steeped in fun outdoor adventures to try. Kayaking in Milford Sound, bungee jumping in the hills, or just taking a camper van around the country are just some of the fun you can have here. The people are all friendly, and the culture is rooted in the outdoors. 

2. Big Sur

Big Sur has some awesome beaches and cliffs, and sits pretty close to San Francisco. In a short amount of time you can go from deep blue beaches, to the tall sequoia forests. My wedding took place in some of those forests, but to start our day we took photos near the beach. 

3. Ireland

Ireland's green rolling hills and amazing cliffs make it one of the best landscapes to get married in. I love the idea of renting bicycles and riding them through the Irish hills. Whether you're getting married in a castle or in a quaint garden, the Irish landscape and weather add a whimsical feel to your happy day. 

4. Banff National Park

For the nature and outdoor enthusiast, I have to mention Banff. Banff National Park sits in Canada and boasts some of the most amazing views. Relax the day before in some of the hot springs in a small town before heading out into the wilderness to get married next to crystal clear blue lakes surrounded by tall snow capped mountains. I get goosebumps just thinking about it.

5. Bali

For those who love the cultural shock, jet out to Bali and get married in a unique experience. Bali has some amazing different locations that are perfect for the adventurous, from beaches and coves, to fun small villages. Ride bikes around a small village and ride out to the beach for some fun in the ocean. It's such a romantic location, and I don't just say that because of the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

6.  Costa Rica

Last but definitely not least is Costa Rica. Talk about the tropical getaway. Go zip lining in the jungle, take nature walks with a guide, and kayak through the beaches of this awesome island location. Costa Rica is great because many of the resorts can offer all inclusive packages, and the costs are relatively low. Definitely a great adventurous option for those on a budget.

What are some of your ideas for adventurous places to visit? Let me know in the comments below!

Darling Let's be Adventurous | A guide to Honeymoon Locations

Ah the Honeymoon.

I just wanted to write this blog entry mainly to daydream about all the places I want to visit. You don't mind do you? Let's daydream together. Here are some of my top honeymoon locations to check out based on the type of experience (i.e. beach, adventure, or cultural experience):

Beaches

So many beaches to choose from! I know that beach honeymoons are typically the most popular destinations for loving couples. The pineapples, the drinks, the drinks inside of pineapples. What's not to love?! 

Some of my favorites include the all inclusive package deals like Jamaica, or Costa Rica. For those who like to stay within the country, there's Malibu or anywhere in Hawaii. And then there's my personal goal: Bora Bora or Tahiti. I've been as far as Fiji, and let me tell you, it was amazing. I wish I could spend all my days there.

Mountains

For the more adventurous, lets talk mountains and jungle. My husband and I did our honeymoon in New Zealand. New Zealand is rich in mountains, camping, and great people. I think Canada would be an awesome location, like somewhere in Banff National Park. 

Currently, I've been dreaming of Iceland. Desolate and yet so beautiful in its remoteness. 

If you want to stay closer to home, a cabin in the woods nestled next to a large fire with two glasses of champagne is so romantic I can't stand it. This is even a good idea during the wedding planning season (get out and relax for a weekend before the big day).

Some good places to look for travel deals on adventure trips would be apps like Groupon or Living Social, which tend to have all inclusive deals on some cool adventure trips. I'd love to try the ones that check out Machu Picchu. 

Culture/Cities

I love to travel to new places and experience new cultures. I've been to Greece and the UK. Both are excellent ideas rich with cities that have tons of things to do and see. Paris, France is the city of love, and Italy can be amazingly romantic.

If you're looking for an all immersive experience into something completely foreign, try some Asian countries like Japan or China. I've always wanted to visit Tokyo and see the sights and sounds there. And I know my husband wants to see Mt. Fuji some day. 

 

I hope that gives you some ideas for honeymoon destinations. I feel like the sky is the limit on where to go. Anywhere will be amazing as long as you're together!

 

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