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.
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.
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!