Affordable Honeymoons without Traveling Too Far

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Honeymoon without TravelingAfter all the expenses involved with a wedding, most couples are looking for affordable honeymoons without traveling too far from home to help save money. Let’s face it; money will likely be tight after your wedding is over and there will be lots of new expenses as you begin your lives together. Fortunately, there are always great ways to have your honeymoon closer to home and still have a relaxing and pleasant experience. We will go over some tips to help you have a great honeymoon that is affordable by avoiding the need to travel too far to get to your destination.

Stay Close to Home

If you’re like most couples, you are probably planning to have your wedding in the summer. The good news here is that wherever you go for your honeymoon during the summer months, the weather is bound to be great. This opens up a whole slew of great honeymoon options that are close to home that many couples never even consider. Because there’s really no need to travel great distances to find sun or relaxing locations, consider looking for affordable honeymoon destinations within driving distance of your home. If there’s a big city within a few hours of where you live that you don’t get to visit very often, you may want to book a suite at a nice hotel and explore some of the shopping and nightlife the city has to offer. This can be great way to have the feel of leaving town without all the big expenses associated with long distance travel.

Take a Short Cruise

If you are fortunate enough to live on one of the coasts, you may want to consider booking a 2 or 3 night cruise. The bulk of the expenses most people incur when booking a cruise is the travel costs to get from their home state to one of the coasts where a cruise is departing from. If you are already in a coastal state, the cost of taking a short cruise is actually quite reasonable and will instantly transport you into the feeling of being on a vacation far from home.

If you don’t live on the coast but live fairly close to a state that is, you may want to consider taking a train to get on cruise. Trains are usually much cheaper than other forms of transportation, and they can have a romantic element all their own.  For shorter distances, trains can be a fast, fun, and affordable way to get to where you want to be for your honeymoon.

Work within Your Means

The most important tip to keeping your honeymoon affordable and close to home is to be flexible and work within your means. While you certainly don’t want to compromise too much for honeymoon, the more open to flexibility you are the more you can get for your money. If you live close to a hotspot like Las Vegas, you have a great opportunity for a fun honeymoon right near your home. If you have nice amenities near your house such as a spa or first class resort, take advantage of having such close access to a wonderful destination.

Take it from me; it is much more fun to go somewhere and have “extra” money to live it up right rather than going somewhere expensive and having to watch your budget very carefully. Everyone’s taste is a little different, but I’d rather live like a queen near my home than live like a peasant in a tropical honeymoon destination.

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