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Old 08-27-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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where is your favorite non-Disney couples destination?

DH and I are planning a trip for our 10 year anniversary next year. We honeymooned at Disney and have thought about returning (without the kids), but we just got home from 8 days there and at this point we're thinking of trying a new place.

We originally thought of an island all inclusive (think Sandals, etc) type of thing and we're now thinking about something a bit more adventurous.

We'd ultimately like to be gone for less than a week and travel for less than an entire day. We live in VT and could fly out from here, Manchester NH or Boston.

I'm up for any and all ideas - we have almost a whole year to plan and I want to make this a stellar trip!

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Old 08-27-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:38 PM   #3
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Spain. I spent a week in Barcelona before a Disney Cruise and I didn't want to leave. I am already planning my next trip to Spain for a longer visit.
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DW and I choose to go to Treasure Island over on the West Coast of FL.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:49 PM   #5
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Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key is beautiful. They have Lanai rooms that walk right out to the adult only pool where you can get drinks served poolside. It is not all inclusive but they offer great deals. We flew into Ft Lauderdale and it is an easy drive. It is in the middle of the Keys so there endless things to do.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:24 AM   #6
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DH and I went to Vietnam as part of our honeymoon and loved it! It hasn't been taken over by the masses yet We were especially blown away by our resort in Nha Trang. Might be a bit far from the US, but you said you wanted something adventurous

Once you get there, it is dirt cheap. Our luxury ocean front villa with its own private pool was only USD $240 per night. That's more than I would usually be willing to spend on a hotel room, but for such luxury in paradise we could still afford to splash out a little! We could also afford to do the upmarket tours from the hotel.

You could still find somewhere really nice to stay if you were on more of a budget

If you wanted to be REALLY adventurous, we also went to and loved Africa! Victoria Falls was amazing and we saw heaps of awesome wildlife. Can you tell we're not the 'lie on a beach looking at each other' type people?

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Old 09-03-2012, 05:31 PM   #7
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How about a (non-Disney) Caribbean cruise? DH and I did one for our honeymoon and loved it! There are tons of itineraries that are less than a week, and being from the East Coast you could get there on a fairly quick flight. We took Royal Caribbean and flew into San Juan, Puerto Rico. DH doesn't have the patience to sit on a beach all day so it was perfect for us. You can book excursions at the various ports, or stay on the ship if you choose. If budget allows, book a cabin with a balcony. It feels very secluded and romantic!
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #8
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My favorite non-Disney trip is cruising. And my current favorite line for guest service, quality of food, and value is Celebrity cruise line.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:38 PM   #9
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:17 PM   #10
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How adventurous are we talking? What time of year? Maybe a trip out west?
Fly into kasipell, MT and spend 3 days in Glacier National park. You can even hike out to one of the rustic lodges where everything is brought in by pack mule.
Then drive down to Yellowstone and spend the rest of the time around there and fly back out of Boisman, MT.

Have you seen DC? You could do the tourist thing around here and take a cruise out of Baltimore to Bermuda.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:59 PM   #11
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We did a 4 day stay in Dublin before our cruise out of Spain & it was amazing. We didn't want to leave. Everyone is so nice & speak the language...kinda. We liked it MUCH better than Barcelona.

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:51 AM   #12
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DW and I honeymooned in The Maldives ... Stunning and beautiful islands, literally awesome sunsets, friendly people, delicious food ... and it will al be gone in 30 years they reckon.

I can't recommend Maldives enough.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:30 PM   #13
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We honeymooned in New Orleans. I just love that city. It's very romantic. The food, music, culture, architechture And you could be there in what, 3 hours?
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:40 PM   #14
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DH and I did our honeymoon on the Pacific Coast in Playa Nosara, Costa Rica. It was stunning and laid back. We rented a casita from an American ex-pat who owned a hillside ranch and so had our own private cottage for like $500 for the week..it was so inexpensive. I would highly recommend the area, it is totally romantic.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:01 PM   #15
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I would suggest you take another look at all inclusives, specifically Riviera Maya, as there are tons of excursion options, from swimming with dolphins, touring ancient Mayan ruins, zipline and ATV tours. You could have the best of both worlds, and mix a couple excursions with some relaxing down time.
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