Are you looking for an out-of-the-box honeymoon? Island honeymoons, beach resorts and tranquil locations aren’t for everyone, and when planning your honeymoon you want to plan a vacation that is both memorable and enjoyable. There are a number of great creative honeymoon destinations to choose from.

Route 66 Pavement Sign with Red Rock MountainsRoute 66
Route 66 is probably one of the best known roads in the world. A road trip down Route 66 lets you visit a number of states and fantastic sights and attractions. Make your way from Illinois to Missouri, then on to Kansas and Oklahoma. Move on to Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before finishing in sunny California.

Be sure to visit the Gateway Arch in St Louis, and the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma. The Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo is always a sight to be seen, and Meteor City is truly amazing with a 1,200m meteor crater. Be sure to stop at Calico Ghost Town in Mojave Desert before you end the trip. For more Route 66 driving information visit www.drivingroute66.com. A great way to experience Route 66 is in the comfort of an RV to enjoy the convenient way of life.

Mount Kilimanjaro. Savanna in Amboseli, KenyaKilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest mountain range in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the entire world. This mountain is made of three volcanic cones with the tallest standing 19,341 feet above sea level. The only way to climb to the top of this majestic mountain range is with a qualified guide. There are five routes to choose from, taking six to seven days to make it to the top and back down again. There you can soak up the spectacular views and see the animals, such as elephants, in their natural surroundings. Check out www.climbingkilimanjaro.com for more information about a mountain climbing honeymoon.

Thornbury CastleBe a King and Queen in England
Stay in a luxurious castle with comfortable guest accommodation and spectacular features. Be a king and queen this honeymoon at the Thornbury Castle in Gloucestershire in England. This five hundred year old castle offers spectacular accommodation complete with four poster beds and an on-site spa only two hours from London. Nearby you can explore the Berkley Castle, the zoo, the aquariums and take leisurely walks hand in hand through the number of fantastic parks.

MoroccoMorocco
Morocco, located in Northern Africa, has so much to offer the honeymoon couple from exploring the Sahara Desert on a camel to visiting the historical sites and Roman ruins. You can enjoy the amazing riads (boutique hotels) that offer 5 star service. There are many options of fantastic private tours so you don’t have to share a bus with a bunch of strangers over a set number of days. Ride the camels through the golden dunes, visit Fes or Marrakesh, and shop at a traditional market. For an experience to remember visit www.experienceittours.com

img_11703176Guatemala
Guatemala is home to spectacular beaches and an abundance of historical sites. There are also a great number of activities to enjoy during your stay from surfing to sailing.
Why not volunteer in Guatemala for your honeymoon experience? Volunteers in childcare, construction, conservation, healthcare, elderly care and animal care are always needed for one or more weeks. Give something back during your honeymoon.

Imbali LodgeKruger National Park
Imagine seeing animals roaming freely and being able to see elephants and lions up close. Animal safaris are very popular in South Africa with the Kruger National Park as the top choice. This is the largest reserve in the whole of Africa and offers luxury accommodation from superior lodges to unusual and different tree house accommodations. There are two to seven day guided tours to choose from where you can see the animals in their natural habitat. For more information visit www.krugerpark.com.

img_3933361Namibia
Namibia is an expanse of space offering spectacular sunsets and the Namib Desert. A creative honeymoon choice is to take the Desert Express Train, also known as the vintage train through the countryside. Starting at Windhoek, you make your way to the Oropoko Lodge where you enjoy a game safari. Then have dinner on the train as you move through the night in comfort and luxury, and eventually finish at Swakopmund. The accommodation on the train is fully air conditioned and comfortable with en-suite bathroom.

img_7714161Italy
Italy is home to some of the most beautiful villages and enjoying an art holiday in Tuscany or Umbria is one to remember. If you have a passion for sculpture, ceramics, painting, or guitar, or European culture, this may be the honeymoon for you. Even beekeeping is on the itinerary! Stay in a choice of accommodations, walk the woods when you are not in an art class or explore one of the nearby medieval villages.

img_14648124Thailand
Thailand is a very popular tourist destination, but if you want to enjoy a healthy honeymoon, then you may enjoy a detox honeymoon in Thailand. Herbal remedies, therapies, presentations and inspiration are all part of the complete detox package with a number of great therapies included. Enjoy yoga each morning, follow a fitness routine and get help with any sleep problems you may be experiencing. Check out www.kamalaya.com for more ideas.

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When you think of a French honeymoon you immediately think of Paris, the most romantic city in the world. For something different, you could head to the walnut grove of Loire Valley where you can spend five luxury nights in an eighteenth century French farmhouse and learn how to cook like a gourmet chef. Included in the accommodation price are hands on demonstrations and a choice of great cooking lessons with gourmet meals each night. Excursions around the area are also offered and if only one of you is interested in learning how to cook, the other can stay and spend their days exploring the area rather than in the kitchen.