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Honeymoon: Off-the-Beaten-Path, January

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1. Posted by boilermaker (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

Hello fellow travelers,

My fiance and I are researching where to go for our honeymoon in January 2013. The problem is that we love places that have the feel and life of the local culture, and we dislike being anywhere too touristy and put on for show. Unfortunately, typing the word "honeymoon" into any search brings up the most touristy places (we don't want to just sit on a beach). Instead, we love to explore a place, eat new foods, hike, and talk to the locals. Another problem is that we can never decide between staying in one place for a while, to get a better feel of it, or moving around constantly.

We'd love to hear any suggestions from people who have similar traveling preferences! We've thought about Argentina and New Zealand because we are traveling in January and we'd prefer to get away from snow and to escape winter for 2 weeks. Turkey has been high on our list of places to visit too, however, but we're afraid of having poor weather for the whole time.

Places that we have loved in the past include Cinque Terre, Italy (which we visited before it became more touristy), Girona, Spain (outside of Barcelona), Granada, Spain, Charleston, South Carolina, hiking through Buckskin Gulch in Utah, backpacking through Yosemite's backcountry, Arenal in Costa Rica, and Hana in Hawaii on Maui (most people only visit Hana for a day, but we stayed for the whole week rather than staying in a resort on the other side of the island).

Please tell us of any places or itineraries that you recommend. Thank you, in advance, for your help.

2. Posted by jackidol (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

IF YOU WANT TO GET A NEW BUT EXCITING PLACE, MAYBE YOU CAN TRY RAJA AMPAT ISLAND IN IRIAN, INDONESIA. YOU CAN DO THE DIVING ADVENTURE THERE.
YOU CAN GOOGLING AND GET SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THAT NEW TOURIST DESTINATION.

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4. Posted by keralahmart (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

but ill suggest to you if you really want something new and fantasying romantic place then you should go to india

5. Posted by jeanie99 (Full Member 155 posts) 4y

I would suggest you check out the climate and weather first if you are wanting warmth.

What about the Caribbean, we are island hoping next January to March 2012 and my research might suit you.

There are a number of islands within St. Vincent and the Grenadines, check out Union Island, Bequia there is Dominica which are not touristy.

These islands offer good hiking sailing and snorkeling.

Somewhere else we are visiting is the Florida Keys but of course there will be more tourist there, but if you hired a car like we are and just stop off along the keys it might suit also.

You can book the hotels independently and save money.

Best of luck and have a wonderful time.
Jean

6. Posted by ashnz (Budding Member 17 posts) 4y

Hey, if you decide on New Zealand here are a couple nice spots I quite like
West Coast South Island- Hokitika, westport
Nelson
The Catlins (near Dunedin)
Mahia (East Coast, North Island)
Also north of Auckland is quite sweet