By Oscar Collins
Despite the pandemic, travel remains expensive. Plus, you and your new spouse might not yet feel comfortable stuffing yourselves elbow-to-elbow with strangers in tiny airplane seats, mask requirement or not. You can spend more on your big day if you consider alternatives to the traditional postnuptial trip. Here are five unconventional ways to spend your honeymoon.
What if you have a bit of wanderlust but relatively empty pockets? It costs next to nothing to go on a camping excursion.
You can get outdoors with the right gear, even when the temperature dips. A secondary tent helps insulate you against the cold — as does curling up close to your new mate.
Another way to spend your honeymoon is by working on a hobby together — perhaps one that could become a lucrative side hustle.
For example, if you’re both into ink, you might decide to spend your honeymoon cash on a quality coil machine, power supply, and patient chair for your new tattoo business. Your wise investment now could pay off in extra spending cash to buy your first home.
In 1974, psychologists Art Aron and Donald Dutton discovered that adding an element of danger helps spark attraction. If you want to sizzle between the sheets on your honeymoon, why not make it an adventure?
Daredevil couples might enjoy booking a kayaking excursion to some local whitewater rapids, climbing a mountain, or trying skydiving. Those couples who prefer a little more safety with their adrenaline rush can check out adventure parks complete with zip lines.
Are you and your new spouse fans of all things spooky? Why not spend your honeymoon going ghost hunting?
You could combine this unconventional honeymoon idea with a road trip to one or more of America’s most haunted locations. Alternatively, visit your local library, read up on some nearby legends, then venture out to see if they’re true.
Volunteering is a fabulous way to bless your new marriage with positive vibes. Performing acts of kindness prompts your brain to release feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine and oxytocin to get your union off to the happiest start imaginable.
You might even be able to combine your good deeds with a trip. You can often find volunteer mission treks for a fraction of the price of traditional vacations.
There’s no need to drop a bundle on a pricey resort after saying “I do.” Why not spend your honeymoon in one of these five unconventional ways?