When most couples are thinking about what they want for their honeymoon, they are likely to be considering a fancy getaway at some exotic destination. After what is often a grueling and challenging experience to plan for a wedding, this can often become a major source of conflict between two newly-weds. The truth is, it doesn’t need to be. A well planned and executed road trip honeymoon can offer just as much adventure and excitement. More importantly, it can actually set the foundation for a strong and long-lasting marriage. If you are not sold, consider these advantages.
It is far less stressful
So much of the planning for a honeymoon on the road is in the hands of the two lovebirds. This essentially means that once you’ve selected your vehicle
and your direction of travel, you can pretty much make it what you want it to be. You don’t necessarily have to worry about customs or hotel bookings (you could if you want). The point is, the choice of what to do, where and when, is barely influenced by anyone else. Once you are geared up and ready to go
, it will be just you, your lover and endless possibilities on the road. This makes it easy to have your full focus on your partner, instead of having to worry about logistical headaches ahead.
It saves on money
Most couples tend to splash on their wedding and their honeymoon and then end up struggling to make ends meet in the few months that follow. While no one can be faulted for wanting to have a perfect start to their married life, it is also prudent to manage the process and make the most of what is in your hands.
A honeymoon on the road presents numerous opportunities to save on costs. You can set up outdoors
and avoid paying hotels for accommodation. You can also pre-pack food and drinks. This will mean that you only spend money on special occasions, like if you want to sample some unique local dish or when having a romantic dinner somewhere.
You can keep going
The fact that a road trip honeymoon is less expensive and more in your hands than anyone else’s means that you can almost go on for as long as you want. You can drive out as far as you want and take in as many sights as possible. You will easily avoid time pressure from situations such as expired hotel bookings or visas. This creates room for the kind of bonding experience that could in fact be so much better than if you flew to the other side of the world.
The power to choose what to do and where to do it allows most of the focus to be on the relationship and not logistics. Less distractions mean more intimacy throughout your escapade, which really is the whole point of the honeymoon in the first place.