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                by Judith Rivers-Moore

Romance, Popping The Question & Escaping The Children, or Holding Your Marriage Together, Pre-Baby, Anniversary... Are ALL Good Reasons For A Romantic Getaway !!

Anyone of the brief articles on, will bring a new awareness to the JOY of ROMANCE in a new setting.  

Yet there are a few tips regarding planning a romantic trip.  And here they are:

  • Both parties should know where they are going ... to pack accordingly. Or have someone pack for them, or plan to purchase all items there.
  • Notify, concerned persons of your destination contact info.
  • Make certain your flight, train ride, or drive is not longer than the vacation itself.
  • Plan the romance ahead of time - order things for the room, bring a gift to remember your trip, do at least one thing that you know - makes the other happy.
  • Plan your calendar (if you can) around full moons.  Moonlight is very romantic.

Learn Here Where The TOP TEN Romantic Getaways Are ...

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from various companies... 

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  • Cunard - Holland America   -  Older Passengers - 50-95
  • Carnival - Many Young Adults  - 18 to 45 with many singles.
  • Disney  -   Families & Seniors with Grandchildren - 2 to 85, Many young adults.
  • Celebrity - Royal Caribbean - Regent -  25 to 85 - families, good children's programs
  • Norwegian - Some very awesome new ships for all ages.
  • Oceania Cruises -  High end owned by Norweigan, and worldwide travel options - older adults
  • Princess Cruise Line  -  family oriented - 25 to 85
  • Seaborne Cruise Line - high end of Carnival
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises - for the adventurer of all ages
  • We adore the educational trips from  Semester At Sea  by the University of Virginia - 
  • with either - 2 weeks to round the world travel for college students & adults. 
  • Viking River Cruises - are senior oriented - great option for those who get sea sick
  • Wikipidia has a great list of cruise lines, including river cruise
  • Allure is the largest cruise ship - the on-board shopping mall is amazing.  

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                        Vegas Baby

                      by Judith Rivers-Moore

Las Vegas is the number one favorite wedding destination in the nation. They cater to the same day weddings, (elopements) and the destination wedding groups.  There are so many unique settings, romantic spa type bedrooms, quick places for nuptials and large ballrooms. You will also find great food and expert reception services. 

The City Was Created to WOW, Las Vegas is both a playground with all types of entertainment, gambling and unique experiences for those who want it all in one spot.  We traveled there many times throughout the years, but the last time was on an anniversary.  Bob asked me what I would like to do and I quickly said breakfast in New York,  lunch in Paris and and a romantic Italian dinner in Venice. Our entertainment was at Circus Circus and many other great theaters along the avenue.....  Of course that was an easy walk in Las Vegas.

Couples enjoy the unique instant wedding and drive through weddings in Vegas. You will find various THEMES that include the Elvis look a-likes and tons of entertainers who are awe inspiring. CLI Vacation Packages begins at a surprising $49. with great ideas and can grow to include a number of fun choices for the area.  We enjoyed the excellent dining and shows available.  Walking the avenues on a warm evening is dazzling.  Enjoy your time.  Wedding, honeymoon or fun trip, Las Vegas is a great getaway. Weddings in Vegas can be as casual or as formal as you choose. They also offer you an international airport.

 Napa Valley & 

Sonoma Wine Country 

            by Judith Rivers-Moore

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These two California Counties are also the second favorite destination wedding area in the USA.  Living here, I can agree.  It is lovely with exciting professional wedding services and amazing wine country venues in both counties. 

Millions come for award winning wine tasting, wine and culinary education, awesome restaurants and some of the best spas in the world. 

Many of the wedding venues come with vineyard views. Elopements work well because California has a same day wedding license. Honeymoons are relaxing and fun with all the interesting things to do, including visits to castles, wine caves and staying in a safari hut amongst the giraffas at Safari West.

Viansa Winery and Trentadue are the most Italian in their appearance. Photo is of the entrance to Viansa. offers links to every wine country venue we can find for the many wine regions. You will find additional links to tours, wine tasting trails, lodging, restaurants and fun ideas for your wedding, honeymoon or romantic trip. 


                    & HONEYMOONS

               by Judith Rivers-Moore

Hawaii Beaches are an amazing experience. The beautiful water falls, elegant gardens, chapels and beach parks, and beach resorts and hotels in Maui, Honolulu, Oahu and the Big Island become a very romantic experience for wedding or honeymoons!. 

 Your guest reception can be held at the beach side restaurants, or in one of their several ballrooms. Beach weddings are also possible.  Wikiki offers a southwest sunset view.

Situated on Wikiki in Honolulu, you have access to the honeymoon haven of excitement along the favorite shore of Oahu.   We found the concierge is excellent here and the wedding planner assists with an amazing list of expert wedding professionals.

While you are here, find a way to travel the beauty of the island with a guided tour. There is excellent hiking with awesome views. Small ship cruises, dinners on the water and we love the snorkeling. There is a island bus than runs daily around the island also. 

  Disneyland & Disney World

        by Judith Rivers-Moore

No surprise, Disney's beautiful theme parks are number three in the favorite wedding destinations. 

Disneyworld in Florida had an inspiring marketing class for non-profits in the 90's and we toured the parks and Orlando for several days in amazement, taking home a valued marketing lesson on how to turn lemons into lemonade as a focus in our communities.  Epcot is an inspiring legacy of Mr. Walt Disney... bringing together a world of youth and lands where cultures could meet and resolve to work together.  We have found his gifts give memories and joys to millions each year.

Traveling to Florida works well through a responsible travel company that will explain the MANY wonderful experiences in the Orlando region. From the unique history, deligtful animals, and not-to-be-missed sightseeing and endless beautiful beaches, you will find it a playground for all ages. Bring your sun block. Enjoy!

    Lake Tahoe Is A Must See & Do

              by Judith Rivers-Moore

Living in northern California, Lake Tahoe has long been "my Mecca".  Returning summer, winter for ski slopes and sometimes in the fall for the golden Aspen tree rustling and crisp autumn air. It has been a yearly adventure with friends or family. A favorite place to ... 

                                           ELOPE, WED, Enjoy a Romantic GETAWAY & VACATION

This beautiful area is considered one of California's top ten favorite wedding destinations. Four hours from San Francisco and the Bay Area, and two hours from Sacramento. Brides find all their wedding services and some of the most beautiful backdrops for their wedding and/or honeymoon. 

The Lake is Bordered by the El Dorado and Placer counties in California and the state of Nevada. There are many great wedding and honeymoon venues and expert reception services to help you shape up a wedding, honeymoon or visits in the Sierra Mountains. The  website also offers lodging, restaurants, tours, state and community parks, hiking, ski and biking trail links.

Lake Tahoe is divided by the states of California and Nevada. Gambling and night life in Nevada and awe inspiring views from resorts and campgrounds within California.  There are several downhill ski areas, vacation rentals and condos plus exceptional restaurants, major golf courses and resorts for conferences.  

Camping along the Fallen Leaf Lake and various state parks was the beginning of my rapture. Later cross country skiing and my children's downhill ski adventures became the call. Now we go up with friends and sometimes meet our children there. The hiking trails, beautiful sand beaches, fresh air, glorious sunsets and days filled with sunshine enhance our visits. 

Niagara Falls in Canada or the USA 

       by Judith Rivers-Moore

Couples have been enjoying weddings, honeymoons and vacations at the beautiful Niagara Falls in New York State or Ontario, Canada for many years.  

There are major hotels, resorts, wedding chapels and an inspiring wedding and events industry that assist couples with the details. 

No matter the size of the wedding, wedding party or the delight of assisting with an elopement, there are a variety of ministers and planners available.  Considered one of the most amazing sights in North America, Niagara Falls draws visitors year round.  New York State provides a 24 hour wait period on marriage licenses. 

We found simple food restaurants to gourmet with views on both sides of the border. The falls have amazing tours and offer a great deal of history and take-away knowledge. We also found some enjoyable camp grounds nearby.  Everyone we have spoken with regard this area one of their fondest memories.

Travel Tips For 3-Day-Weekends

            by Judith Rivers-Moore

So often we just want to take off for a fun 3 day trip.  This type of trip really depends on your goals.  Often these 3 day trips are to visit family  or a friend.  Assess what you will need on hand to visit. Casual or work clothes, warmth, time to fly or drive there and understand you will likely come home more tired than when you left.

Many of us set the goals to hear great music, concerts and explore museums or living history centers or attend a special event surrounding our hobby.  You will come back with a feeling of being tired but rewarded in many ways.

If you want rest and relaxation, avoid airports. The crush is frazzling, Drive or take transport, train or bus and/or choose a nearby lake or beach or poolside... for that calming effect.

When you want excitement, entertainment and good food then try a dynamic city like

Las Vegas, New York City, Hollywood, Chicago, Miami or a short cruise from a nearby harbor. 

If it is for the family and children, consider a play and entertainment park like Hershey,  Disney, Dolly or Six Flags.  Choose a nearby hotel that caterers to children and enjoy being a kid along with your kids.

TIPs on Packing The Bag:  From your daily medicine to tickets, a change of clothing and variety of warmth and shoes, your bag can get filled quickly.  Your cell phone, ID and camera are a key-factor, along with telling someone you are going away for a specific length of time is very important. We do offer on the home page of this reports, safe city reports and links to travel apps are found in the guidance bar.  Happy Traveling !!

 Top Destinations !

We are in touch with a variety of hotels, resorts and inspiring cruise companies each day.  What we are seeing is huge discounts on travel - encouraging you to book your spring trips, summer vacations and global excursions.

Thought you might appreciate some of our newly found savings through these various companies. We do not receive a commission from most of 

these companies, but the values were so great, we wanted to include them in our research.  There are regions of the world that fit your life style perfectly, or something uniquely different. See cruises below the Hotels & Resorts.

Barcolo - Offers 20%  & 30% off their resorts

Berjaya Hotels & Resorts - Two Adults - Two Children 3 day 2 night discounts

RIU Hotels & Resorts  are world wide. Check Their Deals Of The Week 

Trip Alerts - Provides a method to search for discounted hotels in cities throughout the USA

We offer a variety of cruise lines that meet your age specific desires.  Below, we make suggestions on cruise lines, but you will always find a mix aboard.  But often people like to cruise where they may feel more comfortable.  Yes, there are many cruises also with specific interests & speakers as part of the routines and side excursions.   We found this great resource for those who want to park, sleep and fly, or cruise from various cities.

 Washington DC

The United States Capital For 

 Weddings or Honeymoons?

 by Judith Rivers-Moore

While you and I might think of Washington DC as the capital of our nation and there being tons of school children visiting through every inch of it, it is also a favorite wedding and honeymoon destination, and offer a huge events industry to support your desires.  

Many couples enjoy the beautiful venues, backdrops and some of the finest wedding and event services in the world.  With Virginia Beach and Chesapeake Bay being nearby, and the Virginia & Maryland wine country trails, this can be a very memorable experience. offers a multitude of help for weddings, elopements and vacations you enjoy working with. 

Same Day Wedding &                           Honeymoon Favorites

Even with a same day wedding a bride can grab a white dress from her wardrobe or borrow a pretty dress to be married in.  Jump in a car or board an airplane and head to a state or region with a 24 hour access to your marriage license.  Important to do this on an early Monday through Friday morning (AM) because most license bureaus are not open on Saturday and Sunday. 

Understand different countries have different rules.  Always check out their laws before heading there. They are governed by many independent governments with different customs and rules.

There are many great elopement and same day wedding services in each area we will mention.

They pull your romantic and exciting package together - giving a calm to a somewhat daring action.

From the romantic hotel, wedding officiant, chapel or setting, and sometimes a coordinator that completes the details with one phone call.  You may find services for wedding rings to bridal bouquets and a cake and/or a toast with champagne. It all exists.  Consider choosing a wedding location that is also romantic for your honeymoon.

If planning a cruise immediately after your ceremony - make certain the port city is one where your wedding can be completed in 24 hours or same day.

This website is helpful on legal marriage licenses:

So here are a few favorite areas for alternatives to traditional weddings.

California - San Diego, Santa Barbara, Cambria, Santa Cruz, Sierra Foothills, Sonoma & Napa Wine Country, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Mammouth, Mendocino Coast and Shasta.

Colorado - Rocky Mountain Resorts

Hawaii - Maui, Big Island of Hawaii and all islands

Nevada - Las Vegas and Reno

New York - Niagara Falls, New York City, Long Island

Pennsylvania - Pocono Mountain Areas

South Carolina - Charleston, Mertle Beach 

Tennessee - Gattlinberg in the Great Smokey Mountains

Texas - Galveston, Dallas, Houston and romantic San Antonio

Washington DC

            California Beaches

                   by Judith Rivers-Moore

No doubt about it....the lure of the western sunsets, warm sandy beaches, amazing beach hotels bring many to the Southern California beach areas for weddings & honeymoons.

As a teen, I spent many days at Huntington, Newport, Laguna, Santa Barbara and Costa Mesa beaches.....drawing out some of the best tans known to man or woman.  BUT the South Coast Region has so much to offer.  The sports, theater, glamour and movie industry, Disneyland, art filled and amazing museums, beautiful parks and gardens, plus never to forget, the luxury boutique hotels and unique resorts, restaurants and golf courses. Found throughout the regions of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Diego.  We especially loved the waters off of Catalina Island for snorkeling.  Planning a beach wedding or honeymoon is easy from our links on for the above mentioned counties.  Just type in diego or or or ......and you will find hundreds of links for planning in each of the regions.  You might consider... some listed on the following website.

The Best Places To Snorkel & Dive                    by Judith Rivers-Moore

One of my favorite things to do - is snorkel. I know it does't sound very lady-like and you look awful from the red grip of the mask, but it is a beautiful world to enter. Thought you might to know some of the favorites:

Many of the locals have certified dive equipment stations and lessons at many of the top resorts along with masks and snorkel lending.

Use the Global Search To Find hundreds of hotels and resorts for these regions

The Caribbean Islands 

             by Judith Rivers-Moore

Considered one of the top ten destinations for weddings, honeymoons and vacations, the Caribbean holds the attention of millions of visitors a year from various parts of the world.  So tell you something you don't already know.

Those tiny dots on the map may look like ants as you come in by plane to land, and a mere speck on the horizon when you arrive on a cruise ship.  None the less, each Caribbean Island holds a multitude of experiences, different governments and unique things to experience. 

After my fourth trip of discovery, it becomes important to tell others of the scope you will find,  both onshore and off-shore under the waves. No matter how often we return, the people make our time significant to them and always ask "Will your return?"

Dominica, Puerto Rico, Hati and Dominican Republic offer you the depths of the rain forest and the hiking of mountains once active as volcanoes. Along with St. Lucia sporting peaks above and below with white sands lying beside awesome resorts, the waves seem endless.  Some of the finest scuba diving is found in Domica and outher islands of the West Indies. Dominica has a beautiful underwater preserve for whales and sea life. Protection and environment are part of every islander's conversation.  

Aruba is the nightclubbing hot spot of the Caribbean and Jamaica is a notch or two behind or ahead - depending on your view point.  The steel drums beat a welcome and some very exclusive tax free shopping lurks in stores throughout the islands, testing your skill on buyer's grief when you see your credit card upon returning home.  The resorts come in a variety of ways.  all inclusive can mean all alcohol, sodas, food and shoreline water sports. While other resorts work together from one side of an island to the other so their guests may dine or play in a different area.  The old historic plantation house are relaxing, enjoyable and catch the trade winds.

Some of the most unique species of butterflies, sea turtles, birds and humans live in the spice islands with a more defined and refined culture as you move the the Dutch West Indies toward Venezula.  You will find many beautiful resorts and Caribbean Island fun on

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             Beautiful Belize

              by Judith Rivers-Moore

Where the tropical jungle meets the beautiful waters of excellent reef diving. Resorts are plentiful and unique vacation and honeymoon experiences await you.  

Nature and water sports lovers hold this country as one of their favorite sunny spots in the world. You will find some very remote villages, small cities and no sky scrapers.  The winter months are warm and the summers are hot, hot, hot. They are a region of possible August through October tropical storms, so plan your trip accordingly.

The reefs off of Belize are well known for their diving beauty.  Part of the western Caribbean shoreline reefs, you are met by professional scuba training at many of the resorts and ease in which to find the air tank rentals for diving. Fun scuba diving too.  

You can take trips into the mountain and jungle areas to meet the unique wildlife and see insects you never dreamed of. Colorful birds, remote calls from the wild penetrate your resort compound.  There are some all-inclusive beach hotels and the people are very friendly and show great appreciation for your visiting Belize.  Find some resorts & hotels, and ideas for destination weddings

          Cancun & Mayan Riviera

              by Judith Rivers-Moore

Who can resist endless miles of white sandy beaches, palm trees and delightful people who smile and greet you warmly in the hotels and stores. It all comes together in Cancun with the added plus of tourism safety, history and exploration on land, or on the sea. 

There are best times to book a honeymoon or getaway. November through March is cooler (still 80 degrees) and there are less tropical storms… or storms of students visiting. If you want ocean waves remember the broad strip of hotels are set against the surf side and bay side of Cancun. Always ask about the surf side. There are picturesque and delightfully smaller boutique hotels and vacation rentals just south of Cancun.We booked a western facing hotel so we could enjoy the magnificent sunsets. The Barcelo Riviera Maya in Cancun is an exceptional all-inclusive resort. Many hotels offer amazing structures with access to nightclubs, all-inclusive resorts and excellent dining options and remarkable surf, diving and water sports activities.  

The hotel concierge advised us on several day-trips, and we traveled to Mayan ruins and the island of Cozumel with several dives and snorkeling trips. One of the most interesting sites to see and to stay at is the Hacienda Kaan Ac, a castle, chapel and grounds. They do weddings and events for up to 1500 guests. Amazing spot where a few can stay in the villas.  Take a look at for a variety of Mexico wedding venues and find out the laws governing wedding licenses. 

The island of Cozumel is a brief trip and has some excellent diving and fishing. Fun shopping and large cruise ships often visit the island area.  Renting a car and taking a picnic is great fun. 

We saw bottle of sand in Cancun and the tag that said, "The only art object produced by the region."

Tahiti Islands

      The St. Regis Resort In Bora Bora 

             by Judith Rivers-Moore & Bob Moore

This has to be one of the most heavenly spots on earth. A five-star luxury resort with meaningful experiences for any couple of any age to enjoy. Travel Articles.

 Complete with a private deck and steps into the water. The food is fantastic, fresh and flavorful, plus you can take a launch to the mainland at any time and enjoy restaurants and shopping there. Many of the activities are free and we loved the beautifully kept tropical fish lagoon to swim or snorkel in. We offer many links to the Pacific Islands and trust you will explore them.  

We were there in early October when the weather was mild and warm. We understand the summer heat is noticably hot. 

The venue is available for weddings.  The French laws they are governed by require you contact them through their website so their event planner may complete all your paperwork ahead of time. There were honeymooners, a small business conference and they were getting ready for an Arabian prince to arrive. We were greeted by the staff and felt like kings and queens while there.  Learn More About the St. Regis Resort in Bora Bora. 

San Antonio, Texas River Walk

          by Judith Rivers-Moore

Travelers and Honeymooners alike love the beautiful San Antonio River Walk area of town.  

Well known for its variety of restaurants, peaceful settings and delightful hotels, the area introduces you to the central hill and wine country in a beautiful part of Southern Texas.

Yes, I said wine country in Texas. There are many pockets of wineries in the northern Dallas and Southern Houston areas.   This is the seventh most populated city in the USA and we see why. Visitors enjoy the Alamo Mission history, the aquarium, San Antonio zoo, splash playground, The Botanical Park, Japanese Tea Garden and Breckenridge Park speak to the youth in us all. The largest number of roller coasters that defy your zeal are found in this region.  The Art, Historical Missions, golf courses and lovely communities are part of the enjoyment in this busy part of Texas. Corpus Christie and Fredricksberg are not far from the city, making them fun additions to your trip.

Please access my Romantic Travel Blog for unique ideas.

Marriage Laws in Texas:

We found some great destination wedding sites on and would like to add a few here:

Marriage Island in San Antonio - the River Walk

Biga Restaurant - River Walk -Gourmet Receptions

El Tropicano Hotel & Restaurant  -  River Walk

Hotel Valencia River Walk 

Hiking & Biking Trails 

In North America

by Judith Rivers-Moore

The United States has been, and is, a hikers and bike trail paradise.

State by State outdoor lovers have banded together, nationwide to demand, complete, and maintain great hiking and biking trails.  You will find the following resource links a big assist in your planning.  

Whether a Day Trip or a Week Long Journey

We encourage people to "never go alone, and to always leave details of your hike or bike trail with someone.  National Parks request you register for the trails you are setting out on, and the time you expect to be back.  Following the regulations will save concerns and worries.  

 We have found beautiful trails in Sedona, Lake Tahoe & The Sierras, Bryce Canyon and glorious trails in the Great Smokey Mountains and Maine.  Recently found a Napa Valley, Ca. vineyard bike trail was being established.  From city, county and the state and national parks, you will find great trails near you for hiking and biking.  

State by State Trails

Adventure Cycling

National Parks System of Hiking Trails

American Hiking Society

Yosemite & The National PARKS

        by Judith Rivers-Moore

Celebrating their 100th year birthday in 2016, the USA national parks are exciting, historic and the beauty is at every turn of the road. Lodging with cabins, hotels and campgrounds are part of the enjoyment.

Having seen most of the USA, parks, campgrounds and unique settings in the nation, couples and vacationers will find Each offers a unique experience.   To write about each one would be a huge effort, but this web link will show you the inspiration to see for yourself !  People come the world over to experience our concept of preserving parks for our future generations.  

Europe Is Very Romantic

Ahhh Paris - 

The Romance!

 by Judith Rivers-Moore

Even when you do not speak the French, you will find Paris, France is a remarkable city to explore.  If you plan a destination wedding here, I  suggest you gain a destination wedding planner that offers you a list of vendors to assist in the planning.  

Food, transportation, tours and of course, museum tickets can add up.  But you will find romance at every turn. They really close up the city in August (their hottest month), but the enjoyment can be found from sunrise and throughout the evenings.  There are many great guide books available.  Don't forget you need two days at the Louve to do it any justice. Aim for a hotel center city and stay several floors up (with an elevator) to gain a great view. 


 Venice For Destination Weddings and Romantic  Honeymoons

by Judith Rivers-Moore

Did you know you can be married at the Vatican in Rome? 

When someone mentions Italy, the first thing that comes to mind is romance, great food, history and beautiful sightseeing. Why not have your honeymoon in Italy? Why not have your destination wedding in Italy? There are excellent wedding coordinators and tour guides to make it easy to plan and add significant information to your romantic stay.

We found the Melina Hotels International were consistently great stays and found in 35 countries. 

July and August are very hot and most cities are packed with tourists. We loved September in Venice because there is a Venice film festival and the exciting gondola race event along the Grand Canal. Favorite romantic cities are Venice, Florence, Rome and Naples with beautiful resorts along the villages along the Coastline.  Any type of trip to Italy business or pleasure is bound to be a memorable experience. If this is your dream adventure, you will find your trip will be filled wonderful food and wine, inspiring art history, many historical sites, quaint villages,  museums and you'll meet warm and delightful people. It is all part of the experience in Italy, where you can find it all. 

Cruise ships from various companies head to many of the enjoyable ports in Italy.  Many stops are a brief train ride to the larger cities and you will find consistently great food, easy tour booking from the ships and a fun moving bedroom with evening entertainment.  

Honeymoon Travel Is A Bit                    DIFFERENT

           by, Judith Rivers-Moore

I find couples can have a very big argument on what they want to do for their honeymoon. We especially see disputes when:

  • one of you travels a great deal in your normal life's work and you just want to stay in one spot
  • one of you has never left the city where you live to travel for the first time.
  • one of you love the sun and the other hates it.
  • one loves extreme sports and the other loves reading a good book.  If it is any comfort, a good travel agent can assist in helping you discover a trip that moves you into the best of romantic travel. When they work with a client they are trained to hear your concerns and especially your desires..

Planning your honeymoon, you may want to take a good look at who you both are, what you are dealing with daily, and what your long dreamed of desires for travel hold for you.  If you lead a very hectic and demanding life you may require more REST. If you have never traveled beyond your city, you might require a little more safety assurance and knowledge of the region you select. 

It is always best to check out the safety of the region - the more remote, the more concerns. Every honeymoon needs some real rest time too. You have been pulling a double load with planning a wedding celebration and your normal work life. 


When you reach a stalemate on where your honeymoon should be, consider this:

Both of you write down on a piece of paper your idea of the perfect honeymoon. Where, how long, things to do.  Take four other pieces that look exactly alike and FOLD them all the same way. Put them in a hat or jar and decide one romantic evening after dinner... to draw the deciding piece of paper.  The agreement is to take the other person's trip within the next five years on your anniversary.  This way - both of you WIN.