Dan is the traveler in our family, he researches and dreams up new places to go. All. Day. Long. So when it came time for our honeymoon, I gave my opinions, but I left it in his very capable hands and with destination numero uno, he did very well. Right after the wedding we flew down to Playa Del Carmen for a few days of relaxation, and it was nice. I probably wouldn’t go back, all inclusive resorts seem like a thing of the past (drunken college days when I could drink anything and not get a hangover) or the future (taking children to a beach/pool to run around and be kids), but it was nice to sit on a beach with a cocktail for a couple days.
Now that we’re back and the wedding has passed, I promised Dan that I would help in the research for our actual honeymoon…Thailand!! We knew early on that we wanted to go somewhere around the world and to a once in a lifetime destination. We went back and forth between Thailand and Bora Bora, choosing Thailand in the end because it would give us more of our type of vacation. We aren’t sit on the beach and “relax” type of people, we get antsy and need more stimulation than that, there is nothing wrong with those vacations, they just aren’t our speed.
So we booked our tickets with Dan’s plethora of miles on Cathay Pacific (in business class!!) to Hong Kong where we will spend a couple days seeing the city and (trying) to get acclimated to the time change. We’ll then fly to Chiang Mai to trek with elephants, then off to relax on an island down south, then over to Bangkok to finish up the trip! It’s going to be a whirlwind, but that’s how we travel best!
Like I promised, I would help with the planning, but this is harder than it looks! We’re probably only going to get here once in our lifetime, so we want to make sure we get the best out of our trip, and hopefully not make any mistakes. I think that the toughest decision that we are trying to make is which island to go to! I know that you can’t go wrong, but I’m not a great decision maker. Well, we’re narrowing it down and getting into the groove of planning city by city and I cannot wait for October to travel to Asia! (although we have two other trips planned between now and then. It’s going to be a busy summer/fall!)
If you’ve been to Thailand, what did you do and where did you go? I’m looking for suggestions! Help! 🙂