If you’ve been following along with our blog, you already know that we got engaged in Iceland last September. Although we have taken a short break from our travels to frantically plan our wedding together (and by together I mean just Calli), save for some surprises coming up in the new year, we have a honeymoon to plan. Obviously we don’t want our honeymoon to be anything short of an epic adventure, and we are slowly assembling a shortlist of potentially amazing trips that will check something off our bucket list. In fitting style, we felt like we should share our thoughts and ideas with family, friends, and our loyal readers, and who knows, we may even let you decide!
The first epic adventure on our honeymoon bucket list is one that won’t surprise anyone – in fact, it’s been a lifelong dream of mine – to visit the Galapagos. Ever since I was a kid, the thought of walking in the footsteps of Charles Darwin on these legendary islands was the inspiration for my interest in the sciences. Snorkeling with sharks and sea lions, walking with tortoises and penguins, bird-watching, kayaking – all were the stuff of my dreams. And our honeymoon might just be the perfect time to experience this amazing place.
But how to do it? Do we go on a cruise, and if so, what type? I would love to be part of a tiny group, especially one with biologists and ecologists to lead you around and enhance your experience. We have been looking at the trips provided by Natural Habitat Adventures and the ones by National Geographic (although we might be priced out of that one!). The thought of being able to have the time to just enjoy the place is what appeals to me most.
So there you have it, our first potential honeymoon destination. Have you ever been to the Galapagos? Who did you travel with and what was it like? Do you have any recommendations for us? Should we be sure to explore Ecuador as well if we go? Let us know in the comments below!