Remember when Doug and I were wrestling on whether to splurge or save for our honeymoon? We loved the idea of going somewhere far away like Thailand, but don’t have the funds right now to cover it. Then we thought, why not take a honeymoon months later so we can save? But, the more we thought about the logistics and timing, the more we loved the idea of getting married and departing for our destination immediately following the wedding. There’s just something so romantic about being whisked away.
So then we were considering domestic destinations — places like the Grand Canyon or Napa Valley. Most of those ideas were killed with logistics. The first hurdle: Jasmine. Jasmine is our 12 year old car that is a reliable beauty but not one for long road trips, so that idea was nixed. The second hurdle: Plane flights. I’m not sure if it’s the time of year or if they’re just so popular, but the plane tickets for places we were looking up were crazy.
Then, we found a gem. One that meets our need for a budget-savvy trip while also allowing for both adventure and relaxation. One that is in the caribbean and the trip of a lifetime, but since it’s off season we got amazing flight deals. One that has plenty of Air B&B options to choose from, so our stay will be comfortable and affordable. It’s….drumroll please….Puerto Rico!
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We’ll be honeymooning for 10 days on this fabulous island and have such a fun agenda in the works. On the line up is exploring San Juan, a night in the El Yunque rainforest, and relaxing on the beach-filled island of Vieques. I maaaay be so excited that I’m almost done packing. True story.
With that said, I’d love your help and recommendations! Have you been to Puerto Rico before? Any restaurants that we need to eat at, places that we should explore, or excursions we need to go on? I’ve heard that swimming in the waterfalls of El Yunque rainforest is a must, and so is swimming in the bioluminescent bay. We love exploring new places, so any ideas you have would be so appreciated!