Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Wild Honeymoon Experience

When it comes to weddings, we have it all figured out, more or less. We all tend to have some idea of what our dream wedding looks like, especially women who, from a young age, are implicitly taught to obsess over the idea of marriage. We imagine the traditional white gown, for example, and floral arrangements. We make wedding playlists either in our mind or on our Spotify accounts. The list goes on. While this makes a ton of sense, allow me to make a controversial statement. Weddings are not for the bride(s) and/or groom(s), but for their friends and family. Following this logic, it is the honeymoon that is a celebration of a couple’s love by and for the couple in question. Therefore, it behooves us all to spend a bit more time planning for this secondary celebration that I would argue deserves a more primary status. Here are some tips to help you make your honeymoon the celebration of endless love and devotion that you deserve.


First and foremost, let’s look at something a little less fancy. While most honeymoons are trips to foreign locales and, often, resorts to beat all, there is something to be said for a more down to Earth (literally) honeymoon. This would take the form of an outdoors excursion. There’s nothing quite like an adventure to strengthen the bond between us, and an outdoors adventure is, I think, the epitome of this concept. Therefore, it might be the ideal honeymoon for some to try to hike a lengthy trail. This would entail camping overnight, toting the supplies to last that long, etc. It would be hard, but what better way to reaffirm “for better or worse” than by trying your head at surviving the wilderness and pushing yourselves to the limit alone together? (oxymoron intended) Just make sure to keep your Verizon smart phone on hand just in case, as you may need to contact help in case of an emergency, or you may need the maps, compass, and/or flashlight that’s built into most smart phones. However, there is a shortage of electricity in the wild, and, while most long trails have rest stops to accommodate the needs of its pilgrims, you may need extra juice, so consider the power (pun intended) of a power bank that you can charge at these rest stops to allow you to charge your phone on the go.