Married couples listen up!
Most and indeed probably all would have gone honeymooning after getting hitched. These days, the younger crowd is more adventurous. Imagine diving in Iceland (again!) to gain bragging rights that you have swam between two tectonic plates.
Back then it was mainly plain vanilla kind of honeymoon journeys. Mel and Suan thought we had it exotic traversing across Spain, Morocco and Portugal over the millenium weekend of the year 2000.
Be careful though, and do not end up like Carly, who had a real scare at the start of her dream journey.
The point of this post is this – why only consider honeymooning at the point of getting married? Why not continue with that romance beyond those initial months (and perhaps few years) of bliss?
For those with children, it seems innocent enough to say that it is hard for the couple to get away. Who says it has to be a journey away from your own country or far away? These days, staycations are vogue. Hotels and resorts in your home country may well dangle good offers that you’d find enticing. These lucky folks in them US of A and Canada have so much choices! (I like the Banff one). And we are sure there will be similar ones around your own ‘backyard’.
We did not seem to have addressed the challenge of those with kids.
As a childfree couple, it is indeed hard for us to understand. But we have heard of couples seeking help from the grandparents. Perhaps packing off the kids to an aunt? Seem to have read that somewhere before recently!
Letting go of your responsibilities is hard. We get that. This is an old post from the Huffington from 2 years back on how to keep those sparks alive. Interesting read here.
The point being, you have to take the effort to make your own time. Sure, build you memories with the kids as they grow up and figure out life. But also remember to build memories with your other half as you grow old together.
In case you do grow old and travel together, don’t end up like this story.