It’s not an oxymoron – backpacking can be romantic if you want it to be. It depends on your choices and tastes. If you’re the adventurous kind of couple who loves living life on the edge, then backpacking on your honeymoon will ensure that you have the best time of your life.
Needless to say, planning is crucial before embarking on your travels. Here comes the main glitch because planning the wedding itself is exhausting and time-consuming. Plan both major events well in advance. If your honeymoon backpacking trip is important to both of you, let the wedding be a simple, low-key affair.
Backpacking trips are of varied types. You have the option of visiting many places in a short span of time or selecting a few well-chosen destinations and spinning out your time there. Backpacking trips offer a lot of flexibility as you are in charge of the entire holiday rather than a tourist agency.
Any person with a yen for traveling and adventure has a few locations on his or her wish-list of ‘must-see places before you die.’ In a honeymoon, two people have this list and hence, you may end up with an option of many possible locations.
The best thing to do is sit down with your fiancÃ©e before the wedding and come up with a common list of countries or cities to include in the backpacking trip. This may be a good chance to learn the art of compromise, something that every couple needs to learn for a successful marriage.
Even if you’re both natural athletes, remember to leave some time on your trip for relaxation and recreation. Moving from one place to another constantly can be tiring. Let your itinerary be uncomplicated and flexible.
Explore one or two countries that are close to each other. Other than visiting their famous tourist spots, you can take ‘the road less traveled’ and soak in the beauty of your surroundings, enjoying each other’s company.
You wouldn’t want to bicker and fight on your honeymoon because of a ruined schedule. So just K-I-S-S: Keep it simple, stupid!