After your wedding, you’re probably thinking of celebrating with your partner by having a spectacular trip abroad for your honeymoon. Unfortunately, with social distancing measures still in place in many parts of the world, many couples don’t have the opportunity to freely travel to their dream destination. Though international flights may be restricted, travel industries like Airbnb are slowly trying to recover by encouraging people to travel locally.
By having a honeymoon road trip, you can appreciate local sights and discover new areas of the country you haven’t seen before. Out of all the different modes of transportation, cars are arguably the safest to travel in, as it allows you to focus spending time with your partner and minimize contact with others. So if you’re up for a road trip, in the same way that you carefully planned out your wedding, take the time to plan out your honeymoon to ensure a safe and fun journey while on the road.
Map out your destination
When planning for your road trip, it’s important to think about what route you will be driving, and how long your trip will be. For example, are there any locations you want to visit before you reach your desired destination? Or is this route safer or more convenient to pass through? When making your travel plans, also bear in mind your partner’s preferences for traveling. If they’re the spontaneous type who’ll want to make sudden detours here and then, you can prepare yourself for that. What’s fun about road trips is that it’s a flexible type of vacation where it’s you and your partner who get to choose the location and activities that you want.
Get the right vehicle
With your car being your source of transportation, your vehicle is also an important factor to think about. While you may already own a car, you have to consider if it will be able to handle any long travels, especially cross country trips. Most people recommend RVs for road trip honeymoons as it’s essentially described to be a “mobile hotel” or “mobile home.” It provides a bigger space than average cars, which can let honeymooners sleep inside of it and save up on hotel fees. It’s also a type of vehicle ideal for outdoor activities that can allow you to explore at your own leisure, especially if you’re in the mood to camp or spend a few days at the beach. If you think the current vehicle that you own isn’t suitable, you can consider either choosing a different car model or type, and you can buy a new one or rent one for your road trip.
Be mindful of your budget
Having weddings doesn’t generally come at a cheap price, so you need to make sure you still have enough funds left for a road trip. Being on the road also requires you to spend on other costs such as food, gas, and hotels or motels (if you will be staying in any). As much as you and your significant other would like to enjoy yourselves, don’t forget to also keep track of your spending to prevent any financial issues that could ruin your newly wedded bliss. It also helps to keep back-up funds for any unexpected emergencies that could arise during the trip.
While a road trip may not exactly be a common or traditional honeymoon getaway for some, couples find that it’s the perfect way to travel while spending quality time together. Though a fun or beautiful destination is partly what makes a honeymoon enjoyable, what’s most important about having a honeymoon is being able to bond and create memories with your significant other.