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You can agree on everything from your wedding date to who will be in your wedding party. But when it comes to where you'll take your honeymoon, you and your fiancé just can't seem to make a decision. And, you'll be surprised to learn, that's not too unusual.
"Each couple is completely unique in their approach to a honeymoon," says travel expert Mark Murphy. While some couples "seek adventure in places like South Africa, engaging in wildlife viewing and great dining in cities like Cape Town, others want to de-stress from the craziness of planning the wedding and the wedding day itself," he says. "They might choose the Caribbean or Mexico and stay at a high-end, all-inclusive resort that features a great spa to simply relax and chill out."
Which couple are you? To figure it out, you should each make a list of your individual honeymoon goals: Do you envision a fast-paced, tour-centric trip, or are you craving hours spent sitting side-by-side on the beach? "I'd suggest talking to a travel agent that specializes in honeymoons or romance travel as they will ask you questions and make suggestions based on your personal interests and desires," says Murphy.
If you find your lists look vastly different, don't despair — you can still find a honeymoon destination that meets both your needs. "For instance, Mexico would be a great choice for a couple that wants to combine relaxing beach and spa stays with history and culture," suggests Murphy. "Instead of just hitting the beach, spend a few nights in Mexico City and enjoy the nightlife and the excitement that's there today. Then hop on a short flight to one of the resort areas to relax and unwind." Other destinations, such as St. Lucia, Hawaii and even Thailand, Murphy suggests, can offer the best of both worlds to couples looking to compromise.