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After getting hitched across the country (or across the world!), where on earth do you head to next? A newlywed getaway following a destination wedding requires some careful thought for easy travel between both locales. Katie Frederick, founder of Ever After Honeymoons, is here to offer her top suggestions! Here, she matches some of the most popular faraway wedding destinations with their perfectly paired honeymoon spot.
If you wed in the Caribbean, honeymoon in France.
After saying your vows on the sand, wing your way across the Atlantic for museums, monuments, and macarons. Hub St. Maarten offers non-stop flights to Paris, as does the Dominican Republic and Martinique.
Tying the knot in Hawaii? Set your sights on French Polynesia.
You're partway to this South Pacific paradise, so fly to the land of overwater bungalows and crystal-clear lagoons. Bonus: Buy tickets to Tahiti on Hawaiian Airlines and your wedding stopover in the Aloha State only costs $60!
If your nuptials are in Mexico, head even further south of the border to Brazil.
The home of the 2016 Olympics has never been buzzier, and there are direct flights from Cancun and Mexico City to São Paulo.
Honeymoon in Australia after tying the knot in Napa, California.
Book a nonstop flight from San Fran to Sydney for more world-class wine plus bucket-list adventures in the Outback and Great Barrier Reef.
If your wedding is in Italy, host your honeymoon in Morocco.
It takes a mere four hours to fly from the land of Roman ruins to a world of desert camel rides, palatial riad resorts, and maze-like souks.
Having Vegas wedding? Book your newlywed getaway to Panama.
It's a direct flight, and after Sin City, this affordable hot spot will feel like taking a deep, cleansing breath. Expect hippie-chic surf towns and honeymoon-worthy ecolodges.
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