Not all honeymoon destinations are created equally, as we know. And that’s why, to some extent, everyone you know ends up honeymooning in the same spot. Of course, as social media continues to rule our lives, and we spy photos of places we didn’t even know existed, the bubble expands, and “new” places start to inch their way up the list. Solidly on top of all that activity is Melissa Biggs Bradley, the founder and CEO of Indagare (Latin for “to discover”), a members-only, next-gen travel agency for luxury-minded travelers who seek customized itineraries, tailor-made trips and secret insider guides that aren’t found on Google.
Her membership model and organized Insider Journey trips (think shopping in India with Lisa Fine, or Paris with celeb chef Marc Murphy) has been a hit with many, especially newlyweds (they even offer a discounted Honeymoon Membership). Bradley actually planned Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd’s bespoke honeymoon, so you know she’s leading the pack when it comes to what’s “in.” She calls France, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico and South Africa wonderful places to go, but adds that some of the hot spot European cities in particular “can be so crowded in certain months it loses some of its romantic appeal.” So where does she feel will be the next wave of must-go honeymoon destinations everyone’s buzzing about? Read on to find out.