It’s no secret that trends and traditions change over time, and it’s no different with honeymoons. Just as Victorian corsets, leg warmers, flares, long johns, cone-bras (yep, we’re looking at you, Madonna) and gable hoods have gone out of fashion (thankfully), so have the traditional holiday destinations. Many newlywed couples are now making their own traditions by going on the adventure of a lifetime.

The traditional honeymoon

Back in the days of our parents, a traditional honeymoon would entail one or two weeks taking them away from the pressures of work, bills, and daily stresses – not to mention giving them a break after the run-up to the wedding day. They would often travel to the most romantic areas of the world and enjoy the company of their new husband or wife while sipping mojitos and sunning themselves on the beach. But more and more people are now ditching the traditional honeymoon and trying something different.

Travelling the world

In a world of uncertainty, stress, money troubles and the prospect of owning your house by the age of 25 completely out the window – many mid-20 to mid-30 year-olds are now using their money to expand their experiences and give them a bit of excitement in their lives. Because of this, many newlywed couples are now expanding on the traditional honeymoon and adding a few more countries into the mix. Instead of visiting one destination for a week or two, they may Interrail around Europe for a month, or even take a late gap year and stretch it out to a year-long honeymoon.

Honeymoon Adventure by rail

Interrail around Europe for a month for your honeymoon. Photo by Holger Schué

The best part about this is that you can ask for donations on your Fly us to the moon honeymoon registry. Simply choose where you want to go and plan our your adventure around the world, and ask wedding guests to kindly donate to your travels. This does not only mean they can keep up with where you are and where you’re going, but it means you can also share your stories and experiences with those closest to you, who have helped you on your way.

Adventurous honeymoons

When it comes down to it, many people are bored by the average beach holiday – and find sitting on a beach fun for all of five minutes before they need to get restless and explore! More and more newlywed couples and now opting for an adventurous holiday that will keep them active, and occupied during their trip. Always fancied tubing through the jungle? Take a trip to Costa Rica. Feel like pushing yourself to your limits? Trek up the Peruvian mountains.

Honeymoon Adventure Peruvian Mountains

Take an adventurous honeymoon via the Peruvian mountains.

Want to feel the wind whip through your hair as you slide down mountains? Go snowboarding in America. There are so many destinations around the world that are not traditional options but offer the most fun and adventure.

Something different

Adventure is different for everyone, and everyone has their own definition. For some people, adventure is being thrown up and down in the air on some of the world’s best roller coasters, and dining with your favourite movie characters. Of course, we’re talking about Disneyland! Disneyland is becoming increasingly popular with newlyweds, who crave the thrill of the theme parks, water parks and the sheer size and range of activities on offer. In one place, you can go on Safari, travel to Hollywood, feel like a movie star, travel around the world and be the King and Queen of the castle.

Honeymoon adventure in Disneyland

Disneyland is becoming increasingly popular with newlyweds. Photo by Betina Suárez

With all of these adventurous honeymoons, your honeymoon registry can take you there! There’s no more need to worry about paying for the whole of your honeymoon out of your own pocket, as friends and family can give you a gift to remember.