I picked up the most recent Martha Stewart Weddings issue the other day just to check out their Honeymoons section. I loved that the theme was unforgettable honeymoons that included places to stay that are anything but ordinary. From treehouses to glamping to taking a train trip, all of the picks from the issue were simply amazing. Here are a few of my favorites for each of their categories:
Ever wonder what it’d be like to stay in a tree house? Well here’s your opportunity to. The Tree Hotel in Sweden offers you the chance to say in these amazing works of art that stand elevated anywhere from 12 to 20 feet off the ground and look over some gorgeous Scandinavian landscape. The notion of staying up all night to see if the midnight sun ever really sets would make for a pretty romantic night. If you are into architecture and design, just being in these tree houses would be enough, I’d say.
Who knew that a place like this existed in California? I know I’m not one for straight up camping, but I could go with glamorous camping, aka “Glamping”. El Capitan Canyon, slightly north of Santa Barbara, offers Safari Tents- a spacious canvas tent raised on a wooden deck with screened windows. And right outside, you get your own private picnic table with a grill and a fire pit. Cozy on up with your loved one or bike on over to the ocean which is close by.
Gulf of Gokova, Turkey
How nice would it be to have your own private cruise? Well, that’s exactly what Odysseus Cruising is. Sail around the Gulf of Gokova known as the Turkish Riviera. Your own private cruise will be just you two, the captain, a chef, and a pair of stewards on a 75-foot gulet for eight days. Jump in for a swim anytime, relax on the deck, or ask to go ashore anytime you choose. Really, does it get any better than that?
Cape Town-Pretoria-Victoria Falls, Africa
Love the idea of traveling in an Edwardian era style carriage through Africa? Escape for 6 days and savor the world’s most breathtaking views of Victoria Falls with Rovos Rail. Each room has their own shower which is typically unheard of in in train travel. The train ride also includes a night’s stay in Pretoria and day trips to the historic diamond town of Kimberley where De Beers still has an operating mine. However, I do believe it’s the mile-long water curtain of Victoria Falls that’s for the win.
So what do you think? Which would you like to go on?