Wednesday, February 23, 2011


So I recently stumbled upon an article that talked about the 6 places you should go before you have kids. I completely agree with the idea of this article: you need a babymoon! One last trip to somewhere you have always wanted to go with the love of your life. You can spend quality time together, experience new things and make your relationship even stronger. They will be memories you will cherish forever. And who knows, maybe you will even create the baby on your trip!! 

The places they list:
1. Moshi,Tanzania
2. Mykonos, Greece
3. Talkeetna, Alaska  <~ we've been here!! It was awesome!
4. Queenstown, New Zealand <~ we are going here for our babymoon!!
5. Siem Reap, Cambodia
6. Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

I was soooo excited to see that we will be able to see two of the places they recommended! Alaska was amazing and it was where we got engaged. We did a cruise and got to see a lot of great places and then took the train into Denali and stayed there for a few days. We did white water rafting, zip lining, ATVs, rock wall climbing, and more. It was one of the best trips of my life and I think Matt would say the same. So if any of you are looking to see one of the most beautiful states and have a true adventure, go to Alaska!!

And for our babymoon we really want to go on a New Zealand/Australia cruise and then scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef! Now, this also depends on how much money we can save during this deployment, but hopefully everything works out because both of us have always wanted to go there. And for this trip we plan on doing lots of adventurous things including zip lining, scuba diving, hiking, seeing some waterfalls, maybe taking a helicopter tour, bungee jumping off a bridge, and the list goes on! But mostly, we want to just spend the time together, experiencing life and creating memories we can re-live for the rest of our lives. And as most of you know, we love to cruise!!!

So, are any of you planning a babymoon? If so, where?! :)


Meredith said...

So I'm not sure if these are considered babymoons - do you have to already be pregnant? Or should you be trying to make a baby for it to be a babymoon? :) Either way, I like it! We are going to Italy this summer to celebrate our first anniversary, and then we are spending a week in the Bahamas in December. I am so ultra excited for both trips!!!! I hope you make it to New Zealand. It will be amazing!

First Lady C said...

I consider any trip right before a baby a babymoon :) Any excuse for one last vaca right? So on one of your trips you will be trying and the other hopefully prego! enjoy both Mer-bear!