How your honeymoon can become a life changing opportunity

We have all seen the pictures of honeymooners on beaches on Maldives, Seychelles, Dominican Republic… Don’t get me wrong, sometimes all that we need is a week away from reality…

If you are the type of honeymooner that craves for a week bathing in the sun, please STOP reading now!

Because we are about to show you how it is possible to do not only the craziest thing you will ever do, but also the most memorable and adventurous lifetime adventure you will have as a couple.

What if I tell you that this is the perfect opportunity you will have to leave it all behind and live the best time of your life traveling?!

Our wedding

Our story…

Both born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, we had high education and lived comfortably. But that itching for travel has always been around… We travelled already a lot as a couple, for our 3 weeks vacations a year we always went to the most amazing destinations – Morocco, Iceland, Indonesia, Argentina, Singapore, Chile… But it never felt enough… After those 3 weeks the reality settled in and we were back in our routine.

But everything went well and we were happy. Bruno proposed to me in one of our travels trough Italy in a beautiful Venice balcony and of course I said yes! After that moment, reality came to our minds… We will get married, have kids, traveling during the holidays, continue working and enjoy our retirement (hopefully) after 40 years… WORK, TRAVEL, WORK, REPEAT… And somehow neither of us felt comfortable…

We felt it was time to break that routine, those expectations everyone had for us, and do our own path. We decided to save money, leave our jobs and leave everything behind for a year of travel (or as long as the money we had saved would last)… If you want to see the planning in detail here it is…

YOU CAN DO 1 MONTH, 3 MONTH or a YEAR of traveling for your honeymoon!

Gathering life experiences that you will never get for a week in any beach destination…

Why?

You are probably in your prime years – Yes, those 25-35 years old, where you feel you can accomplish anything that comes is your way! Its now that you can travel the world on a budget, not when you have 60 and 20 pills to take every day…

Its also the time where you begin to feel trapped in your work! There is always that next promotion, that positioning you are aspiring…

Trust me, no one is indispensable! And it would still be waiting for you in 1 month, 3 months or a year!

And if you don’t go now, when you are still beginning and you can safely step out, you will get entangled in the work life and always regret not going…

Lets face it, you are no longer 18’s or 20’s something kids strolling around looking for the best place to get wasted. You are mature enough to appreciate what life has handed you!

You will look for different experiences than before and actually enjoy your time alone and with the love of your life.

You have probably been working for some time, and you probably already started saving some money, but if you still don’t think you have enough for traveling the world, you can still get some more…

How?
Explain what you are planning to your friends and relatives. They will understand. Most of them will wish they have done the same… Ask for money to travel instead of things you will never use as wedding gifts! Go cheap and DIY on your wedding expenses to save for the trip. Work you ass off for that year you are planning the wedding and save for your honeymoon, not for the wedding – save for a year, not for a day!

And with that money for your 1 week beach honeymoon I promise you can get by for a few months in some countries in the world…

After having a mortgage, after having kids, your life responsibilities will definitely increase! Now is the time to go! You are young, healthy, couldn’t be happier, why don’t you do your big lifetime adventure NOW instead of splurging in some tourist trap with no personality on the other side of the world?

He/she will be your life companion for all your life, so you better get to know yourselves better. Nothing does that better than 24/7 outside of your comfort zone!

Don’t expect it to be only roses along the way… Of course you will get tired of each other! You will live 24/7 always together! You go trough crazy situations, depending on where you plan to go, you will go trough bad hotels and stinky transportation… You will try different foods you are not accustomed… But the life experiences you will have to tell the world will always surpass that… And you will be TOGETHER all the way, for the good and the bad (yeah, that phrase will get a whole new meaning)…

One thing is missing… You must have the will. You must be willing to take the leap to the unknown one time in your lifetime. Facing the insecurities of leaving all behind is not easy.

“What if I don’t get the same job back?”

The real question is actually not if you will have that job back, but if you will WANT the same job back. After traveling the world your perspective and life goals can change. Have you thought about what you want to really do for the rest of your life? Is it the same you are doing now? At least it will give you some time to think about that…

“What if I come home empty handed?”

Have you heard the sentence – travel is not about the destination, but about the journey? Have you really thought about that? What you learn along the way is more important than getting from A to B… The resources you learn from travel are huge assets and will help you in your future endeavours.

“I don’t have the money…”

Traveling the world isn’t cheap, you are right, but there are dozens of opportunities out there that don’t require you to save that much to travel.. You can work or teach while you are abroad, you can attend to other peoples houses and animals… If you really want to travel together, that won’t stop you. Besides, you have time to save! Here are a ton of ideas to save money before you travel

“What if its the biggest mistake of my life?”

Traveling is not necessarily a one way ticket, you can always return! And even if you hate it, at least you have TRIED. That must be more important for you than just feeling sorrow for yourself all those years because you haven’t even experimented how is life on the road.

If you face these questions and insecurities head on you will soon realise that what you CAN do is not that different from what you WANT to do. It only takes COURAGE to make that decision. Talk to your life partner… Does he/she feel the same? If you both want to go, what is holding you?

Travel Statistics
At the time I am writing this we are already on our second month of travel! We have already crossed Europe by train, and are currently traveling in Russia doing the Transiberian railway to Kazakstan… And you can also do it! We are no different from you… Just regular, simple people that came together and decided that having a honeymoon around the world would be a changing opportunity in their lives…

Of course you can do this at any time of your life, but why not share the best adventure of your life with the person you chose to care and respect for the rest of your life?

What are you waiting for? Think of your honeymoon as an  opportunity to discover the world for whatever time you have TOGETHER and have memorable experiences that you will never forget!

I hope this has inspired you… If it has, please write comments below! We would love to hear your stories!

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How your honeymoon can become a life changing experience