There’s something about traveling farther than their own backyards that allows couples to get closer. Whether it’s in a stylish city or the serene countryside, a destination honeymoon can help newlyweds unwind after wedding stress and emerge energized by new adventures. Here are four options — from Bora Bora to Nicaragua — for memorable post-nuptials.
Travel and features writer Jeanne Cooper fell in love with Marin and the Bay Area as a graduate student at Stanford University. After 20 years as an editor and writer for the Washington Post, Boston Globe and San Francisco Chronicle, she began a freelance career that has taken her from the Austral Islands to Zimbabwe, with many visits to Hawaii in between. Her stories have appeared in numerous national and regional magazines, including Hemispheres, Sunset, San Francisco and Nob Hill Gazette, as well as Marin and Local Getaways. The author of several Frommer’s guidebooks, she now lives on the Big Island, where she’s active in animal rescue. She still enjoys exploring Northern California with her husband and friends.