After my husband proposed three and half years ago, I told him, “This is what’s gonna happen. I’m going to pay for the wedding, you’re going to pay for the honeymoon. I want to go to Hawaii.” Don’t worry, he wasn’t still on one knee. I told him that after I said yes. After a few months of wedding planning he said, “This is what’s gonna happen. I can’t afford Hawaii, so we’re going on a Carribbean cruise.” Awesome. All I really wanted was beach time anyway.
It was wonderful. We went to Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and Cozumel. And now we’ve been married for two and a half years and I’m ready for another honeymoon. Except once you’re married, you call them vacations. We have had a couple of weekend getaways, but I want at least a week, and I want a beach. Let’s be honest: I want Croatia.
It was my 2009 New Years resolution to go there. 2009 and 2010 came and went, and no Croatia. I clicked on The Knot’s Top 50 Honeymoon Hot Spots the other day, and guess what came up first? Dalmation Coast, Croatia. Here are The Knot’s stats:
Why This sea destination has one of the most beautiful coasts in Europe.
Honeymoon To-do Island hop from Trogir (ancient town) to Brac (great windsurfing) and then Hvar (known for its wines). End on the mainland in Dubrovnik.
Where to stay Excelsior Hotel & Spa, close to the Old City.
Must-try Dish Palacinke — Croatia’s answer to the crepe.
All of this sounds like heaven to me, propelling me on a “Dubrovnik Croatia” Google Images obsession. Here are some photos to drool over this lovely Monday. What’s your dream honeymoon/vacation?