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If you could travel anywhere in the world for your honeymoon, where would you go? How about a relaxing getaway in Bali, or an adventure filled backpacking trekk through Asia, or even a wine tasting road trip along the California coast? All of those sound pretty good to us, but today we’re making a strong case for a romantic honeymoon in Ireland...aka the Emerald Isle, aka the romantic setting for P.S. I Love You... yeah, that Ireland! Between the rich history, the pubs, and the historic castles, Ireland is a place you really have to see to believe. Whether you’re up for adventure-filled trip or a leisurely vacay, there is something for every couple to enjoy in this magical setting.
While there are plenty of amazing cities and villages to explore, Dublin is the perfect starting point for honeymooners craving some new and exciting experiences. The cobble stone streets are lined with tiny shops, historic pubs, and mouth-watering bites including a local favorite, fish & chips. Aside from wandering the historic streets, there are plenty of must-see spots throughout the city where you can stop and grab a pint for a little R&R, which brings us to our next reason…
The Guinness Storehouse
Even if you’re not a fan of dark beer, the Guinness Storehouse is a must-stop on your tour of Dublin. You’ll learn the rich history of the Guinness empire with a fun self-guided tour that's followed up by a pint of Guinness on top of the world, literally! The Gravity Bar gives you an amazing 360° view across the city's magnificent skyline. It’s the perfect place to sit and plan the next stop on your tour of the city.
If you’re craving some adventure outside the hustle and bustle of the city, then rent a car and go explore the country. The scenic byways lead you to some of Ireland's most enchanting scenery, which is just one of the many reasons why its earned the nickname the Emerald Isle. From the rugged coastline to the historic castles and rolling green hills, a trip to Ireland isn’t complete without scenic road trip for two.
It's not every day you get to explore a historic castle, especially in Ireland! The ancient castles and towering cathedrals are a must-have on your honeymoon itinerary. From Blarney Castle to The Rock of Cashel, and not to mention the grand Dublin Castle, there are plenty of amazing locations to check out on your Ireland adventure.
PHOTO: Jonas Peterson
plan your honeymoon
So how do you make an amazing honeymoon adventure like this happen in the first place? It’s called a honeymoon registry and it’s about to be the best thing you never knew existed (unless you already did, then YAY!) In any case, a honeymoon registry is the ultimate way to plan + fund your dream honeymoon adventure. Traveler’s Joy puts the fun in honeymoon funds with their travel savvy tips that let you explore the world and choose your dream destinations (in this case, Ireland!!) You can even check out where other RL couples are heading for their dream honeymoons, in case you need a little inspiration.
So how does it all work? It’s basically the same as a wedding registry but instead of registering for things, you’ll register for the experience of a lifetime! Guests can contribute any amount towards the total cost of your trip, and when we say "total cost'' we mean everything and the kitchen sink - The airfare, baggage fees, hotels, rental car, and a little extra for of all those activities that make your honeymoon unforgettable. It's all about having the honeymoon you've always dreamed of without breaking the bank, and we can't think of a better start to your new life together.
So if you could go anywhere in the world for your honeymoon, where would you go?
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