Mega-moon: Honeymoon Around the World
Most couples go on their honeymoon for a week or two. If they’re really lucky, maybe three weeks at most. Imagine taking an entire year off to travel around the world, together. Take a honeymoon around the world trip. It’s a mega-moon!
In this post I’ll share four stories of couples taking mega-moons. First I’ll tell you about the couple I met that were backpacking Asia as part of their megamoon. Then I’ll share three more couples that are doing it too.
Chris & Sandra
After getting married, newlyweds Sandra and Chris left their home in Germany and began a honeymoon backpacking adventure around the world together. Amazing experience!
How expensive is a Megamoon?
It really doesn’t have to cost a lot to travel. That’s especially true in regions like southeast Asia. The big savings comes from lodging.
Chris and Sandra were spending less than $15/night when we met them in Malapascua, in the Philippines. Consider how much you pay in rent – and imagine how far that money would go towards travel.
Many couples dream of taking a couple of romantic honeymoons to relax together in luxury resorts in beautiful places like Aruba, Bora Bora, or Hawaii. Those are all beautiful indeed. With that said, your Megamoon budget goes much much farther with trips in more modest accommodations through southeast Asia.
This doesn’t have to mean hostels – private 2-3 star lodging can save you quite a bit! Turn your honeymoon into a lifetime experience, packed with adventure experiences. It may also provide more memorable adventures as well!
3 couples that have done Honeymoon Around the World trips
I’ll be writing more about around the world trips and travel budgeting in upcoming posts, but in the meantime, here are two couples that are writing about their experiences during their honeymoon around the world Megamoon trips:
- Valerie and Chris – “We’ve been talking about doing a trip like this since we met 10 years ago and we’re finally doing it! We quit our jobs in NYC and moved all of our belongings to our hometown, Atlanta. We embarked on what will surely be the trip of a lifetime.”
- New York Magazine just wrote about and featured them as well.
- Mike & Anne – these are two American newlyweds who thought a ten-day honeymoon wasn’t nearly enough to celebrate a new life together. With a little bit of savings, no kids, and good health, we figured there was no better time to travel than now. We quit our jobs, rented our apartment, and set out on a 675-day honeymoon around the world. Using Anne’s background as a magazine editor and Mike’s as a digital media strategist and photographer, we started HoneyTrek.com to share our journey of love, life, and adventure.
- Susan and Grace – “Instead of taking a honeymoon, we decided to fulfill a lifelong dream and travel the world for a year (13 months, actually). We started slowly saving soon after we met, and with the proper planning, it all turned out to be more affordable than we originally anticipated!”