Amazing Mini-Moon Escapes: L’Auberge de Sedona, Arizona

Our latest mini-moon escape takes us to L’Auberge de Sedona, located in scenic Sedona, Arizona. The popular resort town is an easy day trip from major metropolitan areas such as Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

Situated along the banks of Oak Creek in Sedona’s mesmerizing Red Rock region, this upscale creekside resort is a fabulous choice for a honeymoon or “mini-moon” getaway.

Top highlights include the fabulous (and newly refurbished) L’Apothecary Spa, the award-winning, Four Diamond Cress on Oak Creek, which serves French-inspired American cuisine, a salt and mineral-based outdoor pool, plus gorgeous grounds only minutes from Sedona’s downtown.

As far as accommodations, the resort boasts luxury cottages featuring elegant accommodations — even open-air outdoor cedar showers and private balconies (perfect for taking in the famous Sedona sunsets!).

Will you be taking a ‘mini-moon’ getaway after the wedding? Share your snapshots with us via Instagram using the hashtag #WanderOn!

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Our Pick for Most Romantic Restaurant on Maui: Lahaina Grill

There are no oceanfront views or mountain settings here, but the overall excellence of Lahaina Grill will leave you with memories for years to come.

So what can you expect? Look forward to delicious seafood, American-inspired cuisine, and top-notch service in an elegant setting.

The Maui Onion and Sesame Seed Crusted Ahi Tuna entree is exceptional and just one of many featured items likely to leave you thoroughly satisfied.

The restaurant has also been named one of top places to eat in the United States by TripAdvisor, Yelp, Open Table and Honolulu Magazine.

www.lahainagrill.com

Lahaina, Maui

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Our Top 5 Fall Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S.

Read about five of our most popular fall honeymoon destinations in the U.S. From the rolling hills of California Wine Country to undulating coastline of Maine, these incredible travel spots will surely delight honeymooners traveling during the autumn season.

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Wine Country, California

The “crush,” or the harvest, is the most popular time of year to visit Napa and Sonoma as their wineries are at the height of activity. Instead of visiting in spring or summer where you only hear about the winemaking process, come here in October to see grapes being harvested, crushed, and vinified right in front of your eyes. Stay in one of the area’s many resorts, bed and breakfasts, or spas for an ideal place to relax after a day of wine touring and tasting.

Where to Stay: The Carneros Inn

Vermont

With mountains, storybook villages, covered bridges, and numerous scenic drives, Vermont is a terrific fall honeymoon destination. The foliage typically reaches its peak during the first week of October, when bright colors of gold, orange, and red permeate the landscape. Hunker down in picturesque Stowe, which offers top-notch restaurants, B&Bs, resorts, shopping, and a plethora of outdoor activities.

Where to Stay: Topnotch Resort

Jackson, Wyoming

Thanks to world-class resorts, an authentic wild west atmosphere, a seemingly endless activities list, and easy access to two of America’s most remarkable national parks (Yellowstone and Grand Teton), Jackson, Wyoming ranks as a prime travel destination for fall honeymooners. With sparse crowds (especially compared to the winter and summer seasons) and foliage bursting with colors, early autumn is a terrific time to visit.

Where to Stay: Anvil Hotel

Coastal Maine

With a national park, vibrant coastal communities, and a thriving arts scene, coastal Maine offers a little bit of everything for honeymooners. After starting in vibrant Portland, make your way up the coast to Acadia National Park for some incredible foliage, hiking and scenic tours. Plus, be sure to set aside time for detours to charming seaside towns like Rockland and Camden.

Where to Stay: The White Barn Inn

Charleston, South Carolina

As South Carolina’s oldest city, Charleston is home to miles of cobblestone streets, stunning harborfront views, well-manicured gardens, and beautifully restored homes going back more than 340 years. It’s easily one of America’s most romantic and charming cities. With near perfect temperatures, manageable crowds, and a booming restaurant and arts scene, there may be no better time to visit than the fall season. Hoping to hit the beach on your honeymoon? Charleston is also nearby to gorgeous seaside communities like Kiawah Island.

Where to Stay: The Restoration

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Hotels We Love for a Honeymoon: The Resort at Pedregal, Mexico

This month the Wanderable team can’t get enough of The Resort at Pedregal, hands down one of our favorite hotels in Mexico for a honeymoon getaway.

It’s impossible not to embrace the relaxing honeymoon vibe at Pedregal, easily one of the finest resorts in Cabo San Lucas (and perhaps all of Mexico).

For starters, every room and suite features an infinity edge plunge pool, perfect for daily dips out on your private terrace (which also boasts spectacular ocean views). Plus, with 24-hour, in-room dining and beverage service available, you may never leave your suite.

Additional on-site highlights include highly acclaimed dining options (don’t miss a sunset dinner at El Farallon, tucked into the cliffs), a first-rate spa, personal concierge service, a refreshing infinity pool, swim-up bar, and even a private tunnel entrance lit by torches.

Considering Mexico for your honeymoon? Look no further than The Resort at Pedregal.

 

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Images courtesy of The Resort at Pedregal

5 Activity Ideas for an Iceland Honeymoon

Traveling to the enchanting country of Iceland for your honeymoon? Add these once-in-a-lifetime activities and experiences to your list.

Northern Lights by Boat

View the Northern Lights from the North Atlantic Ocean as you sail along the coastline outside of Reykjavik. Not only will couples have a jaw-dropping perspective of the aurora borealis, but also a prime vantage point of Iceland’s mountains and the beautiful capital lit up at night. Cozy overalls and warm beverages are provided as well.

Snorkeling

Believe it or not, you can snorkel in Iceland. This one-of-a-kind experience at Silfra will have you floating between two continental plates in crystal-clear water. You’ll have an amazing perspective of the mesmerizing colors and features of this underwater world.

Glacier Ice Hiking

With an experienced guide leading the way, couples can explore miles of dramatic glacier terrain, trekking through a mesmerizing wonderland of ice formations and incredible blue colors.

Kayak Excursion

Iceland’s fjords, inlets, and secluded coastlines all make incredible places for sea kayaking. From calm water kayaking beneath massive mountains to wildlife tours on beautiful Vigur Island, there’s a memorable sea kayaking experience for every type of paddler.

Blue Lagoon

A trip to Iceland isn’t complete without experiencing the Blue Lagoon, one of the country’s most visited attractions. Prepare to spend at least a half day there. With it’s bright blue geothermal water, amazing spa facilities, and incredible ambiance, you many never want to leave.

 

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