HOW TO HAVE THAT JENEE SAIS QUOI - EPISODE 4

Do Your HoneyMoon Right - Romance, Relaxation & Adventure
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On our two year anniversary I am doing what I did last year and probably every year to come: reliving the wonderful memories which were our wedding weekend and honeymoon. 

Ari and I bonded over our sense of adventure. Thus, our honeymoon certainly had to include aspects of adventure that would provide the kinds of thrills we are accustomed too. Yet, a honeymoon should still be a honeymoon. 

As a world traveler and veteran bride, here are some tips that I feel very strongly about when it comes to planning your honeymoon:

1) Take it right after the wedding. If your schedule permits, this is the ideal time for basking in your wedding glory. Wedding planning is hectic and the wedding is absolutely exhausting. In fact, you and your husband may have been so busy entertaining guests, it's time to be alone and reflect on your life together.

2) While you may feel it's the time to go over the top and plan for a far away exotic location, a place closer to your time zone is a better option. You will be so exhausted from the wedding, an international flight just seems like torture, not to mention getting used to a completely new timezone. If you have a month off for you honeymoon then this does not apply to you. 

3) If adventure is your thing then definitely plan for it. But, IT'S YOUR HONEYMOON! Leave plenty of time for Romance. Splurge on a deluxe hotel room with beach views / hot tubs / butler service - whatever!

4) In order to make the most of your romantic suite, don't forget sunblock if you are on a sunny trip. Nothing like not being able to touch each other due to a sunburn :)

5) Make sure your husband takes lots of hot bathing suit pictures of you. It might be the best shape you'll ever be in post wedding diet and work out regime!

6) When your girlfriends offer to throw you a lingerie shower - take them up on it! or just combine it with your bachelorette party. If you are like most modern couples, you probably already live together... I strongly recommend bringing all never been seen before, hot panties, nighties, see thru robes etc. As the days near to your wedding the last thing you have time for is lingerie shopping, which is why it's great when you already have your stash from your lingerie party.

7) Planning the honeymoon is a great job for the groom. Brides, you have enough to do planning the wedding. Let your husband-to-be show you how romantic he can be. You can just give him these few guidelines and let him woo you.

Our Honeymoon to Costa Rica was a perfect mixture of Romance, Relaxation and Adventure. From America, Costa Rica is just close enough to not spend too much time in transit yet a world away in it's tropical climate. We started our adventure at the base of a volcano in a resort tucked into the landscape. After a day of lounging pool side and eating tons of fresh fruit we embarked on our first adventure: a hike up to a former volcano crater now filled with water. This intense hike ended with a mystic swim. 

Then we got into our Toyota Rav4 and drove into the Rain Forest where we encountered Sloths and hanging bridges. Here we tried zip lining for the first time (though I rode tandem with the guide as I was to nervous to fly over the cloud forest on my own). Ari understood.

Lastly, we drove to the seaside where our room was situated over looking the Pacific Ocean. Ari learned to surf, I lounged on the beach, We saw a Toucan and Baby hummingbirds!!! and monkeys and iguanas and...Ari got a sunburn... :) We even met up with other honeymooners and went on our first married double date for an afternoon sail into sunset. 

HERE'S TO LOVE AND THE LOVE OF ADVENTURE

The pictures really say it all:



BABY HUMMINGBIRDS


LAGOON SWIM IN THE MIST


MR. FITNESS


VOLCANO HIKE

THIS RESORT HAD A BUNNY!



NECESSARY SWIM UP BAR 

HEADING TO THE LUSH CLOUD FOREST 




HANGING BRIDGES




KISSING IN THE CLOUD FOREST

ZIP LINING UPSIDE DOWN


ROOM WITH A VIEW


ALL MEALS ARE OUTSIDE 



TROPICAL FRUIT IS BEST IN THE TROPICS



TRY OFTEN TO LOOK SEXY FOR YOUR HUSBAND

AND HE MIGHT RETURN THE FAVOR (UH OH: SUNBURN)

DOUBLE DATE 
SURFING LESSONS



BUY LOCAL
REMEMBER, MORE BATHING SUIT SHOTS 
ALWAYS LOOK LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING


WILD ANIMALS

TOUCAN




SEND POSTCARDS TO YOUR PARENTS 
COSTA RICAN BREAKFAST




KISS OFTEN