In the beginning we thought about a European honeymoon. Chris wanted to road trip down the coast of France and Spain. I wanted to see Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast.
Sounds nice, right?
Driving in a teeny tiny car for hours and hours. And hours. Most likely arguing and saying things like, "how should I know where we are? I didn't plan this." And "I'm not trying to backseat drive but you were about to hit that bicyclist!" And my favorite, "fine pull over, I'll drive. I don't give a damn. I'll drive. FINE." *One of our favorite things to do on vacation is argue while driving.
And then spending our nights sleeping in "luxurious" European hotel rooms... I don't doubt that France, Spain or Italy have nice hotels. I've just never had enough money to experience one.
And so after attending so many of our best friends' weddings these past few months and coming back absolutely exhausted we figured we should opt for something a little more low key and relaxing.
We decided on a place where I can plant my happy ass in this very bathtub, with a book and a pina colada in my hands while I look out over the beautiful blue waters, all damn day if I please.
A little place of heaven called Antigua. With the second half of the trip spent in the British Virgin Islands.
And I am SO EXCITED. We both are. We're like two little kids who have never been on a vacation before and are heading to Disney World next week. We even watched a short vid on Netflix last night called "Travel Antigua." I'm not kidding. We're those people. Fun fact: it's pronounced An-tee-ga, not An-tee-gwa as I previously thought.
The last part of our trip will be spent in Tortola.
I'm currently sitting in a pile of t-shirt orders that need to be shipped just staring at these photos day dreaming of what lies ahead. So close, yet so far...
So what does one pack for ten days in paradise? Not much. Bikinis, coverups, and sun hats. And lots of books. I'm going for all the fluffy beach reads. So far I have The Vacationers and The Nest. If you have a good suggestion, let me know!
For coverups I'm going all in and bringing all the silly white tassel outfits like this romper, these shorts, and this beach dress, because WHY NOT?
Also packing a lot of bikinis similar to this striped off the shoulder top because they're easy to wear under overalls -which I plan to wear frequently between going to the beach and walking to the beach bar.
And floral print everything. My fashion inspiration for this trip is DJ Tanner a la Tanner's Hawaiian vacation. Thinking this crop and skirt and repeat.
Or maybe I should go for Uncle Jesse's vibe since he's obviously killing it.
Sadly, Chris informed me my pizza raft and new pizza towel (which I bought just for this trip, duh) have to stay home because the small planes we're traveling on to each island charge $100000 for each extra suitcase. What's a honeymoon without a giant pizza towel? I guess I'll find out.
What other honeymooner insider tips should I know? If there's something really important I'm forgetting to pack, do share. This is my first honeymoon.