The data has been collected with this conclusion: if the opportunity affords itself to go somewhere uniquely beautiful, DO IT! Just DON'T DRINK THE WATER!
Brian and I have tried to send our married children off in a big way. Using points from our Disney Vacation Club membership, our gift to the newlyweds has been a Disney Cruise. Robert and Josalyn cruised in June of 2008 down the Mexican Riviera, leaving from a port in Southern California.
Erica and Derek recently cruised out of Florida for a honeymoon trip through the Bahamas.
Brian and I, too, were fortunate to fly off to some far away, exotic place to begin our married lives together. We were thrilled to have a week in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. For both of us, it was our first trip out of the country and it sounded very extravagant and romantic to us. For the most part, it was. Do have I any regrets? Yes. We had a lousy camera that took very poor photos, so most of our memories are stored on our internal memory discs. And as unseasoned travelers to third world countries, naivete in drinking unsafe water and eating unsafe produce had very unfortunate effects. When you are spending 24 hours a day with someone you adore, it takes away a little of the glamour when half of that time is spent in the bathroom....