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  • Writer's pictureNicole Lawrence

The Top 7 Honeymoon & Anniversary Trends for 2023

Honeymoons and anniversaries are the highlights of your marriage celebration! Though we missed a couple of years of traveling, 2023 is the year of "revenge travel." I absolutely love it. People who previously deferred travel to someday find themselves ready and eager to hit the blue skies.

Every year, there are new trends and shifts in travel. After compiling and analyzing data from various sources and new requests from couples, I have predicted these will be the top seven honeymoon and anniversary trends for 2023 and beyond.

1. Sustainable Travel

Couples seek travel experiences that positively impact the environment and local communities while providing a memorable and authentic experience.

Sustainable travel can include staying in eco-friendly accommodations, participating in responsible wildlife encounters, or supporting local conservation efforts. Couples can also opt for low-impact activities like hiking, cycling, or kayaking, which allow them to explore their destination while minimizing their carbon footprint.

2. Bucket List Travel

Couples are increasingly interested in bucket list travel, which allows them to check off destinations and experiences from their travel wish list. Bucket list travel can include visiting iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower or Machu Picchu, a safari in Africa, or the Christ Our Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro.

Bucket list travel allows couples to experience something truly unique and unforgettable, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it's something adventurous like skydiving or something more cultural like visiting the Louvre Museum, bucket list travel allows couples to explore the world and fulfill their travel dreams.

3. Unique and off-the-beaten-path destinations

Instead of the typical tourist hotspots, couples are looking for more secluded, less crowded destinations that offer a more intimate and authentic experience.

Examples of off-the-beaten-path destinations include remote islands in the Pacific, the deserts of South America, or the lesser-known wine regions of Europe. These destinations offer opportunities for adventure, exploration, and connection with nature while providing a romantic and secluded setting for couples to celebrate their special occasion.

4. Wellness and self-care retreats

Wellness and self-care retreats are popular celebratory options for couples. These retreats offer opportunities for couples to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with each other while focusing on their physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Examples of wellness and self-care retreats include yoga and meditation retreats, spa and wellness resorts, and fitness and wellness retreats. These retreats often offer a variety of activities and classes designed to help couples destress, unwind, and prioritize their health and well-being, which ultimately deepens their intimacy and connection.

5. Cultural immersion

Couples are increasingly interested in cultural immersion travel, which allows them to learn about and experience the local culture and way of life. It can include staying in a local boutique hotel, participating in cultural festivals or events, and taking cooking classes or guided tours with local experts.

Examples of cultural immersion destinations include India, Japan, and Morocco, where couples can learn about the local customs, traditions, and cuisines while experiencing the country's unique beauty and charm.

6. Luxury travel

Luxury travel continues to be a popular honeymoon and anniversary trend for couples. They seek the finest accommodations, personalized service, and exclusive experiences to make their anniversary celebration unforgettable.

Luxury travel can include staying in a private villa with a personal butler, cruising on a yacht, or enjoying a private jet tour of multiple destinations. The key is to have bespoke experiences that cater to the couple's unique preferences and desires.

7. Culinary travel

Food and drink are often central to travel experiences. Couples seek opportunities to indulge in local cuisine, learn about new flavors and ingredients, and participate in cooking classes and workshops.

Whether exploring the street food scene in Bangkok, tasting wine in the vineyards of Tuscany, or learning to make traditional Moroccan dishes, culinary travel allows couples to connect with local culture through their taste buds.

2023 promises to be a year of exciting and unique honeymoon and anniversary trends for couples. From eco-friendly travel to luxury experiences, there is something for everyone. Couples can create and customize their honeymoon or anniversary trip to their specific needs and preferences by working with a romance travel specialist.

If you are planning your honeymoon or anniversary and feel stuck and not getting very far, schedule a free 30-minute strategy session with me! I would be honored to help you figure out everything you need for your next amazing marriage celebration trip!

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