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    Does anyone have any honeymoon ideas for a budget of $2,000 to $2,500. It would be in early March of 2007. Driving to the place in USA, Canada, a cruse, skiing, resort, etc., your ideas are welcome.

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    if you have triple A you may want to check out the
    books they offer on places. they can help may out
    hotels, interesting places to visit and stay etc. It
    all depends on where you are comming from. You don't
    want to be on in a car too long and the cost in your
    budget also depends on how much time you have to spend
    on the honeymoon. You may want to look at the Poconos
    in Pennsylvania, that is big honeymoon place for
    budgeters and a lot of people like it. If someone you
    know has an entertainment book for the places you plan
    on going you could potentially save a lot of money on
    food and restuarant costs. You could also look up bed
    and breakfasts or spa.com to look at affordable spas
    which could be fun and relaxing. You could also look
    up gasbuddy.com for lower cost gas stations along the
    way. At the very least you may want to check with AAA
    to plot out your driving map plans so you know low
    cost places. What about camping trips? just some
    ideas....
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    My hubby and I took a cruise in January (which we saved for) and I doubt you can do it for under $2500. We did it as cheaply as we could. We got an inside cabin, no excursions that were being sold by the ship, no alcohol. Our roundtrip airplane tickets (Boise to Oakland to LA- $500) taxi transfer to Port Los Angles ($90 for a van that carried all 8 adults), cruise fare- $1300 for an inside (no windows,no balcony, very small, but we were just excited to be there) cabin. $300 on souvenirs and taxi's at 3 Mexican ports (we didn't do any tours, just took taxi's into town and browsed the shops and markets. Ate lunch one day in Cabo San Lucus at a restaurant that the cruise line recommenced and it was pricey so every other day we stayed in town until lunch than returned to the ship). That $300 also includes pictures we bought, and two shirts and a bracelet on the ship. We sailed on Princess cruise lines and instead of you paying out tips (all the food is included in the price of the cruise) to the large group of people that serve you, they charge your stateroom $10 per person, per day. I actually liked that. But when we go again in 3 yrs (Panama Canal this time!!) I plan to take something extra for the waiters. All the hotel and foodservice staff work for tips and they treat you grandly.

    We drank no alcohol (a 15% tip was automatically added to each drink), did not gamble, didn't buy any art, didn't go to the spa (but would of loved a manicure and pedicure). We did buy a soda package that was unlimited sodas (sold off the bar normally) for $32.00. It is really easy on a cruise ship to tally up a big bill, especially since you hand them a credit card when you check in and than just charge everything to your state room (you can pay cash, but must put down a deposit).

    A honeymoon within driving distance of where you are would be so much cheaper (even with gas prices the way they are). Or even book a week at a swanky hotel in your town and don't tell anyone where you will be. Honeymoons should be more about spending time together and getting to know one another better rather than a whirlwind vacation that leaves you dragging and bone weary.

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    My husband and I took our honeymoon last May to Riviera Maya, Mexico. We had a blast! We spent 4 days, 4 nights (we didn't have much of a babysitter), the flight, the hotel, all you can eat, all you can drink (alcoholic and non), the beach, a free pass to the park/zoo that you don't have to leave your hotel for and we only paid $1458. I know that for the amt that you are wanting to spend you could stay lots longer. If you go to http://www.grandxcaret.com this will show you the hotel. It is a 4 star plus, but I couldn't see why it wasn't a 5 star. If you go to http://www.xcaret.com you can see the park that they own. Also, go to http://www.worryfreevacations.com and book early and you can get some great deals. We looked around and tried to book the vacation ourselves, and through the hotel website and it was still cheaper to go through worryfree. Also, I think it would beat a cruise hands down.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask,

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    well we didnt get to go on one but we were going to go to a cabin in are area abour 2-3 hours away!!!you can look them up in your area and apy about 300 for a couple days depending were at !!its very seclusivew and romantic!!!jsut an idea!!good luvk
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    I love cruise vacations. If you don't drink a lot of alcohol and don't spend a lot on excursions you can have a nice vacatuion for a fairly reasonable price. If you can drive to the port you can save airfare. My husband and I did a cruise in 2004 and it came in at about $2000 with our cruise fare and our spending money. Different cruise lines have different costs. You will pay more for more upscale cruise lines. I have been on Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Carribean. They are among the more resonable cruise lines. A good site for tons of info about cruises is http://www.cruisecritic.com
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    I remembered recieving a brochure earlier this year
    about vacationing in Hilton Head , South Carolina but
    instead of staying at a hotel you can stay in luxury
    homes for less. A lot of people rent out homes of the
    rich at a lower cost to the individual staying for a
    week or so. check home rentals.
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    We went to Tampa & Orlando (Disney). Stayed in reasonable hotels. We got married in June, did not go to Florida until October due to my college schedule. Turned out to save a good deal of money, since it was the off-season.

    We considered Canada too.

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