Travel is my personal passion, and my professional one: I’ve spent the last 15+ years traveling the globe as a travel editor and writer, and now share my on-the- ground knowledge with couples looking for an amazing romantic escape. But not everyone wants that five-star overwater bungalow in Bora Bora — or can afford it. Here are seven ideas for couples who have larger travel dreams than they may have budget.

Oregon Wine Country:

Willamette Valley wines are as tasty as those from Napa, as is the scenery. Start in Portland and have a road trip honeymoon!

Prague, Czech Republic:
The Eastern European capital offers ample history and vibe for a fraction of the Euro than other cultural hubs like Paris or Rome.


This Southeast Asian country is a haven for foodies and island-hoppers, and a relative bargain once you get there.

South Africa:

This diverse country offers world-class vineyards, amazing cities, dramatic coastline and the Big Five on safari, all within driving distance or short hops by plane.


Think of this burgeoning Central American hot spot as the new Costa Rica, without the cost or crowds — yet.

Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast:

The sugar-sand beaches here rival — or top — the Caribbean, without the cost of an international flight.

New Orleans:

America’s most unique city is also one of our best travel bargains, from hotels to dining to (free) people-watching.

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