I spoke to a friend yesterday who gets married in a few weeks, and he mentioned that another friend had advised him to book lots of trips and weekends away in the months after getting married to overcome that ‘post-wedding lull’. I wouldn’t say I have post-wedding blues because, let’s be frank, I hated every second of wedding planning and though the day itself was perfect, I was glad to have my life back when we returned from honeymoon. But there is an overwhelming feeling of ‘what now?’ once you get married. Another friend went on their honeymoon on their first anniversary so that they had something to look forward to in the months after the wedding – I really like this idea. I am certainly feeling in need of the next adventure now – now the dust has settled from the wedding, we’re back from honeymoon and have been married three months, I’m feeling in need of a new adventure. Itchy feet has well and truly set in!
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I’d really like another trip to look forward to now, something to plan and have in the diary to count down to. Tom has a new camper van that I expect we’ll take a trip in soon, but in the meantime I’ve been nosing around for inspiration for our next trip. I came across an article from LV= on the world’s most unique hotels and have rather fallen for these Igloo Viewing Pods in Finland (at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort). Kakslauttanen is one of the best places in the world for watching the Northern Lights, and at the resort they have glass igloos housed around a log cabin, so you can sleep in the comfort of a cosy, warm lodge whilst watching the Northern Lights overhead. Can you imagine anything more perfect?
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After the heat and humidity of Bali I definitely fancy a bit more of an adventurous, cooler holiday next and Finland and Iceland are high on the list. I’m not sure I’m quite brave enough to stay in this ice hotel in Sweden though, it makes me feel cold just looking at that photo! That’s pushing the boundaries of a ‘ice/snow’ based holiday!
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I was quite excited to see the treehouses at Deerpark in Cornwall on the list of unique hotels though – remember when we stayed at Deerpark in March? The hot tub amongst all of the trees was a particular highlight! I’d love to go back and stay there again. It was such an amazing weekend. This was our cabin – the treehouses are even more amazing!
In the meantime whilst we book our next trip I definitely need to make the most of the weekends and get some fun things arranged to look forward to, or I’m going to go a bit stir crazy (and my Travel Pinterest board is going to keep filling up!) Where’s next on your list?
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