I’ve been given the task of planning my partner and I’s honeymoon, and I’m looking for some cool ideas, places, activities, etc that I can somehow jam into a cohesive trip. Due to my partner being a teacher, we’re really stuck with the Christmas holidays to make anything decent time wise out of the trip. So we’re looking at leaving just after Christmas this year (say 26th) and then return before school comes back near Aus day. Will give us roughly 4/5-ish weeks. Timing wise, the logical major Northern Hemisphere destinations will all be right in the middle of winter - this is actually good, because we’re both keen to get some snowboarding in on the trip. But, my partner is also hoping for some relaxation on a beach somewhere, so this starts to make things difficult. Having said the above re: timing and wanting to make the most of the honeymoon by travelling overseas, it sort of left us with 2 options...do we go East to North America, or West to Europe? The only ‘non negotiable’ really for the trip was to have a week in Japan to visit one of our favourite lodges in Hakuba. So I’m mindful of fitting this in...which I guess would be best right at the end to hit Japan in the sweet spot of late Jan. My initial investigations led me heavily into the Europe sphere...Switzerland, Norway (Lapland), Iceland, Paris, etc, etc. But, soon the $$$ started to weigh on my mind. I guess you could swing South East Asia on the way to tick the relaxing beach aspect for a week...maybe the Maldives . But more recently I’ve really liked the look of Mexico. Not so much Cancún, but further south to Tulum, Maya Riviera, etc. So, this got me thinking of a NA trip of sorts. Currently, this is my preferred itinerary: Sydney to LA or San Fran or Vegas 3 nights LA/San Fran/Vegas to Mexico (Cancún/Tulum) 7 nights Mexico to New York City 5 nights NYC to Vancouver or Calgary (drive powder highway to see Banff/Lake Louise/etc) Say 7 nights Vancouver to Tokyo (Hakuba) 7 nights Tokyo to Sydney At this stage it’s purely drawing board stuff, but I’m keen to hear others thoughts on the above or other cool suggestions that would be cool as a honeymoon.