If you’ve already enjoyed your honeymoon and would like to try somewhere different when celebrating one of your wedding anniversaries, these are 9 excellent destinations to choose from.
1. Paradise Island, Bahamas
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This is such a warm and friendly place that you might even think about taking your children with you. There’s something here for people of all ages. The tropical beaches are tremendous and you’ll get a chance to swim with the playful dolphins. There are water slides and lagoons which are ideal for fun and snorkeling. You’ll also find a golf course and spa as well as the famous Bacardi rum distillery.
2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
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This is one of the world’s best places for learning about other cultures. You’ll even be able to volunteer your time here while doing so. Chiang Mai provides a lot of opportunities for people to work and teach with local residents. For example, you can volunteer at an orphanage, help renovate buildings, teach English to Buddhist monks, and look after elephants. The food is fantastic, the people are charming, and the architecture is amazing.
3. Mombasa, Kenya
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If you’re looking for something a bit different, you should consider a trip to Mombasa, which lies next to the Indian Ocean. Mombasa offers a wonderful combination of the sea and sand and historic and traditional African culture. Kenya has been ruled by the British, Arabs, and Portuguese over the years and they all left some wonderful influences on the city. If you’d like to take a walk on the wild side, there are numerous safaris to enjoy.
4. Queenstown, New Zealand
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If you’re the adventurous type, you’ll enjoy a trip to Queensland. The landscapes are astounding and you’ll be able to enjoy a host of activities such as snowboarding, skiing, horseback riding, white-water rafting, and hiking. Queenstown is the home to the world’s original commercial bungee jump and a great place for daredevils.
5. The Dominican Republic
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This wonderful Caribbean island offers a great deal for your money. The Dominican offers exceptional deals when it comes to all-inclusive resorts. The beaches and weather are fantastic, but there’s plenty to explore if you want to head into the picturesque villages and towns. The capital of Santo Domingo is a wonderful place to visit to see how the local residents enjoy themselves.
6. Positano, Italy
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A trip here to the Amalfi Coast will offer some of Italy’s best food, wind, and scenery. Positano offers plenty of things to do and see. The surrounding countryside is spectacular, including the local beaches. The town reminds visitors of an old fishing village and one of the most popular sites is the Santa Maria Assunta church where you can look over numerous 13th-century artifacts.
7. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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You know what you’re getting when you visit Las Vegas and there’s nothing wrong with that. Along with the casinos, shows, restaurants, and golf courses, you can enjoy day trips to the local countryside and desert as well as the Grand Canyon. You can always renew your vows here in Sin City in one of thethemed wedding chapels, where you might be able to get married by an Elvis impersonator. You can even get married in a drive-thru venue.
8. Edinburgh, Scotland
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Edinburgh is the home to some of Scotland’s top golf course and spas. You’ll find a ton of history and culture here and can take some interesting distillery tours where the famous local whiskeys are produced. New Town and Old Town are recognized UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are numerous museums, churches, and art galleries to visit, such as the National Gallery of Scotland.
9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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The fantastic tropical island of Bora Bora offers extravagant luxury. It’s well known as a honeymoon destination with the rich and famous. You’ll find bungalows built over the water along with tropical sanctuaries. The beaches, jet skiing, and scuba diving are among the best in the world here.