Only Mostly Missus and I will soon be wed, and despite what we will have (a nice ceremony), we won’t have much of a honeymoon unless somebody else gifts it to us. We’re young and poor.
What we want: A cruise. Ideally about a week in length, with a decent number of ports.
Problem with it: Money. To get a decent cruise (a) out of Baltimore (with Royal Caribbean) or (b) out of another port with airfare, we’re probably looking at nearly $4000 all told. AKA the equivalent of four months rent. Ridiculous. We don’t want to start our marriage with a giant debt from a week of fun.
More realistically would be the boring Niagara cliche, winery tour, basically something within driving distance. Cheaper, and not nearly as fun. I’m already foregoing a vacation this summer (taking a week off work to move into a new apartment), and I want a good one next summer for the honeymoon.
So now that I’ve whined a bit, the reason it’s in IMHO:
What are good, cheap ideas? We want something with a little action and change of scenery from the normal. Just about anything is on the table, so long as two young geeks in the Doper mold could fit in.
To help: We live in the DC area. So local is DC itself, Baltimore, Philly, VA. Plenty of airport and train options out of DC and Baltimore. $2000 would be our desired upper limit, but we’d like to go lower. I’ll be 24, she’ll be 22, and we want entertainment that doesn’t require much searching to find (hence something like a cruise, with an excursion list).
It’s in poor taste, but also any ideas on how can we solicit the big ticket giftgivers (i.e. grandparents) without being jerks?