Honeymoon Do-Over - Bedbugs Ruined the First One

My hubby and I are thinking about doing our honeymoon over. Previously we decided to travel to Fort Lauderdale Florida and spend a week there. We decided to do this because we paid for our own wedding, so traveling in country was more within our budget after paying for a wedding. Unfortunately we ran into a ton of bad luck. When we arrived in Florida after a long 17+ drive. We checked in to our hotel, checked the mattress for any pests before retiring and went to bed. We were greeting 30 minutes later by a ton of bedbugs crawling all over the bed, pillows, etc. Horrified we showered, took pictures of the pests, asked for our money back, and had to throw away our luggage and seal everything in zip lock bags. Exhausted we went to the laundry mat to clean our clothes to make sure no bugs were going home with us. With us being on a budget we didn't want to risk another hotel being that it may too have bedbugs along with the fact that we just couldn't afford to pay for another week since we had to wait for our original payment from the infested hotel to be put back in our account. We ended up returning home that very day :( We are both afraid to stay in a hotel now being that we have learned that Bed bugs in hotels is becoming quite common now. We also registered the hotel we stayed in with the bedbugregistry online. Come to find out tons of hotels in that area have reports of bedbugs. Any HM suggestions without the need to stay in a hotel? We're both in need of creative ideas!

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 8:39 am
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There are also rental homes in Florida as well. These are private homes and most have private pools/hot tubs. All the conveniences as your own home. This was great when we visited Disney World with the kids. I know most popular vacation areas have rental homes as well. Have you considered a bed and breakfast? What types of things do you like to do? Do you have an idea of where you want to go?

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There are also rental homes in Florida as well. These are private homes and most have private pools/hot tubs. All the conveniences as your own home. This was great when we visited Disney World with the kids. I know most popular vacation areas have rental homes as well. Have you considered a bed and breakfast? What types of things do you like to do? Do you have an idea of where you want to go?

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 9:49 am
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Were open to pretty much anything new and excident. We just like enjoying nature. I've always wanted to go to Fiji, and my husband is open to pretty much anything. I know he did want to go gem mining so that was something we considered. The vacation home sounds like a really good idea

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Have you ever been to Manitou Springs, Colorado? My FI is taking me there on a vacation next Spring. We are taking our honeymoon to Cancun, Mexico and Hawaii.

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:49 am
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Colorado sounds so nice!! So does Hawaii, that is something definantly to consider! The only thing is we aren't up for staying in a hotel until the nationwide bedbug infestations are brought under control

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 11:12 am
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Colorado is definitely for the nature loving. Lots of things to see hikes, zip lining, train tours up Pikes Peak. And they have bed and breakfasts places and even little cabins as well. ITS BEAUTIFUL

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm
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Colorado is definitely for the nature loving. Lots of things to see hikes, zip lining, train tours up Pikes Peak. And they have bed and breakfasts places and even little cabins as well. ITS BEAUTIFUL

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm
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We went to Sedona, AZ for a week and stayed in my parents Time Share. I have been going at least 3 weeks a year since I was 8, and we have NEVER, and I mean NEVER had a bad experience in a time share.


You might look into those! other beautiful places to travel:


San Fransisco, CA


Portland, OR


NYC, NY


Santa Fe, NM


Matzatlan, Mexico (make sure to look into travel to Mexico while planning, to know precautions to take to stay safe there!)


St. Thomas Island in the carribean (I'm pretty sure this is the one that does not need a passport as it is part of the US)


Vancouver BC


 


These are some of my favorite travel desitnations, most I have been to a few times. People rent out their time shares even, so you don't need to make the commitment to a time share to go to one! :) and as long as you are capable of saying NO, you can get some great free stuff from their sales pitches, lol.


 

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm

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