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Avoid the Crowds with a Second-City Honeymoon

by Eugenia Lazaris

Feb 26, 2020

Thessaloniki, Greece © Andrei Bortnikau | Dreamstime


Second-city travel is one of the hottest trends of 2020. It involves avoiding the over-crowded, over-touristed cities that are historically top travel destinations and visiting nearby, lesser-known destinations instead. Travelers are learning that, while well-known destinations are popular for a reason, less-popular cities also have plenty to offer with fewer crowds and cheaper costs.


This travel trend is perfect for honeymooners. A couple looking for a romantic getaway can find much more enjoyment when they can focus on being together in beautiful surroundings rather than fighting crowds at over-touristed attractions. An added bonus for second-city honeymoons is the savings involved. These destinations are often significantly cheaper to stay in, eat in and explore than some of the world’s most popular cities..


If you want to spend your honeymoon in France, consider foregoing Paris and spend your time in Bordeaux where you can still get your fill of romance, culture and delicious cuisine, not to mention plenty of French wine!


If you have always dreamt of traveling to Greece for a romantic Mediterranean honeymoon, instead of Athens, try the northern city of Thessaloniki where you will have plenty of Greece’s famous archaeological site to explore, wonderful food and beautiful countryside. If the Greek island of Santorini is your ideal honeymoon spot, try the nearby island of Paros, where you are likely to spend less on your entire vacation than you will for one night on the popular and crowded Santorini.


Instead of Bali, plan your honeymoon in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara, which includes islands like Flores, Komodo and Timor, where adventurous couples can enjoy the virtually untouched natural beauty of the islands’ beaches and volcanoes.


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