Some honeymooners wish to travel to a popular destination for their big trip: Maui, Venice, Cancun, maybe even Vegas!

But some honeymooners want to travel to off the beaten path destinations for truly unique experiences.

Here are top five off the beaten path honeymoon spots for 2019.

  • Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

An archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific, the Galápagos Islands are considered one the world’s most captivating places for wildlife enthusiasts. Even Charles Darwin was so inspired by his observations in the Galápagos that it influenced his famed Theory of Evolution.

If you’re a wildlife buff, plan to see wildlife that has evolved with comparatively little major predators and human contact for hundreds of years. With creatures that never truly developed fear of humans, you’ll be able to get closer than ever to wildlife you never thought possible.

Whether exploring wildlife, volcanoes, or black lava shorelines, the islands reap some of nature’s glories.

  • Comporta, Portugal

Comporta, an hour drive outside of Lisbon, is an undiscovered beachy destination with a lot more substance that just crashing waves. Comporta is rich in Portuguese culture with a countryside painted in vivid green rice fields, unkempt wildflowers, and cork tree forests.

Stop by a no-frills café to sip an icy mug of white sangria while munching on coriander-scented local rice and seafood: shorts and t-shirt attire preferred.

  • Lapland, Finland

For those snowbirds out there, beach getaways probably aren’t appealing. Wilderness and “outdoorsiness” can be found in Lapland, Finland’s northernmost region. Lapland comes alive in the winter, when snowmobile outings, husky sled rides, and ice fishing are commonplace.

Northern Lights viewings are the epitome of a romantic nightcap to a day full of wintry activity.

  • St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Want the ultimate island honeymoon experience without the hassle of passport renewals and currency exchange? In the Caribbean, St. Croix bustles with eateries, from casual Caribbean bites to elaborate fine dining experiences. Quirky towns boast fun shops, laid-back beaches, coastal activity like snorkeling, and lively nightlife.

  • Sedona, Arizona

Another top honeymoon spot right here on home soil is Sedona. Nestled in the desert, Sedona is home to 1.8 million acres of national forest land and red rock formations.

For honeymooners who love adventure, there’s 300 hiking trails, canyons best visited by Jeep, and hot air balloon rides. Known for its mild climate and artsy community, Sedona is the perfect balance between outdoor paradise and unique town perusing.

To plan your honeymoon getaway, talk to your travel advisor and visit www.travelinsured.com to help protect you and your special trip!

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