Unconventional Honeymoon Spots

Rules are made to be broken and conventions are made to be questioned. If you're one half of a rebellious, cutting edge couple, check out some of these unconventional honeymoon spots. Some might just be for fun, some might be feasible and others might just send you running straight back to the safety of convention!

TreeHouse Point, Seattle

TreeHouse Point, Seattle

When you were a kid did you enjoy having adventures in your own little tree house? Well if you never quite got over the idea of feeling like a lost boy in your very own high up tree canopy, this one is for you. TreeHouse Point based in Seattle offers honeymooners the opportunity to stay in ‘nests' (basically, little tree houses complete with bridges) whilst enjoying a luxury B&B experience.

Makepeace Island, Australia

Makepeace Island, Australia

When you're as rich as Richard Branson you can have homes wherever you please. Makepeace Island is just one of Branson's many homes. Naturally shaped like a heart, Makepeace Island contains verdant greenery and Branson's dotted properties. Although the island retreat doesn't come cheap, coming in at £2,372 per night, for those with big bank balances, it's certainly unconventional.

A Mongolian Yurt, Gobi Desert

Eagle Hunter in Mongolian Gobi Desert

The Gobi Desert is a challenging natural environment and couples who are unconventional to the core can enjoy exploring this harrowing landscape from the comfort of a traditional Mongolian Yurt. Although this might not be to everyone's tastes, it's certainly unusual.

See the northern lights by dog sleigh

Dog sleighing in Northern Lights

Iceland's Northern Lights are a worldwide phenomenon vying for top spot on many a bucket list. Instead of seeing the lights by boat, visitors can take in the sights up close and personally on a dog sleigh racing through the icy tundra for an eight day/seven night jaunt into the wilderness. Green Travel are experienced at arranging this type of activity for you, check out their site and see what they have on offer.

Volunteering Honeymoons

The world is in dire need of volunteers; there's projects cropping up constantly and a great way to enjoy travel whilst giving back and reaffirming your love for one another is to embark on a volunteering holiday. Volunteering with WFFT in Thailand enables volunteers to care for a wide range of Asian animals including elephants and sun bears but you might also choose to teach children or help build homes.

Go Glamping

As the name suggests, glamping is the fusion of glamour and camping (yes, the two can co-exist). Although camping in itself is great fun, it doesn't lend itself well to romance and honeymoons! Glamping.com helps couples get the ball rolling and you can literally stay anywhere in the world.

New Orleans

New Orleans is home to jazz, soul and a good party. In recent years, New Orleans has sadly largely been identified with the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is romantic in a completely surreal way; it's the Alice in Wonderland of romance, turning everything somewhat on its head. It's the home of vampire novelist Anne Rice famous for the Vampire Chronicles series, voodoo spells, swamps and gators and cheese grits. Enthused with French flair, New Orleans is a spectacle and unlike anywhere else on earth.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

LA is a world famous city; the city of angels is synonymous with sleaze, movie stars and crime...so we aren't exactly selling it to you huh? The truth is, there's much more to LA than hopefuls heading out to become actors and people selling their souls for a dime. LA boasts a lot of old school style; you can take a behind the scenes movie tour, take a look at the Walk of Fame to spot your favourite stars and sight see and people watch at Venice Beach. If you fancy being Hollywood on your honeymoon, then consider La La land.

Cambodia

Cambodia

Cambodia has a harrowing history which polarises it with tourists; the food is great, it's cheap and it has just as much natural beauty as neighbouring Thailand but the countries tyrannical, tragic history still fills the air. That said, the people of Cambodia are welcoming and friendly, it's easy to get around, Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor Wat and Angelina Jolie fell in love with the place. There is certainly something here to be explored and this novel, largely untouched beauty has much to offer in terms of adventure.