9 Off-the-Beaten-Path Honeymoons That Will Make You Rethink a Resort

Type "honeymoon" into Google and you'll be met with thousands of images of idyllic powder-white beaches and turquoise water. This traditional image of a luxurious, laid-back, beachfront trip of a lifetime might have dominated honeymoon dreams for years, but research suggests the trend is shifting. 

Enter so-called "adventure-moons," the next generation of honeymoons that is nothing like its pool-lazing predecessor. "Millennials are looking for meaningful, authentic experiences, which honeymooners can now obtain with their combined incomes," says Thomas Spagnola, senior vice president of supplier relations for CheapOair. "Without question, far-to-reach destinations and not your typical honeymoon locations are now [their] first choice." 

Are you and your S.O. up to the challenge? These nine off-the-beaten-path honeymoon destinations will be huge in 2017. Choose your own adventure

Hike in Patagonia


The idea of a hiking trip revolving around backpacking and cooking over a campfire is quickly changing, thanks to an influx of high-end travel companies throughout Argentina and Chile. Catering to adventure seekers who still want a few creature comforts, providers like Kensington Tours and Southwind Adventures offer five-star itineraries that explore the rugged mountains and majestic glaciers of Patagonia and end each day at a luxe lodge with a glass of wine in hand. 

Sleep in a Whitepod in Switzerland