Top 5 ways to save on a honeymoon destination

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3. Travel in the off-season

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    As part of the largest regional tourism project in Mexico, an integrated network of 28 marinas is open along the hairpin coastline around the Sea of Cortes and the Baja Peninsula, such as this one near Loreto (shown here in 2006). By visiting Mexico during its off-season, you can bring down the costs of your honeymoon – and have more quiet time with your new spouse, too.
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If you have your newlywed heart set on somewhere super-touristy, like Hawaii or the Caribbean (for me, it was Europe), plan your honeymoon for the offseason. The weather might be cooler or damper, but it will be more economic as well as not as crowded. That gives you more time to be alone with your significant other, which is the point, isn't it? For example, the destination of Acapulco's offseason runs from May to October, because of the weather. Choosing to go then might lessen your chance of running into college kids on spring break. (I went to Rome, but I can’t say Europe has much of an off season.)

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