Second honeymoon destination: Honolulu

8:00:00 AM

Hello darlings!
When Nick ask me to marry him years ago, we didn't really have much time to think about our honeymoon. It was one of the very few things in which Nick didn't want to take part. So I surprised him with a trip to Santorini. He isn't one to show much emotion, but he was really thrilled with the destination because of his geology studies and because he is a romantic.


Several years and one kid later, I am about to surprise Nick with our second honeymoon destination. I want us to go to Honolulu! There are many reasons I chose this place, and they include some fun family stories.

The Engagement Ring

It all started when he searched for an engagement ring for me. He doesn't like classic styles, but he is all for the unique and extraordinary. He knew I loved turtles and what they represent, so he searched for a turtle ring for me. The only one he liked enough was from a Hawaiian company that didn't ship to Greece. He was devastated and became even more so after he commissioned a jeweler here to make the ring but didn't like what he made. On the other hand, I was thrilled with my ring, which has never left my hand since he put it there. However, I wouldn't say no to another turtle ring that Nick will actually like  — or a set of earrings if you get my drift!

Turtle Love

On our first anniversary, I bought us two red ear sliders. I named them Honu and Lulu, because Honu is what they call the turtles in Hawaii. These two have become true members of our family. They know when we are near their tank and interact with us every day. They have become huge, and they quickly moved from a small to a large tank. Natalia talks to them every day, and despite the fact that they are a handful, we love them to pieces!

Because Science

There are really so many things to do and see in Honolulu that I doubt a week will be enough for us to have our fill. I know with all the geological interests in Honolulu, Nick would go crazy and start talking about the craters, the different formations, and the fossils. He loves to fill my life with geological stuff!

Relaxation and Food

I would go crazy to be able to swim with the turtles and snorkel all day long. Diving into the local cuisine would be my second sport activity! How could anyone resist the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies available there? Nick is going to eat all the sushi he can get his hands on, that's for sure. Being the good husband that he is, I am sure he is going to treat me to some shaved ice, a local delicacy I've read about.
Getting to have our second honeymoon in Honolulu is a true semiological sign, don't you agree? Hopefully Nick will see the light and agree on this awesome destination! If you are spending time in Hawaii you need to check out this Oahu 3 day itinerary.
Where did you spend your honeymoon? Did you go on a second one?

Lots of love





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34 comments

  1. I would love to have my honeymoon in Hawaii! Thanks for the suggestions

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  2. I just love it here! My husband and I went a few years ago. It was actually our first honeymoon. When we were first married we were 19 and I was pregnant, so we didn't have a honeymoon.

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  3. Hawaii looks absolutely beautiful! It seems like there would be so much to do (and eat!) I am hopeful that hubby and I will one day take an anniversary trip there!

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  4. My husband and I didn't have the chance to honeymoon at all. Here we are married 15 years this year, and we still had a honeymoon. Enjoy!

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  5. I wish my hubby would take me there too! Seems like the perfect place to spend a honeymoon!

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  6. Such a beautiful love story and I love how you both adore animals and nature, it was fated to be from the very start. I like how he tracked down a special turtle ring just for you and how you have tracked down two amazing destinations for your first and second honeymoon x

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  7. Hawaii is one of my most favourite places and the perfect honeymoon destination. I'm sure he will absolutely agree to your choice of destination.

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  8. I love that you went on a second honeymoon, and especially in hawaii! And what I love most is your reasoning, it seemed like it meant a lot!

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  9. Omg that looks like a lovely place not only for honeymoon but also for a perfect getaway away with hubby ☺️❤️

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  10. I went to Hawaii with my husband a few years ago and it was so magical. I would love to go back.

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  11. How lovely your planning of second honeymoon seems to be. I too love turtles but you have been lucky to get a turtle ring:). Have a great trip to Honolulu!

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  12. Honolulu, Hawaii has been on my list for a long time! I will do it this year or next year for sure! I love the scenery!

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  13. My co-worked got married and honeymooned in Hawaii! She had beautiful photos and it looked like it was an amazing time!

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  14. it looks like amazing place for honeymoon, I think i had mine in Brazil, I loved the ocean photo, would definitely go for relaxation and food vacation any moment possible

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  15. Going to share your post with my better half ... Hope she gets inspired and plan something quickly for me ... Chandres

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  16. I have never been to Honolulu or Hawaii for that matter, but I have heard very good things from those who have traveled there. The story of the turtle ring is adorable as well!

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  17. This is so sweet! Your husband sounds like a keeper ;)
    Me and my fiance went to Hawaii around.. 5ish years ago and I loved it. But we are going to Italy for our honeymoon. We were actually thinking Hawaii again for our second honeymoon ;)

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  18. I would love to take the family to Honolulu. It seems like the perfect tropical destination getaway.

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  19. This is the sweetest idea! Somehow a get-away seems far more romantic when called a honeymoon. Our neighbors go to Hawaii every other year for a month and love it so much they're planning on retiring there. They talk about the fantastic produce and always have fresh pineapples shipped home for their friends (lucky us!) ps: The story of Honu and Lulu made me smile. x

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  20. I am looking forward to a second honey. Me and my hubby, travel and go to many places, but these year he said he wants to plan a second honey moon. Not sure were yet, but I am excited.

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  21. Aw, a second honeymoon? How exciting! Looks like everything went well. Beautiful views, too.

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  22. This post is so creatively written, I love it. Lol. Personally, I have yet to ever get married (maybe I'm destined to stay single lol). But rest assured that if I ever do, Hawaii is surely on the top of my list for a honeymoon pick. And you just made it that much more appealing!!

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  23. This post is so creatively written, I love it. Lol. Personally, I have yet to ever get married (maybe I'm destined to stay single lol). But rest assured that if I ever do, Hawaii is surely on the top of my list for a honeymoon pick. And you just made it that much more appealing!!

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  24. I would love to visit Hawaii! Looks relaxing and fun!

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  25. Hawaii is a great place to do honeymoon. I love the idea of having not only second honeymoon but I want it every year.

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  26. Hawaii seems like a nice lace to visit, I never went for a honeymoon but I think it's time I start to plan travelling more.

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  27. Looks like dream! What a wonderful idea for a second honeymoon. Looks like you had an amazing time!

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  28. This looks like it was such an amazing time. Destinations like this are definitely part of my travel bucket list.

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  29. I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. Maybe if I get married that will give me an excuse to finally visit lol.

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  30. Awww I think that is such a lovely idea to surprise your love with a second honeymoon, I have always said I will have my honeymoon somewhere in Hawaii so will see.

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  31. This looks like the perfect honeymoon! Glad you had a great time. xo, Suzanne

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  32. I didn't know Honolulu also had interesting geological features! I'm really interested in it and I immagine a travel in this land is so rich of surprises over than amazing landscapes to admire!

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  33. Oh my gosh you had red eared sliders? That's honestly such a cute gift for a couple. I've never been to Honolulu but I have had shaved ice in Thailand and I can confirm it's the perfect thing to have on a hot day. So refreshing! I'm sure Nick will love your choice of destination.

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  34. I'm visiting here in a couple of months! This made me even more excited to visit. This place looks beautiful! Can't wait to relax here

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