Rule #1: We deserve.
This is our effing honeymoon and we deserve everything it can offer. Sometimes that that might mean ordering desserts at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while other times it might involve spending our last 12 euros on a cat-shaped candle. In one case, it meant ditching our bleak Airbnb and upgrading to a suite in a 5-star hotel. In any event we deserve all of it, no questions asked.
|Abandoning our depressing Airbnb for this swanky hotel in Thessaloniki was the best decision we've ever made.|
Rule #2: Don't worry.
This means no stressing about absolutely anything. For example, during dinner tonight we may excitedly make plans for all the stuff we want to do (read: restaurants we want to eat at) tomorrow, but if tomorrow comes and we just feel like sleeping all day, then we embrace that urge without pause.
|This is what unworried honeymooners look like.|
Rule #3: Avoid sightseeing unless the mood really strikes.
Some people make it a point to see all the museums and famous "sights" a place has to offer when traveling. That's lovely, I wish them well. We are not those people though. While we did stop by the Acropolis and checked out some grim but impressive ancient catacombs in Milos that happened to be in our vicinity, in general we much prefer to spend our days relaxing at the beach or people watching at various cafes. Basically, we are lazy pleasure-seekers and we make no apologies for it.
|Seriously think about it: would you rather do this or elbow your way through hundreds of sweaty humans to get a decent look at the Acropolis?|
Rule #4: Go where the road takes you.
This one is cheesy but very crucial, and has resulted in some of the most amazing moments of our honeymoon. One day we followed a serious of mysterious signs to a magical winery in a cave, and on another we hiked barefoot up a hill to find the most beautiful, private little beach with not a soul in sight.
This one speaks for itself. We're not gonna go out of our way to see some archaeological museum, but we will absolutely pull over for a goose or a street cat. We have priorities.