Friday, June 19, 2009

Choosing Honeymoon Locations in August

From experience I will tell you that a lot of thought should go into picking honeymoon locations in August. From my own honeymoon, I learned that Arizona in the middle of August is less of a vacation and more of a nightmare. We were trying to hike into the Grand Canyon for our honeymoon as that was the place of our engagement, but failed to do some basic research. Honeymoon locations in August can be temperamental like that.

In retrospect, we should have investigated other honeymoon locations in August, but our romanticism of our previous trips had clouded our vision. We made reservations to camp at the bottom of the Grand Canyon and look at the stars as we fell asleep. What we did not expect was the blistering heat at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It was one hundred and twenty degrees when we arrived at the bottom three hours later. And with our heavy backpacks and equipment for packing, the temperature was even more miserable. What is scary to think is that if we hadn't gone hiking previously, we might have seriously injured ourselves. Heatstroke and heat exhaustion are very serious medical conditions and if not treated immediately with the correct measures, can be deadly.

Many honeymoon locations in August can yield this possibility. It is vital that you remain out of the sun at its peak hours--usually during midday--and drink fluids to replenish yourself throughout any activity. The first signal of thirst is actually the first sign of dehydration and you do not want to get to that point. Wearing long sleeves and sunscreen will help to protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun. Sun poisoning and sunburns can be very painful and can cause ill effects--not something that you want to endure on your honeymoon.

And the end of our hiking story? We rested at the bottom for a few hours to avoid the harshness of the day's temperatures, then proceeded to hike right back out of the canyon. It took us quite a few hours and we were in the dark for at least one hour, but we made it out safely and without major injury. Later that evening, a terrible storm rolled in. We would have been soaked. Let my story relate the importance of investigating all of your options before choosing one fo the many honeymoon locations in August.