America's great marketing minds never stop working. The latest thing you *must* spend your money on is a 'Babymoon'. It's basically a vacation that you take pre-baby (or just after the baby is born). I'm not sure what the purpose is... it's kinda like a regular vacation except you are taking it when you are pregnant or have a new born.
Bottom line I think it's just a marketing tool. That being said, the idea is becoming more and more appealing to me. Hotels like the W have full blown babymoon packages. There are websites dedicated to vacations customized for expectant or brand new parents. I must admit, the whole thing is pretty genius. These days vacation seems to be all I can think about. After a craptastic first trimester, 4 or 5 days relaxing in a beautiful location sounds like a dream come true. I keep thinking about Cabo...we had so much fun laying by the pool, eating and sleeping in. I can't think of anything more exciting than doing just that right now.
Here's my current possibilities for babymoon destinations (in no particular order):
- San Juan Islands, WA
- Sedona, AZ
- Hawaii (doesn't matter where)
- Santa Barbara, CA
- Vancouver, BC
I'm going to start researching this to see what I come up with. It will be awhile before we can get away once the baby is here!