Many couples choose to donate to charity in lieu of party favors, but why stop there? Companies like Hands Up Holidays help plan exotic honeymoons that let you relax and see the sights while also giving something back to the local community. Volunteer projects could be anything from working on the construction of a school in Fiji to assisting at an animal rescue center in Costa Rica to participating as a care-giver in a post-tsunami orphanage in Thailand. What better way to start your married life together than to share a fulfilling, enriching volunteer experience with your loved one while on honeymoon! You can bond together as a couple, enjoy luxury accommodation and do what other honeymooners don’t get to do: interact meaningfully with the local people and make a positive impact in their lives.
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