In the days of yore the traditional American honeymoon meant about a week spent on a mountain or a beach vacation secreted away in the boom boom room. More globally, it was a time for the couple to set up their home and to get to know each other. In Jane Austen’s era, well-to-do newlyweds used that time to travel to see relatives who were unable to attend the ceremony.
These days, the honeymoon is still a time to connect with each other – but in a variety of ways – and it (as with all wedding-related travel) has morphed to reflect a language all its own. Here we dissect the latest terms in the nuptial travel realm.