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New York newlyweds seek out the most romantic places on 500-day honeymoon

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A recently married New York couple, Anne and Mike Howard are making their dreams come true and taking off on a 500-day honeymoon to search out the world's most romantic places and most memorable adventures.

Sponsored by destination wedding and honeymoon expert, Honeymoons.com, Anne and Mike will post their own travel tips and secrets via their blog on Honeymoons.com. Couples who are about to embark on their own honeymoons or romantic trips can follow Anne and Mike around the globe via their blog on Honeymoons.com as well as the couple's own blog, HoneyTrek.com.

Their itinerary will take them through five continents, exploring big cities, small towns and remote areas. It will include luxury and boutique hotels, as well as 2-4 star properties and even beach huts and mountain cabins around the globe. At each stop, they will blog about their out-of-the-box experiences and share their insider tips on outstanding places to stay and exciting things to do -- or not to do -- as they begin their new life together. Future honeymooners who may not have as much time to travel will get plenty of ideas of where to go and what to do as they follow the Howards around the world.

Anne Collins Howard, 29, is a decorating and design editor and her husband, Mike Howard, 34, has been a digital media strategist and entrepreneur since 1999. After working hectic full-time jobs for years, they knew their honeymoon was their big chance to indulge in the exotic and far-flung places they'd always dreamt about.

As they travel to some of the world's most romantic places and embark on once-in-a-lifetime excursions, they will share every enviable detail on Honeymoons.com. They've planned a mix of everything from extreme adventure travel to relaxing days on sun-drenched beaches, amid some of the world's most breath-taking scenery.

Traveling with romance as their guide, they are leaving their itinerary flexible as they fall in and out of love with each new locale. Chasing summer, they are timing their trip for the best weather and optimal times to experience each country's wonders.

Starting their journey on the comfort of Copa Airlines, they have just landed in Brazil to revel in the world-famous Carnaval, will go on to tango in Argentina, safari in Tanzania, scuba dive the Maldives, wander the temples of Thailand, and ring in Chinese New Year in Asia... and this is only the beginning.

"Whether it's 16 days or 16 months, there is no bonding experience better than travel," says Anne. "So when it came to planning our honeymoon, we thought an around-the-world trip would be the ultimate foundation for our new life together. We hope our story will inspire other couples to discover all the wonders the world has to offer. See you on the road!"

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