You've seen how Hillary and Aaron tied the knot. How about a glimpse at how they honeymooned?
The newlyweds went to Nicaragua for their honeymoon three days after the wedding, in late August. They started off at the Aqua Wellness Resort for seven days and their second stop was Jicaro Island Eco Lodge, for another four. They snapped a few photos along the way, which you can check out below, and read on for the full scoop on their adventures, their favorite parts of the trip, and a few things they brought home with them as keepsakes, all as told by Hillary.
We went to a local artisans market, where the villagers come to sell their goods. We were in love with all the beautiful carved wood and bright woven pieces. We bought handmade wood bowls, a woven hammock for our house, Aaron bought me a little carved jewelry box, I got some bright handwoven slip on shoes, some beautiful woven bags and jewelry for friends, and a few hand painted art pieces.
We loved the little boy we saw with the pet squirrel on his head! The locals were beautiful and wonderful people and we really enjoyed talking and laughing with them. Nicaragua is a country in transition and it was joyful to see the energy and life being brought to such an incredible and magical place. We were so impressed by the experience we had at both of the resorts, it was perfection in the jungle, on the beach, with no one around!
Aaron's favorite things on the trip were: drinking dragonfruit juice everyday (it's amazing!), watching the howler monkeys in the trees above our deck, drinking local coffee on our private deck together every morning at Jicaro (they deliver it before you wake up!), hanging at the beach, and he appreciated and loved all the custom crafted furniture and architecture made from local hardwoods.
My favorite things on the trip were: relaxing on a desolate beach everyday with Aaron, the adventures getting to the jungle and island lodge, eating delicious food and fruit juice everyday, swimming in the hot springs and kayaking through the jungle with Aaron, doing a meditation and yoga class with Aaron on a deck high above the sea, and showering in the teak shower.