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LOVE & LEARN
Looking for a unique way to kick off your marriage? Consider a honeymoon where the payoff lasts as long as happily ever after.
by
Maryann HaMMers
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winter 2009
 
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 ArizonA
Horsemanship
When it comes to clear blueskies and wide-open spaces,you can’t beat a ranch-stylegetaway. During Pack Weekat Tucson’s
Tanque VerdeRanch
, one o the country’soldest guest ranches, you’lllearn how to wrangle likea pro on 60,000 acreso desert and mountainwilderness. Instructioncovers everything rommounting and dismounting togrooming, saddling and evencommunicating a la
The HorseWhisperer 
via a Horse Senseclass. Aternoons are reeor mountain biking, hiking orcozying up in your cute casita.
Term
 
May, September, October and December 
Tuition
$3,150 per couple, all-inclusive
Dorm
 Adobe casitas with freplaces, private patios and expansive views
Graduation Present
Farewell celebration dinner and rame-worthy certifcate
Belize
Crocodile Tracking
At
Lamanai Outpost Lodge
,cruise by moonlight on anairboat and work up closewith researchers as theycapture, tag and collect dataon the endangered Morelet’scrocodile. During the resto your stay, expand your jungle knowledge by exploringMaya temples, accompanyingnaturalists on wildlie walksand learning about plant-based medicine rom localvillagers. During your trips,keep an eye out or manatees,otters and parrots as well.
Term
Year-round 
Tuition
Crocodile Encounter $45  per person; accommodations rom$681 per couple or three nights, all-inclusive, including transers, meals,taxes and two daily activities
Dorm
Comy thatch-roo cabanaswith lagoon- or garden-view verandas
Graduation Present
A CD withimages o your crocodile-taggingadventure
Sure, a week on a beach sounds like a lovely honeymoon.But some couples are looking for something
more
andimmersing themselves in a new hobby they can enjoy together for the rest of their lives. (Now that
s what we call asouvenir!) We found 10 trips where learning a new skill is amajor part of the adventure. School is in session!
Chile
Spanish and Salsa
This three-week cultural-immersion program oersa un way to become uentast. At
Escuela Fronteras
inSantiago, Spanish is taughtat six dierent levels or ourhours daily Monday throughFriday. Want to put your newlanguage skills to good use?The same school oers salsalessons via private and groupclasses. You’ll also enjoy cityexcursions to cultural andhistorical sites, a changingmenu o optional activitiessuch as theater and cookingclasses, and ree time toexplore Santiago on your own.
Term
Three-week program, year-round 
Tuition
About $375 per week, per  person, including Spanish and salsalessons, accommodations, activitiesand some meals
Dorm
Board at a local hostel, with alocal amily or in a private apartment 
Graduation Present
Diploma, arewell luncheon and a night out at a local salsa club
FloridA
Sailing
I you’ve dreamed o skipperingyour own sailboat,
OshoreSailing School
is your frststep. Spend mornings in class,learning everything romtying knots to reading thewind, then hit the water in theaternoon. Levels range romtotal beginner to advancedracing, with everything inbetween. Ater a day at sea,enjoy the luxe lie at your cushybeachront hotel; the school hasthree outposts in Florida, plusone in the Caribbean and two inthe New York metro area.
Term
Three- to fve-day packages, year-round 
Tuition
From $995 per person,including accommodations, books and certifcation testing
Dorm
Posh digs at Florida’s South SeasIsland Resort, CaptivaIsland; Pink Shell BeachResort, Fort Myers;Hawks Cay Resort,Duck Key; or MansionHouse Bed &Breakast, St.Petersburg
GraduationPresent
Anunorgettablesail, sansinstructor 
 
I’m in Nosara, Costa Rica’s sur haven. Learningto sur has been on my list or a long time, soI’m psyched to be here. This sleepy town isremote — the only way to get here is down along, rocky dirt road — and you can’t get morelaid-back: Picture one-o-a-kind boutique hotels,cantinas and sur shops. Nearly everyone I seeis bareoot and carrying a board.The
Ict Su Scl
 
sits just steps rommy bungalow at eco-riendly Harmony Hotel. Nota traditional dormlike sur camp where you suron a schedule, ISS oers an a la carte lessonplan, which is great or honeymooners who wantsome private time. Classes are oered in stages1 to 4 (beginner to pro), with lessons by the dayor week, private or in a group. Some peoplecome or weeks; others, just a ew days. I signedon or a Stage 1 group course, best or rookies.The three-hour session starts with a 30-minute“class” ollowed by a couple hours o wave time.It’s midday when we get started in ourmakeshit classroom on the beach. Alex, ourEnglish-expat instructor, uses the sand as hischalkboard and enthusiastically jumps romposition to position as he gives us the rundown:paddle, stance, balance, timing and riding. Heeven covers topics like which side o the boardto carry against your body and the purpose osur wax. When he’s done, we rush the waterand put our theoretical knowledge to the test.There are only six o us, including a tattooedchick rom Detroit and a post-college nomad romOklahoma. We’re all technically Stage 1, but somehave already been with Alex or a ew days andare ready to catch more challenging waves artherout. Me, I’m just trying to stand. I stay under theclose watch o Alex as he makes his rounds,guring out what each o us is doing wrong andhow to x it. Surng sounds simple in theory, butwith each attempt, I wipe out.I’m eeling deeated, but Alex reassuresme, “It just takes time.” Dusk approaches asmoody clouds in the distance drit landward,threatening to end our lesson early. Frustrated,I try again, determined to beat the approachingstorm and my inner battle with the board.We get Alex’s amous “One more try, guys,”signaling the end o the day. Each o us waitsor our last wave, at the same time ollowing“surer code” to not get in anyone else’s way.As the swells pass underneath me, I muster upmy strength. I nally see “my” wave. I paddlehard and push mysel up on my board. For abrie moment I’m on my eet. I’m thrilled! I endwith a crash that is ar rom perect, but I’mstoked knowing I have a good place to starttomorrow.
Harmony Hotel rooms rom $165,including breakast; 1½-hour Innocent Sur School lessons rom $48 per person, including suroard and rash guard.
Tara Bradley 
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