Audrey and Harry Lesner, otherwise known as The Budget Savvy Travelers, are full-time travelers and digital nomads. Born and raised in Chicago, their passion to show others how to break free without breaking the budget. They are the proud winners of the 2019 Top Budget Travel Blog.
If you're dreaming of a European-inspired honeymoon but just don't have the time or airline miles, then consider a honeymoon in Leavenworth, Washington. The mountains of Washington are beautiful any time of year, making this quaint little town the perfect place to visit in winter or summer. Many Americans probably haven't heard of this little Bavarian village. The city is tucked in the middle of the state of Washington, about 2 hours from Seattle. On the main strip of Front Street, honeymooners will go crazy for the Alpine-style architecture, beer gardens, and delicious German cuisine. After exploring the charming town, the nearby mountains offer fun adventures for every type of outdoor activity—birding, climbing, cycling, hiking, and horseback riding. If the weather allows, there are many water-based activities such as kayaking, river rafting, tubing, and paddleboarding. There are plenty of activities and excursions to enjoy to make honeymoon memories together. In terms of accommodations, there is something for everyone such as luxury hotels, rustic lodges, cabin rentals, and cozy B&Bs. There are even options for camping and RVs if that's more your style. Leavenworth is so utterly charming, you'll swear you visited Europe without ever having to use a passport.