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Kind of a random topic but my fiance was asking last night...... so I thought I'd inquire for some expert advice from y'all. If you took a honeymoon, where did you go? I know Visa holders can't leave the US, but are you able to travel to any of the more exotic 'states' or territories (I've seen people comment that can, but have not read thoroughly into it)

I'm also interested to know what people did too. I've worked in the travel industry for a long time so it's a fun topic of discussion for me.

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Next Sunday we leave for Vegas, then we're going up to a resort in WA and ending in Seattle :)


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Sapphire went to Vegas I believe. My husband and I went to Chicago. There are a lot of great places in this country to go on a honeymoon. Even friends of mine who citizens have spent their honeymoons in the US.

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Went to a log cabin in the mountains near Luray in Virginia...we were married in Nov just after Thanksgiving. It was a pretty time of year and it was so quiet...loved it.


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All fun stuff! Even before we knew the extent of the Visa process I had hoped for a honeymoon in the rockies but he wants to be on a beach. Seeing as I've travelled extensively and he has not we're probably just going to go to the Keys or something. Nothing too extravagant because we won't have too much money left!


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07/09/2014 sent in IR-1 packet to Chicago Lockbox

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07/17/2014 check cashed by USCIS

10/01/2014 found out we are expecting baby #2 June 2015!

12/15/2014 NOA2

12/30/2014 Case received by NVC

03/23/2015 Received Case and Inv # from NVC after many calls and bogus excuses.

03/24/2015 AOS payment accepted by NVC

04/09/2015 IV payment finally accepted by NVC after the set the wrong fee and took weeks to correct it.

*many more delays thanks to the agency processing my fingers prints to the RCMP and the post office losing our mail*

05/20/2015 Packet sent to NVC via UPS, eta May 28.

06/16/2015 Baby #2 due - homebirth in Scottsdale, AZ

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Yup, we went to Vegas for 8 days (we stayed in a house off the strip, so it was more relaxing than the typical Vegas vacation). It was awesome, we love Vegas.. just went again last month, LOL.

This year after our church wedding, we are going on a cruise to the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos that leaves from NYC. Obviously I can travel out of the country now, so that's why we didn't do this honeymoon last year when I couldn't leave yet.

If you're looking for a beach, Miami or Florida would be nice. I think a few people have gone to Orlando and Disney. We went to Orlando in Sept 2008, which was pretty awesome.


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Ya I've been to FL at least 6 times, Disney 4...... I LOVE it! I suggested it and his comeback "Tina we're adults" haha little does he know it's a great place for us too! I honestly don't even care where we go at this point though. Just the fact we'll be newly married will make anywhere great.


See profile for our K-1 Visa/AOS story from 2010-2011Apparently we love USCIS/NVC so much we left and are doing it again! This time giving IR-1 a whirl. Rock on immigrators.

07/09/2014 sent in IR-1 packet to Chicago Lockbox

07/16/2014 NOA1

07/17/2014 check cashed by USCIS

10/01/2014 found out we are expecting baby #2 June 2015!

12/15/2014 NOA2

12/30/2014 Case received by NVC

03/23/2015 Received Case and Inv # from NVC after many calls and bogus excuses.

03/24/2015 AOS payment accepted by NVC

04/09/2015 IV payment finally accepted by NVC after the set the wrong fee and took weeks to correct it.

*many more delays thanks to the agency processing my fingers prints to the RCMP and the post office losing our mail*

05/20/2015 Packet sent to NVC via UPS, eta May 28.

06/16/2015 Baby #2 due - homebirth in Scottsdale, AZ

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Hubby and I are going to Siesta Keys in FL for a mini-moon next month!!! White sandy beaches, awesome weather, cocktails in hand and the two of us alone, I cannot wait ;)

Some places that we've visited that also have the "honeymoon feel" is San Francisco, Carmel, Yosemite in CA, NYC and Rehoboth in Delaware. It just depends on whether you guys are into the city-scape or want a romantic, quiet getaway at the beach or at the mountains. The BIL and his witch are going to the Outerbanks in NC in September, which is hurricane season, but if you go at that time, you can rent an entire cabin by the water for a week for less than 500 dollars or something.

And don't forget Hawaii! If it weren't so expensive to fly to Hawaii, we would go!

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I've been to the Outerbanks... LOVE IT. Siesta Keys sounds like what we'd want too. We're likely getting married at the mid to end of summer, as late as early fall if all goes according to plan. So middle of hurricane season haha that's my main concern about FL. It'll still be warm all over the country though leaving plenty of options.

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07/09/2014 sent in IR-1 packet to Chicago Lockbox

07/16/2014 NOA1

07/17/2014 check cashed by USCIS

10/01/2014 found out we are expecting baby #2 June 2015!

12/15/2014 NOA2

12/30/2014 Case received by NVC

03/23/2015 Received Case and Inv # from NVC after many calls and bogus excuses.

03/24/2015 AOS payment accepted by NVC

04/09/2015 IV payment finally accepted by NVC after the set the wrong fee and took weeks to correct it.

*many more delays thanks to the agency processing my fingers prints to the RCMP and the post office losing our mail*

05/20/2015 Packet sent to NVC via UPS, eta May 28.

06/16/2015 Baby #2 due - homebirth in Scottsdale, AZ

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I've been to the Outerbanks... LOVE IT. Siesta Keys sounds like what we'd want too. We're likely getting married at the mid to end of summer, as late as early fall if all goes according to plan. So middle of hurricane season haha that's my main concern about FL. It'll still be warm all over the country though leaving plenty of options.

Northern California can be great, San Francisco to the Napa Valley.

New Orleans will be a bit warm that time of year, but it's always nice for a short visit, great food, great music.

It's been mentioned, but there are some great resorts in the Rockies.

Miami, especially along South Beach can be a blast. If you like club hopping, trendy restaurants and the like, consider it.

And, lastly, if you plan ahead so you save money and cut down costs, Hawaii is nice year 'round.

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Hubby and I are going to Siesta Keys in FL for a mini-moon next month!!! White sandy beaches, awesome weather, cocktails in hand and the two of us alone, I cannot wait ;)

We are getting married in Siesta Key on June 12th and then rented a convertible to drive to Key West from Siesta Key. Siesta Key is supposed to have the nicest beaches in all of the USA.


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We went to Bar Harbor, ME for our honeymoon. We had a great little weekend package that included a ride on a sail boat, spa package, an amazing meal in a stuffy "money" people restaurant, and a lobster bake. Acadia National Park is great so we went hiking and went not. It was a great time :)


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No where yet. We can't afford it.

We want to go on a cruise that goes to Hawaii though. Need my greencard for that first :lol:


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Hubby and I are going to Siesta Keys in FL for a mini-moon next month!!! White sandy beaches, awesome weather, cocktails in hand and the two of us alone, I cannot wait ;)

Siesta Key near Sarasota is amazing. This is where I would spend Christmas with my parents every so often. It's one of the top ranked beaches in the world because of the white quartz sand. I've even snorkled at the end of the beach as there's some reef type area there near the rocks, though almost got speared by some guys spear fishing. Definatly the best beach in Continental North America, and I've been to a ton on both coasts.

As for the honeymoon, we just drove to Sedona, AZ for ours, 3 days, went horse back riding, hiking and ####### like that. It was kind of a special place since I used to go there all the time and my wife (now ex) used to live there so it was the perfect spot for both of us, and not too far away for a nice long weekend drive...


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1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

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