It’s a special time for families-to-be

For anyone not familiar with the babymoon, this is a special vacation for expecting couples to spend some quality time together before the baby makes its first big appearance. It’s one last peaceful getaway to relax and recharge just for two. This year, expecting families stole away to a host of romantic and beautiful locations near and far—from Kauai to Santorini to Lisbon and every scenic locale in between. Here are 10 of our favourites from 2018:

Aimee and Robbie in Lisbon

“From the food to exploring multiple cities, our whole trip had been memorable. The best part was being able to enjoy each day and experience with my best friend.”

Inspiration: “My husband and I decided on travelling to Portugal for our babymoon. We both had wanted to travel to a country we have never visited before and without the worry of Zika. After much research, Portugal topped our list for its’ rich history and culture.”

Alexandra and her husband, on the Amalfi Coast

Talk about a serendipitous babymoon, Alexandra and her husband timed their trip to the Amalfi Coast for the 5th anniversary of their honeymoon and Alexandra’s 30th birthday. The couple explored the stunning cliffside village of Positano, one of the most iconic spots on the Amalfi Coast.

Amanda and David in Dubrovnik

“We will cherish these photos and memories he helps us capture.”

Favourite Memory:Experiencing the beauty of this historic city and enjoying swimming in the sea every day.”

Avi and Amrit in Kauai

Favourite Memory: “Immersing ourselves in nature!”

“We wanted to celebrate our babymoon in a destination that was brimming with natural beauty, positive energy and embodied an easygoing atmosphere.”

Daniel and his wife in Paris

“This trip was our second time in Paris. On our first trip, we went to all the tourist attractions. This time around, we were able to explore neighbourhoods we haven’t been to before and just enjoy Paris at a relaxing pace.”

Eunji and her husband in Tokyo

“My husband and I visited Japan for our babymoon. We wanted to make our babymoon memorable by booking a photo shoot with Flytographer and we asked for Daniel as our photographer. As it turns out, booking Daniel was one of the best decisions we have made on this trip!”

Trish and her husband in Santorini

“We had such an amazing experience working with Kimon! Our photos are the perfect keepsake to commemorate our 30th birthdays and expecting the new addition to our family!”

Katie and Will in Paris

“We wanted to make a special baby announcement to all of our friends and family while we were visiting Paris. We took some fun photos that highlighted my baby bump while my husband and I held a croissant. We captioned our photos on social media as ‘We have a little croissant in the oven.’”

Mallory and her husband in Maui

“We spent time in Maui a few years back on our honeymoon and thought it was so special to return on our babymoon. Our favourite memory was visiting Mama’s Fish House after being there on our honeymoon. We loved reminiscing on what life was like when we there the first time and couldn’t stop talking about all of the fun and exciting changes that were going to be happening with our baby’s arrival.”

Kathy and Billy in Santorini

“What a wonderful way to remember this precious moment in our lives. We loved just wandering the tiny streets and seeing the beautiful caldera views and colourful sunsets. A sunset dinner cruise was also a highlight of our trip.

Inspiration: My husband and I spent our one-year anniversary in Santorini, Greece. It was a beautiful place and somewhere we both had wanted to go for a long time. Also, I am six months pregnant! So, we wanted to relax in a romantic place together.”