Newlyweds traditionally take their honeymoon on a white sandy beach in the tropics. And trust us, that is a fantastic choice. After all, is there anything better than sinking your toes in the sand and soaking up the sun with the love of your life? But if you’re not the beach type, there are other unique options for you to start your new life with your spouse:

An African safari
Start off your life together with a bang. Explore the wilds of South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park. You can admire stunning wildlife, go on your very own safari, relax in private pools and observe roaming animals over your morning coffee on a wooden gazebo. You can even enjoy dinner close by the wild animals of Africa by eating near a watering hole. See South Africa from an aerial view in a hot air balloon or relax on the golf course and work on your swing while admiring the breathtaking scenery.

A railroad adventure
If you’re on a budget, but still want to travel and explore a new destination with your other half, consider taking a trip by train. Sure, it won’t get you there as fast as a plane will, but it’s much cheaper and you can sit back, enjoy the ride and see the whole country. National railroads can take you all over, from New York to San Francisco.

A historic trip
You don’t have to travel far in order to immerse yourself in the history of America’s past. Salem, Mass., is where you can journey back in time with your spouse and experience the historic Salem witch trials. Attend a live reenactment of the witchcraft examination of Bridget Bishop, which was featured on the Travel Channel, TLC and more!

A culinary haven
If you and your love are constantly looking for the next big restaurant or are always searching for new foods, you may want to consider a honeymoon destination that is known for its cuisine.

Hong Kong: Get a taste of China’s regional fare, from Cantonese to fiery Hot Pot and all of the unique street food. Be sure to eat at Cantonese Fook Lam Moon for an elegant and romantic environment.Try the shark’s fin soup, braised abalone or suckling pig.

Napa Valley, Calif.: This destination may be known for its wine, but it’s food fares just as well. Try the French Laundry – a special occasion dinner where formal dress is required. They’re known for their oysters and pearls – a rich and creamy sabayon of tapioca with local oysters and caviar.

Where are you planning to travel for a unique honeymoon experience? Share your thoughts with us!