If you think every newlywed couple is en route to the palm-fringed beaches of the Caribbean, think again.
According to a new survey by Westin Hotels & Resorts, 75 percent of couples that took a honeymoon in the last five years traveled to (or stayed in) the United States and Canada. Travel to Canada for this romantic trip has tripled in the last five years. The same survey showed that honeymoons to Europe dropped by nearly half.
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Westin's survey included couples from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico—but there's no question that there's a dramatic rise in domestic honeymoons. A similar survey taken in 2010 by The Knot showed that only 30 percent of honeymooners from the Continental U.S. stayed in the country. Even then, people were beginning to show more interest in amber waves of grain than tropical Caribbean shores.