OK, we’ve been a bit obsessed with Russell Brand and Katy Perry lately, but do you blame us! The latest news from camp Perry-Brand say that Russell is planning a second honeymoon for him and his missus.
The British comic star married the ‘Firework’ singer in India last October before jetting to the Maldives in the Indian Ocean for a break but Russell has now decided to take his wife on a month-long trip to the Far East so they can spend some quality time together. A source said: “Russell is desperate to treat Katy. Even if a great film role comes up he will turn it down for the trip as he wants more of a work/life balance and to enjoy his new wife.”
Russell, 35, and 26-year-old Katy are reportedly hoping to start a family soon but pals say the couple want to spend some quality time together first before settling down.
The source added to The Sun newspaper: “Katy’s been saying how she’ll want a break after the tour she is on. And while they’d love a beach holiday, they also want to be adventurous and see more of the world before they start a family.” The pair’s original honeymoon in the Maldives was interrupted by a spider which bit Katy, leaving her needing medication.
According to recent research by Travelmatch.co.uk there has been a rise in the demand for four-week long honeymoons, otherwise known as the ‘honeymonth’. We do agree with Perry and Brand: while a beach resort holiday is great, adding some adventure and perhaps travelling to less visited destinations can be a fantastic experience!
If the celebrity couple really want a honeymoon with a difference that will take them to the most beautiful and breathtaking places, but one that is also rewarding, memorable and perhaps even life-changing they could look at overseas volunteering as a alternative option to traditional honeymooning…
Dr. Peter Slowe, founder of Projects Abroad has witnessed the rapid growth in popularity among newly-married couples embarking on so-called ‘honey-teering’. “The memories and experiences you will gain together whilst volunteering are ones you will remember and cherish for a lifetime. The bed may not be a king-size four-poster, the cuisine may not be as opulent and exquisite as the standard luxury honeymoon trip, but the experience and self-gratification will be far grander and will live with you far longer.
If Katy and Russell end up climbing Machu Picchu in Peru, exploring the ancient Khmer culture in Cambodia or snorkelling off the exotic beaches of Fiji remains to be seen, but we wish them a bon voyage!