Tipsy History of Honeymoons

Episode 33: The Tipsy History of Honeymoons

Join Emily and Frank as they explore the link between honeymoons and mead, an alcoholic beverage made from – you guessed it – honey! Kidnapping, Valhalla, monastery profit margins, the Victorian period, and Niagara Falls all factor into the story. Romance? Not so much … until more modern times.

Links & Additional Resources:

On the history of honeymoons:

Where Does the Term “Honeymoon” Come From? via

Honeymoon via Wikipedia

The Sweet (and Not So Sweet) Origins of the Honeymoon via

History of the Honeymoon via

Some general statistics on the current honeymoon (and wedding) industry via


On the history of mead:

The Past, Present and Future of Mead via

A Brief History of Mead via Sky River Brewing

Mead via Wikipedia

History of Mead via

The History and Magic of Mead via

Read about the antibiotic qualities of mead via Business Insider