Tired of the usual dinner dates? Why not go on a fun adventure with your special someone? This does not have to be an expensive trip or a week-long vacation. It could be inexpensive romantic camping with your favorite person, surrounded by the most beautiful sights nature has to offer. Find national parks near your area and plan the trip together. Below are some Dos and Don’ts to keep in mind:
Prepare meticulously for the date.
Spontaneity can be fun and exciting. However, it should not be how you go about a romantic camping trip if this is your first time to make such an attempt. You have to prepare meticulously and make sure that everything goes according to plan. The last thing that you want is to be stranded in the middle of nowhere without any food or shelter with someone that you are trying to impress. Do your research and stick to the plan.
Double-check all of your food and gear.
Once you have created your list of things to bring, acquire them systematically to make sure that you don’t forget anything. Go over them again when packing your bags. Complete the essentials days before the scheduled departure to give yourself time to make changes to your gear list if you need to. Bring a first aid kit, pack your emergency gear, gather all ingredients for your meals, stash your cook set, finalize your sleeping arrangements, and so on.
Bring a few fun extras.
A bit of light and music can make a humble tent come alive. You could bring a small Bluetooth speaker and connect that to your phone. Don’t forget to bring a large power bank. You could also bring a small guitar or a ukulele instead if you know how to play these instruments. Stringed lights can add sparkle to the tent interiors. Bringing extra pillows and blankets could make the setting feel cozier as well.
Stop using your phone all the time.
During the camping date, avoid the temptation of using your phone all of the time. You can check your messages here and there but make sure that you focus most of your attention to your partner and your chosen activities.
Don’t leave all the hard work to your partner.
Share in the load and make it an opportunity to strengthen your bonds. Don’t just let your date do all the cooking, cleaning, and washing. Do your part to make the trip a success.