If you’re a couple that loves being outdoors, one of the best ways to recharge after the wedding is to slip away from the crowds and be alone together. What better way to do that than to pack a couple of backpacks and go on a camping trip for two?
When you think of camping though, do you think only of sweaty hikes and cold sandwiches? Nothing’s romantic about that if you ask me! Thankfully, camping doesn’t have to be all work and no play, or all adventure and no lovey-dovey.
In fact, camping can be a fantastic way to reconnect with your spouse after the craziness of the wedding planning and the big day itself.
Let me show you how you can bring romance into your next camping trip for your sweetest, most unforgettable camping trip yet!
Rustic Campfire Picnic for Two
Come away and enjoy a sweet moment with a rustic campfire picnic just for the two of you. It’s the perfect way to wind down after a day of hiking!
Instead of hanging out in your tent or camper, set up a picnic in a secluded spot on your campsite. It doesn’t have to be super fancy or private to be perfect. With enough preparation and a sprinkle of creativity, you can turn an ordinary camping night into a night to remember.
Here are the things you need to prepare to make it work:
- Book a campsite during low tourist season. Plan your trip ahead so you can schedule it on days when campsites aren’t too crowded. Summer, weekends, and holidays are times to avoid!
- Prepare to go wild camping. If you can’t help but schedule your trip on a weekend or holiday, go wild camping instead. Opting to set up camp where not too many people wander is a great way to have some quality alone time outdoors. Keep forests and nature reserves on your list of options, as they make for lovely picnic spots!
- Prepare your campfire materials. Campfires are fabulous for setting the mood. Not if you have to spend hours building one! Make sure to bring appropriate materials, such as this Bushcraft Survival Ferro Rod, to speed things up. A nifty tool like this can start your fire in a jiffy, wherever you decide to set up camp.
- Keep the wine cool. Yep, we recommend you bring along some wine. You’ll need a cooler that’ll fit your wine and other drinks and food so you can fully relax and enjoy the moment. Have you noticed how the conversation flows smoothly with wine? That’s what you want!
For scenic mountain views, you can go camping in Le Clos du Lac in Provence. Pitch your tent between a lake and a mountain for the ultimate outdoor breather.
Stargazing and Stories
Ahh, time for some cuddles under a blanket of stars!
Camping and outdoor activities don’t have to all be adrenaline-driven for you to have a great time. In fact, when you’re camping on your honeymoon, you might want to slow things down a bit. There’s no better way than to watch the stars.
What’s more, you can do this wherever you are –whether you’re camping in breathtaking national parks in Australia or the sandy beaches of the South of France.
Don’t let this be just like any ordinary stargazing moment, though. Make it extra special with these tips:
- Check the weather forecast. The evening sky needs to be clear for this moment to be perfect.
- Bring a pair of binoculars. These are useful for birdwatching, but they can make your stargazing experience extra special too! Of course, having an actual telescope is ideal, but a pair of these is better than nothing.
- Hot cocoa and heartwarming stories. If you just got married, you probably haven’t had the time to talk about the big day yet. Take this time to share what’s in your heart, but make it extra cozy with a hot cup of cocoa. Don’t forget to include your favorite brand of instant hot chocolate on your list of camping gear.
Not sure where to go stargazing yet?
Bask in the beauty of the wilderness in Thailand’s Huai Nam Dang National Park. Here, campgrounds overlook breathtaking mountain views and the park’s botanical garden.
Night Swimming at a Secluded Beach
Let’s spice things up with an evening dip in the sea. If you love the beach, camping at beach resorts or public beaches is a great way to go swimming anytime you want – including at night!
Try this private beach campground at Peña Plata in Port Barton, Palawan, if this sounds like something you’d enjoy. It has lovely amenities and rooms. You might even want to check out their campsites with stunning views of the sea!
Here, you don’t have to walk far to reach the water, which makes it a great option if you plan to go swimming at night.
Suppose you’d rather go somewhere more remote while still enjoying Palawan’s crystal clear waters. In that case, you can check out Duli Beach in El Nido, Palawan.
Few people know about this “hidden” beach, which makes it the perfect spot for people who want some time to themselves. All you need is a tent, and you’re good, although the resort offers accommodations too.
To keep you in the romantic mood, remember these safety tips when enjoying an evening swim:
- Stay close to the beach. In case of an emergency, it’s easier to get help when people can reach you quickly.
- Let someone know you’re going swimming. If you’re camping at a place like Peña Plata, there will always be staff around. Let them know where you’re going, just to be on the safe side.
- Don’t go swimming intoxicated. The last thing you’d want is for an accident to happen. Save the wine for later!
Enjoy Your Honeymoon and Life Beyond!
Ready to go on a memorable camping trip?
Now that you know how to keep the honeymoon mood strong by creating a cozy and intimate camping experience, you’re ready for whatever adventures lie ahead. Wherever life takes you and your new life-long travel buddy, you can start to craft your ideal travel experience for you, your family, and your friends.