With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s not too late to make a romantic gesture for that special someone. Rather than the traditional chocolate or flowers, sometimes the best gift can be quality time spent together. Here are some ways you can take your partner on a romantic camping trip for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or any special occasion!
Don’t believe camping can be romantic? In fact, Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s Real Richness Report has demonstrated that getting into nature and taking caravan and camping trips can be beneficial for relationships.
For couples looking to make the most of time away together, camping trips offer a chance to disconnect from technology and enjoy time with one another in nature, with 85% of campers feeling closer to their spouse or partner compared to 65% of non-campers.
The research also found:
“The value of camping to me is the exclusivity of the time I have with my partner,” a woman who participated in the research said.
“I am about to retire and intend to spend more time with my wife after an extended time in the Defence Force. It is time to pay some time back to my family,” a male respondent said.
In terms of romantic activities while camping, according to the Caravanning and Camping Consumer Demand Reports, campers’ preferred activities include a variety of options such as hiking, stargazing, sitting around the campfire or simply spending a romantic evening together – whatever that may include!
In addition to the positive benefits for relationships and families, Australians who go camping are more satisfied, happy, optimistic and energised than those who do not go camping.
The research was conducted by undertaking two surveys; one through a sample of 750 people who enjoy caravan ad camping trips, and the other with a group of 1000 Australians who had not caravanned or camped in the past 20 years.
There are endless romantic excursions you can take with your partner, no matter where you’re sleeping. Some options could include:
Just because you’re spending the night in a motorhome or tent doesn’t mean you can’t have a little romance! Pack a nice set of clothing for your fancy dinner or special tour.
Something as simple as adding fairy lights, flowers, or a fancy table setting to your setup can change your caravan from plain to romance central!
Especially for those travelling for long periods of time, it doesn’t take much to keep things fresh and show your love for one another.
Ever heard of glamping, or “glamorous camping”? This is the perfect holiday surprise for your loved one who isn’t really into camping. Glamping includes basic accommodations ranging from safari tents in the bush to luxurious tents with Insta-worthy decor and 5 course meals. In essence, all of them get you closer to sleeping outdoors, without the risk of being uncomfortable.
Glamping locations can be far from civilisation, or close to town. Some have swimming pools and caravan park activities, while some are just for the purpose of being in nature.
For those unfamiliar or uncomfortable with camping, glamping can be a gateway to sleeping in the outdoors. It’s certainly easier to take a romantic camping trip when you can sleep on a real bed and take daily showers!
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