Going away with your significant other does not always have to be fancy hotels and city mini breaks. A lot of people associate camping with being something fun for the family, but it can actually be just as nice for couples to enjoy spending quality time with each other in nature.
Couples camping provides you with the perfect chance to escape all of the stresses of daily life and to live simply, allowing you to appreciate the little things as well as each other, more.
If you are new to the couples camping scene or if you are just looking for a few tips to help you prepare for your next trip away, you’re in the right place. We have put together a list of our top tips for couples camping so that you can focus on just enjoying your next adventure.
Choose Somewhere Secluded
First things first; you need to decide where you are going to be camping. When you are camping as a couple, the last thing you want is to be woken up early by excitable children and to have your serene, peaceful weekend interrupted by screaming and crying kids.
So, when you choose a campsite, make sure you pick one that is quiet with secluded spots.
Check the Weather
Okay, so we know that the weather forecast is never always 100% accurate, but if it is predicted to rain heavily with thunder and lightning all weekend, you should maybe try to plan your camping trip for another time when it is forecasted to be nicer weather.
Get the Right Size Tent or Camper
You will only need a small camper trailer as it will be just the two of you, and as camping is better when you focus on the simple things, you don’t need to opt for one with all the bells and whistles either which will make it a lot cheaper. Alternatively, you can camp with a tent.
Avoid Gassy Foods
It might sound crude, but this is one of the couples camping rules to live by.
Even if you are a well-established couple who has been together for years with no boundaries left between them, it is still common courtesy for you to at least attempt to avoid stinking out your shared space. Yep, that means leaving your can of baked beans at home!
Communication is Always Key
When you go camping with your partner it is important that you are both able to communicate your wants and needs to each other effectively. If one person wants to do one thing and the other doesn’t, for example, you’ll need to find some way to meet in the middle.
Respect Your Partner’s Private Time
On the topic of communication… It sounds ironic given the sleeping and living situation, but it is important to make sure that you are giving your partner enough space when camping.
Whilst it can be great fun and extremely relaxing, camping can also be quite intense when you are spending every minute of your day with one person. It’s okay to take time away from each other when you need to or to go off and do different things at some points of the trip.
Plan Some Couples Activities
If you are going away with your partner, there are plenty of couples activities that you can do while you are away to make the trip more exciting. Why not plan a date for your trip?
Here are some of the different things you might be able to do, depending on where you stay:
- Rent and go for a bike ride on a tandem bike.
- Pick a clear night for stargazing.
- Take a kayak out on the lake.
- Pack card games to play.
- Take turns reading to each other.
If you can, try to look up what sort of activities will be available for you to do before you go!
Nothing can cause a couple to argue like when one person forgets to pack something you will both need during your trip, so it is always a good idea to make a checklist before you go.
Plan what you will need and make sure you pack the right things, including everything from electrical devices and their chargers to the appropriate clothing for the forecasted weather.
We hope that you have found these tips and tricks helpful and that you enjoy your next adventure with your significant other, wherever you end up camping. Have fun!