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Camping Honeymoon

Consider a Camping Honeymoon

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Camping Honeymoon
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A camping honeymoon can be a great idea for a couple who love the outdoors. Some of the best reasons for deciding to choose a camping honeymoon are that it:
  • Is affordable
  • Puts you in touch with nature
  • Can take place close to home or far away, anywhere from an uncrowded beach to a mountaintop
  • Helps a couple get to know one another really well
Choose a Destination for Your Camping Honeymoon
The About.com Guide to Camping has an entire site devoted to helping readers plan camping trips. Suggested articles: Camping in North America
The About.com Guide to National & State Parks site is a good resource for couples who want to plan a camping honeymoon in the USA or Canada. Suggested articles: Outfit Yourselves for a Camping Honeymoon
If you haven't camped before (or want to augment what you already have), you can shop for gear online. The basics are simple: a tent, a tarp, and sleeping gear. The following are all reputable sellers.
  • Paragon Sports (buy gear online) can help to equip you with just about everything you need for a honeymoon camping trip. It stocks tents, compasses, cookware, sleeping bags, lanterns, and offers a variety in each category.
  • Maps.com (order maps online) has what you need to plan your route in advance and lead the way when you're on site.
  • Magellan's (search for gear) carries specialty items, ranging from flashlights and rainwear to solar power packs and insect repellant.
  • If you need luggage as well, eBags (shop online) provides a vast selection.
A Few Words of Warning
As exciting and adventurous as a camping honeymoon sounds, it's not for everyone. Don't choose a camping honeymoon if:
  • One or both of you are very modest
  • Insects make you squeamish
  • Sounds in the dark frighten you
  • You don't want to be rained on, snowed on, or uncomfortably hot
  • You require immediate access to a shower
  • You don't like the idea of cooking your own meals
  • Nights without TV and Web access are unacceptable
  • You want to experience a bit of luxury on your honeymoon
If none of those situations faze you, then an outdoor honeymoon is probably a great idea for the two of you. Go forth and pitch your tent.
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