By Amanda Martin

There’s nothing more romantic than lying with your significant other under a big, fluffy, cashmere blanket while stargazing in the great outdoors.

Since the best stargazing begins about an hour after sunset, you can have an early dinner and then head to your area’s best location for admiring the bright lights.  If you live in a populated area, try to get to the outskirts of town so you and your honey can admire the brilliantly-lit night sky.  If getting out of the city is impossible, you can try moon gazing instead.  For some added romance, bring along a bottle of chilled chardonnay, music and light fare to nibble on.

As the sun sets, the stars will become more visible and you’ll want to have binoculars in order to get a closer look.  Another good idea is to invest in a constellation map so the two of you can tell the difference between Zenith and Polaris.  You could even make a game out of figuring out the different patterns.

In the midst of enjoying the starry night together, be sure to communicate openly.  Look out for shooting stars, and don’t forget to make a wish.

What’s your idea of a perfect starry night?  Share with us by commenting below.