Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Explore the WildernessCupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Explore the Wilderness

By Amanda Martin

Make this weekend all about you and your honey by spending time together in the great outdoors.  Take Friday to travel to a romantic location that’s off the beaten path — and yes, that may mean no cell phone service, which will really make it all about the two of you.  Use the commute as a way to discuss the activities you want to do once you’re there, and don’t forget to compromise if necessary.

On the night you arrive, set up the tent and use your natural resources, such as wood and branches, to start a campfire.  Cuddle under a blanket while roasting marshmallows and telling spooky stories.

Start the next day with adventure once you’ve gotten a good night’s sleep.  Go for an early morning hike, and don’t forget to stop and take in the picturesque surroundings while enjoying each other’s company.

Spend the rest of the afternoon at the lake.  You can do activities that require a couple’s effort, like rowing a canoe or pedaling a boat.  Another activity you can try your hand at is fishing; if one of you has a catch, make your hubby cook it for dinner.  Take the night to reminisce about the good times you had that day.

Be spontaneous on Sunday before it’s time to go home.  If you wake up and feel like being lazy, lie out and take in the sun.  Find out if there are nearby activities like rock climbing or zip lining.  Whatever it is you decide to do, be sure it’s what the both of you want.

The tranquil, secluded setting you choose will provide the perfect getaway for romance and communication.

How do you get off the grid with your significant other?  Let us know in the comments below!