The great artist Tina Turner wrote a revealing description of her life, whose title asked the plaintive question, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” For every valuable and satisfying life on this Earth love has got everything to do with it. The issue is more often a question of how love is expressed. Many people who feel love is lacking may actually be victims of another’s inability to express love in a perceivable manner. And the failure to express love properly is often not the fault of any one person as much as it is an inability to communicate feelings to another. Some call this situation “looking for love in all the wrong places” – the love is there but the way of seeking or expressing it isn’t easily visible.
Can a trip in the woods or outdoors be the proper environment for expressing love? Most certainly, particularly if the persons engaged are fond of nature. Going on a trip where two can camp out in the woods can be as romantic a venture as spending an evening before a winter fireplace or a dinner in a fine restaurant. Indeed, hiking together in outdoor gear purchased with a Groupon coupon or promo code from Columbia can be one of the most satisfying ventures a couple can take together. And climbing a hill beside a rapidly rushing creek to a campsite where you can fix dinner and later gaze at the Northern Lights together at night can be even more romantic than spending time at a local bar playing on a game while listening to a football game.
Outdoor endeavors can be as romantic as any venture, while being events that can serve to cement a couple’s love purely by sharing the experience of being in a natural setting together. For example, a solar eclipse is approaching; can one envision how you can use that event to share a day in the country, or along the seacoast? What could be more attractive for a couple than to enjoy watching the eclipse from a hill together while wearing their favorite outdoor wear acquired with a Groupon from Columbia? How much more romantic an occasion can there be for two to share together? This might be their chance to answer Ms. Turner’s question.