Stargaze & Picnic

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In designated areas, snuggle under a blanket by a warming campfire, or pick up lunch and picnic under a friendly sun. Of course, an inn along the way is great for lunch, and a restaurant before your departure can provide takeout, but also consider going to a grocery or farmer’s market to select a lunch of bread, cheese, and pickles for yourselves.

 

If you love summer solstice festivals with bonfires and both romantic and scary aspects, consider attending Ukraine’s Ivan-Kupala celebrations on July 6-7. Local couples test their futures together by jumping over a bonfire; tradition decrees that if they continue to hold hands when they land on the other side, their relationship will continue to thrive.