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Sonya and Necota's Story

Glamping and Romance in the Great Smoky Mountains

In the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, Sonya and Necota Staples explain how camping and getting outdoors has helped them forge a stronger bond and solid marriage. Together, they overcome challenges, cook, hike, and enjoy traveling off the beaten path.

The Dos and Don'ts of Camping With Your Partner

Don’t: Get upset or frustrated when things don’t go according to plan
Do:  Utilize these opportunities to collaborate and work as a team

Don’t:  Insist on spending all of your time together
Do:  Find time for solo exploration

Don’t:  Pack your schedule full of activities
Do: Allow time for spontaneity and relaxation

Don’t:  Feel obligated to camp every night
Do:  Take a break from camping to enjoy a hotel

Don’t:  Start a strict diet before your trip
Do:  Have great snacks to keep morale high


Staples InTents

Sonya and Necota Staples

Sonya and Necota met in 1998 at their alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University, and soon fell in love and moved to Atlanta. Years passed and as life would have it, they drifted apart as many couples do. Years later, on the brink of divorce, their marriage counselor gave them the advice to start saying YES to each other. Necota was not very enthusiastic about Sonya’s request to go camping but said yes and from there, a new journey began for the couple. They soon began going out monthly to escape the city and found that through being outdoors and glamping, they were able to reconnect and grew closer to each other than they imagined possible. They soon decided to share their new passion with friends and family on YouTube and the story of the growth they experienced through camping and being together outdoors. 

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Spacious Living

Travel Trailers often have large living room areas and dedicated dining and kitchen space with full size appliances and large windows for lots of natural lighting.

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Large Bathroom

Travel trailers are large enough to offer extra storage cabinets and full size showers and bathtubs.

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Separate Bedroom

Travel Trailers are large enough to offer a private bedroom, sometimes with king size beds, and additional closet and cabinet space.

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Bunk beds

In addition to couches and dinettes that convert to beds, some travel trailers have full sized bunk beds with additional storage space.


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Travel Trailers are the most popular type of RV because they come in all shapes and sizes and can accommodate solo travelers all the way up to large families.

  • Sleeps up to 10 people
  • Extra storage
  • Full-sized bathroom and toilet
  • Large living space & separate bedroom
  • Large Entertainment Systems