"Thankfully I've found someone who is an outdoors kind of person," says the former Bindi, the Jungle Girl star
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Bindi Irwin is living a fairy tale on and off the dance floor.

Not only is the 17-year-old star in the midst of a successful stint on Dancing with the Stars, she’s also making her relationship with her wakeboarder boyfriend Chandler Powell work despite the distance.

“We talk every day and are together every two to three months,” Bindi tells PEOPLE of her relationship with Powell, who is based out of Florida. “Thankfully I’ve found someone who is an outdoors kind of person. We’ll go have adventures or picnic in the park.”

Bindi says that she’s “old-fashioned” and likes to write letters to Powell when she can, but they also depend on Skype and FaceTime to keep in touch.

The pair first revealed that were dating in July. Since then, they’ve been documenting their romance on social media.

For much more from Bindi Irwin, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday