Nature and You: The Best Destinations

Nature and You: The Best Destinations

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Are you looking for fun ways to connect with nature during your next holiday trip? There are a variety of ways to explore and experience nature. Here are some pretty interesting activities you can immerse yourself in to have that unforgettable holiday experience.

Fun with Nature

A few suggestions here to get you started:

  • Rock climbing
  • Scuba diving
  • Ice skiing
  • Dog sledding
  • Long distance trek
  • Mountaineering
  • Sightseeing
  • Coastal cruise
  • Kayaking
  • Camping in the woods

The list goes on. It all depends on your personal preference. Engaging in the above-mentioned activities requires that you find an ideal environment that will make your experience worthwhile.

Take a look at the best places to unwind.

Greenland: With places like the Arctic Circle Trail and lots more, Greenland is your best bet if you are a nature traveler in love with long distance treks. Greenland plays host to lots of nature travelers because its beautiful landscape has virtually all that the nature traveler can dream of. Thinking about dog sledding or skiing? Greenland’s ice sheet is most ideal for you. How about fun for the adventurous rock climber? Magnificent mountain peaks and solid glaciers beckon to your adventurous spirits in Greenland.

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Les Arcs, France: For lovers of the mountainside experience, Les Arcs, France is the best place to be. This picture perfect landscape offers you the best climbing and skiing experience you will live to remember.

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Azores, Portugal: For the wilderness lover, your love would be heightened by your encounter with the stunning landscape of the Azorean Islands in Portugal. You will be charmed by its dense coastal woods with an alluring natural scent as you make your way through. Other attractions include horse riding, kayaking, canoeing and whale watching.

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Olympic Peninsula, Washington, U.S.A.: Ever been to a place where the landscape is so fascinating that you just can’t wait to be absorbed in all its splendor? Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is that perfect place that holds lots of beautiful attractions for your natural adventures. From the scent of the wild flowers to the captivating sight of the colorful butterflies and the beautiful marine life, nature sings a song of harmony. If you think that’s all the great peninsula has got to offer, wait until you are enthralled by its enchanting mountain meadows and magnificent snow-capped peaks. Holidaying in nature just got a lot more fascinating right?

It is noteworthy to mention that with the new executive order on immigration of the Donald Trump administration, citizens of particular countries may find it difficult to get into the United States. So, make sure you look up the countries affected by the recent ban before planning your trip.

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Kenya, Africa: For lovers of the wild, Kenya is one amazing place to be. It is considered to be one of the finest attractions of nature for tourists because of its abundance of wildlife. Kenya has a large reserve of wildlife you can’t afford to miss. Among its rich reserves are lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, elephants and lots more. Kenya’s wildlife Safari Tour is a trip worth taking.

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These five places are a great starting point for nature lovers. However, before you commence your travel plans, make sure your travel documents are set in place. If your country is under the Visa Waiver Program, you would need to get an ESTA before your trip. For countries that require visas for any of the listed destinations, you woud need to apply several months before your trip so that you give room for visa appointments and visa approvals. Certain countries can make their applications online like www.esta-visa.ie/ for Ireland. You may need to do some check to see if your country has a website through which you can apply. There are other useful tips for travelers to ensure your full preparedness for your trip.

Nature’s Gifts to its Lovers

Ever wondered why you feel so good after a timeout in a natural environment? “… Timeout in nature is essential to our physical, psychological health and well-being.” – forestholidays.  Other benefits of nature include:

  • The soothing effect of spending time in the natural world is so invigorating that often times, you are reluctant to go indoors.
  • Nature has a subtle way of brightening up your spirit and keeping you refreshed while exciting your senses.
  • “Time amongst the trees has a proven positive impact on reducing stress levels and lowering blood pressure.” – forestholidays.
  • Nature enhances your ability to be creative.
  • Nature gives you the opportunity to discover new things.

Indeed, there is so much to benefit from taking a timeout in a natural environment. As it is often said, “time spent outdoors is time well spent.”

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