Whenever you want to travel, often, going somewhere nature can be experienced is part of your plan. That’s probably because you are living and moving in the bustling city every day of your life, and you yearn for a change in environment. You need the relaxing embrace of greens. You want to breathe in fresh air while breathing out stress. Just the sight of a field of flowers or a range of tall trees makes you feel relieved. The experience is indeed therapeutic.
Make your next leisure trip healing. Here are 5 travel tips that bring you closer to mother nature.
1 – Go hiking.
The world as seen from above presents a different perspective of grandeur. Having a view from the airplane is astounding, but for a closer and clearer look of every detail, mountains are the best place to set foot on.
Go hiking. For sure, you will get so close to nature more than you can imagine. You will climb mountains to reach the peak and cross out one in your bucket list. Still and all, what really makes the memory last for a lifetime is the journey you take to arrive at the top.
You do not have to wait to make it to the summit to see what the majestic nature has to offer. From the bottom of the mountain, your nature adventure begins. While you walk and hike, you are already experiencing nature as is. Discover rare species of plants and some hidden gems from the middle of the mountains. You will never completely know unless you hike mountains yourself.
2 – Visit flower and botanical gardens.
If you want to do something that is not as challenging and tiring as hiking but still coming close to nature, visit flower and botanical gardens instead. Surf the net, and you will see a lot of recommendations to consider and choose from. There are those that go viral on social media, too; it’s a good and fresh idea to try them.
Botanical gardens are protected, so everything is organized for proper viewing and safe for plant life most importantly. These are great places for learning about nature in detail, particularly plants, and with the help of actual experts in the field.
3 – Enjoy water activities beyond swimming pools.
Beyond the typical swimming pools in resorts, hotel accommodation and holiday spots, there are more places where you can enjoy nature through water activities. Such pursuits can be extreme and somehow risky, but if you book with trustworthy and top-notch water activities centers, you can be assured to only make fun memories.
There are water activities such as kayaking, paddleboarding, water skiing and surfing. Besides the excitement and rush you will get from these enjoyable activities, you will love being embraced by the allure of nature. Other water activities take you to another level (literally), so your fascination about water triples. They include parasailing, flyboarding, snorkeling and scuba diving among many others.
4 – Go wildlife watching.
Nature is livelier with the presence of diverse animals and organisms with which humans coexist. Go wildlife watching to appreciate even more the beauty of the creation in other living forms. Celebrate the life of wildlife.
There are zoos, animal sanctuaries and aquariums where animals are nurtured and kept safe. Make sure to follow all their rules and regulations as you visit, so you can enjoy, stay safe and avoid harming the animals as well.
5 – Book hidden hotels or inns.
When looking for hotel accommodation or any kind of place to stay in while traveling, consider booking hidden hotels, inns or cabins. Surely, there are many reputable and famous lodgings to choose from, but if you wish to stay closer to nature, hidden hotels are the best! They are hidden as they are wrapped by nature. These are those you can often find away from the bustling city and within the tranquil lands of the countryside.
You may look them up from the Internet to make early reservations, if possible. Or you can spontaneously come as walk-ins, which is much more adventurous since you can explore and go sightseeing while you search for a hideaway retreat.
TRAVEL WITH NATURE
Nature feels soothing and rejuvenating even from photos. How much more would the blissful feeling be if you are actually there! Travel with nature. Follow the tips mentioned in the list to create your most healing close-to-nature trip yet!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. She is a daytime writer for Holiday Inn Parramatta Hotel, a five-star hotel in Parramatta, New South Wales which provides a rewarding stay and a close reach of Australia’s noteworthy features. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.