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How to Connect with Nature on Your Vacation



A holiday can present a chance to refresh your mind, and to reconnect with the natural world. This is particularly important if you’re living and working in a built-up urban environment, where green space is scarce. But just about everyone can benefit from a reconnection with nature.


But exactly what’s the best way to connect with nature while you’re on holiday? Let’s consider a few key tips. 


Practice sustainable travel

Ideally, your holiday should be sustainable. After all, if you don’t look after the environment while you’re traveling, you aren’t acting as a responsible tourist. This means picking up your litter when you’re hiking through the wilderness, but it also means considering the companies you favor with your patronage. If you buy products and services from organizations that pollute, then the environmental damage is the same as if you were polluting directly, yourself.


On the other hand, you might look for Europe tours provided by sustainability-minded companies. This way, you can be sure not only that you aren’t damaging the natural world, but that you can ultimately help to preserve it.


Pick a scenic spot

If you’re going to reconnect with nature, then you’ll need to visit a part of the world where nature is on display. It’s a great deal easier to feel immersed in the natural world if you spend every hour of the day surrounded by it. If you’re just visiting certain scenic spots, and then returning to a hotel every evening, you won’t get quite the same sense of being lost in nature.


For this reason, it’s easy to recommend a camping trip. If you aren’t convinced by the idea of staying out in a tent, then you might look for glamping, or for remote cabins that offer the same sense of isolation.


Give back

As well as favoring eco-friendly businesses, you might also think about directly contributing to efforts to preserve the natural world. This might mean investigating local initiatives aimed at planting trees, or protecting wildlife. If you’re concerned about these issues, it might be worth donating a portion of the budget you’ve set aside for the vacation.


Learn a new skill

If you want to feel truly involved with nature, then there are few better ways than learning a new skill while you’re out in it. You might think that you know how to appreciate the beauty and contours of a rock face, for example – but taking up rock climbing might lend you an entirely new perspective. The same can be said of other outdoor skills, like hiking, cycling, kayaking, and snorkeling. On the other hand, you don’t need an activity holiday to enjoy nature – yoga, meditation and other activities can provide the same advantages.

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