Getting into the great outdoors just got easier

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This Gateway to the Great Outdoors is  a perfect follow-up to my January 27, 2014 post, “Why you need a nature vacation this year”, since it gives you so  many choices for resort locations and activities from the mountains and the  woods to the beaches in one place.

Gateway to the Great Outdoors – An infographic by the team at Marriott Hotels

Why you need a nature vacation this year

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We need nature. Without contact with nature, we may lose the best of what life can give us. That’s sounds serious, but it’s true. Richard Louv says in best in his book, “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age.” He says that whole family and whole communities can become happier, healthier, and smarter through more contact with nature. With all our technology and man made comforts, many of us find it difficult to get out and enjoy a simple walk in the woods or a stroll on a warm sandy beach. How many of us have an opportunity to venture into unspoiled nature preserves where our senses get awakened to natures’ wonders. Richard Louv’s research found how much we need contact with nature.

Enjoy an eco adventure with good food and fun activities

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Do you have a passion for learning about cooking and eating new food dishes? With your hunger for new culinary experiences, do you long to travel where can you find new adventures?

If this is what you desire, then a culinary tour can give you a dream vacation. The goal of culinary tourism is to educate and inspire food and wine enthusiasts and also give the traveler a chance to explore the local area, learn about local food trends, cooking techniques and food history. There’s another plus, traveler can participate in a cultural immersion experience at select destinations around the globe.

Enjoy an ecotourism vacation and learn a language

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You may be an Eco-friendly traveler or maybe you just want to learn another language and spend time in an interesting country. If you’re an Eco-friendly traveler, you know that you should be prepared before your visit the new place that you’ll visit. You want to learn about its culture and history. And you probably want to learn some of their native language. Maybe you’re fascinated by another country’s culture. Of course, you might be considering taking a foreign language for work or school. There are  many reasons to learn a language, the primary reason is that learning a new language does offer lifelong benefits. Technology and globalization provide opportunities to engage with others from around the world like never before.


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