Ten reasons why you should consider an Eco-Friendly nature trip

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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 the all our technology and manmade 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.

Here are his ten reasons why adults and children need contact with nature.

  • The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need.
  • Humans are hard-wired to love and need exposure to the natural world.
  • We suffer when we withdraw from nature.
  •  Nature brings our senses alive.
  •   Individuals and businesses can become nature smart.   

    What does this mean? According to Louv, “Spending more time outdoors nurtures our “nature neurons” and out natural creativity. In workplaces designed with nature in mind, employees are more productive and take less sick days.

  • Nature heals.
  • Nature can reduce depression and improve psychological well-being.
  •   Nature builds community bonds.
  •   Nature bonds families and friends.
  •   The future is at stake.

    What does this mean? Louv says, “The Natural world’s benefits to our cognition and health will be irrelevant if we continue to destroy the nature around us, but that destruction is assured without human reconnection to nature.”

Get back to Nature. Take an Eco-Friendly Nature Vacation:

Do you envision an adventure where you tramp through the green ferns in a jungle or a chance to swim with a dolphin? Maybe you want to study wildflowers in a desert. If are you looking for a nature escape from your hectic life, there are many options for you. There are naturalist-led trips to nearby national parks, African safaris, whale-watching cruises, rainforest seminars, and study tours of unique ecosystems. Or maybe you just want a comfy nature escape.

Suggestions for your Nature Escape:

One of these may fit you for a nature escape.


Includes action-packed educational eco-adventures in Seward, Alaska, Baja, Mexico for teens, teacher-led student groups, college students, and adults. They provide affordable high quality marine biology and environmental education. Programs are available for adults, families, and women’s groups. 


Offers upscale wildlife viewing and cultural tours to over 25 countries. Their tours offer a variety of soft adventure excursions and a choice of lecture topics with first class deluxe accommodations. The low intensity adventures attract active travelers over 40 (as well as some for children) 


A 2012 Travel & Leisure award winner offers a choice of vacations that include: biking, walking, family, bistro, cultural, and self-guided adventures. Their trips go to locations in Asia Pacific, France, Italy, Africa and the Middle East, North America and Latin America.

You’ll find an activity level that fits you from easygoing to moderate and challenging.

You might like Biking tours around places like Holland, India, Provence, and Tuscany.

Or you can take a Walking trip through places like the Amalfi coast, Burgundy, Cambodia, and Iceland.

You can find trips for the whole Family.

Or do you to want to enjoy nature, but have an opportunity to savor some 4-star meals with white tablecloth lunches, than you may want to take a Bistro Tour.

You may want a Cultural journey with immersion into local culture where you participate and converse with the local people.

You may want to try the Self-Guided tour that offers freedom to bike or walk at your pace but also includes tour selected hotels and beautiful routes,

Any of these choices will be a life changing experiences for you. One that will get you in touch with nature and inspire you to stay connected to nature.

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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at www.judykundert.com.You can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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