We need nature. Without contact with nature, we may loose 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 have an opportunity 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 Louv’s 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.
Nature can reduce depression and improve psychological well being.
Nature builds community bonds.
Nature increases creativity
Nature bonds families and friends.
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 dessert. If 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.
GreenAdventures offer 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.
NatureExpeditions provides 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).
ButterfieldRobinson 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 American and Latin America.
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