There have always been advantages to taking a trip into the great outdoors, but it’s even more appealing now. After a year when many of us have spent more time than we’d like at home, the lure of nature has never been stronger. While there will be plenty of places near to your home that are worth visiting, it’s worthwhile looking at taking a longer vacation into the great outdoors, visiting somewhere that’s a little further afield, something that’s…absolutely beautiful.
If you’re not quite convinced that a nature trip is for you, then consider the following advantages. By the time you’ve finished this blog, you’ll likely be ready to book yourself onto a brilliant trip in the outdoors!
Plenty of Options
The world is a big place, a really, really big place. And that means there are many types of scenery available for your trip. The issue with visiting a city is that, while they all have their own charm, eventually big cities tend to become a little same-y. In nature? That’s not the case. You can visit the woods, the mountains, the lakes, the sea. Whatever type of outdoor environment is calling your name, you’ll find that there’s the perfect place, in both the United States and abroad. And the good news is that once you’ve experienced all the advantages of a nature trip, you’ll be able to continue planning and visiting the other types of destinations that are available.
Having Fun, Getting Fit
Ask anyone who regularly goes on vacations in the outdoors and they’ll tell you just how much fun those types of trips can be. And there’s another advantage, too: you’ll be getting fit at the same time! When you’re in nature, you’re nearly always using your body, since you’re going on walks, bike rides, kayaking, and so on. If you go for long enough, then by the time you return home you’ll notice that you’re much fitter than you were before you left.
Everyone Can Come
It can be fun to go to New York as a couple, but things become a little more complicated if you’re taking the kids — and your pet? Forget it; you can take them, but it’s a little too problematic, and may impinge on your enjoyment. When you’re going on a nature excursion, the possibility that you can take everyone in your clan greatly increases. There are pet friendly cabins in West Virginia that’ll allow you to all enjoy the great outdoors as a group. When you take a dog to a city, it can feel like you’re doing it for your own benefit — but when you take them into nature, you can rest assured knowing that they’ll have just as good a time as you do, if not a better time!
Peace of Nature
There’s something about nature that people only understand once they’ve spent a lot of time there, and that’s that it is oh so peaceful. It’s often only once we’re removed from the sounds and strains of cities that we realize how chaotic they can be. If you’re looking to give your life a little dose of peace, then a nature trip is the way to go. You’ll feel relaxed even if you spend a few days there, but if you’re able to go for longer, then you’ll end up feeling a level of serenity unlike anything you’ve felt for a long while.
Out of Your Comfort Zone
Another good advantage of taking a trip into the outdoors is that it pushes you out of your comfort zone a little. The truth about nature is that it’s not always completely comfortable — but is it worth it. During your trip, there might be times when you have to walk a little further than you’d like (since there’s no option other than to make it back to your accommodation/car) or that you have to endure the elements. And you know what happens after those experiences? Nothing, you’ve survived, and you’re back home and comfortable. Things like this can deliver good life lessons that’ll aid you well when you’re back home.
Finally, despite all the advantages of taking a trip into the outdoors, it can actually be much cheaper than taking other types of trips. That’s because you’re not spending all your time in restaurants, bars, and shops — you’re just engaging in free activities, and making the majority of your meals in your accommodation. And this means there’ll be enough money in the savings account to take more trips!