Nature & Outdoors

Nature & Outdoors

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“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”

Anne Frank

Being outdoors in nature is an elixir for our souls.

The love for being outdoors stems from a sense of wonder and awe at the beautiful tapestry of nature. Listening to the quiet flow of a stream, enjoying a gentle breeze, hearing the sounds of crashing wave, or the gentle melody of birds singing are all wonderful reminders of nature‘s precious gifts.

Being outdoors in nature is inspiring. The outdoors also provides a powerful motivator to reach the summit–literally or figuratively.

Walk in nature as you enjoy these stories.

  • Formed during the Ice Age when large torrents of water released from melting ice drained into what is now the Niagara River, Native Americans would have been the first to witness the magnitude of Niagara Falls. 

  • Iguazu Falls is the largest waterfall system in the world, made up of 275 cascades, drops, and falls. Standing at the edge of the Garganta del Diablo, which translates to the Devil’s Throat, a visit to Iguazu Falls truly feels as though you are perched on the edge of the world.

  • Several vacationers head to Beaverton, Oregon year after year. And there's a reason for this.   The city of Beaverton offers an array of thrilling activities to do. If you prefer quiet sightseeing or you seek the thrill of adrenaline-fueled adventures, rest assured that this charming locale promises an experience devoid of boredom. And if you’re considering living here, that’s even better. Keep reading to know the best things to do in Beaverton. Free Things to Do in Beaverton Playtime at Local Parks Beaverton is dotted with incredible parks, each offering its unique charm. For a sunny afternoon outside, head over to Evelyn M. Schiffler Memorial Park. There is a large playground for the kids to enjoy.  Or perhaps, you want some splashy fun. In that case, Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center is the best place to visit. These parks are perfect for picnics and playdates. It can be the [...]

  • Hidden in the lively core of Indiana, South Bend emerges as a city brimming with unexpected treasures, seamlessly blending a rich cultural tapestry, historical significance, and modern charm.  Extending well beyond its fame as the University of Notre Dame's home, South Bend presents a diverse array of experiences, captivating a broad array of visitors. From those passionate about history to outdoor adventurers and city wanderers, everyone will discover that South Bend provides an eclectic mix of attractions and activities, catering to a multitude of tastes and interests. Cultural and Historical Highlights The University of Notre Dame: A Campus of Beauty and Tradition The Heart of South Bend: The University of Notre Dame is more than an academic powerhouse; it's a centerpiece of South Bend's cultural and historical identity. The campus is renowned for its stunning architecture, from the Gothic-style Basilica of the Sacred Heart to the modern Duncan Student Center. [...]

  • Whether you're already a proud Spring, Texas resident or considering a move to this delightful community, get ready to immerse yourself in a world of outdoor adventures. Spring, TX, is a place where nature's beauty surrounds you, offering an abundance of thrilling outdoor activities that cater to people of all ages and interests.  In this resident's guide, we'll delve into the finest things to do in Spring, Texas, ensuring you make the most of your time in this vibrant city.  Explore the History of Old Town Spring For a change of pace, take a stroll through Old Town Spring, a charming historic district filled with unique shops, boutiques, and eateries. You can explore the rich history of the area while enjoying a leisurely day of shopping. Be sure to visit the Spring Historical Museum to learn more about the city's past. Old Town Spring Exploring Nature Trails One of the [...]

  • The small village of Cemoro Lawang is perched on the fringes of an undulating stretch of fine volcanic sand. This is Laut Pasir which, in Javanese, means Sea of Sand. My hotel, Bromo Permai, has a charming lobby that overlooks this unsettlingly unearthly territory.

  • The official scientific name is the aurora borealis, but they have many names. The northern lights, the Green Lady, merry dancers, guovssahasat, and revontulet or ‘fox fires’. No matter what you call them, they have been tempting travellers forever.

  • It was a hot summer day when a friend of mine and I pulled into the parking lot of Sombrio Beach, on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. We planned to be there for the day and set up a shady spot on the sand to enjoy our ocean views. We were hoping to see some wildlife — a bald eagle, a sea lion, maybe even a breaching whale.

  • Because Chichen Itza is one of the new 7 world wonders according to UNESCO, this place represents the most-visited archaeological site in Mexico.

  • Of course, the state wouldn’t be for lovers if its cities and towns didn’t embody the same coveted qualities. Located in the southwest region of the state, Roanoke checks all the boxes.

  •   A ski vacation is more than just a simple break from the bustle of the world – it is an adventure that can enrich your life in ways you might not have imagined. If you’re already a seasoned skier, you’ll already be well aware of how incredible the experience can be. Still, there’s nothing wrong with finding ways to make your next ski trip the experience of a lifetime. People have been skiing for almost as long as we’ve been walking upright – we simply cannot resist the thrill of the speed and the call of adventure. It only makes sense that you would want to have the best experience possible, whether you’re a brand-new adventure seeker or a seasoned skiing pro. Choosing The Right Destination Your choice of ski resort destination significantly impacts the kind of experience you’ll have. Different resorts cater to varying levels of skiing proficiency, [...]

  • Ireland is often referred to as the “Emerald Isle,” due to the vast greenery throughout the island. Most of the Irish countryside is dotted with farms and national parks, while the landscape in almost every county is dominated by some of the greenest hills anywhere in the world. But is this greenery the reason Ireland is known as the “Emerald Isle?”