Getting out in nature is said to reduce stress, improve your mood, and provide you with a good dose of vitamin D, which can help avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). While our world offers us many destinations that can be experienced all year round, it is in the summer months that many of our desires for the great outdoors emerge. This is the time to go outside and make the most of the good weather and the longer daylight hours. There are many activities you can enjoy outside, including the ones listed below.
Take A Hike
Going out on a hike for a couple of hours, a day, or even a longer overnight trip is an excellent form of exercise that combines the best of working out with an outdoor experience. Hiking is great for your health, but it also allows you to learn and make use of skills such as map reading, campfire building, and knowing how to find clean water sources. This is great for children as it encourages independence, resilience, and an appreciation and respect of nature. Look for trails in your local area, or find one that appeals to you and make an adventure of it.
Camping out is one of the best ways to get as close to nature as possible and to enjoy the great outdoors with family, friends, or with a partner. Camping has universal appeal because it allows us to get in touch with our most primitive instincts and to shake off the dust from our everyday lives, in which we spend a great deal of time indoors. There are a huge number of campsites around the world, so consider making your camping holiday more exciting by going to an exotic location. You can choose from a huge range of different tents, from absolute basic ones to meet a small budget, to more advanced ones that can survive a number of different environments. Check out this review site for advice on the best tents to purchase to suit your needs.
Go On A Caravan Holiday
Going on a caravan break is similar to going camping (indeed, many campsites offer spaces for caravans), and is perfect for those who want the comfort that a mobile home can provide. This is a great way to roam around and travel without having to stop and find accommodation, and you will be able to see a lot more of the world from your window!
Caravans or mobile homes can be incredibly luxurious. They can offer a level of comfort that most people are not aware of. There are a range of different caravans and leisure vehicles to suit your price range, as well as many accessories you can purchase to make your trip more comfortable. Make sure you keep the sun off of you by investing in an awning, such as the ones offered by Thule Awnings, which claim to be easy to mount and to offer suitable protection from the elements. This has the added benefit of allowing you to stay outside if your barbeque comes under attack from a shower or storm!
How are you going to inject more time in nature into your life? What’s your favourite way to enjoy the great outdoors? Let me know in the comments!
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