Nature Archive

Ecotourism in Australia: 5 Must Do Activities

May 20, 2016

in australia, Nature, outdoors

Are you an eco-tourist, or do you aspire to be one? And are you planning a trip to Australia? In case you’re unsure of what ecotourism is exactly, the International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines it as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation […]

Mom and daughter sitting in trunk of SUV looking at mountains

7 Tips on Using Travel to Introduce Kids to Nature

November 5, 2015

in exploring, family travel, hiking, Nature, outdoors, parks

Today’s youth are increasingly connected to their electronic devices, which can result in children being disconnected from Mother Nature. According to data released by the Nature Conservancy, it is believed that only 10 percent of our children spend time outside everyday. Yet, 66 percent of our children report that a personal experience in nature has increased their […]

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5 Tips for Planning a Trip to Iceland

October 26, 2015

in iceland, Nature, travel tips

Iceland is a HOT destination at the moment (pun intended). In the last decade, Iceland’s tourism industry has doubled and is credited with helping the country recover from the 2008 financial crisis. According to the Icelandic tourism board, 2014 saw a 23% increase in visitor numbers from the year before. Knowing that, I guess it’s no […]

View of Hastings River, Port Macquarie, NSW

Tents and the City

October 19, 2012

in blog trip, camping, Nature, New South Wales

I think I left something off my list of reasons camping unnerves me in my other post. Another factor, for me, is that if you camp in a secluded area, which is pretty much where most campgrounds are, you best not have forgotten anything you needed. And as someone who routinely forgets toothpaste, body wash, […]

Camping on Wallis Lake, Sundowner Tiona, NSW

The Unlikely Camper

October 11, 2012

in blog trip, camping, Nature, New South Wales

Full House was in its sixth season. Bill Clinton was in his first term as President. Kurt Cobain was still alive. That’s what was going on in my world the last time I went camping. So when I was recently invited to suss out two Sundowner Tourist Parks on the Mid-North Coast of New South […]