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6 of the Best Ecotourism Destinations in the World

6 of the Best Ecotourism Destinations in the World

For city dwellers, travel is not only a chance to enjoy a change of pace and scenery. Nature and outdoor lovers are more likely long for natural areas to explore. With a growing number of ecotourism destinations in the world, finding a place to go should not be so hard. But picking one among the many options you will find could be tricky. Here are six of the world’s best destinations for eco travel and adventures.

Gunsight Mountain Alaska
Alaska may not be one of the most visited places in the world. But it has a wealth of attractions and natural areas to explore. It is teeming with scenic landscape and wildlife not to mention the pristine lakes and rivers that you can find as you explore the wilderness. From whale-watching to hiking, there is an abundance of places you can go and things you can do for some great outdoor adventures.

Antarctica is a great place to go if you want to go off the beaten path. Its remoteness has helped in preserving its pristine and untouched beauty. From the breathtaking landscape to the wildlife that thrives in the cold, harsh region, Antarctica is one of the destinations that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Costa Rica has long been at the forefront of ecotourism. It is one of the places often associated with eco tours and travels. This should not be surprising given the country’s wealth of choices for possible nature destinations. From lush rainforests to diverse wildlife, Costa Rica is an idyllic place to get away from the city and surround yourself with nature.

Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Galápagos Islands
Galápagos Islands are more than just an overabundance of beautiful nature scenery. It is also home to a mind-blowing array of creatures many of which you may not even see elsewhere. It is a place that not only allows you to marvel at the vibrant natural ecosystem. It is also a great reminder of how wondrous nature can be.

The land of fire and ice is a stunning place for a nature trip. It is home to wonderful and surreal landscape, volcanoes, waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, and so much more. It is also right on top of the go-to places for some Northern Lights sightings.

This African nation is a land rich in natural resources. It has an amazing ecosystem that will leave you in awe, and hopefully more inspired to support conservation efforts not just in Africa but around the world. The country’s popular wildlife safaris offer opportunities for travelers to see and observe the wildlife. And if you are lucky, you may even get the chance to see some of the migrating wildebeests during the Great Migration.

Why Cutting Down Trees Is Fun

Why Cutting Down Trees Is Fun


If you think cutting down trees is just a heavy chore that should be done as soon as you get the memo from your parents or your spouse, think again.

Here’s why cutting down trees is fun:

  • It makes you stronger. It builds you up and gets your muscles and bones ready for just about any kind of work, as well as heavy chores you’ll be doing in the near future aside from cutting down trees.
  • It makes you feel closer to nature. Cutting down trees should not just be deemed as a mere chore. It should also be deemed as a way to make you feel closer to nature. After all, cutting trees takes skill and knowledge on which part should be cut down or not.
  • You get to use a saw. Let’s face it, being able to use saws can be one of the coolest things you’ll ever do. You see, saws are not just made for cutting trees. These can also be used for artistic purposes such as furniture making and wood carving.

Confused on how to go about furniture making and wood carving? Check out this Comparison of circular saws, as well as other kinds of saws.

  • It helps you become more responsible. Cutting down trees is not just a heavy chore especially given to you by your parents or your spouse. It comes with the responsibility of knowing how to survive and making use of your talents and skills outdoors.
  • Most of all, it keeps you fit and healthy. Cutting down trees and sawing it backwards and forwards can be a form of exercise, especially if you’re the type of person who never really goes out of the house. No need to go far away, to the gym, or to the park, just to be fit and healthy.

And there you have it…

Have fun cutting down trees!

Nature and Wellbeing: How Spending Time Outdoors Boosts Your Mood

Nature and Wellbeing: How Spending Time Outdoors Boosts Your Mood


Not every day is a happy day. Everyone feels the blues from time to time. People have different ways of improving their mood. But those who regularly spend time outdoors are more likely to experience a greater sense of wellbeing. So the next time you feel stressed out or just need a quick break from it all consider heading out to the nearest park or any other green space near you. You might be surprised how it can change your mood for the better. Here’s how to tap into the therapeutic effects of spending time with nature.

Listen to the sounds of nature. When was the last time you took the time to listen to the natural sounds around you? Get away from the usual noise of the city by finding a quiet place where you can pick up the subtle sounds of the breeze as it pass through leaves or the buzz of bees and chirping of birds. Most relaxation music use soothing nature sounds, which you can enjoy by spending more time outdoors. You can start using nature to improve your mood by visiting a beach, lake, or river near you. Sit by the water, breathe, and release all your worries, fears, and tensions away.

Make outdoor breaks a part of your routine. Take outdoor breaks. Spend the few precious minutes of breaks from work at any available green space in your workplace. Or go for a short walk outside. Enjoy al fresco lunches or bring your lunch with you at nearby park so you have a leisurely lunch surrounded by nature. Not only will it help clear your mind. I may even spark your creativity.

Do some work outside. A change of scenery can be good for you. Sometimes all you have to do is to bring your laptop outside once in a while, especially when you start feeling overwhelmed by the pressures at work. Find a cozy spot outdoors where you can do your work while enjoying a breath of fresh air and the calming scenes that nature rarely seem to be in short supply of.

Take up an outdoor activity or sport. Nature and exercise are both great at boosting mood. Take up an outdoor activity or sport like biking, gardening, running, walking, or more. These activities should give you plenty of reason to go out and spend time with nature.