Top Five Travel Destinations to Help You Commune with Nature


It has been factually proven that people are at their most serene when they in nature. People go on vacations in order to get away from their hectic lives. Being in nature is one of the best ways to find peace and tranquillity, something we all could use in this hectic world. Whatever you may desire from a vacation, it is possible to find it in nature. Here are five travel destinations that you may want to consider if you are a nature lover and you are looking to connect more with nature and the natural world.

Bora Bora

Located on the French Polynesian Leeward group of islands is Bora Bora. The Island features an extinct volcano at its center which rises to two peaks called Mount Pahia and Mount
Otemanu. The island is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. Bora Bora has beautiful
beaches; wonderful food and the island is home to many native and indigenous plants,
insects, and animals

Negril, Jamaica

Of all the serene places to visit in the Caribbean, very few have that perfect combination of
ingredients to make an amazing trip like Negril, Jamaica. The biggest draw to Negril is its
massive stretch of beautiful white sandy beach. Negril is home to one of the longest beaches in all of Jamaica called “Seven Mile Beach”. Enriching the experience is the fact that the beach in Negril gradually gives way to the Caribbean Sea, where they meet in a perfect shade of blue. The warm sunlight on your skin, the sound of the waves, and the smell of the sea are just a few benefits that you gain on this picturesque beach.


● Andros Island, The Bahamas

Being the largest landmass in the Bahamas, Andros has the third largest barrier reef in the
world, freshwater blue holes and underwater caves which, without a doubt, attract many
thrill-seeking divers. Andros also boasts the largest protected area in the Bahamas with five national parks. Here, tourists can appreciate the mangrove swamps, forests, as well as the many graceful, indigenous birds in the mud flats.

Lofoten Islands, Norway

Remote, rugged and exceptionally beautiful, the Lofoten Islands lie within the Arctic Circle.
Depending on the season, the main tourist activities are biking, hiking, skiing, sailing,
snowshoeing, kayaking, diving, riding, surfing and, of course, fishing. Apart from all the
adrenaline filled activities, the Islands also offer a unique and gorgeous view of the awe-
inspiring Northern Lights.

Redwood National Park, California, USA

Most people know Redwood is home to some of the tallest trees on Earth. The parks also
protect vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways, and nearly 40-miles of rugged coastline. You should at least once in your lifetime visit this national park as there is much to experience. Tourists can walk, explore and soak up the silence and scenic view of the forest among other activities that range from fishing, kayaking, biking, rafting, backpacking, birding and more. All of this is available to you along the Redwood Coast, providing you with an abundance of nature-filled experiences, just waiting to be explored.

Finding ways to commune with nature and returning to our origins as humans are good for
you; mind, body, and spirit. The benefits of being in nature rich environments far outweighs the costs necessary to access them. There is no price one can put on the serene and natural sanctuaries out there that can transport us away from the stresses of daily life. Mother Nature has blessed us with these beautiful islands, beaches, reefs, mountains, and forests, it is now our job to protect and preserve these places, for not only this generation but for all the generations to come.


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