Somewhere on the Alaskan Kenai Peninsula...
What is your idea of what a real getaway vacation should be? If geting back to nature is your cup of tea, then “eco travel” may be just what the doctor ordered. It definitely is mine.
You may choose to venture to far away destinations, like Alaska, New Zealand or Patagonia, just to view nature's full splendor. These are those tranquil, serene places afar off.
Or maybe your getaway is near your backyard. All it takes is the will to 'just do it' and get away...get closer to the earth you live in and the creatures that are part of it.
Nature-based vacations lend themselves to all sorts of activities. I like to camp, hike, shoot pictures and sit on a cliff and take it all in. Maybe you do too? You can be up close and personal with all of it without having to rough it. I mean just think about it...canapes at Cape Horn...guzzling a great chardonnay while kayaking the Tasman...or view condors near Lake Pehoe in Patagonia.
Taste a simpler, slower lifestyle in style. All you have to do is decide to get away, to create your experience....create your moment.
Get away to a truly natural experience. That's what ecotravel is really all about.
Where you go is up to you. Just point your finger and let the wind guide you.
Based on where you go, you may have to pack out your excrement (nature does call while you're off the beaten track). Make sure you know that ahead of time. Some places require you use portable commodes...and I do mean require.
Water is something you will always want to bring with you. You can use water bottles, canteens or cool things like Platypus (I love these flexible canteens that mold to your body).
Depending on where I'm going, critters like mosquitoes and biting flies may be of significant concern, that they require a little additional preparation. This recently happened on my trip to Alaska. I knew about them, so I came prepared. I was surprised of how many people that were not.
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