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Reconnect with nature

To reconnect – to connect back together    

 

In times of the fast-paced environment, constant connectivity and digitalization, most people overlook truly important things and rather focus on the Facebook timeline. We have become numb to truly realizing the beauty of nature and it seems that we have lost curiosity in exploring historic monuments and retrieving the past.

Don´t get me wrong, I strongly agree with the benefits of connectivity and digitalization and I use the offered services on a daily basis to connect with friends and family around the world. I am truly grateful to have the opportunity to have friends around the world and being able to reach out to them.

However, I think people are really missing out on amazing experiences in nature as they are simply distracted by the device we call “Smart-phone”.

I encourage you to get back the curiosity about different cultures and experiencing nature. Whether it be enjoying the sound of the sea or taking time off your phone by talking a walk in the forest. Small actions can have a big impact. You´ll instantly get a new perspective and become grounded with a different view.

 

What does “to reconnect” mean?

Reconnecting with nature also does not mean the need to start buying 100% recyclable products that are locally produced, while disregarding own preferences. To reconnect with nature resonates with small thoughtful actions that protect the environment in a sustainable way. A good example for a small decisive action would be to buy locally produced mineral water or drinking tap water. People tend to focus on brands, while there is no objective reason for it. When it comes to mineral water, taste only differs marginally, so buying a locally sourced water helps the environment by cutting down on transportation.

 

Reconnecting with nature also means to push your comfort zone in terms of vacation choices. Why not switch a 5 stars hotel resort for spending time in nature, where you can witness an uncountable number of stars? In my opinion, the good balance between the two is the key to a fulfilled vacation. I never really was a fan of camping, until I went on the endeavor to cross parts of the Australian outback with a car and a tent. I was truly amazed and am grateful for what I had experience. Seeing kangaroos eating right next to our tent, having to realize that exotic birds had eaten our bread in the morning, and “fighting off” and invasion of wild horses on a remote campground are all experiences that are truly unique. These moments definitely shape the best stories of a vacation, but the simply do not occur in hotel rooms of 5-star resorts. But as said before, a balance between the two extremes (being camping in the middle of nowhere and staying in 5-star resorts) is the best.

Seeing kangaroos eating right next to our tent, having to realize that exotic birds had eaten our bread in the morning, and “fighting off” and invasion of wild horses on a remote campground are all experiences that are truly unique. These moments definitely shape the best stories of a vacation, but the simply do not occur in hotel rooms of 5-star resorts. But as said before, a balance between the two extremes (being camping in the middle of nowhere and staying in 5-star resorts) is the best.

 

Reconnect with nature – you´ll be surprised of what you have missed.

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