What does it mean to enjoy a nature-forward vacation, and how can it benefit you? Nature-forward is my term emphasizing grounding ways to experience the natural world. It is a conscious experience weaving together travel, nature, and spirit — a specialty of mine. My expeditions always include bonding time with trees, rocks, water, and plants in one way or … [Read more...] about How to take a nature-forward vacation?
We are interdependent with nature. But what does that mean to you? How can Mother Earth assist you? My life calling to help others connect to the healing salve of nature comes from lived experience. When I deepened my connections to plants, trees, rocks, and water, I experienced profound transformations. Yet, when I share my passion with others, I'm often met with an … [Read more...] about Connecting with nature where you are
Oswald West State Park seems to have it all. Old-growth giants greet visitors, ushering them through a dramatic canopy of texture and light to a beach – an alchemy of sand, rocks, and drift logs. Creeks flow to the Pacific Ocean, and 14 trails meander the rugged topography. Most people rush directly to the iconic Short Sand Beach, but way more magic is possible. This … [Read more...] about How to find magic at Oswald West State Park
The Oregon Coast is a stellar example of nature's forces joining in inspiring the human heart to open. Majestic fir trees line steep foothills grounding the earth while different versions of moss grip forests floors like a cozy shag carpet. Rough waves churn their way through ornate rock stacks -- proudly standing as a testament to resiliency. Wide open beaches allow space … [Read more...] about 10 Oregon Coast hikes to reclaim the soul
Chad and I met 25 years ago; he is like my brother. Circumstances recently gave me 24 hours in Miami, where he currently lives. While short by usual trip standards, this visit left my spiritual battery overflowing with energy as the plane took off into the sunset over the Everglades. Knowing the importance of nature in travel for me, and with only a few hours to … [Read more...] about Magic Miami