Netherlands - landscape photo - green fields - mill

Vacations are a time for escaping from the day-to-day stresses of our lives. Work, school, and home are left behind so that you can clear your head and recharge. All too often people don’t take the time to consider where they are going because they are just so eager to escape their life for a while. Some of the best vacations you can take to clear your mind are out in nature. Take a bit of time to research your vacation online, you’ll be glad you did.

Backpacking Europe

Netherlands - landscape photo - green fields - mill

An excellent choice for both the young and the young at heart, Europe is a prime location for backpacking. With a great amount of literature available on these expeditions, it isn’t about trailblazing so much as the experience. This is a great way to get away by yourself or with your significant other, and take in the sights of one or several countries, depending on how much time you have. If you only have the time available for one country, an excellent place to start is the Netherlands. You can walk for miles without seeing a soul, leaving you alone to enjoy nature.

Going Down Under

Blue Mountains - NSW - Sydney - Australia

If you are less confident about your ability to navigate through a nature trail all by your lonesome, then a guided tour is the way to go. Nature expeditions are usually centered around a small group of people, led by a guide that has knowledge of the land that would take your entire vacation time and then some to learn about. If you are considering a group tour, and want to take in new sights, Australia is a must-see. Australia is a land with an excess of natural beauty, and a great way to take it in is by going on a Blue Mountain Tour. You get to experience the beauty of the mountains from a cable car, the culture of the Aborigines on display, breathtaking waterfalls, and a tour of a wildlife park.

Take the time to plan out your next trip with your loved ones in advance. Pick a destination you’ve never visited before, and begin budgeting now. It could be the experience of a lifetime.

National Parks

Crater lake - Crater Lake National Park - Oregon - USA
Crater lake - Crater Lake National Park - Oregon - USA

U.S. national parks provide a wonderful way to take an affordable vacation. If you are into camping, whether it is in a tent, riding a R.V., or sleeping under the stars – this is a great option for you. With 59 potential destinations, there are quick getaways available all across the nation. What’s more – most of the expense is already covered by your taxes! Camp sites for multiple families can cost less per night than it would to rent a hotel room for just one family. Not only that, there are some amazing sights to take in, and well-preserved nature trails to observe them from. For anyone on the east coast, Arcadia in Maine is a great park to start with.

About the author:

Eric Regan is a writer who loves to see what the world has to offer. He has written for blogs covering various topics

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