Nature Lover

If You Love Nature, Here Are 6 Reasons NOT to Visit Agua Azul in Chiapas

Declared a natural reserve in the 1980s because of many endemic plant and animal species found in the area, Agua Azul is a perfect example of how mismanaged “ecotourism” projects with purely economic and political motives can have serious negative impacts on local communities and natural habitats

If You Love Nature, Here Are 6 Reasons NOT to Visit Agua Azul in Chiapas

The Best Free Hikes Near Bariloche

As my last stop in Patagonia, I was thrilled to finally find affordable access to nature that totally exceeded my expectations. Check out these beautiful hikes in the Bariloche area that are 100% free and absolutely worthwhile.

The Best Free Hikes Near Bariloche

Hiking Guide to the Solidão Waterfall in Florianopolis, Brazil

Hidden below the canopy of the Atlantic Forest is a small waterfall known as Cachoeira da Solidão, which means Lonely Waterfall in English. Cachoeira da Solidão is beautiful and offers hikers the opportunity to enjoy the serenity of the forest while bathing in a natural freshwater pool below the fall.

Hiking Guide to the Solidão Waterfall in Florianopolis, Brazil

5 Easy Ways to Decrease Your Carbon Footprint on Your Next Vacation

Many of us tend to overlook the negative impact of traveling on the environment. Scientists and activists around the world are speaking out about the detrimental repercussions of long distance travel on our planet. Follow these five simple steps to become a more eco-friendly traveler

5 Easy Ways to Decrease Your Carbon Footprint on Your Next Vacation

The Secret History of the World’s First and Only Cactarium

A legacy of Patricia and Chester “Cactus Slim” Moorten, who were pioneers of the early Palm Springs, Moorten's Botanical Garden is a family owned living museum inspired by the extraordinary variety and beauty of desert plants from around the world.

The Secret History of the World’s First and Only Cactarium

A Nature Lover’s Paradise: Vacationing in a Summer Cottage in Finland

So what is a typical Finnish summer cottage vacation like? Mostly it is about doing the things that get lost in a busy work schedule: spending quality time with the family, reading the books you have been meaning to read for years, getting daily exercise, steaming in the saunas, picking summer berries, and taking time to reflect.

A Nature Lover’s Paradise: Vacationing in a Summer Cottage in Finland