Why spend your next holiday lounging around by a pool if you really don’t want to? Instead, put your foot down and insist that you and your family go on a vacation that you are actually going to enjoy. If that means heading out on a nature holiday, then so be it!
Here are three of the world’s best travel destinations for nature lovers like yourself:
If you want to enjoy a partying holiday in Ireland, head to Dublin; if you want to enjoy a nature break on the Emerald Isle, head to Waterford instead. Here, you will find Ireland’s longest off-road cycling and hiking track, the Waterford Greenway. When you embark on this 46km pilgrimage, you will be able to enjoy some of the best natural wonders that Ireland has to offer, such as the River Suir, the Mount Congreve Gardens, the Comeragh Mountains, and Dungarvan Bay.
To ensure that you get the most out of the Greenway, you should:
- Hire a bike so that you can walk and cycle
- Pack smart — bring a light backpack as well as layers that you can put on and take off as you please (the Irish weather is very temperamental, so you will want to bring suncream too)
- Pace yourself and walk/cycle cleverly — if you feel yourself become light-headed, take a break
- Be sure to take rests and enjoy the various checkpoints dotted along the trail (Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, Mount Congreve Gardens, and O’Mahony’s sweetshop being three of the best)
Want to get up close and personal with the best wildlife that Africa has to offer? If so, then you should travel to Kasanka National Park. Situated in North Zambia, this breathtaking land is packed full of woods, lakes, rivers, and swamps. In its wilderness (which you can travel around when you embark on a guided safari tour), you will be sure to see a multitude of endangered species.
Bryce Canyon, U.S.
All of the U.S.’s National Parks, such as Big Sur, Yosemite, and The Grand Canyon, should be on your traveling bucket list, as they all have unique natural landscapes and they all play host to hundreds of weird and wonderful types of wildlife.
Bryce Canyon is particularly blessed when it comes to natural phenomenons, though, mainly due to the fact that, unlike other National Parks, it exists in three distinctly different climatic zones: spruce, ponderosa pine, and pinyon pine. This diversity breeds an ecosystem that is highly biodiverse, which means that all sorts of birds, mammals, and plant species call this area of Utah their home.
If you want to enjoy everything that this National Park has to offer, you should explore it via Bryce Canyon ATV Tours. These guided ATV tours will allow you to see most of the area in just an hour and a half. When you embark on such a tour, you’d make light work of seeing Bryce’s two most famous features: the pristine alpine landscape and the Bryce Canyon Rim.
No matter what continent you live on, there will be a travel destination near you that is perfect for nature lovers like yourself.