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“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”

Anne Frank

Being outdoors in nature is an elixir for our souls.

The love for being outdoors stems from a sense of wonder and awe at the beautiful tapestry of nature. Listening to the quiet flow of a stream, enjoying a gentle breeze, hearing the sounds of crashing wave, or the gentle melody of birds singing are all wonderful reminders of nature‘s precious gifts.

Being outdoors in nature is inspiring. The outdoors also provides a powerful motivator to reach the summit–literally or figuratively.

Walk in nature as you enjoy these stories.


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Historical Highlights and Attractions of Houston

By Courtney Campbell

The city of Houston, Texas is currently the fourth largest city in the United States. It serves as a twenty-first century melting pot, welcoming a myriad of cultures, communities, and ethnicities.   Read more

United States Nature & Outdoors History
The volcanic crater of Kawah Ijen. Photo: Bandita Mukherjee

Mount Ijen: A Tale Of Toxic Trail

By Bandita Mukherjee

I have come here in East Java to experience a midnight hike to the volcanic crater of Kawah Ijen and watch the blue fire created by the spontaneous combustion of subterranean gases and toxic yellow smoke.   Read more

Asia Nature & Outdoors
A panoramic view of the river and the Gongoni canyon. Photo: Sugato Mukherjee

Gongoni: Bengal’s Grand Canyon

By Sugato Mukherjee

Gongoni Danga, roughly translated from Bengali, means red-hot land. In the scorching summer months, locals say that the laterite textures of the canyon seem to sizzle from a distance, hence the name.   Read more

India Landscape Nature & Outdoors History
Winter Camping Log Cabin photo by Nikki Gillingham

Don’t Let a Socially-Distanced Winter Keep You Inside: Camping at Dee Lake Wilderness Resort

By Nikki Gillingham

Winter camping, even in relatively mild temperatures, isn’t something to take lightly. It requires planning, preparation, and a bit of spirit to get you through the evening!   Read more

Canada Backpacking & Camping Nature & Outdoors
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A Weekend Adventure on the Coast of Desaru

By Farah Kasman

Desaru has one of the best beaches in the state of Johor.   Read more

Asia Nature & Outdoors
Ben Johnson in Superstitions. Photo: Breana Johnson

Mysteries of the Superstition Wilderness

By Breana Johnson

“Are you sure this is the right way?” My husband, Ben, stopped me and took a critical look at the map.   Read more

United States Nature & Outdoors
Pancake Canyon photo by Erin Sullivan

Creating “The Great Outdoors” while stuck indoors

What do you get when you take several stacks of pancakes, add some miniature figurines and a stream of syrup?  If you’re photographer Erin Sullivan you’ll get a scene of a canyon with hikers walking by a waterfall. Erin Sullivan is an accomplished photographer and travel blogger.  She showcases her … Read more   Read more

United States Nature & Outdoors
Aerial view of Niagara Falls with a Maiden of the Mist boat.

Exploring Niagara Falls

By Kathleen Walls

Niagara Falls, one of America’s most scenic wonders, wasn’t always a pristine park open to the public.   Read more

North America Family Travel Nature & Outdoors
View of Lake Chelan in North Cascade Mountains. Photo: Eliza Amon

No Roads Lead to Stehekin

By Eliza Amon

Tucked in the rugged North Cascade Mountains near the Canadian border, is a town unreachable except by ferry, foot or flight. Remote as Stehekin is, the Washington town is a hub for nature lovers looking to hike, kayak, ride horses or fish in a national park whose glacier-tipped peaks are … Read more   Read more

United States Nature & Outdoors Off the Beaten Path
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Hiking the Scottish Highlands

By Jackie Jones

Hiking in Scotland and discovering this strikingly beautiful country has become a dream for many hiking enthusiasts. There are plenty of hikes to choose from and no matter what difficulty, Scotland is always up for the challenge.   Read more

United Kingdom Nature & Outdoors Sustainability

Relaxing with dolphins on Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Enjoy a relaxing day on Rehoboth Beach and play with the visiting dolphins.  This video was shot under our old name, Travel'n On.  The players are still the same but the name has changed to World Footprints–a name that reflects socially responsible travel.   Read more

United States Family Travel Nature & Outdoors