The great outdoors, a magnificent and extraordinary experience which may be shared with friends and family members. As a whole, we’re so caught up with our own lives which we do not make the time required to enjoy the tiniest of things in life, relax and unwind. In today’s society, we’re all about work-work-work… Our programs are so full and filled with meetings and work-related issues which we forget about some of the truly wonderful things life has to offer, like character.
Nature is such a lovely and complicated marvel yet the vast majority of us spend little time researching it — even in our own backyards. In the event that you were to ask any handful of people in Orange County, California if they’ve been to some of the surrounding national parks like Yosemite, or Yellowstone you’d be surprised (or not) from the number of those who have been to places like this. In the last few years, I’ve grown very fond of being out in the wilderness. It’s such a refreshing and revitalizing hobby and on top of that, it’s basically free.
Camping is such a terrific hobby to pick-up and although acquiring equipment might be an initial investment, based on the sort of camping you want, you may hardly need to spend any money in any way. Some campers love backpacking, and although I can happily say I have done this once – it was also an entirely frightening experience for me. Other folks would rather go”glamping” that is more of a”glamourous” encounter; blow-up mattresses, A/C, showers, fancy mobile sofas and some take it a step farther with RV camping.
There are a lot of sights to visit and places to see that one could never explore it all in a lifetime. Still, creating a bucket-list of all of the places you wish to travel to is such a thrill and brings so much enthusiasm when you’re able to actually check an item off the list. Regardless of what age you’re there’s always enough of mother nature to discuss and make new memories.
Do you ever wonder what the Milky Way looks like when it’s fully visible? The city lifestyle doesn’t give us much of an opportunity to actually lay back and respect the world. Take the night skies for example — the light pollution is so terrible from most metropolitan areas that the only things visible in the skies are helicopters, jets and clouds/smog. Imagine leaning back into your comfortable camping chair, the only light visible comes from a dimly lit campfire and a series of light immediately shoots across your field of view. You look up and the sky becomes its own magnificent show, full of countless stars, and you find another series of light shoot across the sky.
In southern California there are a lot of places you can see with breath-taking views. In what other areas could you drive for just 1-2 hours and be not just on the shore, but also in the hills, in a lake or even camping in the wilderness? Mother nature won’t always be around, and it is sad to think that we take the beauty of the planet for granted. The next time you’re feeling adventurous, why not get out and explore, you will be truly amazed by just how much beauty there is on this world.