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Kyoto Forest Bathing, How to Become One With Nature

Recently, my husband and I traveled to Kyoto, Japan to learn about forest bathing. The trip was virtual through Zoom due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Our tour guide, Lee, demonstrated forest bathing and practiced simple forms of meditation with us. Additionally, we learned about the rituals and history of Shintoism as he guided us on […]

cozy night on a farm

Cozy Farm Stay: or How to Befriend an Alpaca

Ahh, the great outdoors! We have enjoyed sleeping outside while hearing lions roar, camped in a tent in the Florida Keys, and even went glamping on a sailboat. However, one of our most unique camping experiences was the time we went glamping in an alpaca paddock. We figured what better place to social distance than […]