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6 Wellness Experiences for Nature Lovers

It’s no secret that slowing down, being intentional, and getting fresh air are good for you — it’s part of the reason why many of us love being outside. At Hipcamp, we’re fans of #selfcare, so we curated a list of wellness experiences that will help you to #findyourselfoutside.

1. Try literal forest bathing

Photo at Sweet Relief, Oregon. Available to book on Hipcamp.

We’re huge believers in Forest Bathing — the Japanese practice of mindfully experiencing nature through your senses. Be it a walk through the woods, taking your shoes off at the park and really feeling the grass, or just spending any quiet time in nature — anyone can forest bathe! Additionally, we recommend literal forest bathing, because…it’s also awesome.

2. Breathe intentionally at a yoga retreat in the woods

Photo at Enchanted Ridge, California. Available on Hipcamp.

One of the best parts of yoga, is that you can practice it almost anywhere. Reach a higher level of connection by doing some stretches and deep breathing in nature, and let yourself take in the amazing sights, sounds, and smells around you! Stress, who?

3. Fuel up on natural foods at an organic farm

Photo at Rancho Escapado, California. Available on Hipcamp.

Eating nutritious food is key for maintaining health and wellness. Visit an organic farm to see how your food is made, pick your own food right off the vine, and learn more about the regenerative agricultural practices these farmers use to keep their land diversified and healthy.

4. Get some exercise in nature by taking a long hike

Photo at Holy Cross Refugio, Colorado. Available on Hipcamp.

Looking to increase those endorphins this year? Exercising is a natural mood-booster and plus—the best views are at the top! Plan a hike with your friends, see some awesome vistas, and forget you’re even working out.

5. Practice meditating

Photo at WildTender, California. Available on Hipcamp.

Meditation relieves stress, promotes emotional health, and even helps you sleep! Level-up by taking your meditation practice outside, where the sounds of the natural world will help to clear your mind.

6. Start keeping a journal

Photo at Wooden Tent in the Woods, Minnesota. Available on Hipcamp.

Journaling can be a good way to sort through your thoughts, evoke mindfulness, and even boost emotional intelligence and communication skills. Picture yourself curled up by the fireplace in a little cabin, tea in hand, writing in your journal. Sounds idyllic right? You’ve got this!

Kendall McLeod

Coffee-drinkin', true-crime obsessed, small-town gal from Texas, living in a big city + trying to save our planet!

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