The Best Ways to See Nature On Vacation

By on January 20, 2020
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For many women over 50 planning a vacation, they want to plan various activities over their vacation. Although some ladies want to lie and suntan by the pool or ocean, some of us are looking for opportunities to learn and experience our beautiful world. There are many exciting ways to experience mother nature and all the beauty that she has to offer. LivingBetter50 has some of the best ways to see nature in all its glory.

Planning an African safari or a hike through the jungles of South America? There are always a couple out of the box ways for you to experience the outdoors. Make sure that you bring sunscreen and or bug spray!


 Zipline across the flora of South Africa

An exhilarating opportunity to fly up high across the beautiful landscape. We went into the Magaliesburg mountains near the Hartbeespoort Dam to join Ama Zwing-Zwing. Located on the Amanzingwe Lodge, there are various wild animals that you fly over. Standing up high on the masts erected for the Zipline tour, you can see miles across the Cradle of Humankind area. This Zipline tour offers you the opportunity to see the African bush while safely getting a rush of adrenaline.

Zipline across the Niagara Falls

Another opportunity to experience the freedom of flight with the safety net of the harness and cables was one that I had this past summer in Canada. Flying over the Niagra Falls and feeling the spray from the crashing water was exhilarating! Starting 220 ft above the river, you sail across the falls with a full frontal view of the American falls for 2,200 ft at speeds around 40 mph!

Balloon ride across farmlands

During a recent visit to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, my husband treated us to a balloon ride. We were shown the majestic fall views of Lancaster County farmland and hills, with the varying foliage coloring. We flew over little towns with the most wonderful names like Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand, and Strasburg. It was a brisk clear fall day and on the horizon, we spotted the headwaters of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bay! It was so exciting yet peaceful being on the flight in a hot air balloon ride!

Wild hikes through the Amazon

With 60% of the Amazon rainforest being within the Brazilian borders, many of the tours offered will start or be operated within Brazil. Manaus seems to be the epicenter of the activity. You can find many local guides in and around the city that will give you a great guided tour. I loved the river cruise and seeing from the boat, Macaws, sloths, spider monkeys, and other Amazonian wildlife roam free. Being within the boat I felt close enough to the action of the forest without being right in the thick of things.

It is wonderful to get away from the busyness of life, regroup and find yourself. Nothing can help you to refresh like being in mother nature itself. So for a vacation, I recommend getting outside and experiencing the beauty of nature. Add some fun and other experiences to remember by doing things a little more differently.

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The Best Ways to See Nature On Vacation