Would you rather spend a vacation in nature or a big city? | The Tylt
Would you rather spend a vacation in nature or a big city?
A vacation in nature need not be limited to camping and hiking, though there’s no more direct way to experience the natural world. Cabins and RVs are perfectly legit ways to see the woods and beaches. Even glamping counts. Walking through a field of flowers or looking for shells on the beach reacquaints you with life beyond smart phones, depressing news and crowds. And we all know, deep down in the ancient corners of our ancestral memory, that time spent in the grandeur of nature is healthy and necessary for us as human beings. And what could be a better way to end a day, anywhere, than sitting by a campfire, watching embers trail up to the stars?
There’s a thrill like no other when, after you’ve landed in a new city and cleared the headaches of the airport, you finally set eyes on the place you're going to spend hours and possibly days to see. Maybe you’re on a bus to a hotel and suddenly, there’s the Eiffel Tower. Or you step out of a subway and see the Empire State Building. Whatever and wherever the city may be, you’re surrounded by human life, history, accomplishments and the ongoing pulse of culture. Seeing big cities—from grand museums to picnics in tiny suburban parks—offers you as a traveler a window to how other people live, and provides a chance to enrich your own life with new experiences. It’s not just the big, famous tourist spots—amazing as those may be. It’s the quiet of a pretty café or solemnity of an old temple that goes deep into you and fills you with life.