The day we went MAD foraging for mushrooms in Latvia – BY BUDGETTRAVELLER

‘What are you doing today?’ Nothing. Let’s go mushroom picking.’ Our guide for the day, Latvian blogger Zane Enina ofMugursoma.lv fame tells me that this is a pretty common conversation amongst Latvians during Autumn. I wonder immediately if they are enough mushrooms for every Latvian to go mushroom picking. ‘50% of Latvia is covered by … Continue reading The day we went MAD foraging for mushrooms in Latvia – BY BUDGETTRAVELLER

Understanding the Symbolism of the Acorn By: Nora Mueller

For many, the unassuming acorns that fall from an oak tree are the bane of those with driveways and front lawns that they’d like to keep clean underfoot. But in recent years, there has been a growing trend towards finding an alternative use for acorns, rather than just raking them together in a seemingly endless heap. In … Continue reading Understanding the Symbolism of the Acorn By: Nora Mueller

Why do we feel so good in nature? Why does nature heal? The top 10 reasons BY: Kris Abrams

Earth, rivers, mountains and trees! Silent canyons, babbling creeks, and growing green gardens! If you spend time in nature, you’ve probably noticed that you feel happier out there than in here. But why? One of the better known theories, the “biophilia hypothesis,” suggests that we love nature because we evolved in it. We need it for our psychological … Continue reading Why do we feel so good in nature? Why does nature heal? The top 10 reasons BY: Kris Abrams

7 Amazing Health Benefits of Walking in the Woods You Probably Don’t Know BY: Robert Locke

Did you know the Japanese have a word for “forest bathing”? It is shinrin-yoku. As you can imagine from the translation, it just means losing yourself in the forest while enjoying the air, the scents, the vegetation and the sounds of birds and animals that live there. But did you know that there are some amazing … Continue reading 7 Amazing Health Benefits of Walking in the Woods You Probably Don’t Know BY: Robert Locke