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nature bather

Travel for you is about moments of wonder, awe, and connection with the natural world. Whether it’s forest bathing, wild swimming, or chanting mantras in the mountains, your quest for outdoor-induced enlightenment is what guides you. You are grounded in mind and spirit, and inspire others to reconnect with their wild soul too.

 

CELEBRITY

If you were a celebrity adventurer you’d be … Sir David Attenborough!

Sir David Attenborough has inspired millions to care deeply about the natural world with his beautiful documentaries, books, and activism. thanks to a life marked by a tenacious desire to explore, innovate and enlighten.

 

In 1975, long before Bear Grylls was going wild, Sir David was trekking through uncharted wildernesses to film some of the remotest people on earth. This began an astonishing career where Sir David helped invent the natural history documentary as we know it today. He has done more than almost any other person to help millions of us understand and appreciate the wonders of the world around us.


Like Sir Attenborough, you connect with the world through observation and empathy. You’re a conservationist at heart and strive to bring awareness to environmental issues through your passion for the natural world. There is nowhere on this planet you wouldn’t go – and when you get there you are always curious and compassionate, inspiring others to connect more deeply with the natural world too.
https://attenboroughfilm.com/

DO

Trek the Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail in Japan (fighting monks is the episode) 

The Shikoku Pilgrimage loops around Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s major islands but with some of the country’s most beautiful and undeveloped landscapes. Completing it takes between 30 and 60 days, with some people taking years to complete it in stages while others attempt it all in one go. https://www.responsiblevacation.com/vacation/18213/shikoku-pilgrimage-self-guided-walking-tour-japan

 

READ 

 WILD: An Elemental Journey through Earth, Ice, Fire, and Air with Nature writer Jay Griffiths

Part travelog, part manifesto for wilderness as an essential character of life, Wild is a one-of-a-kind book from a one-of-a-kind author. Wild describes an extraordinary odyssey, courageous and sometimes dangerous. It is by turns funny, touching and harrowing, and offers a poetic consideration of the tender connection between human society and wildlands.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RI9H3E/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

 

WATCH

Aluna: an Ecological Warning by the Kogi People 

Aluna is made by and with the Kogi people, a genuinely lost civilization hidden on an isolated triangular pyramid mountain in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia.

https://www.alunathemovie.com/  

 

LISTEN

Tracking Grizzlies in the Gobi Desert with National Geographic Wildlife Biologist Doug Chadwick

Follow National Geographic wildlife biologist Doug Chadwick to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia in search of the world’s rarest bear. There are less than 50 Gobi Grizzlies left in the world and until recently almost no one even knew they existed - including Doug, a self-proclaimed ‘Bear Junkie’ who has spent his life studying Grizzlies around the world. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2BZ0Gwssnu5oszHJKTZDDY?si=b0eb13da24be4185 


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