The smell of the ocean, the sound of the sea, the feeling of oozing mud over your skin. There is something satisfying reconnecting with nature either to calm your soul or reinvigorate your spirit. Here’s your invitation to explore the elements, capturing earth, wind, fire and water and how we find ourselves returning to nature.

Wind

A gentle breeze, a sudden gust, or a raging storm each bring with it a shift in the atmosphere reminding us we are not the center of the universe, but part of something big and beautiful. It can clear your head, or blow your mind.

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Kite boarding. Kitesurf freestyle

Earth

For millennia people have being using mud for healing purposes, as a remedy to ease arthritis or muscle pain and reinvigorate your skin. Mud treatments prove highly beneficial to the body, skin and mind. Besides its luxury attributes, mud has become popular as an obstacle to rummage though either by foot, bike or four-wheel drive. On the other extreme, deserts cover much of the Earths surface bringing with it its own version of fun!

Young woman getting a mud treatment on leg

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Water

Our origin, our food source, our means of exploration. Today people are drawn to water for fun, relaxation and to essentially to return ‘home’. We enjoy it in its every form; glaciers, frozen lakes, hot lagoons, rivers, oceans, and swimming pools to the vapor rising from raging waterfalls.

Inside an icecave in Vatnajokull, Iceland, the ice is thousands of years old and so packed it is harder than steel and crystal clear. These caves are formed by meltwater that rushes from underneath the glacier and creates these wonderful sights

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Fire

When our ancestors harnessed the power of fire our food became safer and more digestible. This in turn meant we could spend more time finding food and creating other tools through the heat of fire, essentially allowing our brains to evolve to do some really creative thinking! Today, we enjoy cooking on an open fire to feel more connected with nature and our environment, or as a means of celebration with bonfires and fireworks!

stylish hipster traveler camping in sunny forest in the mountain

Crowd wathcing fireworks

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Ever notice how refreshing walking through a city park can be? Escaping traffic, crowds and chaos and wandering though the tranquility of nature can only bring relief. For those of you who live closer to waterfalls, forests, lakes, glaciers or even the sea, lucky you! Yours is the paradises we travel to for brief relaxation, and to reset our energies!