Thailand national parks to close for 3 months each year to allow environment to regenerate naturally

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has announced a plan to temporarily close national parks nationwide every year for a three-month period. The department says the annual closure will allow the environment to regenerate naturally and without human disruption. The idea for the closure stems from the reemergence of many wildlife species when all of Thailand’s national parks were declared off-limits … Continue reading Thailand national parks to close for 3 months each year to allow environment to regenerate naturally

Nowhere: Pop-up restaurant in nature reserve helping diners connect with nature and observe social distancing

A new pop-up restaurant in the midst of a nature reserve outside Stockholm in Sweden is set to open in August. The pop-up restaurant called Nowhere, is located in the Häringe-Hammersta Nature Reserve. Uniquely designed, six small tables are scattered around in nature and set apart from each other – in the middle of the forest, in the fields and on a raft by the water … Continue reading Nowhere: Pop-up restaurant in nature reserve helping diners connect with nature and observe social distancing

Zero Real Estate: The no-wall, no-ceiling hotel located in the wilds of the Swiss Alps

An overnight stay in nature, within the beautiful setting of the Swiss Alps, with the simple luxury of a double bed and no tent in sight has been realised by conceptual artists and brothers Frank and Patrik Riklin.  The artists are bringing their no-wall, no-ceiling hotel concept to multiple locations in eastern Switzerland this summer as part of their Zero Real Estate project. The open-air … Continue reading Zero Real Estate: The no-wall, no-ceiling hotel located in the wilds of the Swiss Alps

Taiwan’s Yangmingshan National Park declared the world’s first official Urban Quiet Park

Taiwan’s Yangmingshan National Park – home to hot springs, lush forests, cherry blossoms, hiking trails, subtropical climate zones and the country’s largest dormant volcano – has been declared the world’s first official Urban Quiet Park. Taiwan’s government and California-based non-profit organisation Quiet Parks International made the announcement on World Environment Day on 5 June. Urban Quiet Parks are defined as a natural area in or near a … Continue reading Taiwan’s Yangmingshan National Park declared the world’s first official Urban Quiet Park

Path of the Parks: New trail will connect all 25 of Italy’s national parks

Italy has announced a new hiking trail, Sentiero dei Parchi [Path of the Parks], which will connect all 25 national parks in the country. The new trail will unite all the Italian national parks in a single path, from the Alps through the Apennines to the isles of Sicily and Sardinia. It will include protected areas, biosphere reserves and Unesco natural sites. The Path of the Parks will coexist … Continue reading Path of the Parks: New trail will connect all 25 of Italy’s national parks

Seedpod: Nomadic Resorts create comfortable sleep and dining pods for retreat within nature

Design company Nomadic Resorts have devised a comfortable way to sleep outdoors while reconnecting with nature with their Seedpod – a cocoon-shaped nest that can be hung from trees, rocks, beams or tripods. The organically shaped pod, which is shaped like a seed, is a low impact vessel that can be used for sleeping or dining. The structure is engineered to withstand wind speeds of … Continue reading Seedpod: Nomadic Resorts create comfortable sleep and dining pods for retreat within nature

9 Places in Europe Where You Can Sleep in a Bubble- Nisha Designs —

Want to sleep in a bubble? If so, I’ve selected 9 places where you can do just that while surrounded by pristine countryside, enchanted forests, or the Spanish desert. Designed to embrace the great outdoors, these cool bubble rooms are available in various locations throughout Europe and let you fall asleep while gazing at the […] via 9 Places in Europe Where You Can Sleep in … Continue reading 9 Places in Europe Where You Can Sleep in a Bubble- Nisha Designs —

Marie Antoinette’s private garden at Versailles is being restored to its natural glory

Marie Antoinette’s more natural private garden at the Palace of Versailles is set to be restored to its former glory, as part a $2 million, multiyear restoration project. The garden, located just to the west of the Orangerie, was originally a labyrinth installed by Louis XIV in the mid-17th century, but by the time Marie Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI, resided at Versailles in … Continue reading Marie Antoinette’s private garden at Versailles is being restored to its natural glory

Sustainable Travel: Planning your next Eco-Friendly Trip — ecogreenlove

Traveling is a way to discover new cultures, build new social relationships, and disconnect from our daily routine. However, planning a trip can be hard, especially if you are organizing a sustainable trip. There are many interesting guides to sustainable tourism that offer great tips and advice for an eco-friendly trip, but no worries, we have summarised it all for you. In this article, you … Continue reading Sustainable Travel: Planning your next Eco-Friendly Trip — ecogreenlove

Savage Beauty: Light artist Kari Kola transforms Ireland’s Connemara mountains with stunning colour and light display

Savage Beauty, an online art experience created by Finnish light artist Kari Kola, has transformed Ireland’s Connemara mountains in a spectacular display of colour and light. Kari Kola’s installation of 1,000 lights transforms a 5 kilometre-stretch of the mountain range in County Galway in a wash of vibrant pulsating colours, in what has been heralded by exhibition organisers, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, as … Continue reading Savage Beauty: Light artist Kari Kola transforms Ireland’s Connemara mountains with stunning colour and light display