Top 5 Travel Essentials for My Travels

Travel Essentials for My Travels Ohio

Traveling can be fun but sometimes it takes forever to pack. I have some essentials I take with me on my travels no matter what time of year and where I am going. They are my go to items which makes packing a snap and I am prepared for everything.  Here are a few of … Read more

Top 7 Travel Tips After 20 Years of Travels

Top Travel Tips Ohio

I have traveled to over 30 countries, seen much of the United States and still am in awe every time I travel. More of my focus is now close to home actually enjoying nature and the beauty of the Midwest.  Here are my top travel tips to make the most of your vacation getaways.  Top … Read more

Visit Nature Mystique Retreat, Be Part of the Hocking Hills Winter Hike

Winter Getaway Hocking Hills Winter Hike Ohio

One of the best kept secrets I wanted to let you in on, the Hocking Hills Winter Hike, plan your winter getaway. How did I not know about this you ask? I agree! Nature Mystique Retreat is so excited for our guests that are going to the 59th Annual Hocking Hills Winter hike and those that … Read more

Why Travel Inspires Us

Why Travel Inspires Us Ohio

Why travel inspires us. Travel has been a tremendous source of inspiration for many of the greatest artists and writers of all time. It serves as a source of inspiration for us too as travelers. Travel has inspired the work of some of the greatest impressionists of all time. Vincent van Gogh was inspired by … Read more

Benefits of Nature for Dog Health

Benefits of Nature for Dog Health Ohio

There are a broad range of benefits of being in nature for dog health. The obvious one that comes to mind first is getting outside and having a form of exercise. Dogs absolutely love to explore. They use their noses to gather information and what better air quality is there than nature in which to … Read more

Why We Love Hocking Hills During All Four Seasons

Hocking Hills Ohio Four Seasons

Hocking Hills Ohio is receiving a lot of recognition as a must see destination. It gets me so excited that so many people love it as much as we do. We built our hobbit inspired accommodations here and wouldn’t dream of being anywhere else. Plus, we expanded and opened our very own Moroccan style adobes … Read more

Travel Influences from Childhood

Travel Influences Ohio

My husband likes to ask this question “What is your earliest memory?” My earliest memory is one of my childhood vacations with my family. We were very fortunate. My parents always took us on vacation every summer. With my mom, we went to more exotic destinations, we visited family in Europe and she saved up … Read more

Travel in the Fall

Travel in the Fall Ohio

Fall is a perfect time to travel for a vacation getaway especially in locations known for the vibrant hues during the changing of the leaves. I have this very calming and warm feeling when I see all the beautiful colors in nature. Every season has something special to offer of course. Travel in the Fall … Read more

I Want to be a Smart Packer, What Should I Bring on Vacation

Smart Packer Ohio

I have been a smart packer as far as I can remember from traveling at a young age. Traveling in my twenties, my friends always laughed when they saw my backpack and said where’s the rest of your stuff? It just makes life so much easier. Putting that aside, the goal is to be a … Read more

Why Hocking Hills Ohio in the Summer

Hocking Hills Ohio Vacation

Hocking Hills is so special in the summer, a wonderful time for taking advantage of the outdoors. Although Hocking Hills is famous for our incredible hiking trails and extraordinary rock formations, there’s so much more to add to your Hocking Hills vacation travel adventure.  There are a broad range of activities to enjoy in Hocking … Read more