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

Sauna Health Benefits, Why Finnish People Have 3 Million of Them?

Sauna Health Benefits Ohio

In Finland there are over 3 million saunas, a country with 5.5 million people, a staggering amount for sure! It is very common for Finns to have saunas in their homes, at the vacation cabins and available throughout Finland in cities, towns and as part of the attractions within the region. Finns are firm believers … Read more

Winter Travel to Magical Earth Retreat, A Destination

Sauna Health Benefits Ohio

Winter travel is wonderful, it is my absolute favorite time of year to get away. You don’t have to deal with the heat or the major crowds. You can get some nice deals and it is just so beautiful outside. Magical Earth Retreat has some wonderful amenities onsite to keep you warm like our cedar … 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

How Travel Experiences Enrich Us

How Travel Experiences Enrich Us Ohio

Sometimes the simplest travel experiences are the most memorable. I have spoken with thousands of people informally about their travels, what they gain from their travels, what are their most memorable experiences and what they hope to experience next. The answers are probably simpler than one would think.  Making Connections Memorable travel moments usually have … 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

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