Springtime is not all about going to parks and festivals to marvel blooming flowers and admire nature’s colors. The dream of enjoying the outdoors without the aid of gloves and parkas is about to come true.
Perhaps it involves a beach and maybe even a bright-colored fruity cocktail or two, but for the most part you’re after action, excitement and exploration.
After all, recent studies have shown that merely a walk in the park can calm the mind while changing the way the brain works to improve mental health. People who spend time in parks cope better with stress, feel happier and have more self-esteem, according to science.
Now that spring is actually here and the days are longer, you can finally stop hibernating and reconnect with nature. Many under-the-radar destinations boast the same level of excitement for all kinds of travelers.