Close by adventures with Rania Rönntoft
Nature. It’s always there; independent and free. To us in Scandinavia it’s extremely available. Now more than ever, it’s a place to escape to where we can be safe and recharge. I find energy in the fresh air - the smell and sounds of the forest pushes the stress away.
As I’ve explored the town that I live in and the surrounding areas I’ve learned where there are good spots for fika, where to enjoy a good view or sunset, where I can easily get away from the bustle of the city by walking, biking or taking a bus.
Don’t be afraid to explore. Just pack a small bag with some snacks, water, coffee or tea, maybe a little treat. A seating pad, multitool and first aid kit is always a good idea to have at hand as well! Wear comfortable clothes and layer well so that you can shed or add depending on the temperature or if it’s windy. Check the forecast and bring a shell if rain could be a possibility. Don’t let it discourage you, just dress for it - nature is beautiful in the rain too: The sound of water hitting the leaves and the way the droplets glisten on the green leaves and moss, it’s all quite magical.
I think it’s important to redefine what “adventure” means. It’s for everyone and more accessible than we think. I encourage you, take the time to head outside - find your own close by adventure! // Rania, www.northboundjourneys.com