With the recent Global Climate Strike, I’ve been thinking harder about my own ecological footprint as a tourist as well and what ways I can work to reduce it. As a result, I’ve expanded my research to include more nature and eco stay locations.
Somewhere that has been very much on my bucket list is Bali, Indonesia. To me, the place conjures images of vast jungles, pristine rivers, and amazing biodiversity. I want to preserve that feeling when I visit, to ensure that future generations can also appreciate its raw beauty. What better place to start my nature and eco stay research than to research it for this beautiful country?
After looking at half a dozen nature and eco stays around Bali, these are my top 3 ideal places to stay:
Recently, I wrote a blog post about the essential medicine to carry when you travel, which of course, includes the topic for today – why you should be carrying laxatives when you travel. Constipation no joke. The gassy, bloated, stomach pain caused by the changes in your routine and added travel stress (like sleep disruption and dietary changes) can leave you blocked up. Nowadays, I reluctantly carry a pack of Miralax/Restorlax as part of my essential medicine kit when I travel abroad – a hard (pun intended!) lesson learned when I found myself sitting in an Icelandic outhouse, 8 days after I started my vacation – without stool softeners or laxatives (don’t worry the post doesn’t contain graphic medical details! It is just a story to stress why I need it in my pack now!).
Disclaimer: Today’s post talks about poop and my lack of success with it in Iceland. Basically every paragraph describes bowel movements. Skip if this is something you’re just really not interested in at all!
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Did you know that there are over 30 unique yurt locations that you can rent within Ontario? That’s a whole lot of yurts! Beyond the unique locations, I also discovered thatnot all yurts offered the same kind of amenities (like beds, washrooms, cookware), nor were they all available during the winter season!
To save you some searching time, I put together a sortable reference table listing out all the locations you can rent a yurt within Ontario and included 20+ feature columns that sorts and lists out deciding factors like:
drive time from Toronto
cost/night + minimum stays
features available in the yurt
If only I made this table for myself during my search! Alas I created this after the fact. BUT – when we decide to rent another yurt again, I’m definitely going to use this table!
I feel like my favorite local websites have really been upping their winter getaway posts (like this, this, this, this, this, and this ). Have you noticed it too? Because if you did, you’d probably have read about winter yurtcamping and might have even considered doing it! Sites like Narcity and BlogTo have mentioned how great it is to take glamping into the colder months. We couldn’t agree with them more!
Winter yurt camping can be a fun way to start a winter adventure, have a mini romantic getaway, or be a fun way to live life unplugged for a couple of days. Yurts might just be the comfortable, easy, and relaxing experience that you’re looking for. Make it your best experience ever, and read up on things you need to know before booking your first winter yurt.
Better late than never! Here’s an upload of some our special moments that we had on our trip to Iceland in 2017!
This isn’t a vlog type video, nor is it a ‘Where to go when you’re in Iceland’ type of video. Rather we wanted this video to capture things that personally interested us or was something we found memorable. In this case, Iceland really won over our hearts just for being beautiful.
Why the Late Post
Sorry I forgot to upload it. Its been posted on our Instagram (@syde_road) for a while though! My bad.