Reasons to Incorporate Nature Into Your Family Vacations

Children and Nature Have you ever heard the term “back to nature” or “get back to nature?” It basically means that it’s a good thing to get back to a simple, more relaxed life– the kind people typically experience out in the country compared to the busyness and noise of the city.

If and when you decide to take a family vacation, you should consider getting back to nature. It’ll do you good.

Today people rely on technology so much so that they feel naked and afraid without their smartphone or tablet. Imagine, though, a simpler time when one didn’t have to know every little detail about everyone else’s life or nonstop news from near and far…

A vacation is a chance to get away from technology, busyness and noise. Even better, it’s a chance to get immersed in nature– the trees, sun, wind, fresh air, water and more.

Rather than be so removed from nature that they don’t even recognize animals like squirrels or deer, it’s a smart thing to introduce young people to nature. Besides being exposed to plants, hiking trails, ponds and bugs, being in nature is also prime time for unstructured time. In other words, kids (and parents) don’t have to have any specific plans. They don’t have to watch the clock and finish things up quickly. Instead, being in nature allows for a leisurely and meandering pace. It’s a chance to smell flowers, to dig hands in the dirt, to throw stones into the water, and to gaze up at the stars at night and think about why we’re here.

Nature is beautifully magnificent. It’s something that should be enjoyed rather than ignored. Therefore, your next family vacation should involve time spent in nature rather than just a plastic, sanitized environment. Sure, amusement parks and malls are great, but nature connects us to Mother Earth.

Cozy Cabins were designed to be nestled in a mountain paradise where families could relax and enjoy their time away from “the city.” Indeed, Cozy Cabins are smack dab in the middle of “nature,” such that people will hear the sounds of birds and animals and be able to breath in bucketfuls of fresh air. Want to take a boat on the lake? You can do that here. Or take a walk in the woods. At Cozy Cabins, you and your loved ones can simply get back to nature. What are you waiting for? Book your vacation today.

Birdwatching is an Outdoor Activity the Whole Family Can Enjoy

In some places, it’s rare to see birds or wildlife, whereas in others, like near the lake cabins of Cozy Cabins Nature Resort in North Okanagan, BC, it’s common.

Birdwatching is something people like to do while staying at Cozy Cabins Nature Resort because there are plenty of birds in the vicinity. Some are easy to spot, while others are a challenge to see. It’s oftentimes the challenging ones– or the more rare ones– that give birdwatchers the most pleasurable satisfaction. We humans enjoy a good chase, a good mystery, and a good discovery, for sure.

One of the nice things about birdwatching in British Columbia (for visitors from far away) is that you’re likely to encounter birds you don’t normally see at home. You should do some research online to figure out what kind of birds live in this part of Canada before you arrive. Then you can reference your list, checking off the ones you spot!

Bird watching can be done year round, though it’s especially nice when it’s a warm and sunny summer day. Furthermore, you’re likely to see more than 100 hundred species in a small area, so there’s a great variety out there. Best of all, it’s fun to find birds in unexpected places. Who knows– you might see something highly unusual, something tender and beautiful, or even a bird fight.

Many people like how unpredictable bird watching can be. Some days you’ll see a lot of birds, while others not so much… some birds will be so beautiful that you want to take photos of them with a close-up lens, while others will be average and you’ll hardly give them a second look. Much like collectors are always looking for rare finds, so are bird watchers.

Did you know bird watching can be done by anyone of any age and persuasion? It doesn’t matter if you’re old or young, athletic or not… birds are flying around all day long for all people to see and enjoy– they don’t discriminate.

Come to Cozy Cabins Nature Resort and bring binoculars to go bird watching. It’s a nice way to pass the time outdoors this summer, and you’ll be amazed at the variety and beauty of the birds in British Columbia.

A Family Vacation Could Be Just What the Doctor Ordered

Family vacations used to be more popular in the old days. It was a tradition that many moms, dads and kids looked forward to, getting in their station wagon and heading far from home to see some place else. Today, though, parents and kids are seemingly always busy, overwhelmed, tired and have way too many entertainment and relaxation options to choose from. That said, perhaps all these reasons are exactly why families should take a vacation.

Think about all the time you stare at a screen. People are constantly looking at smartphones, tablets, TVs in waiting rooms, at restaurants, at airports, in cars, and then some, right? Facebook is good, but it can also make people feel lonely. Instead of staring at screens, families need to spend time outdoors away from ALL media. Therefore, a family vacation to somewhere remote, surrounded by nature, is the perfect excuse to put away phones.

Families today don’t spend nearly enough time talking together, cooking together, and just hanging out for fun. Instead, everyone retreats to a different room in the house where they focus on themselves. The art of conversation is getting lost.

A family vacation forces people to be together in close proximity for a set period of time. During this time, they have to talk with one another. They have to share their thoughts, feelings and concerns. Meanwhile, they get to experience new places and new faces together, as a family unit. There may be challenges to overcome, obstacles to get over, and, most likely, a lot of laughs along the way.

Now, more than ever, family vacations matter. If you’re open-minded to taking one, Cozy Cabins Nature Resort is the place to go. It’s the kind of place people dream about or see in movies, complete with hiking trails, rope swings over the lake, jumping off the dock, trying out rowboats, catching fish, and telling tall tales around a fire at night. Don’t miss out on family bonding time.

Located in a secluded mountain area of British Columbia, Canada, Cozy Cabins Nature Resort is where family vacations equal many wonderful memories made. Don’t miss out on special times with the family at this unique and beautiful place; call 250-547-6201 to reserve your cabin today.

Reasons to Go Hiking

Hiking Think of all the times you sit and stare at a TV or computer screen. Technology is ubiquitous. Just because it’s seemingly everywhere, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t escape it now and then. Take, for instance, a trip to Cozy Cabins Nature Resort on the edge of the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia in Canada. A vacation away from the constant need to check your smartphone could do you good.

Instead of looking at pictures and videos of other people doing great things outdoors, it’s your turn to take some time away from the stresses of everyday life. When you stay at Cozy Cabins, you’re close to many hiking trails. Wouldn’t it be nice to take a walk by a lake, up a mountain, or through the trees, surrounded by nature?

Hiking outdoors is really good for you, both mentally and physically. Besides being able to take in big lungfuls of fresh air, hiking gets your body moving so it’s a great, natural workout. Did you know hiking helps lower the risk of developing heart disease? After all, it gets the heart pumping while improving your blood pressure and your blood sugar levels. Since hiking puts some pressure on your bones, it helps boost bone density and builds up the muscles in your legs. It’s also a great way to strengthen your core, work your hips, improve your balance, and sweat off the pounds. Mentally, hiking is a mood enhancer. A hike is a smart way to deal with stress and anxiety. Your time walking in nature is a chance to get your mind off problems while focusing on everything immediately around you. Like going to the movies, hiking is time to forget your troubles and immerse yourself in a better reality where you feel free and happy.

During your visit to Cozy Cabins, take the time to explore the Salmon Trail along Bessette and Duteau creeks. Beginners can do a 1km walk while advanced hikers can opt to go 8 kilometres. You can find out more about the Salmon Trail at the Lumby Visitor Centre.

The Health Benefits of Getting Fresh Air

Fresh AirCozy Cabins Nature Resort features cabins nestled around a small, private lake near the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It’s a perfect place to escape the smog of a city and enjoy clean, fresh air.

What are some health benefits of getting fresh air in your lungs? Well, for starters, fresh air helps clean your lungs, much like a toothbrush cleans teeth. The cleaner the air you breathe, the easier is it for your lungs to work. They’re able to rid themselves of toxins. Some people report feeling much better spending time outdoors because they’re away from the dusty, stuffy offices of home.

Did you know that getting fresh air improves your blood pressure and heart rate while strengthening your immune system? It can give you more energy, a sharper mind, and even help aid in digestion. Fresh air can also make you happier.

Your body makes serotonin, which makes you feel happy and in a good mood. How much serotonin your body makes depends on how much fresh oxygen it gets! If and when you take a walk around the Cozy Cabins Nature Resort, breathing in fresh air, not only will it help digest your food but also put a smile on your face. Fresh air and exercise are nature’s way of elevating the body’s overall mood and sense of well-being.

Your body has white blood cells fighting and killing bacteria and germs on your behalf. Since white blood cells need enough oxygen to function well, it only makes sense to breathe in as much fresh air as possible.

One of the main reasons people come to Lumby, BC, to stay at the Cozy Cabins Nature Resort, is for the fresh air and nature’s beautiful surroundings. It’s like a picture postcard come to life at Cozy Cabins.

The Mental and Physical Benefits of Nature

Experiencing nature clears your mind and de-stresses your body. The wilderness is a magical place that leaves you feeling euphoric. There’s so much to discover outdoors that it really puts the mind’s imagination to work.

Recent research has shown that being in a natural setting can boost cognitive ability. According to an article in website, “Taking a stroll through a natural setting can boost performance on tasks calling for sustained focus. Taking in the sights and sounds of nature appears to be especially beneficial for our minds.”

In an article found on website, director of OPENspace Research Centre at the University of Edinburg, Scotland, Catharine Ward Thompson states that, “When it comes to alleviating stress, there’s just something about being in our natural element that’s hard to beat” and she also claims that, “Wide open spaces mean more opportunities to boost your health.”

At our cabin rentals, the landscape around you is 100% natural. To the sides are beautiful trees that create a gorgeous shelter and before you is a mystical body of water fit for swimming and having fun. Without the hustle and bustle of busy life, you can sit back and relax.

For the upcoming season of winter, we welcome you to take a hike through the landscape and see the wonderful wildlife that appears in the colder months. Alternatively, you can cozy up to a warm roasting fire with loved ones while sipping hot chocolate.

And as the snow melts and flowers re-appear, there will be even more for you to do. There’s a complementary rowboat and dock plus picnic area. You won’t need much for entertainment because the outdoors provides it all for you.

The outdoors provides year-round fun and enjoyment and we really hope you come visit us and see for yourself. Bring yourself, your significant other or the whole family! We are booking reservations for winter 2013 and fall 2014.