by Avi Chiat
Avi Chiat is a New England native with an affinity for nature--something the Northeast U.S. offers visitors and residents alike in abundance.
But as someone with a busy professional and personal schedule, Chiat knows that finding the time to explore the great outdoors can sometimes be a challenge. This is why it's so important to:
Find fun, inventive ways to enjoy it
As Avi Chiat knows, you're far more likely to make time to enjoy nature when there's an extra incentive to do so--such as tying a fun activity to the experience.
Several ways to accomplish this include:
Planting a garden. Often times you can connect with the outdoors and soak up nature in your own back yard. Tending a garden can provide a compelling reason to do so.
* Roughing it. A weekend-long camping, fishing or hiking excursion offers a fun and meaningful experience and excuse to get outdoors and soak up the sun.