September 2018 – Light of City

Balancing with the Bears of Katmai

Three commercial flights, a float plane, a two-hundred-ton marine vessel, and a raft; followed by a trek through swamps, rocky shorelines, and dense brush. This was my journey to the isolated wilderness of Alaska’s Katmai Peninsula. A mother bear and cub sit in the tidal flats at Hallo Bay on Alaska’s Katmai Peninsula. © WWF-US/Megan […]

An Unbearable Mine

Gold  and  copper  may  hold  lucrative  prospects for some investors,  but  mining doesn’t  pay  out  for  Alaska’s  Bristol  Bay.  The  proposed  open  pit  Pebble  Mine near  Katmai  National  Park  would  rob  salmon,  bears  and  people  of  their  natural environment and resource-based sustenance. A mother bear and cub sit in the tidal flats at Hallo Bay […]

Audio Tale: Wolf Encounter in Glacier Bay National Park

Out of the thousands of animal encounters naturalist Richard Nelson has had in the wild, it was one with a gray wolf that he describes as “the” moment of incredible grace. ©William Campbell/USFWS One summer morning, while camping on an island far off the beaten path in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, naturalist Richard […]

Want a Creativity Boost? Take a Walk in Nature.

Studies show that creativity and problem-solving abilities soar when we spend time in natural places, such as in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. There’s no doubt that today most adults and children spend more time indoors interacting with media and technology than participating in outdoor activities. Numerous studies have shown that spending time in […]

Discovering new ways to explore New Brunswick

Discovering new ways to explore New Brunswick ExploreEcoNB screenshot (Photo by NCC) As technology evolves, people today are expecting a lot more out of their mobile phones. The use of mobile applications is increasing across phone users and everybody is trying to find a way to take advantage of it. Mobile applications help you everyday; […]

About Good Nature Travel & Natural Habitat Adventures

Good Nature Travel is the official travel blog of Natural Habitat Adventures, a nature and adventure travel company that focuses on seeing the world’s most amazing natural places with minimal impact. NHA has been a leader in responsible adventure travel and ecotourism since 1985. From polar bear tours in Churchill to small-group Galapagos cruises, from Alaska grizzly bear adventures to African safaris, our journeys, […]

#1000 Urban Miles: An Invitation to walk in the Praeger spirit

#1000 Urban Miles: An Invitation to walk in the Praeger spirit Killarney (Photo by Emily Walsh) It’s possible that you don’t know what walking is, what walking can accomplish, until you have walked a distance across a mountainy bog in Ireland. In the rain. Earlier this summer, accompanied by a colleague and by 14 of […]

Give me a tent, a warm sleeping bag and a crackling fire: Why I love camping

Give me a tent, a warm sleeping bag and a crackling fire: Why I love camping People can unintentionally help spread invasive species while camping this summer (Photo by Carys Richards/NCC staff) When the cold Canadian winters begin to recede and the weather grows warmer, I pull all my camping gear out of storage. After […]