To appreciate a place is to be close with its nature. PTL is structured to include activities of nature as a part of the training program. Depends to the destination, it can be a different experience as compared to other places.
A trip to a berry farm, an apple orchard, or a pumpkin patch teaches kids that produce doesn’t come from the supermarket. Ripened blueberries and raspberries are edible right off the branch. Be careful picking blackberries, which often grow on thorny stems.
If you likes to eat apples off the tree, make sure they’re organically grown. When you get home, make a pie, a cake, or jam to show how nature’s bounty can be put to good use.
Hiking to Celebrate the Sunrise and Sunset
It happens every day, yet few of us take the time to catch the changing hues of the morning or evening sky. If the weather permits, hike outside to listen to bird calls and note the flurry of activity shortly after sunrise.
At sunset, enjoy the sky’s multi color show, and look and listen for nocturnal creatures.
There’s no such things as cell phone towers out in the middle of nowhere — and that’s honestly a beautiful thing. Ditching your screen can have a significant impact on your well-being. Research suggests too much tech may lead to increased feelings of anxiety and poor sleep.
There’s even some physical perks to going off the grid: Excessive screen use may lead to neck pain and some have even experienced neurological issues. Time to stash that phone. Your mind and body deserve it.
Let us learn from Norwegians. They celebrate the things one can only do in winter. “People couldn’t wait for the ski season to start,”. Getting outside is a known mood booster, and so Norwegians keep going outside, whatever is happening out there.
Learn ski, sledging or just build a snowman.“There’s a saying that there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.”
Go to the farm
Get a farm ride on tractors, pond dipping, feed the animal or just plan a BBQ. Or maybe try an experience milking or sheep shearing. Unforgettable experience!
Picnic by the river
The best picnics are simple. Instead of trying to cook a meal on a dirty charcoal stove at a designated picnic site, opt for precooked foods you can eat with your hands. One idea would be to visit a local bakery for delicious breads, rolls and desserts. Add some cheese, fresh fruits and vegetables.
If you want something more substantial, many of those bakeries also offer specialty sandwiches you don’t have to make yourself. Either way it’s a meal that doesn’t require lots of preparation or cleanup.
Boat Rowing / Ferry Cruise
Even on a wet day with the rain drumming on the water, there is the sight of the droplets pock-marking the surface and the wind forming steel-grey ripples as it races across the river.
On a freezing morning when your hands are aching so much you could weep, there’s the mist hovering in the air, the sight of your breath pluming above the boat and, if you’re lucky, the sun glowing weakly through the trees. The beauty of wild.