Outdoor Education: The Ritziest Ways to Enjoy Nature

It’s only a few months out of the year that the weather is nice so taking advantage of nature is definitely on the summer to do list. But camping is just so… blah. And golf at the country club doesn’t seem to count. So how do you enjoy mother nature the haute way?

Kayak the Chicago River

Weather it’s an architectural tour, paddle board or a sunset tour, Kayak Chicago is a great way to see the city in style. Whether you’re brave enough to venture out on your own or want some instruction, watching the sun hit the water is a hot way to spend the day.

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Camping with a Butler

Although a bit of a hike (this special campsite’s all the way in Montana), Creekside Camp is a luxurious way to take in nature. Defining themselves as “glamping,” glam camping (loves it) is a new kind of outdoor adventure. Horseback ride around the 37,000-acre property, fly fish in Blackfoot River, and do it all with a personal butler for all your grilling and turn down service needs. You are all set for a wilderness adventure that makes Mother Nature, a little more motherly.

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Why Stay Landlocked When You Can Rent a Houseboat?

Floating Cabins on the water feature all modern amenities, a private boat dock, internet access (come on you need your Blackberry) and are conveniently located near the picturesque Indiana Dunes. Hike the State Park, then catch some zzzs to the relaxing sounds of the water lapping on your bedroom window. Aaah.

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