Top 5 Reasons I Love the Outdoors

What’s up wilderness lovers? Just wanted to share with you today some of the main reasons I have grown to absolutely love spending time outdoors.

#5 – If Betty White likes it, then I too like it.

I grew up on the Golden Girls. Literally, I watched it every single day. You could say that Betty is somewhat of a role model to me.

So Betty, thank you for being a friend. 

#4 – It’s the perfect place to read a book.

And no college students, I’m not talking about a Macbook or Facebook. I’m talking, a real, hardcopy book. Printed and bound.

#3 – The fresh air

No matter how much Pine Sol I use, my apartment never has that same smell and feeling as a February afternoon in Georgia.

That’s the power of pine trees baby.

#2 – It’s the best place to exercise

I have never been able to understand why people exercise in a gym. It is literally a room full of sweaty people. No, it does not smell awesome.

The outdoors has so many options—mountain biking, running on a trail, walking down a street, playing tennis and rock climbing, just to name a few. It’s totally free, full of open space and clean air.

#1 – It looks way better than any man-made structure I’ve ever seen

Architects. Don’t get me wrong. I think that people can seriously make some amazing structures. Consider just some of the Seven Wonders of the World—The Great Wall of China, Christ the Redeemer and the Taj Mahal. These are considered the most beautiful man-made structures of the modern world, and they truly are breathtaking. However, none of these were on the original list of the Seven Wonders of the World. In fact, the only structure of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing today is the Great Pyramid of Giza. Not gonna lie, it is in pretty good condition for its age; however, it is still wearing down and falling apart, and I’m willing to bet it’s not as beautiful as it was the first day it was built. Needless to say, even the most beautiful man-made structures in the world today are going to fall apart, break down and may not even be known 2000 years from now.

Unlike the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is still looking pretty good, Mount Everest is still standing strong and the Northern Lights are still shining brightly. The Earth has some truly breathtaking sites that are timeless.

What are reasons that you love the great outdoors? Let us know, and always remember to keep living on the wild side!

-Emily Escoe, a public relations student at the University of Georgia

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