This week at Eco Companion
As the weather gets colder, we’ve been busying away trying to keep warm and – even better – finding exciting destinations for you to go for some winter sun!
One of our blog posts this week takes a look at the fate of Nuclear power in America and the implications it has for the planet.
Remember those vast towers belching smoke in a well-known cartoon? Remember the sinister hum of the nuclear reactor, the three-eyed fish in the waste pond, and the general evil demeanor of the plant’s owner? Nuclear power plants often don’t have a great name for themselves. It might therefore been seen as a relief to some to hear that many in the states are closing down…but why are they?
Blog number 2 is something more fun: we’ve collected some gorgeous cottages and winter escapes for couples.
Imagine snuggling up in an igloo, curling up in front of the fire after an epic hike, or an intimate dinner high above the rainforest in your own private pod. That’s right, going eco doesn’t mean you lose out on any romance. In fact, some of our sustainable cottages and lodges in enchanting spots are ridiculously romantic. So, if you’re looking for a cosy retreat that’s ideal for couples, don’t worry, we’ve got it covered.
New and Popular Trips
This trip will take you through towering pine forests, past crystal clear lakes – perfect for anyone who loves nature. Several hides are dotted around the area, meaning you will have ample opportunity to spot some of the stunning wildlife in its natural habitat. Residing in charming log cabins brings guests closer to nature whilst offering modern conveniences, enabling you to appreciate the beauty of the forest.
Whilst on this tour groups will be able to get involved in the conservation of this ancient forest and its vast amount of animals by building bird boxes for resident birds and kennels for the local huskies. Become more knowledgeable about living in the wild as you learn skills such as collecting berries, and how to track animals like bear, lynx, wolverines and reindeer. There will also be plenty of free time to spend relaxing in a traditional sauna! This trip not only provides some stunning photography opportunities but also allows you to understand why it is vital to preserve Finland’s unique ecosystems as you see the huge range of incredible wildlife they sustain.
P.S. Find out how reindeer play an important part in tundra ecosystems by clicking here!
Become a true jungle explorer on this incredible expedition through the Amazon. Discover pristine rainforest in Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park, famous for its biodiversity and its authentic indigenous cultures which are still very much alive. You will see so many creatures going about their daily lives, happily unaware of you. Parrots, toucans, macaws, kingfishers, and herons, will dance through the skies while curious giant otters will splash around the boats. Through the verdant trees you will spot monkeys jumping between branches and even jaguars lazing. Meet some native Kichwa people and learn about their rich culture, still very much alive in this part of the forest.