Dreaming of spring and summer

I had a dream.. it was warm and sunny and I was outdoor on a bike, cycling away with a light breeze running through my hair. I was with a few friends discovering an unknown country where the sun shines all year round.. a country I had always wanted to visit and maybe even secretly wished I could live in!

Pedaling seemed easy as this time it was not about trying to surpass myself and train for a specific goal but rather to get a fun and flowing experience along dirt trails and easy pathways. I just had to follow the scenery unrolling under my bike’s wheels and this made me feel so light and free that I didn’t want my ride nor my dream to end..

Ever heard the saying “dreams come from a busy mind”? and busy and flooded with information are our minds nowadays! So what about listening to my mind trying to tell me what I truly aspire for? Too often my head gets in the way and pushes me to “get somewhere” but my mind is calling for a fun flowing ride to set this body and mind of mine free from all man-made bondage. Am I listening? Will I act upon it? time only and daily life choices will tell..

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’”– George Bernard Shaw

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”– Douglas H. Everett

Nathalie Drotar (-Roulin), Founder

Our road and bike trip this past fall.. here in the forest of giant redwood tress in Oregon.

Happy belated 2020 with lots of adventures!

Hard to believe we are already January 2020! I am a tad late posting wishes for the new year and my excuse is.. this baby, yes this website! Looking back, December saw me on the steep learning curve of website building with a lot of trials and errors but my dream now seem to slowly come to life.

On the business aspect of things, I am in touch with many who play a part of Nat’s Adventure Travels’ imminent launch, itineraries are being drafted, posted and translated. Excitement for 2020 and all upcoming adventures offered is truly building and I hope to get sharing with everyone wanting to spend an active vacation very soon so stay tuned!

Nathalie Drotar (-Roulin), Founder

My learning curve like this steep ice waterfall 🙂

Trying to adapt to winter

By now, it’s been winter for a while already here in Alberta. I had the privilege of doing a road trip south with Gerry my husband until early November where I enjoyed every minute of every time I could soak in the heat of the warm southern sun.. we were reading reports of people ice climbing and skiing in October – yikes! – and I knew very well, I was going to be lacking Vitamin D soon and for a while.

The first week back home I was in denial winter was here until I had to put my big girl’s pants on (figuratively and literally!) to get out in the cold and shovel the house pathways. A few days later, Gerry and I went for a trip in the close-by mountains and walking in fluffy white snow and seeing the soft pillows on every shrub and tree shining in the sun got me reconciled with winter and I realized that I actually love this season! There is so much magic to it and so many outdoor activities one can do, once one has figured out the layers needed for the activity chosen! I feel for people complaining about winter and hope they will try to get outdoor and enjoy some activities that will help them embrace this season!

Nathalie Drotar (-Roulin), Founder

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