Monday, April 20, 2009

Stuck at the Computer? - Take a Virtual Peaceful Walk

Lake Michigan beach
peaceful Lake Michigan Beach Walk (photo by Randall Thorne)
a news release of Peaceful Walks

If you could use a relaxing break from your daily routine, but don’t have the time or money for a vacation, a new website may have the answer.

Peaceful Walks provides just what its name implies, an escape into a stress-reducing world of pristine nature scenery and sounds. Randall Thorne, website creator and nature videographer, says he developed the new website with the goal of making the beauty and peace of our natural world accessible to anyone, at anytime, and in a way that fits into today’s busy schedules.

"Studies have shown, and most of us know from personal experience, that a peaceful walk in a natural setting is a very effective stress-reducer," Thorne said. "The problem is, not many of us can just drop what we’re doing and go for a hike in the great outdoors whenever we feel the need to unwind."

This is precisely the problem the Peaceful Walks website aims to resolve. With its library of dozens of streaming video mini-programs, you are just a mouse-click away from some of the most beautiful and relaxing nature scenery and sounds in North America. Sparkling mountain streams, flower-filled prairies and imposing desert canyons are but a few of the locations you can choose to visit. Thorne noted that all the video was personally filmed by him for exclusive use on the website.

Thorne has recently added a walk on a Lake Michigan beach to the repertoire, making Peaceful Walks even more appropriate for this web site. One can also visit mountains and other famous landscapes in the Walks.

A special feature of the website gives you the ability to personalize your experience. Several programs may be sequenced together to form walks of varying lengths.

If climbing mountains doesn’t fit into your schedule, a visit to the Peaceful Walks website may just be the next best thing.

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Shellmo said...

What a wonderful idea! I can think of nothing more relaxing and beautiful to the senses than taking a walk in nature.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Hi Shellmo- I didn't think I'd find this relaxing, but actually, I did. He might be on to something.

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