By David Castillo
If you’re reading this, we’d like to think you’ve been to the Credit Repairmen, used our services, and profited as a result of making smart life choices. If you haven’t, we’re not the tax man. You still have time.
In case you didn’t know, Earth Day is April 22nd, and there are a number of different ways to celebrate our pale blue dot.
And you should. Scientifically speaking, even just surrounding yourself with nature can be a healthy choice. Scientists at Stanford found that a simple walk among the trees could literally quiet parts of the brain associated with negative thinking and gloominess.
Attack Those Troubles with a Kayak
The Texas vistas may not be as exotic as the surrounding glaciers and orcas of Alaska, but then Alaska doesn’t have Fiesta and Kawhi Leonard.
Mission Kayak offers a multi-hour trip down the San Antonio River with various prices of $55 to $70 depending on how many miles you want to tour. It’s not exactly The River Wild, so don’t be alarmed by the waves, but if it looks too strenuous you can always:
Float Away on the Guadalupe With Good Credit
If Kayaking is a little too heart pounding for your tastes, there’s always the warm comfort of tubing down the Guadalupe River.
Tube Haus is open every weekend Friday through Saturday, and runs you $17 a tube. That’s a lot cheaper than hiring a clinical psychiatrist to listen to you talk about your problems while you sit on a couch.
In addition, the surrounding water is said to induce meditative states. Just think; the keys to enlightenment are just a rental tube away!
Get Harmonic on Texas’ Hike Trails
If kayaking and tubing are a little too “wet” for your tastes, Texas offers the perfect landscapes for serene trekking.
Most places provide free admission. However, if you need a longer getaway, the most it’ll cost you is $6.
That’s $6 to distance yourself from the noise of urban life for a few hours, either taking your dog along for the ride, or having a nice Hallmark moment with your significant other.
Just don’t forget step one: fix that credit.