Whether you live in a bustling city or in the middle of the woods, we can all appreciate the effects nature has on our lives. Often, travel brings us closer to natural wonders or shows us a side of Mother Nature we can’t see at home. This week, our Twitter chat theme is Nature and Travel! We’ll be discussing moments when nature inspired and challenged us.

This Wednesday, September 5th at 2.30pm EST, join us, @TripandTrail, @unearththevoy and the Passion Passport community to chat about Nature and Travel! Make sure to tag us in your tweets with #PassionPassport.

If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:

Q1 – 2:30pm EST

Welcome to the chat! Where did nature last take your breath away? Send a pic!

Q2 – 2:35pm EST

Capturing natural sights and wildlife on camera can be difficult, but good composition and gear can make all the difference. What are your tips and tricks?

Q3 – 2:45pm EST

Rain, sleet, snow or even heat – the elements can heavily influence your travel plans. Tell us about a time the weather or the elements changed your plans!

Q4 – 2:50pm EST

The Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Northern Lights are among the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Have you seen one of these wonders?

Q5 – 3:00pm EST

Have you ever been face to face with a tarantula or got held up by a herd of elephants? Tell us about your outrageous wildlife encounters!

Q6 – 3:05pm EST

Have you seen any pictures of nature that made you want to pack your bags and head outdoors? Where are you inspired to explore next?

Q7 – 3:10pm EST

From volunteer conservation work to sustainable eco-lodges, eco-tourism is more accessible than ever before. Have you engaged in eco-tourism? How was your experience?

Q8 – 3:20 pm EST

Nature offers a welcome respite from the digital world. What tips do you have for disconnecting and being present?

Body image by Jens Johnsson / Header image by Justin Kauffman.