13 Relaxing Airbnbs That’ll Inspire You to Go Forest Bathing
Feeling worn down from the daily grind of city life? Sometimes a weekend away in nature is all it takes to reset and recharge; in fact, forest bathing or Shinrin-yoku — the Japanese practice of taking in a forest atmosphere — has proven benefits that will help you be healthier and feel happier.
To get off the beaten path, we scoured Airbnb for 13 amazing places where you can quietly post up and decompress for a few days. There are also various Airbnb Experiences to help you fully immerse yourself in forest bathing, such as the Urban Forest Walkabout in San Francisco, CA; Forest Therapy in Los Angeles, CA; and Short Mountain Hike and Yoga in Hadano, Japan. Julia Plevin, the host of the Urban Forest Walkabout, says, “One easy way to forest bathe is to find a spot and just sit there for 20 minutes a day doing nothing but noticing and being. Another way is to just be aware of all the nature around you — the plants in your house, the air you breathe, the water you drink.”
So let’s get outdoors; we bet you’ll come back to your routine feeling enchanted and inspired.