Why have I always loved resort life?
Remember Dirty Dancing, the mega phone, beach volleyball courts, the talent show, the staff houses, and all of the family outdoor activity? #swoon
I love resorts for the bonds that are created over sports and leisure activities. They are a place that creates connections - whether people to people or people to nature. A sense of respect and appreciation for the natural world is built and environmental stewardship is inspired.
Throughout my life I figured resorts were like residential camps for families. They kind of are, however, I am also realizing more and more that in order to inspire and support people to live healthy and active lives on a daily basis, I need to view city parks and recreational spaces as our urban resorts. They are the spaces where we can have a connection to each other and connection to nature close to home. A place where respect and appreciation for our local environment is fostered on a daily basis.