And this is when thoughts turn to where you get away from it all and where Heaven is a place on Earth Day.
And where they actually do put the Earth first.
Our friends at G Adventures with whom I traversed the Dead and Red Seas and Wadi Rum are all about sustainability and community support.
And while others do the old cultural appropriation thing (Boris Johnson in India anyone) G actually put something back.
G shares its good fortune with local communities in partnership with Planeterra Foundation, its non-profit partner.
And they build organic farms and restaurants in Jordan et al.
And provide tourist opportunities for trekking and cycling enthusiasts.
Now as you’ll see from my cover page Brad left an impression on me when he told us in the Rapids…
This is our office so look after it.
And even one or two dry-skiing along the side of the road, all protecting their greatest asset.
Protect our skies
And so we’ve done the Earth, now the Wind (or we’ll call it the skies) before we alight on the Fire.
And there are few clearer skies than the night ones in Tenerife.
Where at the top of Mount Teide National Park you can be among the stars.
And all because they keep their island clean.
Clear the air
Now we can all do our little bit to arrest global warming.
As they plant a speekbom plant every time they take the boat out to the island to rebalance emissions.
And for those of you who pay attention (and I’m also talking to you up the back) it might just save air travel.
Land of ice and fire
And, yes this is the Fire bit of the Earth, Wind and Fire elements.
And you’ll take in the Strokkur Geyser, Gullfoss Waterfall and Thingvellir National Park.
While all visitors to Iceland naturally take a dip in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon.
While if you’re very lucky you’ll get to see the Northern Lights on a clear night.
And so you’ll have your own go-to places but try these out.
And you will find Heaven is a place on Earth Day.