I've said this before, and I will say it again and again. You don't have to go far for beautiful sceneries. Beauty--Nature and man-made--exists everywhere. It's all around us. We just have to keep our eyes open. Take a walk in your neighborhood after snow. Do it when the sun comes out. An early morning or late afternoon light will transform your neighbor's driveway into a winter wonderland.
Just leave your phone or iPod home. Talking on the phone or listening to a loud music doesn't mix well with the quiet appreciation of sight, sound, and smell that one is supposed to be engaged in while taking a stroll. We've taken the idea of multi-tasking to the ludicrous level. We don't feel any more sense of accomplishment with all that multi-tasking of doing several things at the same time. Instead, we are simply stressed out. Let's take a time out.