5 Places to Feel Wild and Free by Susana Ospina

Susana Ospina is a global adventurer. Growing up in Colombia, her first trips to remote, unique places were with her parents, who always made a point to introduce her to the most diverse cultures and landscapes. After studying in Japan and Spain, today Susana stands out as Brand Experience Director of Nomade Group, carefully curating all aspects of the brand. From erupting volcanoes to psychedelic desert dreams, she shares with us her favorite places to feel wild and free and love Mother Earth.

Susana Ospina in Joshua Tree
Susana Ospina in Joshua Tree

Cholla cactus garden. Joshua Tree, California, USA 

The best spot to see the sunset and to feel how the dynamics of the cosmos works, how light correlates with nature. It is truly a place where we can witness how magical nature is. It feels like being on a psychedelic trip. The colors and the textures are insane. And the cactus are as tall as a human.

Uros Lake in Bolivia
Uros Lake in Bolivia

Uros Island, Titicaca Lake, Bolivia, Peru 

The colors of the sky and of the water are like I have never seen before — very, very intense. This place invites us to connect with our ancestors and admire human ingenuity as these islands have been built by the Urus indigenous community. The cultural exchange is inherent to the reason for coming this way.

Stromboli in Italy
Stromboli in Italy

Stromboli, Aeolian Islands, Sicily, Italy 

It is one of the most dramatic and romantic places I have ever been, it is nature and its core. It is unique to see an active volcano this close, a powerful reminder to appreciate life. It made me feel vulnerable.

Bijin Natasha Forest in Japan
Bijin Natasha Forest in Japan

Bijin Natasha Forest, Niigata, Japan 

A sanctuary to relax and let yourself go. It is a true symphony of nature: light, birds and trees in unison. It is the epitome of a liberating yet grounding experience.

Los flamencos National Reserve in Chile
Los flamencos National Reserve in Chile

Los flamencos National Reserve, Chile 

To get here you have to drive a 4×4 for two days into the Atacama desert. It is part of one of the stops of the trail from Atacama to Salar Uyuni. After days of driving through nature you can stop here and feel like being in a child’s drawing. Here everything is mesmerizing, it is vast and rich in biodiversity.

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