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Recent adventure articles
- Diving Kosrae, A Hidden Treasure - Okay, you won’t be able to do this in many other places, if any: From arrival of your jet in Kosrae, Micronesia, to scuba dive site: 30 minutes. Customs took 20 seconds and a guy from Kosrae Village Ecolodge (KVR) was waiting for me. We grabbed my hand luggage (only carry-on with mask and minimal [...]
- Walking the EdgeWalk high on the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada - I leaned backwards on a catwalk 1,168 feet above downtown Toronto, with my arms spread wide like Leonardo DiCaprio on the prow of Titanic. Even though you couldn’t pay me enough to skydive (fear of falling) or scuba dive (fear of suffocation), heights have never been among my phobias. I was surprisingly relaxed as I [...]
- Ziplining near Machu Picchu in Peru - I have a choice, I realized as I was swinging in midair. Either I freak out or let go and enjoy. While fear is an emotion, often used as an excuse – I can’t help it, I’m just too afraid to do it – I took a rational decision not to be afraid and relax. That [...]
- Ziplining at Mega Cavern in Louisville, Kentucky - The neatest thing about zipling in a cave is that jumping off the platform means soaring into almost total darkness. Kentucky’s Louisville Mega Cavern is the only place to have this experience. The course in the 100-acre cavern (formerly a man-made limestone pit) consists of six zips and three suspended bridges. Many sections are dark, nippy [...]
- Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge in New South Wales, Australia - I’d been in Australia for less than 48 hours when, still addled with jet lag, I set off to climb one of its most famous landmarks: the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Even though I was staying in the Rocks, an historic neighborhood nearby, I’d had only glimpses of the bridge before arriving at the climb base [...]
- Riding A Snowcat Groomer Into the Sunset in British Columbia - They come out at night and do their job. You can see their lights progressing across the ski slope and occasionally hear their roar. And the next morning, they’ve left this delicious set of corduroy tracks across the ski hill. I’d always wanted to go on slope with a snowcat groomer. And, so, at Sun [...]
- Taking Costa Rica’s “Mega Combo Adventure Challenge” in Guanacaste on the NW Coast - I am seriously short on attention span: It’s not enough for me to just do a zipline or hot springs or ride a horse. I’ve gotta do them all, preferably on the same day. Enter Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure, located in Guanacaste in northwestern Costa Rica. Following the eco-adventure trend in Costa’s Rica’s tourism [...]
- Sandboarding The Dunes of Namibia - I ran a few steps and threw myself across a waxed slab of Formica, starting a screaming freefall down a huge sand dune in Africa. Sandboarding, both on your stomach and, better yet, on your feet, is bigger than big here in Namibia. You come to this country, made famous by Brad Pitt and Angelina [...]
- Many of these trips are great for families.
- Check on age and weight restrictions.
- Ask about fitness levels: Some adventures require participants to be in good shape; others just require a willing spirit.