Archive for Adventure

Winter Hikes near Morganton, North Carolina

Excellent views, no snakes. Winter hiking in Burke County can be “spectacular” according to Ed Phillips, director of tourism. The Burke County Tourism Development Authority is launching its first-ever effort to market the area as a [...]

Colorado Ski Country

Already blanketed in snow. With several ski areas already open and another five on Thanksgiving Day and over the weekend, Colorado Ski Country USA ski areas across the state received significant snowfall from a storm on [...]

Gearhead Moto Tours

Adventure on wheels in Giles County, Virginia. By Hope S. Philbrick Gearhead Junction is a new, small independent motorcycle service center in Pearisburg, Virginia that sells bikes, accessories and parts for v-twin and metric bikes. Owner [...]

New Couples-Only Finland Sled Tour

Sleep under the Northern Lights in a snowmobile-towed “Aurora Bubble.” Prime Aurora viewing this winter comes via a new Couples-Only sled tour in Finland. Northern Lights travel specialists, Off the Map Travel, invites couples to enjoy a romantic, Aurora [...]

Inn to Inn to Inn: Hiking in Shenandoah National Park

One luxurious way to hike part of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. By Hope S. Philbrick Recently, I hiked 30 miles in three days. It ranks as one of my grandest personal accomplishments. Before I took [...]

Five Adventures That Follow Legendary Explorers

There are not as many undiscovered places as there used to be, but following in the footsteps of some of the great explorers is one way to take adventure to extremes. From the Silk Road to [...]

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Rescue with Black River Outdoors

Naturalist-guided kayak eco-tour of the salt marsh near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, leads to an unexpected sea turtle rescue mission. By Hope S. Philbrick Once in a while you recognize what will rank as one of [...]

Extreme Adventures

Take it to the Limit: has researched the world’s most extreme adventures. Just how far would you go to get your kicks? If you feel like taking on a new challenge that’s really going to [...]

Hiking: The Appalachian Trail & Me

Walking memoir, of sorts. By Hope S. Philbrick I decided to go on a multi-day 30-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. The trip is set for later this year. Why? There’s never really just [...]

“Untouched Vietnam” Ha Giang Cycling Tour

Cycling Ha Giang in the Northeast region of Vietnam offers a glimpse into a bygone age. Until recently, the Vietnamese government restricted travel to this area, so it has escaped the impacts associated with mass tourism. [...]

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