Archive for Adventure

[UPDATE] 4 Best Zip-Line Courses in the Southeast U.S.A. [Video]

Fast times. Find thrills and surprises at four zip-line courses in the southeastern United States. By Hope S. Philbrick Who says a TV show can’t change your life? It was thanks to episodes on shows like [...]

Mill Pond Kayak and George L. Smith State Park [Nature Adventure]

Twin City, Georgia is home to a picturesque, otherworldly setting and fun paddling challenge. Plus some sweet cottages. All inside a Georgia State Park. By Hope S. Philbrick One of my favorite things about my adopted [...]

Q&A with Black River Outdoors

Richard Laurent, the owner of a kayak eco-tour company on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, answers our questions. By Hope S. Philbrick During my first kayak tour with Black River Outdoors, I helped rescue a sea turtle. [...]

World’s First Diamond Safari

Frontiers International Travel now offers a unique bucket-list experience to the mineral-rich west coast of South Africa culminating in selecting a rough diamond to be cut, polished, and set into a piece of custom jewelry. This [...]

Ready, Set, (Winter) Hike in Burke County, North Carolina

Get geared up at CBS Sports then hit the (snowy) trails. Excellent views! No snakes! By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you’re new to hiking or a trail blazer, when hiking in Burke County, North Carolina, take [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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