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First Time: Whitewater Rafting on the Pigeon River (Hartford, TN)

September 16, 2014 |

Call us adrenaline junkies. Adventure tourism is our style of travel since we’re always on the lookout for activities that involve an element of risk. When we had recently experienced a Carolina Moonshine ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railway, we saw an activity desk passing out brochures for a beginner-friendly white water rafting outfit in Hartford, Tennessee called "Wildwater." Read More

Riverboarding on the French Broad River (Marshall, North Carolina)

September 13, 2014 |

What is Riverboarding?

"Riverboarding is a whitewater activity that is basically like bodyboarding meets whitewater, but on a beefier, more buoyant board. Riverboarders lay on their stomachs on their boards…" –Kevin Yount, Appalachian Riverboard Company
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Carry-On Only Packing List for South Africa and Victoria Falls

May 5, 2014 |

Another “Trip of a Lifetime” to see The Big 5 at Kruger National Park, South Africa with a quick detour to see Victoria Falls. We’re so excited!!! We planned 20 Days in Kruger National Park back in September 2013. We still have to get our last series of Twinrix (travel immunization shots for HepA/B) for the trip.

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We Try a New Adventure Sport – Riverboarding (Falmouth, Jamaica)

April 23, 2014 | 1

What is Riverboarding?

"Riverboarding is a whitewater activity that is basically like bodyboarding meets whitewater, but on a beefier, more buoyant board. Riverboarders lay on their stomachs on their boards and wear a helmet, PFD, wetsuit appropriate to the temperature, … Read More

Discover Scuba at Coki Beach (St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands)

April 10, 2014 | 1

We used our $75 Shore Excursion Credit from Avoya Travel to experience Coki Dive Center’s – St. Thomas PADI Discover Scuba Course. It’s only my 2nd scuba dive… first time recently in Cozumel… to experience yet another thrill of being underwater surrounded by tropical fish aside live colorful reef in in crystal clear, warm waters. Read More

Do Tarpons Bite? We Found Out at Robbie’s! (Islamorada, FL)

April 3, 2014 |

We just recently learned how to fish for tarpon. Today, we’ve changed it up and went to feed them…. HAND FEED these "silver kings!!!" I first learned about this cheap thrill from an Episode of TripFlip from the Travel Channel and was inspired to add it to our itinerary. Experiencing such a thrill in the states was unbelievable. They didn’t even ask us to sign a waiver. Read More

Fishing: Hooking Tarpon from No Name Key Bridge (Big Pine Key, FL)

March 30, 2014 | 1

Another windy day so instead of taking the porta-bote out, we fish off of No Name Key Bridge… right next to the Old Wooden Bridge Marina where we’ve rented a boat slip for the month. We’ve caught various fish from the bridge before… namely, Cero Mackerel and Black Grouper but today we learned how to fish for giant tarpons! Read More

Snorkeling at Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary – Florida

March 21, 2014 |

"Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary was created in 1990. It is named for the HSM Looe, A British ship that wrecked in 1744. Located just five miles from our shore, we are the closest point to Looe Key with running time about 30 minutes." – Strike Zone Charters.

How convenient and just our cup of tea since their 1st tour time was doable – 9:30am. Enough time for coffee and breakfast to get our energy up for the snorkel. They have a 1:30pm tour but anyone who goes out in the ocean knows that the earlier the better. Why? Wind kicks in as the earth wakes up. Enjoy our video of the experience. It was a cloudy snorkel day but fun anyways.
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