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Adventure Travel

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

September 16, 2014 | 1

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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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

Cajun Country Swamp Tours (Breaux Bridge, Louisiana)

December 27, 2013 |

The Cajun Country Swamp Tour is ranked #1 in Things to Do in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. It’s winter and since alligators are cold-blooded, we don’t expect them sight any during the tour. They’re all hibernating by now in their dens without any food all winter. But we are looking forward to learning about Cajun Island / Lake Martin Swamp, cypress trees, the bayou and take in a little biding! Read More

Going Deep Underground (Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico)

November 27, 2013 | 2

Having visited Colossal Cave and a recent visit to Kartchner Caverns (both caves in Arizona), we were told Carlsbad Caverns is a must-see if we would be in New Mexico. Imagine a cavern over 1,000 feet deep, currently has about 30 miles of mapped passages and 119 known caves. Sold! It’s a natural wonder we have to witness for ourselves. (Illustration by: Julia Kuo)
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First Time: Snowball Fight (White Sands National Monument, New Mexico)

November 25, 2013 | 4

You may recognize White Sands in the Movies – Young Guns II, Transformers, Transformers 2, Mad Love and Book of Eli (… the movies I’ve seen). We couldn’t pass through New Mexico without this pitstop only an hour from our RV Park.

Day 22 RVing: We’ve been driving 5 hours from Tucson to Las Cruces. We needed a much needed fun break. Read More

First Time: Spelunking at Colossal Cave Mountain Park (Vail, AZ)

November 22, 2013 | 3

Right next door to Tucson, Arizona adventure awaits in Vail! It took some convincing as Bill had some anxiety about caving since I was looking into a “Wild Cave Tour – Advanced (3-5 hours).” You’re warned that “Participants must be physically fit, agile, and able to scale obstacles.” Read More

Travel Immunizations for South Africa

October 11, 2013 | 1

With plans to travel to (a) Johannesburg, South Africa (b) Victoria Falls, at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe and (c) Kruger National Park, South Africa it’s important to learn what immunizations are recommended and required for travel… even more … Read More