As the spring snowpack slowly surrenders to green, the areas mountain resorts are revving up for a summer of adventure -- one
Costa Rica is one of my favorite vacation locations in the world -- here is an article and love letter to my Central American paradise.
There have been at least six deaths this year.
So then I got a little cancer and had to go through a lot of chemo. All out of my control. I suppose I could have decided
Humpback Whales and Zip-Line Thrill-Seekers at Icy Strait: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 3
We're on a catamaran in Icy Strait off the tip of Chichagof Island in Alaska's Inside Passage, 20 miles from Glacier Bay National Park, looking for whales - and I'm hoping we don't see any since we're guaranteed a $100-rebate on the $179.75 per-person cost if we see none.
I'm dangling above a tree stand in Costa Rica about to zip line 500 feet above the lush forest floor at 40mph, one gloved hand on my karabiner and another on what I've been assured is a brake.
Who doesn't love a bit of zip-lining? Just outside Cape Town, jump into your harness and head into the hills to fly across valleys and soar over woodland.
The recently-opened Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park -- a series of obstacle courses set among windswept pines -- is a worthy addition. And this one's definitely got altitude.
The crazier the adventure, the better -- isn't that how it goes? Even if it involves harnesses, helmets and heights?
We, personally, left many fears in the jungle, often through little or no conscious effort. What's more, we came home with the realization that if we could survive in the jungle, we could endure anything. Our tolerance for turmoil was leaps and bounds bigger than before.