Things done to an extreme level can be a good thing, or a bad thing. All extreme activities in New Zealand though, are not only good, but mind-blowing. If you’re looking to take your life experiences to the next level, then New Zealand is the spot to head to. Widely considered the adventure mecca of the world, New Zealand has more adventure activities to choose from than almost anywhere else on the planet. Here are six of the most extreme and exciting adventure activities you’ll find in on the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
Discover Your Inner Swabby by Learning to Sail in a Weekend
How can two land-locked adventure seekers with the dream to sail around the world learn to sail? By taking lessons, of course. The dream of sailing around the world in our first few years of retirement has been ours since we first met. But life is short and we figured we’d better not wait until then to begin the adventure.
We were in love with the idea of sailing, but we really didn’t know if we would like sailing. Good news– It’s even more fun than it looks. It’s hard to describe the inner calm that develops while quietly gliding through the water powered only by wind – it’s truly addicting.
Now that fall temperatures have started to cool and Colorado landscapes are turning to gold, it’s a wonderful time for some high-altitude hiking to hot springs in Colorado. Colorado is blessed with an abundance of scenic hiking trails to tease you into the mountains, but none so compelling as hikes that lead to soothing hot springs. What could be a better prize at the end of an energetic hike than to throw off your hiking boots and splash your way into the relaxing waters of a bubbling hot spring? Here for your daydreams then are 5 Colorado hikes that lead to wonderful hot springs pools.
Mention lighthouses and most folks think about the craggy coast of New England. But we would be remiss not to appreciate the majestic Pacific coast lighthouses guiding ships in from the far east or after rounding Cape Horn to reach California in the great gold rush era. Like the Spanish missions, lighthouses were built in strategic locals all along California’s coast.
Come along with us as we map out a dramatic 950 mile road trip (perfect for an RV vacation) traveling north to south to explore 7 distinct areas and 15 lighthouses along the Pacific coast of California.
The Croatian Adriatic waters are some of the most exciting parts of the world any tourist would long to visit. Having earned the title of “An Unforgettable World-Class Sailing Destination”, this country has grown to become a famous tourist destination in Europe and the world as a whole. Croatia is home to an extensive archipelago that contains at least 1000 islands. Most of these islands are deserted, isolated and forested giving this beautiful country an adorable pristine nature. Island Svetac is one of these hidden treasures.
This year why not let someone else do the driving while you sit back and relax with nothing to disturb your leaf-peeping revelry. We’ve pulled together a guide to America’s favorite rail journeys that travel past the country’s most stunning fall foliage vistas. Whether you have one day to spare or a week, here are the best train routes for doing some serious leaf peeping.
From New England, to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the narrow gauge rails of the west, there’s spectacular foliage scenery all along the way.
A visit to Florence, in the heart of Tuscany, tickles the senses with intriguing vistas, fascinating history, and memorable culinary experiences. A city this rich in must-see offerings can over-tax a poor visitor’s feet and stamina.
What you need is a memorable interlude sipping local wines and sampling divine Tuscan cuisine at a romantic rooftop restaurant offering spectacular views of Florence. Whether you’re planning a glitzy night on the town or simply want a wonderful spot to recharge from sightseeing, the views from these rooftop restaurants will feed your soul as well as your tummy.
According to research done by the insurance firm Endsleigh, almost a third of students list a road trip across North America as their dream destination, no doubt this has been inspired by one of many great road trip movies. Not only do road trip movies show entertaining stories against an ever changing backdrop, but they introduce us to a range of iconic landscapes, and local characters along the way.
3 Fantastic Spots to Go Freediving
Fuelled by determination and a sheer love of the deep, freediving is an adrenaline-pumping experience that certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted. Hungry for the challenge, divers ditch their breathing equipment for the power of their own lungs to descend to great depths and explore all the underwater world has to offer. The thought might seem intimidating but anybody can learn the art of freediving, and those that do never look back.
Soon the temperatures will begin to ease from summer’s heat and cool breezes will blow down from the hills and mountains. Before long, the urge to dress in bright orange will become irresistible. No, not for Halloween – for a great guys getaway to the wilderness! It’s nearly time to gather your buddies and take to the woods for a hunting, fishing and laughs. Combine the all-time favorite guy activities of fishing, hunting and hiking and go RVing and camping in some of America’s best spots.
Here’s a look at some of America’s best RV and Camping Parks for hunting, fishing and hiking:
Scandinavia is a region that offers some of the most wondrous wildlife experiences in Europe. With an array of wild animals, Scandinavia offers a rich opportunity to explore and experience life in the wild. The Scandinavian region offers fresh approaches towards having fulfilling wildlife experiences as nature intended, without going to the zoo.
Scandinavia offers some of the best wildlife viewing experiences. The following are some of the wondrous experiences that you should expect in Scandinavia.
The clash of ages at the heart of this urban sanctuary are well worth discovering. Had it not been for a business conference I had to attend with my coworker in 2009, I would probably never have discovered Hong Kong on my own. With time, as I returned again and again, I dug deeper and deeper and I guess I have seen enough to claim that I have a more in-depth understanding of the city than a statistical tourist to Hong Kong.
Below I list the spots that have remained in my memory for longest and that I will come back to when the next opportunity to go there arises again.
Renowned as the “Gateway to The Great Barrier Reef”, which is acknowledged as the largest living organism on the planet at 2011 km long (just under 1250 miles), Cairns has even more than sea life to offer. Although, the journey out to the beginning of the reef at Green Island certainly has to be done simply for the experience. However, my interests are more green than blue, and with that in mind, my thoughts go inland to the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
Searching for the place to go to for some deep relaxation? Discover the island of Mallorca and let your dreams come true!
Mallorca is an amazing island located in the Balearic Sea not far from the east coast of Spain. Just imagine: warm sunny climate, picturesque landscapes, magnificent beaches, vibrant cities and a plenty of amazing activities as a bonus! Sounds great, right?
And that’s why it continues to attract millions of tourists year by year! So isn’t it time you discovered Mallorca for yourself?
Norway, standing as the western boundary of Scandinavia, is known for its striking natural beauty and fabled Viking history. Colorful fishing ports, rugged mountain ranges and dramatic coastal fjords attract travelers looking for pristine environments to explore. If you venture to the northern part of the country you can experience 24 hours of daylight in summer, and with any luck, the northern lights in winter – a truly spectacular show.
Do something different this summer and head over to Europe’s most colorful and enticing travel destination. Here are some great places you must include on your itinerary.
What started out as the Annual Country Inn Herb Tour has grown into a full out celebration of regional cuisine, savory herbs and locally brewed beers. On the weekend of June 7-8, 2014, ten premier Mt. Washington Valley Country Inns will present the Herb, Food and Beer Tour. Tour participants will have the opportunity to see herb inspired cooking demonstrations at member inns, visit local breweries, chocolate makers and family-owed farms, sampling wonderful regional cuisine and home brews all along the way.
Vacation-worthy Bed and Breakfast Inns With Great Views
Who doesn’t appreciate a beautiful view? Here in New York City, it’s hard to come by a great view in a private setting. New Yorkers often find themselves gazing out their windows in a daydream state, only to wake up to the realization that they are staring at a brick wall, or worse, straight into the eyes of a stranger in the building across the way! Wherever you live, if you’re in search of a getaway with a spectacular view, look no further. The BnBFinder team has put together a list of some of our favorite B&B views, celebrating the rich geographical diversity of this wonderful land.
Here are top attractions and things to do that you will see ONLY in Boston – they should not be missed.
The very first thing you’ll need to do in Boston is Paaak Your Caaah, because you’ll have no use for it while touring the city. Boston is a walking city with one fascinating neighborhood giving way to the next, so pack your sneakers and get out and explore. Many of the most interesting attractions are actually free to enter.
The guys have had a long hard winter of shoveling snow and scraping ice off windshields. As warm spring weather is finally on the horizon, its time to plan a great guy getaway. Whether it’s a guys’ golfing weekend, bachelor party or a special Father’s Day experience, here are some of the best reasons for the guys to get together and go out and play!
Don’t Miss Out on the Best Hiking Trails Britain has to Offer
Hiking in Britain, particularly during the summer, spring or autumn before the weather gets too ‘British’, offers seemingly no end of possibilities for the hiking enthusiast. Here are seven of the best hiking trails Britain has to offer.