Zip Lining Adventure in Western North Carolina

Zip Lining Adventure in Western North Carolina
“It’s a true canopy tour. You’re up in the canopy of the trees, zipping from tree to tree” says Abby Burt, marketing director, with Navitat, of the recently opened Navitat Canopy Adventures (map) in western North Carolina. “It’s reminiscent of what one would find in Costa Rica. The zip line tour is completely a tree experience.” Located in Moody Cove, a 242-acre forestland, filled with hardwoods, just north of Barnardsville, N.C., and about 20 minutes north of downtown Asheville, Burt...
May 19th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: eco-friendly, eco-tourism, outdoor adventure, Things to do in North Carolina

Two New Experiences to Rediscover Florida’s Gulf Islands

Two New Experiences to Rediscover Florida’s Gulf Islands
For many travelers, all it takes is some new experiences to rediscover a destination. And if you think you’ve seen all there is to see of Florida’s Gulf Islands, take in the view from either horse surfing or a Segway tour. Chances are you’ll walk away with a whole new look at the destination. “It’s a cool, fun thing to do,” says Tim Mattox, owner of Great World Nature Tours (map) in Bradenton. “You can go horseback riding on the beach nearly anywhere in the world, but horse surfing...
April 21st, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 3
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It’s All Downhill (and More) at Cataloochee Ski Area

It’s All Downhill (and More) at Cataloochee Ski Area
When you think of places to go snow skiing, North Carolina, much less the South, might not be a destination that first comes to mind. But it should, because if you aren’t familiar to what the easily-accessible area of western North Carolina has to offer, then you’re missing out. Situated in the Great Smoky Mountains, Cataloochee Ski Area (map), in Maggie Valley, is “the closest ‘big’ mountain skiing to the southern most states,” says Tammy Brown, director of marketing with Cataloochee....
February 28th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, outdoor adventure, outdoor recreation, Snow Skiing, Things to do in North Carolina

Paddle with the Authors of Florida Keys Paddling Atlas

Paddle with the Authors of Florida Keys Paddling Atlas
Love Florida? Love the outdoors? Love kayaking? If you answered “yes” to two out of three or all three questions, you might want to consider joining husband-and-wife writing team, Bill and Mary Burnham on one of their three customized kayaking trips. As American Canoe Association (ACA) trained instructors, you can gain one-on-one instruction along the way as well as come away with a new set of skills to add to those you already have, says Mary Burnham. Choose from the two-day/one-night Seven...
January 28th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: eco-friendly, eco-tourism, outdoor adventure, outdoors, Things to do in Florida

Of Eagles and More: Wildlife Adventures in the South

Of Eagles and More: Wildlife Adventures in the South
From eagle viewing to elk watching, the South is filled with various  opportunities to get up close (but not too close) to wildlife this winter. So, if you’re up for a little adventure, get your binoculars ready, because you’ll definitely see all types of wildlife (of the animal kind) in the region. In Missouri, there is the Eagles Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis (January 16-17). Here, you’ll have the  chance not only to see an eagle up close, but also watch them from...
January 12th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: eco-friendly, Events, featuredarticle, outdoor adventure, outdoor events, things to do in the South

Zip (Line) It in the South

Zip (Line) It in the South
Whether they are long or short, medium or fast – zip lines seem to have one thing in common – the thrill factor. Appealing to both the adventurous and less-adventurous, zip lines provide you with the opportunity to see the South in a whole new way. So, whether you’re in Lansing, WVa., or St. Cloud, Fla., or places in between, there’s a good chance that you are near a zip line. At Eagle Falls Ranch Zipline Adventure in Eminence, Mo., you can choose from three different packages based on...
October 7th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 6
Filed under: eco-friendly, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, Get Outdoors, outdoor adventure, things to do in the South

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