Hiking on a Live Volcano

Hiking on a live volcano. Sound dumb? Not really. Thousands of people hike Mount Rainier annually. In fact, the Native Americans, who call the mountain Tahoma, frequented the mountain hundreds of years before it...

Five Must-See Arizona Destinations

Your story starts with a Grand Adventure. The Grand Canyon Arizona’s most identifiable landmark, the Grand Canyon, is breathtaking in its beauty and its magnitude—and it’s one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Feel...

Washington – A State of Excellent Adventures

Washington has a culture steeped in independence and adventure, so it's no surprise there is an unparalleled wealth of outdoor activities and cultural experiences for fun-seeking travelers of all ages. There are plenty of adventure...

HALO Jumping – The Ultimate Skydiving Experience

If you want to get high, really high, try HALO jumping out of a DHC-3 “super otter” airplane at more than 30,000 feet (9,000m) above the earth’s surface. That’s the cruising altitude for most...

Kayaking with Orcas

You’re sitting in camp with a cup of coffee watching the fog burn off the water, your mind in a peaceful state of repose. Someone yells, “Orcas!” It is amazing how fast a dozen...

St. Eustatius – Dive into the 1700s

To visit this unspoiled and diminutive West Indies island today, you’d never know that St.  Eustatius—“Statia”  to  habitués—was once a bustling hub of Caribbean trade, its main  port  of  Oranjestad  filled  with  hundred of...

Riding on the Edge in Telluride

As you slowly make your way up the narrow, crumbling Tomboy Road outside of Telluride, Colorado, don’t make the mistake of looking down. Your truck’s wheels may be less than a foot from the...

Sunrise at Masada-Following Martyrs’ Footsteps

The race to climb up the Roman Path and reach the cliff top in time to see the sunrise keeps  the  adrenaline  pumping  through your body. When you finally arrive, you’re sitting  atop  this ...

Emperor Penguins Cruises

Would you like to hobnob with royalty on a cold-weather cruise to Antarctica? You can on an Antarctic cruise to see the emperor penguins on Snow Hill Island, a snow-covered ice shelf in the...

Treading Ancient Inca Pathways

Travelers can reach Machu Picchu by an air-conditioned train but the more adventurous route is hiking along the Inca Trail. The route passes by crumbling temple ruins and tiny towns, where women still carry...

Hiking Perito Moreno Glacier

At over 29km (18 miles) long and 5km (3 miles) wide, Perito Moreno glacier is often described as one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Glistening castles of ice tower 45m (150...

Frio Bat Cave

As the sun sinks quietly in the west Texas sky, there’s electricity in the air. Something is about to happen—something big (this is Texas, after all). The crowd gathers, waiting, watching. At first, there’s...