MountainBoarding – Son of Snowboard

If a snowboard and an SUV got married and had a baby, it would probably look like a mountainboard: a big flat board with foot straps, curved upward at each end, with solid truck-like suspension...

Bodmin Moor-Explore it.

Bodmin Moor is one of Cornwall’s best-kept secrets, and a top destination for walking, biking and climbing, says Sarah Stirling.Hidden away from the surf, sand and fishing villages of Cornwall is a small piece...

Les Glissades de la Terrasse in Quebec City

The sound of the wind buffeting your ears and face doesn’t dull your howls of joy as you zoom downhill in a toboggan that reaches up to 97kmph (60 mph). The thrill of the...

Buda Castle’s Labyrinth

Spanning the Danube, the twin cities of Buda and Pest—united in 1873 into one capital named Budapest—survived World War II and the Iron Curtain with a surprising amount of their charm intact. Hungary’s medieval...

New Zealand – Top 3 Volcanoes to Climb

Scaling a peak is one of the most revitalising nature experiences a person can have. Add in a bubbling cauldron of superheated water, a straining head of magma or a hissing, snorting string of...

Tramp The Milford in New Zealand

Once described as the finest walk in the world, the South Island's Milford track is a multiday foot journey beside Gin-Clear Streams, between Menacing Canyon Walls, over an Alpine Pass, and past one of...

Safari by Horseback

Forget the idea of touring Africa by jeep. Imagine, instead, galloping on a horse alongside herds of wildebeest and zebras, cantering beside a cluster of giraffe, or trotting toward a group of buffalo or elephants....

Top Mountain Resorts for Families in the US

Planning a family vacation can be tricky, especially if you have a lot of different tastes to please. Mountain resorts are a wonderful way to accommodate everyone because they offer gorgeous nature, exciting excursions...

Escape to Alcatraz

What  do  you  do  with  the  most  notorious hardened  criminals  in  the  federal  prison system? In 1934, at the height of the gangster  era,  the  government  had  a  brainstorm: Wall them up in a...

Moaning Caverns – Rappelling into Darkness

The Statue of Liberty would fit comfortably inside  the  depths  of  Moaning  Cavern, one of California’s largest caves, about 100 miles (161km) southeast of Sacramento in the town of Vallecito. From the opening to...

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...

Sandboarding the Dune of Pyla

When the surf goes flat at France’s renowned Silver Coast (Cote d’Argent), and there’s no snow in the French Alps, there is still a thrill ride that awaits diehard adrenaline junkies: sandboarding down the...

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