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Canoe the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, windsurf in the Caribbean, bicycle down Mt. Haleakala, Maui, and try other sports adventures.
Caribbean and Alaskan Camping with Home Comforts
Camping without work is my kind of outdoor overnight. Here are three great places to enjoy nature’s beauty without the bother. Two are in the Caribbean, where most islands discourage camping,and one site offers Alaska’s rugged coastal scenery and abundant wildlife as well as home cooking.
Adventures from Costa Rica’s Peninsula Papagayo
Explore Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province in style from the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. the nation's first real luxury property, the Four Seasons is within driving distance of a variety of eco-adventures.
Adventures in Southern Belize
Rainforests, rivers, mangrove lined lagoons, Maya ruins, beaches and exceptional snorkeling and diving define southern Belize. Placencia, Belize’s top beach destination, offers access to these adventures. A great place to base yourself is at the Inn at Robert's Grove.
Bargain Vacations at National and State Parks
For a great bargain vacation, visit a state or national park. These gems come with budget priced accommodations, but first-class scenery. Savor wildlife, walking trails and wonderful views, but you should book lodging now for next summer.
Biking Down a Volcano, Hawaii
In Hawaiian Haleakala means "house of the sun." At 10,000 feet Maui's dormant
volcano looms as a moonscape of brown and red craters. My son Matt and I biked down the mountain, a four hour trip, to celebrate his high school graduation.
Caving in South Dakota
On a caving adventure discover such subterranean secrets as “curtains” of crystals and vast underground chamber and thousands of years old stalactites and stalagmites. South Dakota’s Jewel Cave National Monument and Wind Cave National Park are two of the U.S.’s top caves.
Luray Virginia: Caverns and Cool Places
Luray Caverns, the largest cavern in the Eastern U.S., deserves its ranking as a top tourist attraction. The cathedral-like chambers with their millions of intricate and massive formations have been amazing visitors for decades. But those aren't the only cool places at the caverns complex.
Magical Maui, Hawaii, Adventures
Biking down the slopes of a dormant volcano, savoring an authentic luau of songs and dances, snorkeling amidst schools of rainbow colored fish and hiking across an ancient lava field to watch a blow hole shoot spray high into the air are among my favorite magical Maui adventures.
Popular Maui, nicknamed the “Valley Isle,” doesn’t just offer great beaches and wonderful resorts. Adventures abound. Here are our picks for most memorable Maui moments—biking, hiking, horseback riding, ziplining, snorkeling and surfing.
New Zealand’s South Island Adventures
To experience the alluring scenery of Fiordland National Park on New Zealand’s South Island, we hiked the trails of the Milford Track and cruised deep into Milford Sound.
Queenstown, NZ, Wines and Wows
New Zealand proved a great choice for a vacation to celebrate our daughter Alissa’s college graduation. We wanted a trip that provided great scenery, a mix of city life and adventures plus affordable, but comfortable lodging for a family.
Sierra Club´s Adventures [offsite link]
Discover rafting, hiking, backpacking, bicycling and other adventures in the U.S. and abroad with the Sierra Club.
Southwest Florida Eco-Adventures
Even the best beach aficionado needs some time away from the shore. Vacation in Ft. Myers, Sanibel, Captiva or Marco Island, along Florida’s southwest, and you can savor not only the sea and sand, but also the natural Florida of estuaries, salt marshes, mangrove swamps, pine woods and pastures.
St. Lucia Adventures
Glide Tarzan-style through thickets of bamboo on St. Lucia's zip line Treetop Canopy Adeventure. At night, dance with locals at Gros Islet's jump up, the island's legendary, outdoor street party.
State Park Budget Getaways
Looking for an easily accessible, budget getaway with first-class scenery? Then, visit a state park. These gems, often eclipsed by the better-known U.S. National Parks, offer low-priced accommodations, but first-class scenery, literally as wonderful and varied as all-outdoors.
Unexpected Toronto With Children
When touring Toronto with kids, especially if you have already “done” the typical attractions, think outside the city. Visit a farm in the York Municipal Region north of downtown and take in the thundering power of Niagara Falls two-hours away.
Virginia’s Parks: Hike and Paddle
Virginia features thousands of acres of state and national parks as well as the U.S.’s first national water trail. For those who like mountains, hike in Shenandoah National Park and for those who seek water, paddle the historic trails and waterways of Virginia’s Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.
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