Are you an adventure traveler? Do you love participating in crazy outdoor adventures? If you’re ready for an experience of a lifetime, your next great adventure-based getaway just may include biking down a volcano. What?! Yes, it’s true. Adventure travel is getting more popular these days as more and more people are looking to experience a thrill or two (or a hundred!) in their lifetime. And bicycling down a dormant volcano definitely fits the definition when it comes to a thrilling adventure, right? Right!
If you’re looking to take a trip through history or just to view some beautiful sights, then consider taking a river cruise through the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
It makes a great family trip too. Children begin learning about the adventures of Lewis and Clark as early as elementary school. Their journey throughout the West with Sacagawea is an epic tale that both history buffs and fans of the movie Night at the Museum can appreciate.
From its famous music and breathtaking landscapes to its intense rugby competitions and historic castles, Ireland is a beautiful country that needs to be experienced. What also needs to be experienced while you’re there are the breads and soups that are a rich part of its heritage.
Mermaids have been a roadside attraction in Spring Hill, Florida since 1947 – yes, mermaids. At Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, you can watch the famous Hans Christian Anderson’s story of “The Little Mermaid” come to life.
Not only will you hear the tale of the mermaid who makes a deal with a sea witch to have legs like the prince she loves, only to have given away her beautiful voice. The mermaids perform underwater acts, including eating and drinking underwater.
Located near Springdale, Utah, Zion National Park is 229-square miles of stunning views, unusual plant and animal life and mountains, canyons, rivers and arches to explore. In other words, it’s a hiker’s dream.
The beautiful dramatic landscapes of Zion National Park have even been documented in great artworks around the world, from such artists as Frederick S. Dellenbaugh and Howard Russell Butler, whose works you can see at the Park’s museum after your hike where you will enjoy the Park’s wonder and beauty first-hand.
Traveling already comes with its own challenges, but if you are the parent of a child with autism, it can make traveling even tougher. After all, not all children with autism like change. Instead, they prefer the comforts of home, their own favorite items and a structured schedule. All of that typically puts the kibosh on any travel plans, but it doesn’t have to.
Hawks are beautiful birds, from their expansive wingspan (up to 55 inches) to their long coasting flights. If you’ve ever been fascinated by this fowl, travel to Ireland and visit the School of Falconry at Ashford Castle.
The coolest part about your visit to this amazing venue is that you will be able to walk with a hawk or hawks, a process called falconry. You’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hold a hawk on your arm and then let them go. You’ll step back and watch as the hawk goes from tree to tree before it lands back on your arm.
If you’re a fan of Starz’s “Outlander” series, a trip to Scotland, the land that inspired the show, is a must.
Outlander is a British-American television drama series that is based on the series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. The Starz show started three years ago and it is currently in its third season. “Outlander” follows Claire Randall, a nurse who travels back in time to 18th-century Scotland and meets the warrior Jamie.
Does the eerie intrigue you? Does the ghostly grab you? Does the mysterious make you want more? Then you might want to think about a vacation to Charleston, South Carolina, where there are multiple haunted tours for those who love the dark side. Here are just a few examples:
If you love being scared and are courageous enough to endure the creepy, spooky and paranormal, book a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana to see any or all of the 42 cemeteries in the area. The music city is also home to some of the eeriest cemetery tours around.