Archive for the 'Misc. Adventure' Category

Why are opinions on USC so extreme?

Sunday, January 25th, 2009
Jake N asked:

I understand that those who go there are going to be really pro-SC and the Notre Dames and UCLA’s of the world will always tell you that their education and sports are fecal matter, but why are ALL opinions so extreme. It seems like I rarely run into people who are like “oh, USC, good school.” Its either, Greatest school ever, or garbage. I really don’t want to hear your opinion is you are going to say something stupid like, “USC sucks…thats why” because it is a good school, usually ranked top 30 overall in the nation and has several top 10 programs as well as one of the strongest sports traditions in the NCAA. Let me know.

Why Do all the best things in life have to kill you?

Saturday, January 24th, 2009
Carlos B asked:

Like drugs, relationships, extreme sports, fast food, and even the damn sun can kill you now (skin cancer and what not)

How is the feeling of taking bungee jumping? or even sky diving?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
Bugoy asked:

have you experienced any extreme sports?

Go Extreme Adventure Race 2007

Thursday, November 20th, 2008
slchiinc asked:

Clips from our 15 mile adventure race, teams of two and three, canoed, ran, and mt. biked areas of Potsdam NY in our first fund raiser. As you can see, it was a fantastic time!

Adventures for Rent

Thursday, June 12th, 2008
Samuel Martin asked:

doesn’t have to cost you the price of a motorcycle.

Now you can rent a Harley-Davidson motorcycle alone or as part of a custom adventure vacation package. EagleRider, for example, has helped more than 120,000 adventure-seekers enjoy their dream vacations.

The company offers rentals, self-drive Hotel and Harley Tours, and professionally guided tours through the U.S., Mexico, Spain and France.

Founded in 1992, EagleRider is a leader in the field with franchises worldwide, including rental offices and as part of in-store dealerships. In fact, EagleRider expects to expand with 100 more rental and tour outlets within the next three years in major cities and at tourist sites such as national parks and historic trails.

The company recently opened a 22,000-square-foot facility in Denver, where motorcyclists can get help with hotel accommodations, complimentary airport limo service, tickets to sporting events and area attractions, maps, itinerary planning and more.

Historically, Harley-Davidson and other motorcycle manufacturers have focused exclusively on sales, but these firms are expanding their thinking to embrace motorcycle rentals as well.

Not only do the rentals themselves increase revenues, but, according to Harley-Davidson, 32 percent of the company’s motorcycle rentals have led to sales or orders within one year. These rentals, coupled with travel services, can benefit both rental facilities and their clients and are the fastest-growing segment of the travel industry.

Exciting Adventure Tours On Vancouver Island

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008
Keith Tomlinson asked:

Welcome to the beautiful west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Here in this island paradise, covered by untouched rainforests & surrounded by the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean, you will find an experience of a lifetime. Whether you prefer fishing or viewing whales off the coast, or taking part in an eco-tour in the vast old growth forests, a visit to Vancouver Island will leave you with memories that will last for a long time.

No matter what your age or capability the island has the experience for you. Vancouver Island tourism caters to a vast baby boomer & retiree population of travelers. So do not be scared off by the sounds of wild adventures and adrenaline seeking experiences, there are destinations and experiences you will enjoy as well, with some well known & experienced professional operators to bring you the vacation of your dreams. Vancouver Island Adventures can help you find the adventure specific to your needs.

Vancouver Island is truly a unique destination for all visitors. Every year hundreds of thousands of people travel to the island from all over the world. Off the coast people can view various species of marine life and whales from Grey whales to Orcas (Killer Whales) with one of several whale watching tour operators in the region. The island is also home to some of the best world class scuba diving sites in the world. And no place on earth provides for better salmon fishing than off the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

For those who like the natural beauty of the island, many make their yearly pilgrimage here to view some of the largest old growth trees in the world, still left untouched by society’s growth. The temperate rainforests are renowned around the globe and truly are remarkable to see. Bird watchers & nature hikers love the plethora of protected provincial and national parks located all over the island including: Pacific Rim National Park, Strathcona Provincial Park, Horne Lake Provincial Park, Cape Scott Provincial Park. With lots of camp sites & hotel accommodations on the island it is certain that you’ll have comfortable stay whatever your personal preference.

If surfing is your thing, let some of the best surfers in Canada show you how it’s done. The west coast of the island plays hosting to exhilarating breaks & beautiful sand beaches; but be ready to strap on a wetsuit, even though it’s year round surfing here, it can be a bit chilly in the winter months. Speaking of winter months, for those who travel the world chasing storms I’m sure Vancouver Island needs no introduction. World famous for storm watching, dozens of beach front resorts now cater to unique fans of this specific Vancouver Island adventure industry.

But what about you winter sports enthusiasts. One of the west coast’s best ski mountains, Mount Washington - renowned for its record snow falls and beautifully kept runs - is a winter wonderland playground for everyone no matter whether you ski, snowboard or cross-country ski.

What other place in the world lets you golf in the morning, ski in the afternoon, and kayak at sunset? Visit Vancouver Island and experience the best the west coast of British Columbia, Canada has to offer!

Adventure Travel For The Audacious Spirit

Saturday, October 27th, 2007
Joe Goertz asked:

Travelling feeds the wandering soul, but it also feeds the corporate soul. Even the most top executives no longer travel solely for business purposes anymore. Leisure travel has become a preferred method for stressed-out businesspeople to unwind in their downtime. In today’s modern world, active executives take advantage of their vacation time by treating themselves to some well-deserved leisure travel. With this evolution of travel, the idea of what travel entails has changed as well. People are no longer satisfied to visit the same tourist traps, but instead want to explore their world through adventure travel. In the field of adventure travel, bigger is definitely better.

The concept of adventure travel is not entirely new. For as long as standard tourist spots have existed, there have been travelers that have gone out of their way to avoid them. Those travelers became the first adventure travelers. As the world of adventure travel progressed, more people became interested in traveling the road less taken. More travelers are curious about the world beyond the glossy travel brochures, and adventure travel has risen in popularity to become a world premier method of travel.

To learn how to define adventure travel and how to become an adventure traveler, you have to learn more about extreme sports. Some people, no longer satisfied with the typical sports like football, baseball or soccer, decided to look for excitement in more extreme activities such as base jumping and wakeboarding, thereby creating the field of extreme sports. As more people got involved in extreme sports, they would travel to meet up with one another and adventure travel got associated with their extreme lifestyle. These extreme sports enthusiasts incorporated their love of their sports into their traveling, and created a type of travel full of thrill and adventure.

Adventure travel certainly does afford adventure enthusiasts the opportunity to intertwine their sports with their traveling. This type of travel gives travelers the same burst of adrenaline that extreme sports can offer, and also gives travelers to see the world from a new perspective. Unfortunately, as with anything that relies on its obscurity to stay fresh and exciting, a rise in popularity spells out the beginning of the end for adventure travel. As adventure travel becomes more popular, the destinations that were once off the beaten path have become tourist attractions. This rise in popularity is best illustrated by the travel agencies that specialize in adventure travel packages for those interested in adventure but not interested in planning the trip themselves.

In addition to the standard travel options that cater to conventional tourists, most travel agencies also offer adventure travel packages for anyone who wants more excitement in their vacation. If you’re looking for a vacation that you’ll never forget, filled with stories you’ll retell for years to come, consider booking your own traveling adventure.

Adventure Winter Sports in Himachal

Friday, October 19th, 2007
Marketing asked:

Situated between the great Himalayan ranges, Himachal Pradesh has become a core for adventure activities. The state has numerous wonderful hill stations like Shimla, Manali, Kufri, Dalhousie, Kullu, Kasauli and Chail which offer plenty of adventure sports activities.

                    Apart from the breathtaking scenery Himachal offers all kind of adventure sports one can think of. Mountain and peaks in Himachal covered with seasonal snow become an ideal place for winter sports in the Himalayan Mountain ranges. During winters, up in the mountains, the higher reaches provide various winter sports activities. Himachal Tourism organizes winter festivals in different destination of Himachal. Annual winter sports carnival begins in Manali from January 11 to 16. This festival has been declared a state level festival. International tourists can also be seen enjoying the sights and sounds of Manali during the Winter Carnival.

                  Another famous tourist destination of Himachal for winter sports particularly for skiing is hill station Kufri and in a short span of time; it has become one of the popular winter resorts in Himachal Pradesh. People from all over the world visit Kufri for enjoying the winter sports. There are nice resorts and many hotels in Kufri where you can enjoy a comfortable stay. Tourists, who come for the calm and peaceful atmosphere, can also enjoy a Pony or a Yak ride.

                  The best option to try out ice-skating in India is Shimla, where every year a winter sports festival is held by Travel & Tourism department of Himachal Pradesh particularly ice skating carnival organized by the Ice-skating Club during mid December-January in Shimla. The main event held during this festival is skiing competition. A great number of skiing lovers flock to this region to attend the annual winter sports festival in Shimla.

                   The Winter Carnival in Himachal Pradesh is an event that means all round entertainment. So if you are looking for something unique this winter, makes sure that you are a part of Himachal Winter Carnival. It is an event you will love to remember with great delight. So what are you waiting for! Just pack your sports gear and get going to enjoy some memorable winter holidays in Himachal.

Adventure Travel In Africa

Sunday, June 24th, 2007
Dexter Stoakley asked:

If we talk about Africa one thing the first word that comes in our mind is “ADVENTURE”. Africa offers the wide variety of all sorts of adventure. One who is really fond of adventures and is never been to Africa then its something in adventure he is missing. Africa is land of every adventure. It’s a land of variety in diversity. From diving, mountain climbing, trekking, white water rafting all sorts of adventures are available in Africa. Most adventurous sport in Africa is “safari travel”. Let us try and explore Africa in a more dynamic way and get to know about what options does it have for adventure travel.

In South Africa, Kruger National Park is one of the finest game reserves. Visitors who are interested in safari traveling are drawn towards Kalahari Gemsbok national park. It extends towards the Kalahari Desert; Kalahari gemsbok is an area of wide open vistas, rugged beauty, shifting dunes and great herd of springbok.


Kruger national park is one of the most interesting places in Africa and is rated as one of the world’s finest game reserves. Kruger is more a home to wild species than any other game park in the continent. Cheetahs, lions and leopard roam here freely with substantial number of elephants, rhino, zebras, giraffe in fact a wide variety of wildlife can be seen easily in this park. It is also an excellent destination of birdwatcher. It offers a scarcely believable diversity of species. Though no night activities are permitted here but it is best for wildlife safari. Nights here are like living in an artificial jungle. Abundance of land is available to enhance opportunities for safari visits.


It is situated in the southern extremity of one of the greatest desert- the Kalahari. There is absence of lush green vegetation but the wildlife here is quite impressive. Wildebeest, eland, herds of gemsbok and springbok can be seen here. But Kalahari wildlife attracts another visitor- the Kalahari lion. Visitors on their safaris have to forgo their luxurious accommodation of the surrounding parks. Kalahari can be a destination of grandeur unparallel.


Those who are fond of canoeing Orange River is the best destination for them. It originates in the Lesotho highlands. It is just right for the canoe safaris because its wide and gentle, with just enough rapid to make the heart beat faster.


When one hear of camels the thing that exactly stuck our mind is “desert”. And it is increasingly becoming one of the most important safaris in South Africa. South Africa provides two unique environments for camel safari. The Kalahari and the Bushmanland Kalahari is more of a duned landscape and bushmanland is a semi arid. Both the regions provide a good land in game.

There is one more thing that is included in adventure of Africa is white shark cage diving, walking safaris, bungee jumping , camel trekking, mountaineering, diving ,desert safaris ,biking and much more. Safaris in Africa can be covered on the back of horse, camel, bicycle etc.

“Fun never ends in the sun city” in fact adventure never ends in the Sun City. Those who are really crazy about the adventure then Africa is ALL IN ONE destination to be. Wildlife, beauty, vegetation is all seen here in abundance so to have fun Africa is a best place to be.

So go and enjoy the Sun City’s adventure filled life and you can have a memorable time with your loved ones and friends and have some adventure all along.