#404: Hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

LOCATION: Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Grotto Falls Hike Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in the US and borders Tennessee and North Carolina. With a park this large, it was hard to pick what hike we wanted … Continue reading

#388: Hike to Havasu Falls

LOCATION: Havasupai Indian Reservation, Arizona   ABOUT THE AREA Havasu Falls is located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation outside of Peach Springs, Arizona. The falls are known for their natural pools which are created by mineralization. High calcium carbonate in … Continue reading

#385: Swim in a Great White Shark Cage

Gansbaai, South Africa Swimming in a great white shark cage has been a dream of mine for quite some time. I went in my first tiger shark cage when I visited Hawaii in 2005. I was hooked. I knew I … Continue reading

#376: Swim with Whale Sharks

Location: La Paz, Mexico Whale sharks are not exactly whales, and not exactly sharks, which can cause some confusion when I tell someone I’m going to go swim with a whale shark. A whale shark is a slow moving filter … Continue reading

#366: Complete a Triathlon

LOCATION: Buckroe Beach, Hampton, Virginia I debated whether or not to count this since this triathlon was a very miniature one on the scale of triathlons. However, after looking up the rules of triathlons, it is a recognized event! Triathlons … Continue reading

#348: Swim in a Waterfall

LOCATION: Dunns River Falls, Ochos Rios, Jamaica Dunns River Falls is one of the top attractions in the Jamaican area and based on my experience there I would definitely say don’t miss out on this incredible trip. Dunns River Falls … Continue reading

#336: Rappel from a Waterfall

LOCATION: Christopher Creek Canyon, Payson, Arizona   My trip with Becky to Puerto Rico was supposed to check off a waterfall rappel, however, due to extreme flooding, Puerto Rico was not the place for us to experience this activity. Luckily, … Continue reading

#334: Dive Silfra

LOCATION: Reykjavik, Iceland             Silfra is a dive location in Thingvellir National Park that is between the two continental plates of North America and Europe. The water is the clearest in the world since it is filtered through the lava … Continue reading

#333 Go to Iceland

LOCATION: Reykjavik, Iceland I’m notorious for finding a cheap flight and just going on a whim on my own vacation, so I was surprised that when I suggested the cheap flight from DC to Iceland that 8 of my close … Continue reading

#328: Go to Puerto Rico

LOCATION: San Juan, Puerto Rico Friday, December 13th: Puerto Rico was chosen by my friend, Becky, due to the fact she didn’t have a passport and this was American territory. Nice way of getting out of the country, without being … Continue reading

#326: Rappel from a Building

LOCATION: SunTrust building, Richmond VA I think my goal in life is to rappel from everything I can possibly rappel from. I certainly have wanted to rappel from a building for awhile. The Over the Edge Special Olympics charity has … Continue reading

#317: Snorkel in La Jolla Cove

LOCATION: La Jolla, California This post is part of my San Diego/San Francisco trip series. La Jolla Cove is a beach in La Jolla, San Diego. It is pretty small for the area, but is known as the “jewel” of … Continue reading

#306: Go to Alaska

LOCATION: Anchorage, Girdwood, Seward, MatanuskaValley, Denali, Alaska This post is part of my Alaska Trip Series. This is the beginning of the series. May 25, 2013: After 11 hours flying, I had finally arrived. The flight into Anchorage was probably … Continue reading

#204 & 205: Go Slot Canyoneering & Rappel into a Canyon

LOCATION: Water Canyon. Zion, Utah This is part of my Zion Trip series.             Canyoneering is defined as traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, swimming and rappelling. It’s a technical hobby since … Continue reading