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Thermal Valley Hang Gliding

If you think hang gliding is just for adrenaline junkies, think again.  At Thermal Valley Hang Gliding, the mission is to share the joy of free flight with as many people as possible. Soaring like a bird is the purest form of flight…especially with the stunning aerial views of Burke County and the Blue Ridge […]

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Skydive Wind Tunnels: All Pleasure, No Plane

Indoor skydiving is all the rage, especially for those who’d like to experience the thrill of skydiving without the fear of jumping out of a plane.  Skydive wind tunnels allow you to do just that, and our wind tunnel experience at Skyventure New Hampshire was a hoot! History of Skydive Wind Tunnels Indoor skydiving is […]

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Lima Peru

Paragliding Lima: How to Survive a Crash Landing

How hard could it be?  I’d already tried tandem skydiving and hang gliding.  I had my first inkling of trouble when paragliding Lima came as we leaped off the Miraflores cliff in Lima, Peru.  But instead of taking flight, we started to descend.  This was the first of several white-knuckle episodes in the Miraflores sky. […]

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Great Barrier Reef

Cairns Great Barrier Reef: 3 Ways to Experience It

It’s on nearly everyone’s Bucket List, and since I’m a certified scuba diver, it was definitely on mine.  So when it came time to celebrate one of those milestone midlife baby boomer birthdays, I could think of no better place than Cairns Great Barrier Reef.  In addition to exploring one of the world’s top scuba […]

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Panama City Beach Helicopter

Panama City Beach Helicopter Rides: 3 Girls, 1 Bird

I can say hands-down that the very best thing I did on my Panama City Beach girlfriend getaway was fly with the girls. And by girls, I don’t mean just me and the other female passenger, Donna. Our “bird” was a Robinson R44 Clipper II, a very popular 4-seater helicopter used by many smaller helicopter tour […]

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skydiving hawaii

Girls Get High: How to Skydive Hawaii

The small round light turned green, the plane decreased speed to the point of hover (or so it seemed), and the bottom of the garage-like metal door began to creak its slow, ominous rise.  Strapped into my tandem jumpmaster as snuggly as I would allow without dinner and a movie, there was no turning back […]

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hang gliding at kitty hawk

Kitty Hawk Kites: Hang Gliding Adventure in NC

Having already experienced and loved skydiving, I was interested in trying hang gliding to see how they compare. And what better place to try out this unique flying experience than at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, especially in August! There are two ways a novice can hang glide. One is to take a lesson and then […]

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skydiving hawaii

Skydiving Hawaii: The Glicken

The small round light turned from red to green, the plane decreased speed to the point of hover (or so it seemed), and the bottom of the large side door began its slow, creaky, ominous rise.  Strapped into handsome jumpmaster as snuggly as I would allow without a marriage proposal, there was no turning back […]

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