East Tennessee is hot, and when you’re looking for a way to cool down with your family and friends, floating down the river is where it’s at! For me, the River Rat Tubing season pass was a no brainer — because it’s the most convenient way to get on the water without the commitment, logistics, or work of a canoe or kayak. Our entire party of 10 people (including teens and toddlers) had a blast their first time there, and I’ve been tubing with River Rat several times now.
What's on your travel bucket list? If it involves adventure travel, then you'll love these articles! Whether you are traveling alone, need camping tips, or are planning to try skydiving... we've got some firsthand tips that you shouldn't leave home without.
A list of all the must-have items that you absolutely MUST pack on long distance motorcycle rides. Plus, clever tips for packing things in the saddlebags on your motorcycle, and the best motorcycle luggage that is lightweight and fits on the back of your bike.
See the 2 motorcycle trailers that we’ve used for our dogs. Both are pull-behind trailers. One is a basic luggage trailer for motorcycling that we used when we only had 1 large dog. The other is a motorcycle luggage trailer with air ride suspension that we used for 2 large dogs after we adopted the second one. See how we how we created our own custom dog motorcycle trailer so we could take our dogs on the road with us!
We love taking long-distance motorcycle rides. Here are all the best motorcycle maps and motorcycle apps that we use. See how to create custom maps for your own motorcycle trips using Google Maps. Plus, my thoughts on motorcycle map holders and tips for reading maps while you’re on the bike.
Say what? A female urination device? You’ve got to be kidding! Nope, I’m not. A pee funnel is popular with actresses, brides, and female outdoor enthusiasts. I bet you’ve said, ‘If only I could pee standing up!’ at least once. Try a pee funnel like Jennifer Lawrence did. It’s quicker, easier, and cleaner.
Are you a sucker for fast rides and the G-force that you experience on them? Not me… but my friend is a professional race car driver. Here’s what I’ve learned about gravitational force and its effects on your body. See how many G’s astronauts, roller coaster riders, airplane passengers, race car drivers, fighter pilots, and professional stunt pilots typically sustain. Plus, how to experience weightlessness (or zero gravity) yourself!
I love tandem skydiving – where the skydiving instructor does all the work and I just hang along for the ride. I’ve done it 6 times, and I’m sure I’ll do it plenty more times too. These are my best skydiving tips to prepare you for your first time skydiving.
My girlfriend and I traveled 1,200 miles to see the 2017 eclipse! Here’s how our eclipse trip went and why we’ll drive even farther to see the 2024 eclipse. Plus tips for planning your own eclipse trip for the 2014 eclipse… and the 2045 eclipse!
Solo travel is on the rise — most of us have started a bucket list and we’ve got places to go and people to see! Traveling alone can be super rewarding. Plus it’s easy and safe these days — when you follow a few simple tips. If you’re planning some solo vacations, here are some great websites, apps, and tips to help you get ready.
Live near a state park? Consider yourself lucky! If you’re thinking that state parks are smaller (or less significant) than the 59 national parks in the U.S., think again. I love visiting state parks — and with over 10,000 of them across the U.S., there’s sure to be several near you. Find a state park (or national park) nearby, see why state parks are so amazing, and explore lists of the best state parks in America.
I recently went on a Haiti mission trip. It was a life-changing experience to volunteer in Haiti. My best tips on how to prepare for volunteer mission trips.
Travel insurance is a must when traveling for business or vacation. But sometimes people want to skip it to save money. Top reasons to buy travel insurance!
Want to go spelunking? (That’s cave trekking!). Check out this list of five great cavern parks located throughout the United States where you can explore fascinating stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, and more.
Want to go on a fun and cheap nature adventure in Florida? Canoeing is one of the best ways to see the Sunshine State from a completely different angle – and I (almost) promise you’ll see an alligator!
Deep in the woodlands of the Sunshine State is Blue Grotto, a Florida sinkhole that serves as an ideal spot for open water divers and geological explorers. Find out more about this unique natural landmark and where you can find it during your next road trip in North Central Florida.
If you’re planning a long-distance motorcycle ride in the near future, then you’ll appreciate these tips which we compiled after taking multi-day trips on our Harley. In addition to packing the bare necessities listed on our basic motorcycle checklist, these things are worth considering as well.
We have been packing for a motorcycle trip every 2 months since we got our first Harley-Davidson motorcycle. We didn’t waste any time before we planned our first long-distance motorcycle trip on our new Harley. Our first 4-day motorcycle trip was from Middle Tennessee to East Tennessee and North Carolina. We rode a number of motorcycle loops near the Tail Of The Dragon. This is our best motorcycle checklist for long-distance trips over several days.
I’ve gone skydiving 6 times since 1994. Since then, tandem skydiving has become much more popular, accessible, probably safe — and less personal. Here’s my personal experience through the years.
Here are the best tips for hiking in the Fall. You see, Autumn hiking tips are different than regular hiking tips, as the days are shorter, the temperatures change more drastically, and there are other hazards to be on the watch for.
Care to take an open cockpit aerobatic flight in a 1940’s-era Navy bi-plane?
Have you ever considered renting a pontoon boat for a little off-road fun afloat?… We’ve done this on several occasions. Here are some pictures and highlights — especially if you plan to go pontooning in the Nashville area. The best part: Take a couple friends with you, and it’s a fairly inexpensive way to have a good time on the water!
Worried about surviving your first — or your next — camping trip? If you’re wondering what to take camping I’m your girl. I’m giving you ideas and reviews for choosing the best camping gear, a list of must bring items, and other helpful camping tips. Following these tips will enhance your experience — trust me — because I love to camp!