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Rafting Into Costa Rica's Pura Vida

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

"Pura vida." Literally, it means "the pure life," but Costa Ricans use it to mean everything from "life is good" to "good luck," "cheers" to "no worries." On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I found myself embodying the phrase in all its meanings.

9 Activities For Adrenaline Junkies In South Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 08.07.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Who doesn't love a bit of zip-lining? Just outside Cape Town, jump into your harness and head into the hills to fly across valleys and soar over woodland.

Top 10 Extreme Sports in India You Missed Last Time

Ankita Sinha | Posted 07.19.2013 | Travel
Ankita Sinha

I was the smallest scuba-geared mermaid in the boundless aquarium of vast eternity. A random thought came to my mind: "How many times will I trust tha...

Finding Your Paradise Vacation and Fine Cuisine on the Backroads

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Kim Michele Richardson

Sometimes we find diamonds in hidden places we want to keep them secret and not share. Then again, wonderful jewels kept in darkness never bring joy to anyone. I stumbled on two such nearly hidden jewels on my recent backroads trip in Western North Carolina.

Going Rogue In Oregon

Dana McMahan | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Dana McMahan

I was scared to try white-water kayaking. Flat scared. I heard my Rogue River rafting/camping guide's somber warning about evacuations and was chilled. If I got hurt, it would not be a quick hop in an ambulance to a hospital.

PHOTOS: 9 Places To Blow Off Steam

Posted 02.23.2013 | Travel

Yoga is great. Spa days are excellent. Meditating at an ashram can be sublime. Unfortunately, relaxation doesn't work for everyone. Some people just n...

PHOTOS: A Chocolate River In Wine Country

Posted 02.01.2013 | Travel

The Mendoza River is a chocolate brown sluiceway punctuated by rapids that fall neatly in the range of fun but not terrifying. The river runs away fro...

White Water Rafting And Fine Dining On The Rogue River

Don Mankin | Posted 01.14.2012 | Travel
Don Mankin

Our raft bounced on the big waves coming at us from all directions as we squeezed through the narrow neck of the canyon.

LISTEN: Richard Bangs On Becoming An Adventure Traveler

Richard Bangs | Posted 12.17.2011 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Then we were in the rooster tails of the rapids, being flung up and down on a dizzy aquatic seesaw, paddling with all our strength. "Let's go higher," I screamed over the rapids' roar.

Go Wild and Green in Costa Rica!

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lauri Lyons

In Costa Rica I got a real sense of what the planet may have been like before humans destructive behavior.