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500
adventures
adrenaline
GREENLAND
Beaufort Sea
Baffin Bay
Hudson Bay
Gulf of
Alaska
CANADA
Vancouver
Calgary
Winnipeg
Newfoundland
Quebec
Portland
Minneapolis
Ottawa
Montreal
Detroit
Chicago
Toronto
Boston
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
New York
Philadelphia
San Francisco
St. Louis
Washington DC
NORTH
ATLANTIC
OCEAN
Los Angeles
San Diego
Phoenix
Dallas
Houston
Atlanta
New Orleans
Gulf of
Mexico
Monterrey
Miami
BAHAMAS
DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC
PUERTO RICO
MEXICO
Havana
Guadalajara
Mexico City
CUBA
JAMAICA
HAITI
San Juan
BELIZE
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
NICARAGUA
Managua
TRINIDAD &
TOBAGO
COSTA RICA
Caracas
PANAMA
VENEZUELA
Medellín
Bogotá
Cali
COLOMBIA
Belém
PACIFIC
OCEAN
Galapagos
Islands
ECUADOR
Recife
BRAZIL
Lima
PERU
Brasélia
Salvador
La Paz
BOLIVIA
Belo Horizonte
Rio de Janeiro
PARAGUAY
~
Sao Paulo
CHILE
Cordoba
Pôrto Alegre
URUGUAY
Santiago
Buenos Aires
Montevideo
ARGENTINA
FALKLAND/MALVINAS
ISLANDS
South
Georgia
G R E E N L A N D
C A N A D A
Calgary
Vancouver
Newfoundland
Winnipeg
Quebec
Ottawa
Portland
Minneapolis
Montreal
Detroit
Chicago
Boston
Toronto
New York
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Philadelphia
San Francisco
Washington DC
St. Louis
Los Angeles
San Diego
Phoenix
Atlanta
New Orleans
Dallas
Houston
Miami
Monterrey
BAHAMAS
DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC
PUERTO RICO
MEXICO
Havana
CUBA
Guadalajara
Mexico City
JAMAICA
San Juan
HAITI
BELIZE
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
NICARAGUA
Managua
TRINIDAD &
TOBAGO
Caracas
COSTA RICA
VENEZUELA
PANAMA
Medellín
Bogotá
Cali
COLOMBIA
Belém
Galapagos
Islands
ECUADOR
Recife
B R A Z I L
Lima
PERU
Brasélia
Salvador
La Paz
BOLIVIA
Belo Horizonte
Rio de Janeiro
PARAGUAY
~
Sao Paulo
CHILE
Cordoba
Pôrto Alegre
URUGUAY
Santiago
Buenos Aires
Montevideo
ARGENTINA
FALKLAND/MALVINAS
ISLANDS
South
Georgia
                         500
adventures
1st Edition
By Lois Friedland,
Marc Lallanilla, Charlie O’Malley,
and Jennifer Swetzoff
adrenaline
Contents
About This Book . . . vii
A Note on Hotels . . . vii
Chapter 1
In the Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Flying High . . . 2
Leaping & Jumping . . . 13
10 Hot-Air Balloon Rides to Lift
Your Spirits
. . .
14
10 Skydiving Adventures: Thrills on High
. . .
20
Gliding, Coasting & Floating . . . 25
10 Bungee Jumps for Joy
. . .
26
10 Ziplines to Make Tarzan Proud
. . .
34
Chapter 2
On the Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Diving & Snorkeling . . . 38
Extreme Cliff Diving & Cliff Jumping . . . 54
Boating . . . 56
Whitewater River Rafting . . . 84
Watersports . . . 86
10 Places to Go Fly a Kite . . . on the Water
. . .
96
10 Places to Ride the Curl: Surfing Around
the World . . . 104
Chapter 3
Mountains & Canyons . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Hiking . . . 109
Winter Sports . . . 131
Heli-Skiing Hot Spots . . . 138
Climbing & Rappelling . . . 145
Snowboarding Extreme Terrain . . . 146
Canyoning & Caving . . . 162
Chapter 4
Staying Grounded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Cycling . . . 173
Mountain Biking Around the World . . . 178
Exploring & Admiring . . . 182
Unconventional Undertakings . . . 190
Chapter 5
Great Journeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
Expeditions . . . 207
Make a Difference . . . 216
Animal Treks . . . 218
Hitting the Road . . . 224
Chapter 6
Camps & Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Chapter 7
Races & Festivals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Endurance Endeavors . . . 255
Foolish Fun . . . 269
3 Wacky Climbing Competitions . . . 279
Spectator Delights . . . 280
Bet or Not, Horse Races Take You
for a Ride . . . 288
The Kitchen Sink . . . 289
10 Extreme Eating Contests . . . 298
Chapter 8
Urban Thrills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
9 Breathtaking City Views . . . 310
Chapter 9
Animal Encounters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Up Close & Personal . . . 323
Safaris . . . 342
From a Distance . . . 348
Along for the Ride . . . 358
Chapter 10
Offbeat Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365
Exotic Eating . . . 386
Chapter 11
Spooks, Scares & Rides . . . . . . . . . . .388
Spooks & Scares . . . 389
Skulls & Bones & Catacombs . . . 394
Rides . . . 401
10 Haunted Houses of the American
South . . . 402
Roller Coasters . . . 408
World Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Geographical Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Alphabetical Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
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