Frommer's 500 Best Adrenaline Adventures features high-octane experiences for both passionate travelers and adventure seekers. From dare-devil sports to hair-raising haunted houses to wacky and obscure festivals and races, Frommer's offers ideas for a wide variety of adventures. Chapters include: In the Air: Hangliding, Bungee Jumping & Ziplining On the Water: Diving, Snorkeling & Whitewater Rafting Mountains & Canyons: Skiing, Snowboarding, Climbing & Hiking Ground Adventures: Mountain Biking, Motorcycling & Sand-surfing Expeditions & Drives: Safaris, River Trips & Desert Treks Adventure Camps: Stuntman School, Cattle Wrangling & Covert Ops Races & Festivals: Iditarod, Bay to Breakers & Extreme Eating Contests With the Animals: Diving with Sharks, Canoeing with Hippos & Swimming with Dolphins Offbeat Adventures: Gloucester Cheese Roll & Tomato Food Fight Rides, Spooks & Scares: Haunted Houses, Rollercoasters & Catacombs
Table of Contents
About This Book. A Note on Hotels. Chapter 1 In the Air. Flying High. Leaping & Jumping. 10 Hot-Air Balloon Rides to Lift Your Spirits. 10 Skydiving Adventures: Thrills on High. Gliding, Coasting & Floating. 10 Bungee Jumps for Joy. 10 Ziplines to Make Tarzan Proud. Chapter 2 On the Water. Diving & Snorkeling. Extreme Cliff Diving & Cliff Jumping. Boating. Whitewater River Rafting. Watersports. 10 Places to Go Fly a Kite ... on the Water. 10 Places to Ride the Curl: Surfing Around the World. Chapter 3 Mountains & Canyons. Hiking. Winter Sports. Heli-Skiing Hot Spots. Climbing & Rappelling. Snowboarding Extreme Terrain. Canyoning & Caving. Chapter 4 Staying Grounded. Cycling. Mountain Biking Around the World. Exploring & Admiring. Unconventional Undertakings. Chapter 5 Great Journeys. Expeditions. Make a Difference. Animal Treks. Hitting the Road. Chapter 6 Camps & Schools. Chapter 7 Races & Festivals. Endurance Endeavors. Foolish Fun. 3 Wacky Climbing Competitions. Spectator Delights. Bet or Not, Horse Races Take You for a Ride. The Kitchen Sink. 10 Extreme Eating Contests. Chapter 8 Urban Thrills. 9 Breathtaking City Views. Chapter 9 Animal Encounters. Up Close & Personal. Safaris. From a Distance. Along for the Ride. Chapter 10 Offbeat Adventures. Exotic Eating. Chapter 11 Spooks, Scares & Rides. Spooks & Scares. Skulls & Bones & Catacombs. Rides. 10 Haunted Houses of the American South. Roller Coasters. World Maps. Geographical Index. Alphabetical Index.
Lois Friedland is a freelance journalist and About.com' s Adventure Travel guide. She specializes in skiing, travel, and golf. Her work has appeared in regional and national magazines and newspapers. She has written special sections for The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, and Texas Monthly. Marc Lallanilla is a New York-based freelance writer and editor. He has written extensively on health, science, the environment, design, architecture, business, lifestyle, and travel. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, ABCNews.com, Weather.com, About.com, and other print and online publications. Charlie O'Malley lives in Mendoza, Argentina, in the foothills of the Andes. Though he's surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the world and some of the best rafting, he is mellowing with age and now gets his kicks from visiting wineries. Originally from Ireland, Charlie has contributed to Frommer's guidebooks about Argentina, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Jennifer Swetzoff is a New York-based writer and editor who focuses on travel and international affairs. She has worked for Frommer's, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Eurasia Group, and she freelances for various publications. When she's not in the office, she's exploring new parts of the world in search of her next adrenaline rush.