Adirondack Extreme

What’s a weekend of relaxation without a little adventure? That was our thinking when we made a reservation at Adirondack Extreme, an aerial treetop adventure course just a short drive from our cabin on Lake George. My parents happily stayed on the ground with my baby niece while my sisters, brother-in-law, husband, and I embarked…

Kawarau Bridge Jump

“Well, nothing says ‘I love you’ like jumping off a bridge!” This was the response I got from the staff member who was hooking up my harness when I told him that I was on my honeymoon. Meanwhile, on an adjacent platform just a few feet away, my husband was all tied up and ready…

A Day at Mayfield Falls

Touristy stores. Windy roads. Brightly colored buildings. Lush rainforest. Huge malls. Downtrodden towns. Modest fruit stands. Sprawling mansions. Rolling hills. Energetic waters. Reggae rhythms. Jerk spices. We found all this and more when we decided to venture off of the resort property on our final full day in Jamaica. Our driver, who told us to…

How to Wait in Line for a Rollercoaster

My family has visited many amusement parks and ridden many rollercoasters together. My sisters, though they both enjoy rides, tend to have nervous stomachs and often fret while waiting in line. When my younger sister and I were taking our seats and buckling into the Wild Eagle coaster at Dollywood she told me, “I like…

The Emerald River Adventure

I ended up in Slovenia kind of by chance. A budget tour that I was interested in filled a few other requirements: visiting Salzburg, visiting Prague, incorporating lots of adventure, guaranteeing I would spend my birthday somewhere awesome, and getting me back to Ireland in time to pack up my dorm room before they kicked…

March of Memories Chapter I: Bungee!

The final post of my March memories series- bungee jumping in Ireland! When I was a kid, I was afraid of a lot of things. I hated the big wooden rollercoaster on the boardwalk, I hated thunderstorms, I hated flying, I hated scary movies. I don’t know what happened, but eventually it wore away. I…