Explore new territories on land by going on a bicycle trip through Asia (see Resources) or running a marathon in Chile. Regardless of your athletic level, you can find a land sport that will engage you in your vacation destination.
Explore your vacation destination through a birds-eye view. Kite-surf in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, paraglide the Rockies in Colorado or enjoy a hot-air balloon ride in South Africa.
Spend a few months hiking the Appalachian Trail or Mt. Kilimanjaro for a true endurance test, or spend a few hours bird-watching on local trails in a national park.
Jumping through waterfalls in the Dominican Republic (see Resources) or rafting the Colorado river are methods of testing your physical boundaries while connecting to new ecosystems.
Most adventure & sports companies provide brief training, necessary equipment and knowledge of each ecosystem.
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Kay W has more than 10 years of freelance writing experience, including technical papers, grants for youth and environmental nonprofits and consulting materials. With a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering and a Master of Arts in environmental organizational leadership, Kay W has a diverse educational and technical professional background.