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Fitness Boot Camp in Hawaii

Some people try to whip themselves into shape in the weeks leading up to a beach vacation. Others live a healthy lifestyle year-round and look for vacation destinations that offer a chance to work out and put their athleticism to good use. Whether you’re the last-minute crammer, the dedicated athlete or somewhere in between, an exercise-focused holiday may be an…

person ziplining through a forest

Adrenaline is a hormone and neurotransmitter. When you have an adrenaline rush your heart rate, blood pressure, perspiration, blood sugar and metabolism all increase. Your breathing ramps up. Your body even releases endorphins, the feel-good hormone, into your system. The feeling is thrilling. It’s exciting. Many of us find the effect of a large dose of adrenaline dumped into the…

Rock climbing

While some people wouldn’t even dream of climbing anything higher than a flight of stairs, others embrace the opportunity with open arms—and maybe a helmet, rope, and some carabiners. Rock climbing can be a truly adventurous and thrilling activity, whether you’re just learning in a climbing gym or scaling a massive limestone wall in Greece. Yes, it’s a great way…

Zip Lining Costa Rica

To some, the thought of jumping hundreds of feet off a cliff into a pool of water below is terrifying. And then there are those who think, Where can I sign up? If you’re part of the latter group of adrenaline junkies, you’ve probably done your fair share of thrilling activities. But there are some places around the world that…

Anyone whose bucket list includes scaling the world’s highest mountains but is too cautious to take on the treacherous beast that is Mt. Everest, this list is for you. Traveling across exotic paths to the peak of a towering snow-capped mountain is a dream for many. And even though it doesn’t seem like you’ve accomplished an incredible feat unless you’ve…

The very first marathon was run by a poor sap named Phidippides in or about the year 496 B.C. As legend has it, Phidippides was a messenger in the Persian/Greek War who was sent with an urgent dispatch from the city of Marathon to Athens – roughly 26 miles of running. After delivering his message, Phidippides dropped over dead from…

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