Jan 25, 2011 11:53 AM
We know how it goes. The daily grind seems to always prevent you from getting out there and seeking adventure. Whether you make the decision to save money for more practical things, or save your vaycay time for trips to visit family, you just never seem to plan for just you! Make it a priority in 2011 to tackle something new--whether near or far, cheap or pricey. Getting outside and seeking a few thrills will give you a whole new outlook on life!
1 - Women's Adventure 4-Issue Bundle ($20) Have no idea where to start? Get the wheels turning by digging into a few issues of Women's Adventure Magazine. You'll be ready to try new things in no time.
2 - Coleman Hooligan Tent ($67) A tent for two, take your guy or your best bud and spend some quality time in the wilderness. Outblush tip: always camp with a full cooler of beer. Ahh, trees and booze!
3 - TSL Walk In The Park Aluminum Snowshoes ($121) You don't have to wait for good weather to head outside. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and enjoy the serenity that comes from swooshing across an open field covered in the white stuff.
4 - Adventure Women: Horseback Riding in Iceland ($3,895) Spend nine glorious days in the land of fire and ice, bonding with fellow female travelers and, of course, your horse. The ultimate in adventure--ride on open fields, bunker down in farm houses, and swim in natural springs. (We're still wistfully saving up for this one!)
5 - 4-Night Lodge-based Dogsled Vacation ($875-1175) We're going to go ahead and disclose that we've done this one. And it was awesome. Though we think of adventure vacations as being summertime destinations, this dog-sledding trip is perfect for off season travel (think cheap flights!). Spend your days running trails with a guide and team of sled dogs. Spend your nights in a luxury lodge with a glass of wine in front of a cracking fire. Adventure bliss!
6 - Apostle Islands Kayak-Camping Adventures ($294-749) Choose from a variety of kayaking trips from 2-7 days and varying degrees of difficulty. If you're a beginner, stick with one to two day trips and if you're a kayaking expert, tackle the 7 day lighthouse tour. We recommend taking a lesson or two in your hometown and booking an intermediate trip. It'll so be worth it when you paddle your way through the great Lake Superior!