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Vineyard and Zipline Trends Collide at the Pinot Express

Vineyard and Zipline Trends Collide at the Pinot Express Dec 11th, 2013 at 4:54PM: Chris Leschinsky Vineyards and ziplines have long been used to attract tourist dollars for destinations that, well, could use a little help: Regardless of the area's suitability for growing grapes, plop down a vineyard or winery and travelers will come for a taste and buy a sympathy bottle (pro tip: go for the ice wine as it's harder to mess up) Ski resorts looking to attract off-season...

Voodoo Zip Line Will Soon Soar Over Vegas

Voodoo Zip Line Will Soon Soar Over Vegas Oct 21st, 2013 at 10:30AM: Voodoo Zipline photo Opening in November, the Voodoo Zip Line will connect two towers at Las Vegas' Rio casino. Starting at the 50th floor of the Masquerade Tower at the VooDoo Steakhouse, riders will travel a third-mile to the 20th floor of the Impanema Tower in about 70 seconds. Riders soar nearly 500 feet above Las Vegas at 33 miles per hour. Need more zip line? Voodoo Skyline is not the...

Kids Adventure Pass Is Ticket To Fun At Mammoth Mountain This Summer

Kids Adventure Pass Is Ticket To Fun At Mammoth Mountain This Summer Jul 14th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Mammoth Mountain has introduced a new and very affordable option for family fun this summer. The California resort, which is a fantastic destination for outdoor fun all year long, is now offering an "Adventure Pass" for kids under the age of 12. That pass provides a full day of fun for the low price of just $29. Purchasing the Adventure Pass provides unlimited access to the resort's...

Video: Nepal's Extreme Zip Line

Jun 9th, 2012 at 8:00AM: When High Ground Adventures in Nepal decided they wanted to build a zip line, they knew they wanted it to be long, tall and fast. Their Zipflyer meets that description and then some. Riders reach speeds in excess of 85 miles per hour while dangling high above the desert floor. The two-minute ride covers nearly 6000 feet while dropping almost 2000 feet in the process. For those of us who won't...

Video of the Day: Zipline Fail

Oct 24th, 2011 at 6:30PM: When did ziplines become so prevalent? Somewhere along the way, we went from traveling to places to either relax or explore local cultures to careening through trees on a series of cables. When did this happen? Why are they so popular? Beyond that, I have a hard time believe that everyone staffing these ziplines knows what they are doing. I mean, are there accredited zipline certification...

Longest zip-line in the world at Palau's new eco theme park

Longest zip-line in the world at Palau's new eco theme park Sep 30th, 2011 at 12:30PM: Palau is no longer just a destination for underwater adventure. This destination in Micronesia, which is ranked as one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world, has recently opened the Palau Eco Theme Park, home to one of the longest zip line courses on Earth. The three-course zip-line that allows participants to get really high about the trees, flying over the Taki Waterfall Park in...

Five reasons Americans should choose Panama over the Caribbean, with day trips to boot

Five reasons Americans should choose Panama over the Caribbean, with day trips to boot Nov 19th, 2010 at 4:35PM: Panama. It's a small nation of about 3.3 million inhabitants, with a land size roughly equal to South Carolina. It's the southernmost country in Central America, and if not for its mind-bogglingly thick Darien National Park, the so-called Panamerican Highway could run from Alaska to the bottom of South America. But you knew all of that, didn't you? What you may not be aware of, however, is just...

Gadling Exclusive: Downtown Vegas zipline to open Friday

Gadling Exclusive: Downtown Vegas zipline to open Friday Oct 12th, 2010 at 7:15AM: They've made it possible for you to fly over the ocean off the Haitian coast, through the scenic Pacific Ranges of Canada and the the Wild Animal Park in San Diego. And this Friday, Greenheart LLC opens its latest zipline above a different sort of native habitat, that of the Vegas Party Animals. By the end of this week, tourists are expected to able to shoot across steel lines above the crowds...

ToroVerde park delivers an adventure in Puerto Rico

ToroVerde park delivers an adventure in Puerto Rico Jul 22nd, 2010 at 8:00AM: Thrill seekers who are looking to take a break from all that sun and surf while visiting Puerto Rico now have a new option to add a little excitement to their vacation. The recently opened ToroVerde Adventure Park is ready to give them the jolt of adrenaline that they're looking for, offering up opportunities to rock climb, mountain bike, and choose from an array of zip line tours. Located near...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Zip Lining on Catalina Island

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Zip Lining on Catalina Island Jun 29th, 2010 at 9:30AM: GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 21 – Click above to watch video after the jump In part one of our Catalina adventure, we surprised Aaron with a trip to the island for some quality undersea exploration. Now, join us as we explore more of the island for some zip lining, a tour of the famous Casino in Avalon, and yes, more scuba diving. Located 22 miles southwest of Los...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Catalina Island

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Catalina Island Jun 26th, 2010 at 9:30AM: GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 20 – Click above to watch video after the jump This week we have an extra special episode - it's Aaron's birthday and we've decided to surprise him by going to one of Southern California's best escapes for diving, watersports, and all things adventurous. Located 22 miles southwest of Los Angeles, Catalina Island has a rich history as...

Video of the Week (4.16.10)

Apr 16th, 2010 at 6:00PM: When you think of zip lines, you might associate them with the thrill of sailing through a rain forest in an exotic location (especially if you caught Jeremy Kressmann's video taken from a zip line in Laos). But this week, San Francisco has had a zip line installed near the Ferry Building to promote, of all things, tourism to British Columbia in order to bring more people to the site of the...

Zip line fun at The Gibbon Experience

Mar 16th, 2010 at 11:00AM: Ever had a chance to ride a zip line? It's basically a steel cable stretched between two points, allowing adventurous travelers to clip on a harness and 'zip' along at speeds of up to 100mph. We recently put together a list of 10 great zip lines from around the world here at Gadling, but there's maybe one more to add to the list. As part of my recent travels through Southeast Asia, I had a...

South by Southeast: The Gibbon Experience

South by Southeast: The Gibbon Experience Dec 21st, 2009 at 10:30AM: As a kid, did you ever fantasize about living in a tree house? Of climbing into your own hideaway stocked with chocolate bars, hanging out with monkeys and doing as you please? If you've ever wanted to feel like a kid again, it's time to visit The Gibbon Experience, a magical realm of tree houses, waterfalls and exotic wildlife hidden deep in the dense jungle of Northern Laos. The Gibbon...

In the Heart of Central America: Why now is the time to go to Honduras

In the Heart of Central America: Why now is the time to go to Honduras Dec 4th, 2009 at 9:30AM: After a week in Honduras, ziplining through the canopy, drinking $1.50 beers on a deserted white sand beach, slaughtering my Spanish pronunciation as I bought a grilled pork skewer from a street vendor, horseback riding through coffee fields, and eating a few too many corn tortillas, I couldn't help feeling like I could just as easily be in Belize, Guatemala, or Costa Rica.....but with fewer...

Top 7 adventure activities near Arenal, Costa Rica

Top 7 adventure activities near Arenal, Costa Rica Nov 10th, 2009 at 11:30AM: For travelers in search of a little adrenaline, the Arenal region of Costa Rica serves up adventure any way you like it. The area around the Arenal volcano in Costa Rica, about 80 miles north of San Jose in the center of the narrow country, is known as the adventure capital of Costa Rica. With a diverse landscape that features erupting volcanoes, rainforests full of life, and cascading...

The Cadillac of ziplines - Kapalua Sunset Zipline Tours

The Cadillac of ziplines - Kapalua Sunset Zipline Tours Sep 29th, 2009 at 9:00AM: Even if you've been on a zipline before, you probably haven't seen anything like the Kapalua Adventure Sunset Zipline Tour. First of all, as you may have noticed in the title, they offer a sunset trip, which means that you not only see stunning scenery in an adventurous context, but you see it under the sexy colors of the Hawaiian Sunset. The zip course features sit-down harnesses -- it's like...

Tips for traveling to Costa Rica (or anywhere) in rainy season

Tips for traveling to Costa Rica (or anywhere) in rainy season Sep 23rd, 2009 at 9:00AM: When I heard that flights from Chicago to San Jose, Costa Rica were going for just $260 per person this Fall, I immediately called my husband and asked if we could go for Labor Day weekend. Despite the fact that neither of us has ever expressed a burning desire to go to Costa Rica, he agreed. What can I say - we're suckers for a deal. We knew that prices were so low for a reason. May to...

Five things to do in Orlando (except ... that)

Five things to do in Orlando (except ... that) Jun 15th, 2009 at 9:00AM: This is the only time you'll see the expression "theme park" in this post. Orlando has a lot to offer outside that. So, if you're headed down there for a convention or a family trip, keep these other attractions in mind, and explore the depth this city has to offer. Plan ahead, and you can avoid the "Mouse" trap! Make a glass, buy some art: Go to Keila Glassworks, and look for the guy with...

Zip through Orlando at Grand Lakes

Zip through Orlando at Grand Lakes Jun 4th, 2009 at 4:00PM: Climb, zip and traverse: Grand Lakes Orlando's newest attraction can be summarized succinctly, but what really happens is far more interesting. Based at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades, this destination has created a unique experience that leaves guests hanging - and flying and swinging. Put on a harness, and you can experience 25 climbing and traversing structures that are suspended 15...

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