December 29, 2017

Zip World: Fforest Coaster

A few months ago Adam and I visited Wales for a long weekend of fun. We hiked Mount Snowden, and we zipped across the Welsh caverns on a zipline. To complete our action-packed weekend in Wales, we also headed over to Zip Worlds latest activity – The Fforest Coaster – to see what this new ride was all about! After a bit of a kerfuffle in trying to locate the site (don’t follow the sat nav as the GPS location isn’t correct!), we made it just in time to join in the fun. The Fforest Coaster is designed with the traditional […]
December 28, 2017

Zip World: Titan Zipline Adventure

As soon as we booked our weekend away in Wales, we knew we’d be booking one of Zip World’s zipline adventures! There are three main zip line activities to choose from – The Caverns, Titan, and Velocity. In The Caverns you’ll zip through a series of wires that take you through a cave like system. The Titan sees you hoisted above the slate caverns in a series of three separate outdoor runs. And then there’s The Velocity wire – the fastest zipline in the world, and longest in Europe – that will catapult you up to speeds of 100mph! We chose to […]
September 15, 2017

Volcano Boarding – When It All Goes Wrong!

I would never really refer to myself as an adrenaline junkie, but as soon as I booked my tickets to Nicaragua, I knew there was one activity that I wanted to do – and that was to go volcano boarding. We would hike up Cerro Negro, Nicaragua’s youngest volcano, sit on a wooden sledge like board, and slide down at speeds unknown. I’ve done some pretty adventurous stuff in the past (sky diving, parasailing, zip lining) and I’ve always been glad that I’ve pushed myself to do something I didn’t think I had the balls to do. Sounds great, right? […]
September 8, 2017

Monteverde Extremo: Zip Lining

There are several spots to zip line in Central America, however none better than Monteverde, home to the highest zip line cables throughout Latin America. I hadn’t really contemplated just how high this was when I signed up, but I’m thrilled I got a chance to do this as I absolutely love zip lining! There are two main companies offering zip line experiences in Monteverde – Monteverde Extremo, and 100% Adventura. Both companies offer very similar activities. Monteverde Extremo’s main activity is their 14 cable zip line (also referred to as canopy tours) course that includes a superman cable, a […]
September 6, 2017

Sarapiqui River: White Water Rafting 

The Sarapiqui River is located in the Arenal and La Fortuna area of Costa Rica, and is a popular spot for white water rafting. The rapids are a grade 3-4, so perfect for adventurous first time rafters, but those more experienced adrenaline junkies are still guaranteed to have an exhilarating day out along the 12 km of river track. I went white water rafting many years ago, so for me this felt like I was heading out to the waters again for the first time – and I couldn’t wait !! The rafting day trip came with a hefty price […]