Get Outdoorsy on Your Next Vacation


One of the best ways to battle the dreariness and burnout associated with desk work is to get outside. We mean really get outside. If your next vacation is aimed at helping you recharge and enjoy the world we live in, look into these outdoor adventures for an extra kick of adventure.

Zipline over Gatlinburg

See the world from another perspective at Zip Gatlinburg. More than 50,000 adventurers have shuttled through the trees that overlook downtown Gatlinburg at this attraction. Join the others in partaking in 9 zipline tours that soar over the Smoky Mountain National Park. If flying is for the birds in your world, try their rocks and ropes course, another excellent addition to an outdoors adventure. Harness up and scale treetop bridges and tightropes, proving your balance as well as your bravery.

Paddle Around Charleston

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Charleston’s central East Coast location allows for a variety of wildlife and weather. Hot in the summer and cold in the winter, you will experience seasonal changes in views, wildlife and things to do. Thankfully, Charleston Outdoor Adventures has outdoor activities to accommodate all the seasons, species and selections of outdoor activities available in the area. During your next vacation to Lodge Alley Inn, give these guys a call and set up a kayak rental, paddle board tour or dolphin eco-tour.

Sail the Seas of Saint Augustine

Outdoor Adventures BoatingIf you’ve ever dreamed of sailing the seas, saying ahoy or watching the land disappear, make your dream come true by signing up for lessons at St. Augustine Sailing. Two days of lessons can get your sea legs non-wobbly and your vacation seaworthy. If learning the ropes isn’t on your agenda, opt for a charter, which is always nice. Sailing in St. Augustine is one of the best outdoor activities to see the wildlife and wilderness surrounding the area, and a great way to enjoy the world around you—often only seen from the beach.

Explore New Orleans from a New Perspective

If your vacations to vacation usually consist of food, festivals and favorite bars, try something new for a change with one of the outdoor activities offered by Kayak-iti-Yat. Kayak-iti-Yat Tours offers trips around the historic Bayou St. John of New Orleans, full of herons, nutria and animals from under the sea. The website says it best, with “This experience will bring balance to many things: You’ll find nature in an urban setting, visit history in the present, have a few active hours among several decadent ones and feel local while vacationing.”

And, pardon us for applying that point to the bigger picture, but isn’t balance—such as balancing indoor and outdoor, sedentary and active vacation experiences—what enjoyment of life is all about?