Ziplining is one of those adrenaline-filled activities that let you experience the thrill of flying with the safety of harnesses and cables. You go from point A to point B in a straight line – that’s definitely Instagram-worthy. Now if only you could tag along a couple of friends to experience the thrill of ziplining together…
Ziplining alone can be lonely, so why not take some friends along?
Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska lets you do just that! The zipline itself is 5,495 feet long with a vertical drop of 1,320 feet, and you and 5 other friends can all make the jump together. And the top speed? An astounding 65 mph!
That's one heck of a drop!
It takes about 90 seconds to get from the top to the beach at Icy Strait, and while you’re on the ride you can marvel at the deep forest below. You might even see whales and other marine life in the first part of the dive.
So how does the entire ride go? First, you’ll take a short walk through the old-growth rainforest up to the launching area. And after your safety briefing, you’ll be organized into groups of six, and then you’ll prepare for take-off!
Make the jump, and the race is on!
Just remember, before you get on the ride, you must follow some basic precautions.
First, make sure you’re wearing warm, layered clothes to withstand the weather. Raingear may sometimes be necessary.
Second, you must wear shoes that are closed and secure. This ensures that your shoes don’t fall off during the ride, and you don’t scrape your toes during landing.
Third, participants must be between 75-275 pounds, and comfortable with heights. If you’re not within this range, the security harnesses might not be secured properly.
Lastly, the ride isn’t recommended for those who have back and neck problems, and those who are pregnant.
It's like an educational tour of nature fueled by adrenaline!
The Icy Strait Point ZipRider has been open since May 2007, and is run by highly trained professionals. And since then, they have had over 1,600,000 delighted guests!
To book a tour, check out their site here.
This May Look Like a Mountain, But It’s Actually the World’s Largest Pyramid!
Did you know that the largest pyramid in the world is actually hidden in plain sight?
When you think about pyramids, the first one that usually comes to mind are the pyramids at Giza. But even though they may be the most popular, they're far from being the biggest pyramids ever made?
In reality, the largest pyramid was built by the Aztec empire. It's called the Great Pyramid of Cholula in Puebla, Mexico. Its base is up to four times the size of Giza's great pyramid, and nearly twice the volume. It's also the largest monument ever constructed on Earth by any civilization, even to this day!
So if the Great Pyramid of Cholula is the largest, how come it isn't as popular as the Egyptian one? The sad truth is that this giant structure is hidden beneath layers of dirt, making it look more like a mountain than a pyramid. In fact, its disguise as a mountain was so convincing that Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes built a church right on top of it....
38 Enchanting Photos of China that Will Fuel Your Wanderlust
There’s more to China’s scenery than just temples and The Great Wall. In this vast country, you’ll find some of the most breathtaking natural wonders!
China is as mysterious as it is beautiful. It's vastly different from the western world, and because of this, many facets of their culture are intriguing and eye-opening. With such a rich history filled with colorful events and personalities, China is definitely one of those countries you just have to visit while you still can.
We know you have already heard about The Great Wall of China (which, by the way, isn't visible from space). But China has a lot more to offer in terms of art, architecture, and natural beauty. Just take a look at these 28 breathtaking sights you can see there.
1. These beautiful blossoms at Yuantouzhi, Wuxi
8 Helpful Tips to Keep You From Losing Your Luggage Ever Again
No more getting stranded on vacation without any clean underwear.
Losing your luggage while you’re traveling can really cramp your style in a major way. Imagine having no spare change of clothes while you wait for the airline to find wherever it was they shipped your bags off to.
Air transport communication and information technology specialist, SITA reports there were 24.1 million lost and mishandled bags in 2014 alone.
That’s 7.3 bags per 1,000 airline passengers!