Choose Your Own
Adventure Activity

If you want to choose your own adventure activity, and are wondering what to do, just scroll down our list of true tales of fun activities to get some inspiration! The outdoor activities are listed alphabetically, and we are adding to the list all the time. So if you don't see anything that interests you yet, be sure to bookmark this page and come back soon to see what we've added!



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Choose your own adventure activityOcean racing

Choose Your Own Adventure Activity

So many activities, some close to home, some overseas. What might stimulate your interest? Something you've done before, and want to get more experience? Or maybe something completely new - a new skill, a new country, a new  adventure? Check out what other Adventuresses have been up to!


Biking/Cycling

Read about Tracey Beard's cycling adventure in Rome, Italy, when the weather started out with clear skies and high temperatures, only to deteriorate with heavy rain and flooded streets.


For motorbike inspiration, have a look at Jessica Ho's article on 67 year old Mardelle Peck and her motorbike. This is all about Adventuresses and their bikes, with age no obstacle to having a ton of fun!


And then there's dirt biking up a volcano  in Angelique Bibby's story about exploring the island of Ometepe in Nicaragua. It's in the middle of Nicaragua Lake, and most people visit the island to hike up Volcán Concepción, but Angelique hired a couple of dirt bikes for her trip!


Choose your own adventure activityVolcán Concepción

Camel Riding

Cam Usher had an interesting adventure camel riding in Morocco. Discover how she survived riding through a sandstorm on the Atlantic Ocean side of North Africa.


Climbing

This story is Paula Nandi Szabo's account of her climb up volcanic Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia. This adventure started with a 1:30am alarm call, and an ascent of 5,600 feet. Although this is technically a steep hike, NOT needing ropes and climbing gear, it is still a challenge for any 63-year old. And Paula saw a Brocken Specter at the top!  Just go to the page 'Climbing Bali's Mount Batur' to read all about it!


Falconry

An account of the sport of falconry at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, by Nasiri Suzan. She even gets to hold a falcon!  Discover the royal sport of falconry here.


Choose your own Adventure activityDelilah the eagle owl

Hiking / Trekking

Hiking up Koko Crater on Oahu, Hawai'i, Cassandra Ellis discovers that it involves 1,048 steps up abandoned railway ties. At 51years old and recovering from anemia, she shows true Adventuress spirit to overcome her fear of heights and lack to training to make it to the top. Find out how she did it HERE!


Loretta goes hiking in the Galapagos Islands, and meets with some misadventures. Discover what happens when she climbs Volcan Chico!


Choose your own adventure activityOn the Equator!

Tracy Beard writes about her 10 mile hike down the Samariá Gorge on the island of Crete. Read about her hot and trying day!


Horse Riding

Barbara McNally goes for a horse ride, through the Waipi'o valley on Big Island, Hawai'i. Read about this trip in the 'Old Hawai'i', the rainy side of the island.


Hot Air Ballooning

In Central Turkey, Cam Usher goes on a hot air balloon ride, despite her extreme fear of heights (acrophobia). The views and photographs are stunning - see for yourself!


Choose Your Own Adventure Activity

Hummer Trip

Follow Lind Lou's trip through the Grand Canyon in a Hummer. There are 3 pages to the story, so be sure to click the link at the bottom of each page to go on to the next part.


Jugaad Joyriding

Riding around in a Jugaad in Rajasthan, North India, might seem an odd thing to do - after all, there are no traffic rules - that anyone abides by - and the trip is hair-raising! Read about Sharon Kurtz' incredible journey.


choose your own adventure activityJoyriding in a Jagaad

Kayaking

Tracy Beard and her friend Connie kayak against the wind at Tomales Bay, and camp overnight before returning the next day.


Sailing

Just about the ultimate tough sailing challenge would be the Volvo Ocean Race around the World. Read Christine Couch's story of how a boat crewed by an all-female crew managed to finish in 6th position overall.


Tracy Welsh goes sailing on Penobscot Bay, Maine, on a day trip aboard the schooner Stephen Taber. Read about her adventurous day on this 147 year old wooden schooner!


Sailing on a windy day in Sardinia is Tracy Beard's account of going sailing with her daughter when the wind got up. Fortunately the captain and crew were up to the job!


Christine Couch tells us about her sailing journey from New Zealand to Queensland via Lord Howe Island (to clear Australian customs), on her 32 foot yacht. Finding the harbor entrance at night presents some problems!


Skiing

Tracy Beard visits the Ski Patrol at Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Colorado to see how the rescue services train for their job. Enjoy her skiing adventure by reading her account here!


Snorkeling

Read Loretta's account of how she got into difficulties when snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands.


Tubing

This tells the story of Patrizia Ballerini-Trackman taking a tubing adventure down the Wisconsin River. Find out what happened!


We hope you enjoyed our list of fun activities. Be sure to check back to read our new additions!


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