Book Review: Frommer's 500 Adrenaline Adventures

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Love excitment when you travel? I've got THE BOOK for you! Frommer's 500 Adrenaline Adventures gives you an action-packed tour of some of the most adrenaline-pumping adventures around the world. Written by Lois Friedland, Marc Lallanilla, Charlie O'Malley, and Jennifer Swetzoff, this book makes you WANT to travel and have fun!

Adventures covered include a variety of activities, from air to land to sea.

In the Air shares adventures in flying, hot air ballooning, skydiving, bungee jumping, and ziplining. From Colorado to Switzerland and even more, Frommer's has it all. As with any Frommer's book, details are given on location, contact information, when to go, where to stay, and more.

On the Water shares adventures, including diving and snorkeling, extreme cliff diving and cliff jumping, boating, whitewater rafting, watersports, kiteboarding, and surfing.

The Mountains and Canyons chapter shares great trips in hiking, winter sports, heli-skiing, climbing and rappelling, snowboarding, canyoning, and caving.

Staying Grounded includes cycling, mountain biking, exploring and admiring, and unconventional undertakings (such as reliving the old West, watching the Space Shuttle Lift-off, grass skiing, mountainboarding, volcano surfing, mountain tubing, sandboarding, and more). Who knew? Very cool new sports - I am intrigued!

The chapter on Great Journeys shares different expeditions, ways to make a difference (my favorite!), animal treks, and more.

Further chapters include camps and schools, races and festivals, urban thrills, animal encounters, offbeat adventures (including exotic eating!, and spooks, scares, and rides.

Whatever your leanings, this book is sure to cover it, and make great recommendations. There are great maps, lots of photos, and enough excitement to get your travel juices running. Fun!

Frommer's 500 adrenaline adventures, 1st Ed.
ISBN: 9780470528037