Managing fear while learning adventure sports

  Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ~Dale Carnegie Boots planted on the ledge, harness checked, and my hand holding the rope in a brake position over the bar rack, I took […]






Caving TAG: Years of tradition and a few changes

Mommy and son.

Sometimes life forces us to “reset” and start over. How we deal with these events is an important key to happiness. Refuse to adapt, and you limit yourself. Last month I made my annual caving pilgrimage to the 35th TAG Fall Cave-In. The event derives its name from the region where Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia […]






Don’t just lie there… Six adventure activities in Riviera Maya

My newest addiction...

Riviera Maya, known for its alabaster beaches and blue water, is also home to a variety of adventure activities. Some are adrenaline packed while others are relaxing forays into the natural side of the region. So when you are sick of just laying there, get up and find adventure. I recently visited the area on […]






Feeding my adrenaline addiction in Riviera Maya

In case you missed it, I’m an adrenaline junkie. Well, I guess it’s hard to miss if you’re a regular reader of this blog. So when an invitation to experience Riviera Maya’s adventurous side I could hardly contain myself. First, I took a few deep breaths before replying via email so it wouldn’t be too […]






17 Gift Ideas for Adventurous Women – From ‘Biners to Bags

Beal Wall Master with Unicore

Do you have a girlfriend, sister, mother or grandmother who is more adventurous than traditional?  If so, you may have already stumbled a few times choosing a gift.  If she prefers backpacks to Coach bags, or wet suits to evening gowns, this article will help you get started on your shopping list.






Slippery When Wet – Caving TAG

Rappelling into Signal Light Cave

Enjoy this post on my favorite adventure sport, caving….   Flat on my belly, I was laying in an underground puddle trying to push myself under a collection of stalactites without causing damage.  The icy water soaked my coveralls and made the going easier. I think the saying is, “slippery when wet.”  Using my toes […]