Into the Wild

Seven brag-worthy trips for adventurous travelers (and their not-so-adventurous companions)



Olympus Dive Center, based in Morehead City, charters half- and full-day SCUBA dives to shipwrecks.

KAREN DOODY

Why go on vacation just to sit around? You can do that at home. We found seven trips to nearby destinations that will get your pulse racing. (Yes, we included options for the less adrenaline-inclined)

 

For more information on all activities, check out our all-inclusive Resource Guide.

 

1. SCUBA Dive the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’ in the Southern Outer Banks

 

 

 

 

 

2. Fly Through the Trees in Sevierville, Tennessee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Llama Trek in the Smokies

 

 

 

 

 

4. Hang Glide at Lookout Mountain

 

 

 

 

 

5. Underground Adventure at Worley’s Cave

 

 

 

 

 

6. Raft the Chattooga River

 

 

 

 

 

7. Climb to New Heights at Chimney Rock State Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

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