6 Helpful Resources For Those Who Love Outdoor Adventures
There are a multitude of reasons for spending time outdoors, from sightseeing to exercise and meditation. If you're someone who loves getting out to hike, bike, kayak, or partake in any other form of adventure, check out the resources listed here, which range from informative travel blogs to expeditions and stunning campsites. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
6 Resources For Incredible Outdoor Activities
|All Out Adventures||A nonprofit offering a variety of outdoor programs to people of all ages, experience levels, and abilities throughout Massachusetts|
|Camping Arolla||Located at the foot of the Swiss peaks and glaciers in Val d'Hérens-Valais, Switzerland, it's the highest campsite in Europe|
|Hiking For Her||A blog offering expert hiking tips for women, gear and hiking clothing recommendations and reviews, and more|
|Rios Tropicales||An eco-adventure company that operates throughout Costa Rica, providing adventure activities such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking|
|Adventures that Move||Blog by Dr. TA Loeffler, an educator, adventurer, nature advocate, author, and professional keynote speaker, who writes about her outdoor pursuits|
|Camp Tuscazoar||Ohio's most historic camp, with over 600 acres of forested hills and valleys along the banks of the Tuscarawas River, rich with Indian lore and local history|
All Out Adventures' Disability Programs
Benefits Of Spending Time Outdoors
- Sunlight is a natural source of vitamin D
- In the winter, leaving the house can lessen the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Hiking is a great way to stay physically active
- Walking in the fresh air can help with mental health
- It's a great opportunity to learn about local plant and animal species
- Going outside may be good for children's vision
Rafting in Costa Rica With Rios Tropicales
Spending time outside can work wonders on our mental and physical well-being, but sometimes it may be hard to know where to start to find activities to do or places to go. In no particular order, here are several resources for those who are looking for an outdoor adventure.
First up, at #1, we have All Out Adventures, a nonprofit organization that promotes health, community, and independence for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities as well as their family and friends through outdoor recreation. Thousands of people throughout Massachusetts have enjoyed the outdoors with this organization since its founding in 2001.
With a combination of specialized equipment and trained staff, All Out Adventures has programs designed to encourage people of all abilities to enjoy outside sports together in every season. While the majority of participants are adults, people of all ages and skill levels have participated. This organization aims to keep prices low to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation.
This organization aims to keep prices low to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation.
At #2, we get Camping Arolla, a base camp located 1,950 meters above sea level, at the foot of Swiss peaks. Hikers and mountaineers will find several glacier routes and major alpine routes nearby. The campsite has a small grocery store with local and artisanal items and sources fresh water from a nearby glacier.
While this campsite has tents and equipment to rent, guests can opt to stay in a Cocoon tent, furnished for two with a real bed and a wood stove. Visitors can also hike to one of several mountain huts for rest. Camping Arolla received several Guest Review Awards in 2018 and 2019.
Next up, at #3, we have Hiking for Her. This blog shares tips and gear recommendations through a monthly email newsletter that is curated especially for women. This website also has a service to help members find fellow hikers, such as the "Over Forty Hiker Community," or the "Hike with Me" service that helps individuals team up with compatible trail buddies nearby. Visitors will also find giveaways and gear reviews.
Visitors will also find giveaways and gear reviews.
Diane Spicer, the founder, has been hiking for over five decades and has experience in a variety of terrains and climates. She published a book titled Best Tips For Women Dayhikers with content similar to that on her blog.
For #4, we come to Rios Tropicales. Three native Central American childhood friends established this company in 1985 to pursue a love of paddling while providing jobs to fellow Costa Ricans and supporting rainforest protection. Now, this organization offers rafting, hiking, and other adventure tours through-out Costa Rica.
Rios Tropicales is carbon neutral, with a private rainforest reserve of over 2,400 acres of native tree species. Guests can stay in a lodge in the middle of the primary rainforest that was sustainably built using reclaimed wood and runs on hydroelectric power. This company has received several awards for service and sustainability from names such as National Geographic.
This company has received several awards for service and sustainability from names such as National Geographic.
Coming in at #5, is TA Loeffler's Adventures that Move, an adventure blog. Loeffler's writing details her expeditions, preparation, training, and the life lessons gained from her outdoor pursuits, such as her attempts at climbing Mount Everest.
Loeffler's work and adventures have taken her to over fifty countries and all seven continents. In addition, she has worked on multiple books such as More Than a Mountain: One Woman's Everest. In 2020, Loeffler was selected to the Canadian Geographic "90 Greatest Canadian Explorers" List. She hopes to inspire others through exploration and physical activity.
Finally, at #6, we find Camp Tuscazoar. This site was originally for Boy Scouts in 1920 and now hosts various youth organizations. With over 600 acres of forested hills and valleys along the banks of Ohio's Tuscarawas River, the camp has a large set of facilities that cater strongly to organized scouting.
With over 600 acres of forested hills and valleys along the banks of Ohio's Tuscarawas River, the camp has a large set of facilities that cater strongly to organized scouting.
Camp Tuscazoar is home to the Zoarville Station Bridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are a variety of sites for tent camping spread out throughout the hills as well as cabins, lodges, three-sided adirondacks, and RV sites to accommodate individuals or large camping groups.