Ziplining in St. Cloud, FL

My first ziplining experience was in Mariposa, CA, just outside of Yosemite National Park. On that tour we went on progressively longer lines over the scenic hillside, whereas on this tour at Forever Florida we stayed in one location but experienced three very different lines: a Zipline roller coaster, a free fall, and a long…

Crystal River, FL

In March 2013 my friend Carrie and I went to Crystal River to swim with manatees. There are manatees all over Florida but this is a particularly good area to see and swim with them because there are a shit ton that migrate there in the winter months. In Crystal River there are a bunch…

John D. Macarthur Beach State Park, FL

Paddleboarding through Macarthur Beach State Park, but not technically by going to the state park. We rented boards through South Florida Paddle, which is a mobile company that you meet on the side of A1A on Singer Island just south of the actual park entrance. I’ll have my own board eventually and plop in whenever…

Rafting the Stanislaus River – Knights Ferry, CA

We had a tradition of rafting the Stanislaus River out of Knights Ferry every summer. My most important tip is to not go in the middle of August when the water level is lowest and the current is nearly nonexistent. You’ll be working hard. I have many memories of seeing people catapulted out of their…

Skydiving in Lodi, CA

Skydiving at the Parachute Center in Lodi, CA. This was something my friend Jayme and I had talked about doing for awhile, so one day we just said F it and did it. I was the first one out of the plane in our group so I didn’t get the opportunity to see Jayme jump.…