Resorts from Atlanta to Zanzibar offer packages for travelers seeking adventurous travel experiences. With so many different options available, the big question is how do you choose? Try picking a vacation that suits your personality.
|PERSONALITY||OPTION 1||OPTION 2||BOOST YOUR FUN|
|ADRENALINE JUNKIE||Live out your Top Gun fantasies by learning technical maneuvers and head-to-head combat at Fighter Combat International. It’s the realthing, not a flight simulator. Five-day programs from $3,965. (866)359-4273, www.fightercombat.com||Buckle up and hit the gas at Canada’s Bridgestone Racing Academy, where you’ll learn to drive a formula car. Half-day lessons start at $584. (905) 983-1114, www.race2000.com||Onewatch, multiple functions -- total rush. The Nike Oregon Series Alti-Compass Men’s Watch has a compass, altimeter, time/altitude/hydration alarms, and a barometer. $140. www.niketiming.com|
|ACTIVE FAMILY||Going hiking? Hire a llama to carry your pack. English Mountain Llama Treks offers hiking trips through the Great Smoky Mountains, starting at $75 ($65 for children ages 12 and under). (828)622-9686, smokymountainllamatreks.com/||Cross suspension bridges and climb ladders to sleep in one of 13 tree houses at Out ’n’ About Treesort and Treehouse Institute in Takilma, Oregon. From $130. (541) 592-2208, www.treehouses.com|
Capture your vacation memories on ahigh-definition camcorder. The Sony HDRSR5 has a 40 GB hard drive and 10X optical/80X digital zoom. $1,000. www.sonystyle.com
|SPIRIT SEEKER||Rediscover your spiritual side at the Hyatt RegencyTamaya Resort and Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Have a spa treatment, hike in the Cottonwood Bosque Forest, and watch Native American dances. From $179. (505) 867-1234, www.tamaya.hyatt.com||Experience the healing power of water in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa offers traditional bathing ritualsfrom the early 1900s. Rooms from $89; thermal baths from $26. (501)623-7771, www.arlingtonhotel.com|
Download guided meditations to your iPod and play them for the whole group with iLuv’s i552 portable audiosystem. $90.
|URBAN EXPLORER||Stay at Chattanooga, Tennessee’s centrally located Sheraton Read House, and you can kayak down the Tennessee River, climb an outdoor rock wall, and hike the Cumberland Trail. From $159. (423)266-4121, www.sheraton.com/Chattanooga||Portland, Oregon, is one of the fittest cities in the country. Book a few nights at the Hotel Monaco Portland and try geocaching in Forest Park or go kite-boarding on the Columbia River. From $189. (503) 222-0001, www.monacoportland.com||Carry your essentials in a LeSport sac backpack. The trendy Drew model comesin 14 colorful patterns. From $98. www.lesportsac.com|