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Here are the top ten articles for the Adventure Living Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Shopping in Shanghai and Beijing, China
For those who consider shopping a trip essential, China is magic. The vendors at Shanghai’s and Beijing’s markets hawk everything—tea pots, Buddhas, pearl necklaces, scarves, jade bracelets, cheap watches, "designer bags," silk shawls and more. But you need to know where to look and how to shop.
2. Nude Travel
Do naked travelers have more fun? Apparently, they do, say its devotees. When you take your clothes off, they say, you also shed your psychological baggage. That’s why one of the biggest groups of new converts to frolicking au naturel aren’t svelte twentysomethings, but women 45 and older.
3. African Safari Myths
For animal lovers and work-weary urbanites like us, an African safari is a dream trip.Some travelers, no matter how much they yearn for an African safari, resist the trip because of myths, bits of misinformation that make them think that a safari is a bad idea. We want to debunk those myths.
4. Colonial Williamsburg and African Americans
In the 1770’s patriots argued for rebellion from Britain because the motherland had violated the citizens’ rights. Find out what “freedom” meant for enslaved Africans at Colonial Williamsburg, celebrating 30 years of African American programming in 2009 with added experiences, tours and lectures.
5. Inspiring Adventure Quotes
There are many quotes about adventure and adventure living, crazy and interesting, thought provoking and inspiring; here are some of my all-time favorites.
6. The Two Jamestowns, Virginia
What was life like for the first English pioneers in the New World? Find out by exploring Virginia’s two Jamestowns. Historic Jamestowne marks the original 1607 site, the first permanent English community. Adjacent Jamestown Settlement, a living history museum, recreates the fledgling outpost.
7. Swimming with Horses in Jamaica
Swimming with Ziggy, a retired polo pony, in Jamaica proved to be the highlight of our horseback trip with Chukka Caribbean Adventures, Sandy Bay, Jamaica.
8. Budget Friendly Learning Vacations
Creative play isn’t just for toddlers. Learning vacations allow you to try something you’ve always wanted to do, including delve into a topic alongside experts. After these vacations you come away not only refreshed, but enriched. A bonus: these trips are modestly priced.
9. Be a Waterman on Tangier Island, VA
Molt your city skin and morph into a Chesapeake Bay waterman for a weekend on Tangier Island, VA, the self-proclaimed soft shell capital of the world. As the sun glints off the bay, go out on a boat with a seasoned fisherman then tour the crab shanties.
10. Virginia’s Civil War Sites: Pamplin
Pamplin Historical Park & National Museum of the Civil War Soldier surprised us. The privately owned facility, located on 422 acres in Petersburg, about 30 miles south of Richmond, proved to be one of the most engaging Civil War sites we’ve ever experienced.
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