Imagine the feeling of gliding through a forest canopy on the wings of the wind. The sun shining on your face, warming your skin as you fly from tree to tree. Zipline tours give you a bird's-eye view of nature, from frolicking monkeys to sleeping sloths. Tours are located in dense forests and jungles around the world.
If ever you find yourself in Spain, it's definitely worth your while to visit the Rioja region, where some of the country's best wines -- including some available even in Alaska -- come from.Scott McMurren
On your next wilderness excursion to, say, a well-visited glacier, you may encounter another adventurer staring at his iPhone. Don't imagine that he's tuning out nature. He's more likely to be tuning in with a new and free application designed to put a comprehensive guide to Alaska's wonders in the palm of your hand.Mike Dunham