Na Pali Wowie
Kauai's Na Pali Coast, with its steep sea cliffs, waterfalls, and narrow green valleys, is backcountry Hawaii at its best. But if you crave a comfortable bed, check out Hanalei Colony Resort's Explore Na Pali package. Through December 19, spend five nights at an ocean-view condo, kayak the Hanalei River, sail the Na Pali Coast on a catamaran—and have a Jeep Wrangler at your disposal. Priced at $1,628, the package is a 20 percent savings off regular fares. Contact: 808-628-3004,

Aspen for the Rest of Us
If you thought Aspen was only for actors and well-heeled environmentalists, here's a news flash: This October, Stay Aspen Snowmass is offering four nights of lodging in the resort town starting at $136 per person. Sleep at intimate family-run lodges like the St. Moritz, Limelight, and Hotel Durant. The slopes might not be white, but mountain-biking through golden aspen groves isn't such a bad alternative. Contact: 888-649-5982, The Lobster Tour
Road-tripping through the provinces of Atlantic Canada will be much easier on your pocketbook this month, thanks to Maxxim Vacations. For $1,359 per person (based on double occupancy) you can customize your own itinerary of ten nights at historic B&Bs. Tour New Brunswick, home of St. John's mysterious Reversing Falls; bike the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia to Cape Breton Highlands National Park; run the beach dunes of Isles de la Madeleine, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence; and sail around Prince Edward Island, where you'll stop for an extraordinary lobster feast. Also included are round-trip airfare from Boston and car rental with unlimited mileage. Contact: 800-567-6666,

(Trip News)
Forget fine china. Try the gift of adventure. Once the couple-to-be purchases an active honeymoon with Wildland Adventures to Africa, Ecuador, or Costa Rica, the Seattle-based company creates a gift registry for trip extras (priced from $15 to $150), like a dip in a cloudforest Jacuzzi or a jungle hike to see blue morpho butterflies. Honeymoons purchased by couples start at $1,950 per person. Contact: Wildland Adventures, 800-345-4453,

Filed To: Denali National Park and Preserve, Aspen, Hawaii, Kauai, Sea Kayaks and Touring Kayaks, Downhill Skiing
From Outside Magazine, Oct 2003

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