Oct 1, 2003
Outside Magazine

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,