Building; antenna; span; earth. The four categories of fixed objects which are used for BASE-jumping, the freefalling activity that became an extreme sports
phenomenon during the 80s. Unfortunately, many of these locations either fall into a legal gray area or are outright banned. The U.S. National Park System, for example, does not allow BASE-jumping in any of their parks… but there is at least one exception.
For one day a year, the New River Gorge Bridge is closed to traffic and people are allowed to take the ultimate plunge into the river below as crowds of up to
80,000 watch. Bridge Day has been a yearly tradition of Fayetteville, West Virginia, going on more than 30 years and coming back Oct. 18, 2014. The bridge stands at 876 feet tall, making it the third highest in the United States. More than 800 jumps were made last year with participants BASE-jumping from the span and getting launched over by a human catapult. There are also some skydivers who parachuted in from a plane flying above.
While only licensed BASE jumpers can make jumps, it is certainly a sight to see, watching people plunge 800 feet into a gorge. For those adverse to a rush of adrenaline, Fayetteville hosts a number of festivals for the weekend. Fayette County hosts its annual Bridge Day Car Show, while downtown Fayetteville features musical performances, street vendors and a chili cook-off. Learn more about the event at http://officialbridgeday.com/.
Many of your favorite celebrities have an additional talent you may not know about: restaurant ownership. Famous actors, musicians and other personalities have tried their hands at opening restaurants throughout the country. Stop at one of these spots.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
When planning a trip to India, the first thing you need to know is you are in for a life-changing experience to one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. Here are a few tips that can help take out some of the guesswork.
The percentage of people who identify as non-religious has been on a steady rise. But the vast majority of the world is still wary of atheism, and it’s even punishable by death in a few countries. It’s important to keep the local culture in mind when traveling.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Specialized travel gear brings many benefits, whether it’s comfort, durability or safety. This shirt adds the latter, with a number of security features aimed at travelers.