Running a marathon is all about pushing your limits and learning what your body is capable of — what do you think you could do if you were running with lions? (Okay, to be fair, there are guards and it’s totally safe, but still — there are lions). South Africa’s Big Five Marathon has got to be on every runner’s bucket list as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Named for the “big five” species of African game — African elephants, rhinos, water buffalo, lions and leopards — this race takes runners through the private Entabeni game reserve in the Limpopo province of South Africa. There aren’t any fences, so it’s just you, the other competitors and the animals (which can also include zebras, cheetahs, hippos, crocs, antelope and more). The course can actually change at the last minute depending on the animals’ movements, but it’s a mix of trail and road, including an extremely steep descent that leads straight into (gulp!) lion country.
The race is definitely a commitment and it’s also an amazing vacation. Runners choose either a six- or eight-day package, which includes lodging and safari tours of the reserve. Registration is currently available for both the 2015 race (June 20) and 2016 (June 25). For more information and registration details, check out albatros-adventure.com.
If you have kids in the house, you likely already know what a challenge it can be anytime they come into the kitchen. Whether they want to help with a batch of chocolate chip cookies or you’re just trying to make any ol’ dinner, messes — and maybe a few tears — are likely to ensue. Baketivity helps families streamline the kids-in-the-kitchen experience, with baking kits featuring everything you need, as well as easy directions, so you can enjoy more treats and fewer tears. This summer, it has even given its subscription boxes a travel twist, focusing on sweet treats from countries like Sweden, Mexico and Italy.
Thinking about an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with lively cities, an extravaganza of festivals and the BEST Halloween celebrations around, the island of Ireland is calling! And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, these might just seal the deal …
It’s time for a celebration as we announce the winners of our 2022 The Trazees, in their eighth year. Congratulations to all the amazing winners!
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Cape Cod’s Chatham Bars Inn partnered with Lexus to offer the Lexus Ultimate Beach Drive Experience. The luxurious off-road beach experience allows guests access to Cape Cod beaches from behind the wheel of a Lexus GX460. Chatham Bars Inn is the only resort on Cape Cod to secure the necessary permits to drive on to some of the area beaches.