August 1 2011 by Claudia Kunkel
January may be the time for making life improvements, but summer is the time for seeking adventure. The increased intake of revitalizing sun, the more carefree way of life during summer makes me hungry for something new, something daring.
This summer I hope to break out of the norm with a unique outdoor adventure that originally hails from New Zealand -- Zorbing. In this extreme recreational activity the individual climbs into a double-sectioned, large, plastic orb (almost 10 feet in diameter) and rolls down a hill.
The courses can be on a gradual slope or an intense zigzag. There are also many ways this adventure "rolls." The Zydro ride is the wet and wild approach to Zorbing. As many as three people hop into the Zorb hole filled with a few gallons of water and with a small push a slip and slide adventure like none other occurs as the Zorb rolls down the hill. For those who want to stay dry while still experiencing a thrill the Zorbit ride is a perfect fit. You'll be head over heels for this "astronaut-in-training" ride. An individual is strapped into the Zorb with a specifically designed harness to provide some intense G forces and a feeling of weightlessness.
Thankfully you don't have to travel to New Zealand to experience Zorbing. This unique adventure has made its way to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near Pigeon Forge.
If your adventurous spirit emerges later in the year, have no fear, Zorb Smoky Mountains is open year-round. No matter when you decide to Zorb and experience an adrenaline rush like no other be sure to book your stay at one of two Best Western locations in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Whether you go Zorbing or rock climbing I love to hear about adventures. I'd love to hear about your adrenaline filled experiences -- I'm always on the lookout on how to feed my adventurous spirit.