Adventure Travel – South Dakota

Adventures in South Dakota

When traveling in South Dakota you will find wide open spaces. Adventure can still be found when traveling through the badlands and you will come out safe and sound unlike the old days. There are many beautiful rock formations both above and underground. You can stand on the ground of Custer’s last stand and have an understanding of the history of our country.

There is a reason all the bikers visit Spearhead each year you will find the drive wide open and beautiful. The scenic highway through Spearhead Canyon is one that is not to be missed when visiting South Dakota winding along the byway you will see wildlife, scenic vistas and develop a love of the land.

Big Stone Island is a wilderness area in the Big Stone Lake Area you can only get to the island by boat or canoe. You will find a hundred acre island that has been visited for centuries. You will be able to wander the shores of the island and it will take you to a simpler time.

If you looking for a less traveled area to explore and spend a little down time you will want to visit Custer State Park. This park is just outside of the Black Hills so if you have always wanted to see Mount Rushmore it is just a quick trip.

Custer State Park offers the Needles Highway for viewing the geography and Wildlife Loop Road for viewing buffalo, antelope, mountain goat and other wildlife found in the area. You can hike the area on many of the hiking trails and take in the clean air beautiful terrain and recharge your batteries.

While you are seeking an adventure above ground there are geological wonders below ground as well. South Dakota has two underground caves that are worth visiting. The Jewel Cave that is famous for its calcite deposits, when I first saw these as a kid I thought they had to be diamonds. The Wind Cave is huge with hundred and ten miles of cave to explore. The area above the Wind Cave is full of ponderosa pine, mixed with prairie grass and the elk and the buffalo love this area.

The locals and people who live in the Midwest have a favorite place its called Lewis and Clark Recreation area. The area is famous for it’s sandy beaches, beautiful lake, boating, water skiing and known as a great place to get outdoors and enjoy yourself.

When traveling in South Dakota you feel the open spaces, enjoy the wildlife an find adventure around every turn.

Adventure Travel – South Carolina

Adventures – South Carolina

If you seek a travel adventure in South Carolina you can find it. Looking for some peace and quiet you can travel in a canoe down one of the rivers, hike a trail, take a scenic drive and find that peace. Want to swim in the surf and wriggle your toes in the sand? South Carolina has everything a person with a little time and an adventure in there heart desires.

The Atlantic Ocean has always been an influence in South Carolina the Pee Dee Indians lived here when the Spanish first arrive in 1521. The Ocean brings visitors from all over the world here even today.

The most familiar beaches in South Carolina are worth visiting Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head stop here and taking in with the rest of the tourist. If you are seeking adventure and relaxation you need to travel farther down the coast to Edisto Beach.

Sun worshipers who enjoy relaxing on a white sandy beach and either camping, staying in a cabin will be able to watch the sunrise and set by staying at Edisto Beach State Park. The area has large Palmettos, salt marsh and miles of white sandy beaches. The endangered loggerhead turtle hatches eggs in the area and there are sea birds and other wildlife. You can fish in fresh or salt water enjoy the wild flowers and tide pools at low tide. You can hike along the ocean or enjoy hiking through the groomed trails that are handicapped accessible.

When you are ready to head inland and see some of the forest and rivers of South Carolina for a view back into history, see some great old plantations and discover the starting of the European and African settlement you want to travel Ashley River Road.

This road for its eleven miles offers some of the best old gardens in the area views of wildlife and it will remind you why you traveled here in the first place.

Traveling further inland to the Greenville area you can catch the sights and sounds off the beaten path, enjoy true southern hospitality. One of the favorites with the locals is Stumphouse Tunnel I guess you would say it is the southern version of the redwood tunnel in California. It is more than a curiosity and stopping here and taking a hike to the beautiful Issaqueena Falls will give you memories you won’t soon forget.

You will want to travel through South Carolina using Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway. This highway will take you past winding rivers, streams, covered bridges, artisan center where you can view over a hundred local artist work. You will want to take days if not weeks or months exploring the entire area.

If you travel off the beaten path you will discover adventure, satisfaction and have memories that will last a lifetime. Once your in South Carolina you will experience some of the best food, ocean views and breath taking beauty anywhere.