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30 Oahu Outdoor Activities & Adventures To Add To Your Bucket List

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If you love adventure travel, if you're very active ( or maybe even #ExtraHyperActive 😉 ), I'm sure you want to do and to see as much as possible while visiting Oahu !

Hawaii's third-largest island, Oahu, offers plenty of outdoor activities and adventures !

Oahu adventures and outdoor activities with ExtraHyperActive


But because there is so much information online about things to do and to see on Oahu, it can be quite frustrating to build your trip itinerary ( especially if you have only a few days to visit the island ! ).

In the blog post below I share ONLY outdoor activities, and adventures you should add to your Oahu Bucket List !

I spent almost a month planning our trip, and I really hope this information will help YOU save time, and money to build your perfect adventure getaway on Oahu :

Night Skiing and Snowboarding At Summit Central

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Go skiing under the lights when you buy a night lift ticket from the Summit at Snoqualmie !

Night skiing near Seattle has a certain appeal: fewer crowds, no lift lines, and discounted lift tickets ! 

Time - 4pm -10pm 
Ticket prices start at $31 for adults, and $25 for kids ( save $$$ by buying online !! ) 

Looking for more outdoor adventures in/around Seattle ?
Find more here - Washington Adventures

 

Enchant Christmas at Safeco Field in Seattle

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Enchant Christmas at Safeco Field in Seattle is an even for the entire family ! Enjoy Holiday lights, the Christmas market and fun festive activities. The holiday light event, which runs through Dec. 30, covers the entire baseball field with a spectacular light maze and an ice skating rink. As you enter the stadium for Enchant, expect a different kind of cheer than the rowdy crowds and booming loudspeakers of baseball season. Infield, visitors can rent a pair of skates and sail through the illuminated archways and trees on the 350-foot-long ice-skating loop, while listening to local artists like Starlight Choir perform live on the mainstage. (Tickets will be staggered to prevent overcrowding the maze and ice trail). Visitors can also warm their hands with a cup of hot chocolate from the Christmas market, shop for jewelry, homewares and gifts, or head over to Santa’s workshop for pictures and a story.

More Seattle Holiday videos to watch : Christmas times in Seattle Center, and downtown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAk3HdBlxOI

Visiting Seattle, and looking for amazing adventures, outdoor activities, and things to do ? Find more Washington Adventures here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BN0aJuLAlA&list=PL78koNgcc9OkR4uBM3pozDN-gOywTvtuv

Hiking Chirico Trail to Poo-Poo Point

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Located within less than 45 min away from Seattle, Chirico Trail to Poo-Poo Point hike is a "must" for any outdoor adventurer visiting Seattle !

Chirico Trail to Poo-Poo Point hike

Even if you're short on time, this hike ( time to the trailhead from Seattle plus the hike itself ) will take you only half of the day !

The trail is snow free, and accessible year round, but is best enjoyed on a nice sunny day ! But even on an average Seattle rainy day, the tree coverage will provide protection from wind and rain.

Add "Dog Sledding In Whistler, BC" To Your Bucket List !

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Dog sledding in Whistler, BC is a truly Canadian experience, and a "must" to add to your Bucket List  !

Dog Sledding In Whistler, BC


Whistler, British Columbia, is best known as a ski resort, but skiing is just one of a wide range of winter activities available to visitors.

Land Paddling Freebord

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Land paddling freebord

Freebord is a skateboard that’s been modified to ride more like a snowboard. It has two extra wheels on the center axis that spin freely, allowing you to swoop and slide around on the pavement.

Freebord was started in 1996 by Steen Strand in Palo Alto, CA while studying for his master’s in product design at Stanford University. Steen wanted to find a way to bring the snowboard ride to the street and began developing prototypes of a skateboard that could slide, drift and stop just like on snow.

He patented his design and began assembling and selling the first “Alpha” Freebords in 1997 out of his garage in San Francisco, CA. Since then, Freebords have evolved to become shorter and lighter, with bindings to hold the rider’s feet while carving and sliding.

An interesting fact :

Land Paddling Around Green Lake in Seattle

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Land paddling around Green Lake in Seattle, WA

Land paddling around Green Lake in Seattle could be a great way to discover this hidden local gem !

Green Lake is a neighborhood in north central Seattle, Washington.
Its centerpiece is the lake and park after which it is named.

The newly reconstructed 2.8-mile path around the lake provides a perfect recreational spot for runners, bikers, skaters and walkers.

It's also a great place to go longboarding or land paddling.

Introduction To Scuba Diving Class

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Introduction To Scuba Diving Class


If you want to try scuba diving, but aren't quite ready to fully commit to a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving class is for you !

In this blog post we'll talk about what to expect from this class, and will also cover the basic scuba diving gear, types of scuba certification, and scuba diving certification cost.

Flyboarding For Beginners

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Flyboarding For Beginners : How It Works


Flyboarding is the newest and most exciting water sport, and has been growing all over the world in the last couple of years !

Flyboard allows you to go up to heights of 30 feet in the air and dive under the water an shoot straight out again, exactly like a dolphin !

It's been growing in popularity in the last 5 years, but it's still perceived by most people as "an extreme sport".

In this blog post, we want to debunk this myth, and in our video we'll show you how anybody can have fun flyboarding !

My Bucket List : 2017 Achievements & 2018 Goals

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"What you GET by achieving your goals is not as important as what you BECOME by achieving your goals" ~ Henry David Thoreau



Maybe I'm getting too old, by it seems like 2017 has flown by so fast I didn't have time to really notice it.

In 2016, I made a decision to spend more time on my businesses rather than on my adventures...
But the best part of running your own fitness & travel business is that you DON'T HAVE TO COMPROMISE ! 

As you might know, another one of my favorite quotes is : "Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life" ~ Confucius 

And that's exactly how 2017 was ! I didn't work a single day !

Land Paddling With Onda Longa In Tacoma, WA

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Onda Motion is of the most versatile longboards that is great for cruising and carving as well as land-paddling and kite-skating.


Onda Motion 788581344965 Longa with Poly wheels black

Compared to most longboards out there, Onda boards are quite unique. They perform and handle much better than traditional longboards because of their smooth gliding wheels and tremendous maneuverability. Give it a kick and it glides forever !

Onda was designed from scratch to be the best all around cruising longboard in the world.


Every component was carefully designed and custom built as part of an integrated product, to allow you to cruise the pavement effortlessly, with minimum friction and enormous forward momentum. Onda delivers full-fledged glide performance and awesome carving that will have you feeling like you’re levitating above ground.

Want to learn more about land paddling with Onda board ? Read here ...

Bucket list Ideas : Volcano Boarding In Nicaragua !

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volcano boarding in nicaragua


Believe it or not, "volcano tourism" is a popular, and growing travel trend. Every year millions of tourists make active and dormant volcanic areas their preferred destination, either for recreational purposes and sightseeing, or perhaps as an adventure trip involving more extreme activities such as hiking, climbing, camping, taking a hot air balloon trip over volcanic landforms like in Capadoccia, Turkey.

But recently, one activity/adventure has become especially popular - volcano boarding !

The Flaming Geyser State Park

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Flaming Geyser State Park


The first time I heard about the Flaming Geyser Park was from "The Washington Atlas and Gazetteers". It stated that park's most unique geological feature was its "geysers" (methane seeps). I immediately wanted to find out more about it.

Land Paddling Around Stanley Park In Vancouver B.C.

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Vancouver B.C is a very popular tourist destination, and was also named the Top Destination in Canada in TripAdvisor's 2016 Travellers' Choice awards, and was chosen as the best place to live in North America (and number five in the world) in Mercer's 2016 Quality of Living survey.

The city offers travellers both outstanding opportunities for outdoor adventure, as well as sightseeing. Framed by miles of beaches and rugged mountains, with more than 200 parks in between there is never shortage of things to do and to see.

When I first visited Vancouver in 2009, I did all the "regular touristy activities" : explored it's downtown, took a stroll on the famous Capilano Bridge, skied at Grouse Mountain,  had lunch at Granville Island's market, and got schooled at Telus World of Science.

But my most memorable experience was probably biking and hiking around Stanley Park...

2016 Bucket List Goals Achieved; Plans For 2017

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How do you find "work-life balance" ?

For many people finding "life-work balance" is an ongoing challenge. Even though there are tons of books, blog posts, studies, and many "gurus" who teach how to find "work-life balance",  achieving it can often feel like an impossible goal, especially for people who strive to give everything 100% ( like most ExtraHyperActive folks are ).

Last year, I made a decision to focus more on business, and hence, my "adventure time" in 2016 was very minimum. Yet, it was another year when I checked off a few goals off my Adventure Bucket List :

Paddleboarding To The Bottom Of Snoqualmie Falls

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Looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences and adventures while visiting Seattle ?

Seattle offers amazing outdoor opportunities for adventure seekers, and outdoor lovers year round ! But fall through spring, they're limited to mostly snow related activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.

Yet, even most Seattleites don't know that there are outdoor activities, that are normally considered to be "summer watersports", could be done year round.

When it comes to watersports, one can enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding,  kiteboarding, surfing, scuba diving, and sailing 365 days a year.

Indoor Skydiving At iFly In Tukwila, WA

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Indoor skydiving in Tukwila, WABeing ExtraHyperActive, we're always on a lookout for new adventures and experiences ! And in Washington state, there is never shortage of awesome and exciting things to do ! All year round ! Indoors and outdoors !

And recently, we added another epic adventure to our Bucket List - indoor skydiving !

After doing my first tandem skydiving jump, and trying out tandem BASE jumping, I didn't think that indoor skydiving would be that exciting for me. But I thought, for my 9 year old, it would be a great memorable experience !

Exploring And Hiking In Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA

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As I wrote in my previous post, Tacoma’s waterfront, from Schuster pkwy to Ruston Way is considered to be Tacoma’s version of Seattle’s Alki Beach. This place is very popular among fitness and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy jogging, biking, longboarding, scuba diving, kayaking, paddleboarding, parasailing, boating, or just want to go on a nice sunny motorcycle ride, Tacoma waterfront is the place to go all year round!

Cross Country Skiing : Hyak Sno-Park At Snoqualmie Pass

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Hyak Sno-Park At Snoqualmie Pass

I went cross country skiing at Summit East ( former Hyak ) several times last year , and had no idea that there was a perfectly groomed, nearly level, 7 1/2 mile xc ( cross country ) trail right across the street !

Hyak Sno-Park is an old Milwaukee railroad stop within the Iron Horse State Park. In the winter it is a very popular Sno-Park with easy access, sledding hill, groomed ski trail (with marked snowshoe route) , and heated bathrooms !

The railroad grade provides an almost level tour with a double set of groomed ski tracks ( perfect for beginners ), while the open area between the tracks is mostly used by "serious fast-paced skaters ". Off the groomed trails , you will sometimes see snowshoers along the way. In the Snow Park's parking lot, there is a nice little sledding hill for the whole family to enjoy.

Cross country skiing at Hyak Sno-Park At Snoqualmie Pass

Though, the trail is flat , don't let it fool you. I went almost 13 miles ( round trip ) to the intersection with the Lost Lake trail ( if I am not mistaken ) and it felt like a great work out ! Make sure you know when to turn around, as the trail goes as far as Easton ( cause for a moment I was wondering how far I could push myself).

Dogs are not allowed on the "main" trail, but there is a section of the trail ( past "Lost Lake road") that allows dog sledding ( I actually saw a few dog owners "skijoring" . Looked like fun ! )

I wouldn't call this trail particularly scenic , but there are sections of the trail where you can catch the views of frozen Keechelus Lake.

Keechelus Lake at Hyak Sno-Park At Snoqualmie Pass

Note: If you decide to use Hyak Sno-Park, you will need a permit !
Permit Requirements: Daily Sno-Park Permit and Daily or Annual Discover Pass; OR a Seasonal Sno Park Permit plus Special Groomed Trails Permit sticker, without Discover Pass.

Tip: If you want to save $$$, you can park at Hyak ski area ( FREE ), and walk to the trail...
But, personally, I pay the park fees to support the great job they're doing to provide us with this amazing opportunity to enjoy this beautiful surroundings !

Tip: Don't have your own gear ? You can rent full cross country setup at Hyak ski area ( BUT they only allow the use of their rentals on the ski area... BUT... nobody will know if you use them on Iron Horse trail 😉 😜)

Another option ? Buy your own gear ! ⬇️⬇️⬇️


Ziptrekking In Whistler, BC

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Ziplining in Whistler, B.C. is a year-round high-flying adventure. While ziplining is in Whistler is awesome at any time of year, I think it’s particularly special in winter. 

When the rivers are frozen and the trees dusted in snow, soaring above the silent valley in an experience like no other. So here’s my guide to everything you need to know to choose the perfect winter Whistler zipline adventure :


See the wildlife


Take a treetop tour

Zip above  the he old-growth rainforest



Experience the breathtaking Fitzsimmons Creek in winter


A truly heart-pounding adventure !


Two tour guides will accompany guests


7,000 feet of pure eco-exhilaration!

Whistler, B.C. is home to the longest zipline in USA, and Canada !

Ziptrek Ecotours hosts a selection of breathtaking tours. There are 4 distinct zipline tours, and the TreeTrek canopy walk. Their wilderness area is located directly above Whistler Village, in the spectacular temperate rainforest valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.



Breathtaking tree-top adventures and an award winning ecological curriculum have earned Ziptrek Ecotours the international reputation as Whistler's year-round, must-do outdoor activity.

The company offers 4 different tours, that vary in length and the amount of adrenaline. The breathtaking Eagle Tour ( my choice ) features five different ziplines, including a 2000-foot, awe-inspiring monster that drops 20 stories.

But for me, actually, it wasn't the tour itself that was fun. The tour guides - Greg and Kristine made the experience fun, informational and educational.

Other features I liked about the tour were: the ability to book the tour on the same day; the option to book it online, directly through the company or at the Visitors Information Center; and the proximity to the Whistler Village.

Before you book your winter zipline with Ziptrek, here are a few things to bear in mind:
  • Ziptrek zipline prices start at $99 for children and $119 for adults ( as of 2019 )
  • All guests must be between 65 lbs and 275 lbs to take part in the Bear Tour. For all the other tours, minimum weight is 75 lbs There is a chance for smaller children to fly tandem with a guide on the Bear Tour, just ask your guide.
  • Kids must be at least 6 years old to take part, and anyone under 15 will need to be with an adult
  • All tours do include some physical exertion – walking, climbing stairs, and being outside in the cold for a couple of hours.
  • Tours run from around 9am every day – you can check on the website or call guest service for exact times.
  • Most tours take between 2 – 4 hours, so prepared to be outside for a while!

Ziplining in winter is a pretty memorable experience. Even if you’re not a ski bum or an adrenaline junkie, you’ll sure be glad you took to the treetops and found out what it feels like to fly like a bird. Just beware: you might get hooked !


Check out this blog post in case, later on, you'll want to go ziplining somewhere else - "10 Amazing Places Around the World To Go Ziplining"

For more ziplining posts clicks here...