Outdoor Adventures | RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 21 Exclusive Destinations

Explore high mountain peaks, lush tropical jungles and everything in between. 

PUERTO PLATA, DOMINICAN REPUBLICOutdoor adventures 2
Divide your time in the northern city of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic between stunning beaches, world-class golf courses, and exciting outdoor excursions ranging from horseback riding to dune buggy rides to eco-tourism. The perfect tropical weather means you can enjoy the sunshine and warm, humid air all year round.

LAKE TAHOE, CA & NVOutdoor adventures 3
Take the 72-mile-long road that rings North America’s largest alpine lake and find endless hiking and biking trails. Stand up paddle boarding is also huge here. With crystal clear waters that reach 80 degrees in the summer, you can paddle around massive boulder fields with looming, snowcapped peaks all around. Get your motor running with off-road trails galore. Take a Jeep or ATV out and explore the surrounding high desert areas.

COSTA RICAOutdoor adventures 4
This tropical paradise takes adventure up into the trees. Take a zip lining excursion through the canopies and volcanic expanse and see sloths, colorful tree frogs and parrots. Hit the beach for some world-class surfing with a jungle backdrop. Or, take the off-road path via ATV trails and hikes that will leave you intoxicated with the beauty of this bucolic wonderland.

Outdoor adventures 5HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC
HHI is a haven for family outdoor fun. Bikes are just as common as cars, as the island is dotted with well-marked bike paths, and you can also roll on the hard-packed sand on the miles of beaches. Gentle, warm waters beckon to beachgoers during a lazy afternoon of enjoying the sunny skies. For variety, take a kayak trip through the area’s diversely wild wetlands and estuaries.Outdoor adventures 1

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About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as Creative Resources Manager for RTX, based in Asheville, NC. You can find him hiking the mountains of Asheville, gardening, traveling, and hanging with his growing family. His favorite RTX exchange destinations are Rangeley, Maine, Lake Tahoe, Banff, Canada, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Cape Cod, and Orange Beach, Alabama. .

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