Big Doses of Epinephrine

“If careening downriver at 50 miles per hour in a boat that came within inches of jagged cliff walls hadn’t woken me up and floating backwards through a swirling rapid named Toilet hadn’t elicited a big enough dose of epinephrine, there was always the possibility that plunging to the depths of a canyon with my arms outstretched would empty my adrenaline reserves,” Andy Isaacson describes for the Wall Street Journal. “It was a relatively typical day of sightseeing in Queenstown … It is a natural theme park for grownups that offers an improbable selection of rides and attractions aimed at conquering personal fears and delivering major doses of excitement. The adrenaline fare comes mostly à la carte, but at Queenstown Rafting on Shotover Street, I noticed a three-course tasting menu for about $500: jet boating down the Shotover River – an amuse-bouche – followed by a starter of whitewater rafting and, for the main course, a 440-foot jump above a canyon, tethered to a rubber band. I booked it straight away.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…