Truffle hunting, bobsledding and other adventurous vacations

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Not all vacations are created equal. Some include a busy program of activities during the day, while others are passive and offer rest and relaxation. For the adventurous traveler, resorts offer a wide range of activities designed to add excitement to your vacation. From truffle hunting in the south of France to Olympic bobsledding, these experiences are ideal for anyone looking for an adventurous holiday.

Truffle hunting, Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa, Gargas, France

Guests at the Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa can immerse themselves in the world of truffles and revel in the woods of the flavors of this French delicacy. The day dawns when you embark on a truffle trip in the South of France. When you are on your way to the Provence truffle markets in Vaucluse, your arrival will be greeted with a heavy and powerful scent that teases your taste buds. Continue on The Ventoux truffle where the seasoned truffle hunters Franck and Alexis Jaumard take you on a tour of their truffle farm, led by the nose of two native truffle dogs, Mirette and Polka. After discovering how the “black diamond” of Provence is grown and harvested, you can enjoy a truffle-themed lunch at Domaine Jaumard consisting of cheese filled with black truffles, scrambled eggs with truffles, créme brulée with truffles, wine and coffee.


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Channel your inner winter olympian, Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York

Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid is an ideal winter resort for those seeking adventure in the Adirondacks. Lake Placid, formerly the host of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, is the place where travelers can find a charming winter vacation with some epic outdoor experiences. Cruise down the track like a world-renowned bobsled athlete. Lake Bobsled Experience is an experience not to be missed for adrenaline seekers looking for an exciting ride unlike any other. Those who want to see what it feels like to be a ski jumper can try the SkyRide Experience at the Olympic jumping complex.