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Ziplining in Antigua

Short and sweet this week as I race to finish this book! Nearly there! And once I am, I long to return to the leisurely lyrical world of Inside the Travel Lab, bringing you soulful stories from the world’s longest (and most beautiful) war memorial, icy thrills from dogsledding in the Arctic circle and architecture from one of the richest nations on earth.

But first, a quick Friday break as we all push on to hit our deadlines around the world.

Ziplining in Antigua

This is ziplining in Antigua. And despite the fact that it took place 300 feet above the ground, soaring through the rainforest for up to 300 feet in one go, it felt far less frightening than this and this. And an awful lot more fun.

And this is it from afar…(I’m not the one on the wire in this video though.)

It was just the kind of distraction and pulse of adrenaline I needed. After all, it’s not good for any of us to spend too much time hunched over a desk.

See you in the air in the jungle – once I’ve gone and finished this book that is!

DisclosureSt James Club & Villas hosted my zip line tour in Antigua as part of the EliteHop project with British Airways. I paid for the video myself. None of them made me shriek at the end of the video, nor alter anything I wrote here. As ever, as always, amen.


5 Responses to Ziplining in Antigua

  1. Jayne Gorman (@jayneytravels) January 25, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    You were so graceful Abi! Love how you’ve captured the man zipping backwards too – makes me feel a bit better.

    • Abi King January 28, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

      Ha! The photos I have say otherwise…

  2. Jeanette Todd January 30, 2014 at 5:24 am #

    If there is one thing that I can’t do during my travel, this would be it. I’m scared to death doing zip lines even if it is a few meters apart. I consider people like you brave to be able to get on the line and slide down.

    • Abi King January 31, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

      Well, once you’re up there, it seems the easiest way down! No, in all seriousness this was quite straightforward unlike some other activities I’ve done suspended in the air! If you ever you think about changing your mind, I think this WOULD be the thing to try. You might enjoy it!

  3. Breaking Trail March 14, 2014 at 2:59 am #

    Antigua is on my list of places to visit, and zip lining is just one more reason to go. Thanks for the videos, they really add to reading about this.