Ziplining with Adventures Unlimited at Brandcation

May 9, 2012

How many blog conferences do you know that include ziplining? It’s pretty awesome that Adventures Unlimited was one of the sponsors for Brandcation, because that means we went Ziplining and tubing on Saturday!

It was so awesome to conquer my fears and let go.  I mean, I was seriously FREAKING out still – but I knew I was safe!

Our group took the ‘Adventurous’ Course – meaning that our course was longer and steeper than the regular one.  My favorite was the one I was most afraid of doing:  I was near tears when we got hooked up because i was so scared – but after letting go, It was SO freeing and so much fun!  That is, Until I put my hand on the wrong place to break – and slammed into my super-awesome guide who was super brave and broke my fall by getting in between the wooden pole and myself – going approximately 35mph!  Her finger bled a little – but she said she was fine. I felt HORRIBLE!

See my hand? It's supposed to be on the wire, not the connector!

We also spent the next several hours tubing down the Coldwater Creek!  It was rather adventurous for our group, but I had a blast relaxing and getting to know some other amazing bloggers!


Adventures Unlimited offers lots of things, like canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and camping, along Coldwater Creek in Northwest Florida. They’re open year round (except Christmas and Thanksgiving), which means you can go for just a day, or even make a weekend of it without having to worry about their holiday schedule.

Adventures Unlimited also has a challenge course, and it is the largest and highest ropes course on the Gulf Coast.

I’m glad we stuck with tubing and ziplining for the day – but I’m thinking a rope course may be in my future!

Have you ever been ziplining?


  1. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    Looks like you had a lot of fun.

  2. Sarah L says:

    Haven’t been ziplining, but have gone tubing a bunch when I lived in Texas. Hope you all had on plenty of sunscreen. Fun times for you.

  3. That looks fun, the tubing down the creek that is. The ziplining looks terrifying to me. So Glad you had a good time!
    Gladys P

    • The ziplining WAS terrifying! It was also freeing and amazing at the same time. I kept telling myself ‘I’ll be fine as soon as I start…’ and then I was, But meanwhile I was trying to stop from having major panic attacks!

  4. Wow are you brave to go Ziplining! Too scary for me! Looks like you had a lot of fun. I would love the tubing, more my style. I didn’t know they had places like that that were gator free! Cool to know. Thank you for sharing your get away with us. Great post!

  5. R Hicks says:

    Looks like you had a ton of fun. Always wanted to do the ziplining. Sure it left you with a thrill you will never forget!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  6. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I have never been ziplining but would love to try it. I really enjoy tubing. I am glad you are having fun!

  7. Mikaela R. says:

    I am SO jealous! I have been wanting to do this for a few years now, it is definitely on my bucket list. Looks like you had a great time!

  8. Ashley E. says:

    Wow! This looks awesome and like you had a blast!! I’m not sure if I would able to do the ziplining though! I hate heights! The rafting looks like a lot of fun! Looks like a fun group of girls 🙂

  9. Never been ziplining but i may take to that better than a the ropes course. I have endured Ropes course a few too many times and im still frightened

  10. Amy you did so great at Zip lining! I was terrified that first few times but after the initial shock of walking off a platform I had so much fun! Glad you were in my group 🙂

  11. Vickie Couturier says:

    wow,that looks like so much fun,I think im too old to do that though,I think there would be body parts scattered all over the place

  12. I still have to say where did you find water in Florida without gators? I have thought about your trip and ziplining for the last couple of days. I commented earlier about you ziplining and how brave you must have been. Now I can’t seem to get out of my head how they kept you safe!

    • LOL 🙂
      That was my FIRST thought really. Wait, WHAT? Floating in a TUBE down a RIVER in FLORIDA?!!!!! What about GatorS??
      But, no – no gators in this river. I think several people asked multiple times, too.

  13. No NEVER! And I think I’d have a heart attack really…but so glad YOU had fun! My older girls have done this a couple of times and they said the anticipation of it was scary but the actual “ride” was Amazing! How cool for you to join some other great bloggers to do this. What a great way to build confidence and just have FUN!! Moms just don’t get enough of this freedom! your pics are so great Amy!

  14. Sandy VanHoey says:

    My daughter and nephew just went ziplining in TN. Y’all are brave. I was too scared to even think about it!

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