Carolina Traveler Thrill Seekers 2023

Carolina Traveler Magazine cover of Midsummer 2023

Welcome to the Heart-Pounding, Adrenaline-Fueled Side of the Carolinas! 

In our annual exploration of thrilling experiences, we embark on an exhilarating journey, where the thrill of the unknown collides with the pulsating rhythms of life.

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The Carolinas are more than just picturesque landscapes and serene coastlines. They are a vibrant tapestry of human spirit and audacity, where daring souls find solace in the pursuit of thrilling escapades.

It's a place where 🔑challenging hikes lead to stunning vistas. Where friendly competition ignites the thrill of victory. And creations from our own hands evoke a profound sense of fulfillment.

But we're not stopping there. We're diving deep into the realm of the unknown, seeking the elusive creature known as 🔑Bigfoot. Armed with courage and curiosity, we delve into the untamed wilderness, where legends intertwine with reality, and every rustle in the undergrowth sends shivers down our spines.

Thrilling hunts, hikes, and Survivor-style adventures await you

A one-of-a-kind megalodon shark tooth diving expedition awaits SCUBA-certified thrill seekers off the coast of Wrightsville Beach. Hold an enormous 20 million year old megalodon shark tooth in your hands at 100+ feet below the surface and snap a selfie with your treasure once you get back on the boat.

Those in search of thrills that lean toward eerie and eccentric will find a paranormal paradise in Littleton, NC, where Bigfoot extraordinaire Stephen Barcelo will guide you on a cryptid hunt through Medoc Mountain State Park and introduce you to the wonders of the 🔑Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum.

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It's like the Survivor TV show

Where can you test your mettle in a Survivor-style experience on a 48-acre island? Find out in River Island Adventures: Like Survivor, Carolina-Style!

If you're looking to take on an entire long weekend of exhilarating, heart-pumping thrills, we've compiled a three-day itinerary for the 🔑ultimate thrill-seeking weekend in the SC Upstate. This agenda includes a trek through a haunted island, a whitewater rafting expedition on the Chattooga River, and access to sublime cliff-jumping on Lake Jocassee!


Check out our list of amazing Midsummer 2023 Destinations for things-to-do ideas, like searching for the perfect swimming hole in Saluda, taking on the pump track in Hickory, or defying gravity in Blowing Rock. Invigorating animal encounters await you and the family at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro and the Animal Park at the Conservators Center in Burlington. Whether you're in search of unique antiques, live music, or small town history and charm, you'll find all that and more in the 2023 Thrill Seekers issue of Carolina Traveler!

Plenty more!

Dive into the Thrill Seekers issue to check out all the Events we recommend and pick up some 🔑Day Trip ideas.


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