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Summer spectacle lights up the Tennessee sky. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Navitat Canopy Adventures.

Ziplines, hang gliders, tree climbers, trapeze teachers, skydivers and more. Read more



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The August morning dawned clear and beautiful, as Ashley Jones and Justin Rolfe left the chalet they’d rented near Asheville, N.C., and headed for a coffee shop west of the city. Jones didn’t know what to expect. Read more

  • Onward to the sea

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    Onward to the sea

    Balloons take off over Helen, Ga., as part of the Helen to the Atlantic Balloon Race and Festival.

  • Putting a ring on it

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    Putting a ring on it

    Justin Rolfe proposes to Ashley Jones over the Hominy Valley near Asheville, N.C.

  • Laying it all out

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    Laying it all out

    Asheville Hot Air Balloons pilot Rick Bowers explains in-air precautions to passengers before flight at Hominy Valley on April 6, 2014.

  • Subject to change

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    Subject to change

    Mark Turner of Asheville Hot Air Balloons looks up at the darkening skies over Hominy Valley on April 6, 2014. There's a saying that it's better to be on the ground wishing you'd flown than be in the air and wishing you hadn't.