Los Tweens was invited to participate in a complimentary Zipline tour in North Carolina- all opinions are certainly our own.
I used to be a bit of a nutty rider of all things fun at amusement parks and more. And then came my twins pregnancy and the ability to ride rollercoasters seems to have just vanished like many of my braincells eaten by two babies! But one thing is for sure when your kiddies start getting older, you have to have a sense of fun and little bit of adventure. If not, they IMMEDIATELY toss you into the ‘boring’ category and it only gets worse in their teen years. So this summer I decided to channel my ‘loca’ (crazy) side and try out ziplining in the North Carolina mountains right outside of the Great Smokey Mountains. Why now? The kids actually are old enough to do this with us. It was such an awesome family outing. Check out the WildWater company that we chose for our guided tour.
With the fall colors in full bloom and some cooler temperatures, it is a great time to zipline and enjoy a natural setting with your family. It makes you have to trust the guides and get outside your comfort zone. Allowing yourself to tackle fears or get really outdoors is not an easy thing to do for some people – but for me it was well worth it. Is it for everyone? Maybe not and a fear of heights could be a problem. But, if you can imagine the beautiful scenary you’ll be enjoying and you’re able to enjoy this type of exercise, it’s worth it in my book.
Here is our fun video with Zipline Tour Guides at the Nantahala Gorge:
Other families have shared their fun zipline or rafting experiences with us- be sure and send us some photos so we can post to the blog as well.
Cristy is a serial entrepreneur and award-winning marketing, media and communications practitioner and social media influencer with more than 20 years experience and specialization in Hispanic and multicultural community initiatives and digital content marketing.
As a mother of twin tweens in 2011 and an active Girl Scout Troop leader, she realized there was a need to develop digital content and foster a community facing the challenges of raising kids after first grade. That year she founded and remains co-Publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, a bilingual media platform to engage and support multicultural parents and influencers with content related to raising Generation Z- tweens & teens ages 7-18. Through the Los Tweens & Teens platform Cristy has worked to produce events such as Teens & Me aimed at providing adults raising this generation with essential resources from chats with therapists to battle anxiety and bullying, to understanding social media and technology.
A New Jersey native of Cuban decent, Cristy is a board member of Amigos For Kids – a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse in the South Florida community. She is a teenage cancer survivor and speaks nationally at conferences and volunteers with cancer-awareness organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida. She resides in Miami Shores with her “gringo” husband with a Latino Soul and identical twin daughters.