Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Be A Skydiver, Zookeeper, Or Go-Kart Driver For A Day

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Run-of-the-mill holiday gifts are so last season – unique life experiences are what’s hot this year.

Discovery Channel has launched a website called where you can shop for memories that’ll last a lifetime.

For example, parents can buy their kids a chance to be a zookeeper for a day, a swimming excursion with sharks, and a lesson in go-kart racing.

Discovery spokeswoman Debbie Jacobs says the experiences are the most eco-friendly gifts one can give and there’s something for everyone.

She says, “There’s a wind park tour that’ll teach you about renewable energy and a ride on a vintage 1930s airplane. There’s even a romantic horse and carriage ride through Sonoma wine country for couples.”

Jacobs says one of their most popular adventures is indoor skydiving, where people are launched 30 feet up in a wind tunnel.

The packages range in price from $50 to an $8,000 stay in a presidential suite, but Jacobs assures most experiences fall under $200.

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