In the cloud forest of Costa Rica, my girlfriend and I ventured to one of the world's longest zip line tours. Heights and I have an uneasy relationship so I was a bit nervous about the experience at first but working up from short, relatively low lines to longer, higher lines helped build my confidence. For me, travel is all about trying new things and going beyond your normal limits. This photo was snapped after our final zip line, a monster 1/2-mile long line some 400 feet in the area through a thick, swirling mist. Due to gusty conditions, my girlfriend and I went together to ensure we had enough momentum to reach the other side. Locking my legs around her waist, her pulleys were flinging oil and mud from the steel line all over my head and face. My expression proves that my fear of heights didn't win on that day!