Mike Holder of Historic Banning Mills

A CAMERA SYSTEM TO SUIT A GUINnESS WORLD RECORD

By Kim Bridson

Mike Holder, former Special Operations, U.S. Army Ranger, and aviator, helped design and construct zip lines for mountaineering training and combat demonstration purposes around the world. It should come as no surprise then that a former Marine helicopter pilot used to taking it to extremes would apply that same mindset to operating his several businesses. Any small business owner can attest to the difficulties of operating just one buisness. For Mike Holder running a successful hotel and restaurant was not enough. He had to add a world record adventure enterprise to his resume.

Tucked an hour west of Atlanta, Georgia sits what Guinness World Records has declared the Longest and Largest Zip Line Canopy in the World- Banning Mills Adventure Park. Mike and his wife Donna own and operate the nearly 10 miles of zip lines and 190 feet high sky bridges which comprise the park. Of course, the world’s tallest free standing climbing wall also happens to stand at Banning Mills...

Read More...


Lights, Camera, Action at Princeville Ranch Adventures

Photos get shopped at Princeville Ranch Adventures, Capturing the action with RFID

By Rochelle Garner

Pat Nowak had a wish list.  He wanted to offer action photos of guests as they happily skimmed across one of Princeville Ranch Adventures’ four Zipline tours. And he wanted those photos captured, sorted, cataloged and ready for viewing (and buying) before guests returned from the field. His goal: Satisfying guests’ top request for photos while at the same time generating a new source of revenue.

There was just one problem. Nowak, Princeville Ranch Adventures’ (PRA) general manager, didn’t know where to start. The reason? PRA’s mountainous terrain made it difficult to get great action shots — and impossible to transmit photos from the field...

Read More...


Kualoa Ranch & Aloha Pixels

AN ENTIRELY GREEN OPERATION IN HAWAI

By Kim Bridson

Story coming soon...