10 Adventurous Things You Must Try At Least Once
Are you someone for whom the forbidden fruit is always sweeter? Do you like exploring unknown destinations? Do you love trying things nobody has tried before? Do you like to push yourself to do the extreme? Are you a risk-taker? Do you enjoy the feeling of adrenaline rushing down your spine? Most of all, are you adventurous? Let us tell you 10 of the most adventurous things to do. Warning: They are not for the faint-hearted.
1. Rock climbing
It is a sport where participants are made to climb a vertical rock wall with the help of a rope. This sport requires lots of strength, stamina, flexibility and a strong willpower to drag yourself till the end. But once you reach your destination, the feeling of accomplishment is truly incomparable!
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2. Bungee jumping
This is a sport that most people want to try. However, very few of them actually manage to go for it. It surely takes courage to let yourself lose into the air at about 100 feet above the ground and be suspended from a large elastic cord. Bungee jumping is not even half as scary as the scariest roller-coaster ride on which you must have been. But the experience is worth all the fear!
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3. Downhill ice skiing
Ice skiing itself is so much fun. When it is downhill, it just makes the sport all the more exciting. This sport is enough to set the adrenalin pumping through your body. However, make sure you are well trained before you take up a sport as dangerous as this one.
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Have you ever secretly wished to grow wings and fly like a bird? Then skydiving is meant for you. In skydiving, a person is made to fall off from an aircraft, and then made to return to earth with the help of a parachute. The scary part is that the parachute takes time to open up, and between that time you will find yourself falling loosely towards the surface of the earth with no additional support. Pen this one down in your to-do list right now!
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5. Wildlife safari
One of the best wildlife safaris you will ever come across is in the forests of Africa. Spend days and nights living with the wild animals and give yourself a chance to feel like a stone age man. Just imagine what a wonderful experience it would be to wake up in the morning to the roaring of a lion, to be having lunch watching the hippos and to be driving along with wild elephants. This will be one holiday that you will remember for a long time.
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6. Hang gliding
If you are a little too scared to start off with something as hardcore as bungee jumping or skydiving, and want something light to start off with, then hang gliding is the sport that is meant for you. Have you ever wanted to feel like a bird, flying high and letting the cold breeze hit your face? Then this sport is meant for you. It will make you watch over earth from a totally different angle.
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7. White water rafting
In white river rafting, an inflatable boat is used to navigate on extremely rough waters. The cool thing is you get to row it! This is yet another great adventure sport that you can try. This extreme sport can be dangerous, hence it adds to the thrills that you get while trying it out.
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8. Take a trip to the Arctic circle
No other vacation spot could be even compared to this place. Where else would you get to live the life that you only get to see on National Geographical Channel? Living with the polar bears, the walruses and the ivory gulls, and traveling through the dense ice; this is one of the rarest of adventures that you could ever ask for. Rest assured, when you come back home, you will feel like you just lived a dream.
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9. Visit a live volcano
Each time you watched this on TV, haven't you wished that you were there to check this breathtaking scenario in front of your eyes? Give the adventurer in you a boost and grab the opportunity to visit a live volcano. It is surely going to be a memorable experience that you can even tell your grandchildren about.
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10. Dive with dolphins
Probably the word 'spectacular' has been invented only for this sport. For your next vacation, hit the Bahamas. Learn diving lessons with the dolphins in the sea. Fulfill your childhood dream of turning into a mermaid. This will be one of the best adventure sports you have ever tried. It will live in your mind forever.
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Go on, add all of them on your to-do list. These are 10 absolutely mind blowing activities that any adventurous person must try at least once in a lifetime.