One of the most amazing things about humans is our never-ending ability to challenge ourselves. When you decide to travel the world or take a short vacation, we want you to create memories that will last a lifetime. Here’s a few ideas! Pushing ourselves to be braver and live a more exciting life is a natural instinct. Even if you don’t think you have it, you probably do. So how we put this instinct into play? By putting thrilling activities in our paths and saying ‘let’s do it!’. Thankfully, heart-thumping fun comes in many varied forms especially when your on vacation. This means there will be something for you to do, even if you do have phobias? Don’t like heights? Then go underwater. Don’t like being underwater? Then trek up a mountain. (Image by Ignacio Palomo Duarte)
And what about when you’ll do this? Well, when you go on holiday is an ideal time. You’ve already booked the days off work, and you’re in the mood for travel! You might find that those two things alone give you the boost you need.
So, now you’ve been convinced that doing something thrilling is a good idea, you need to decide what. This article is here to help! Read on for thrilling activities to do no matter where you’re headed on your next vacation.
Headed to the seaside? Go on a roller coaster!
What do seasides across the world have in common? Yes, sea and sand! But what else? That’s right- lots have amusement parks and funfairs. And what do you find at these kinds of places? Roller Coasters to make you say ‘Wooooaaaah!!!!’ The US and the UK have some incredible roller coasters, all of which have to stick to very rigid safety precautions. Once such place in the UK that is great for roller coasters is Blackpool. Here, you’ll find the Pleasure Beach. It is home to the Pepsi Max rollercoaster. Not only is this the tallest roller coaster in the whole of the UK, but it’s also the fastest! With speeds that can reach nearly 90 mph, this is one thrilling holiday activity you won’t forget in a hurry! Blackpool holidays also give you access to great food, varied accommodation and the iconic Blackpool Tower. Plus, the UK is relatively small compared to other countries around the world. You can make a road trip out of it. Starting in Blackpool, which is in Lancashire, you’re less than three hours on the train to London. Or, a little over three hours to Scotland, and the capital of Edinburgh.
Headed to the mountains? Go rock climbing!
Don’t worry about taking any special equipment with you for this one. If the area is verified safe for climbing in (which it must be), there will be professionals to work with. From them, you can hire your climbing equipment and even possibly a tour guide or instructor.
The great thing about climbing is that you can do it all over the world, in pretty much every single country. Once you catch the climbing bug, you might never want to be on solid ground again!
Maybe, though, you’ve already done lots of rock climbing. Maybe you think that is so 2015. If so, try something a bit different. How about bouldering? This is climbing without all the safety harnesses and ropes. Or, head in the opposite direction, and go abseiling. You could even climb up and then abseil back down.
It’s also worth reminding yourself that climbing is a sport. And what does sport do? It makes you healthier. By climbing, bouldering or abseiling, you’re getting exercise. Bonus! That way you’ll really be able to treat yourself to the local delicacies at dinner that evening.
Headed to the sea? Go scuba diving!
While some people are scared of heading deep underwater, doing so is really worthwhile. Why? Because there you’ll find a whole new world of magical creatures! Scuba diving needs a bit of training first but once you’ve got your confidence you’ll be good to go! Go to tropical locations for clear waters and brightly coloured fish. Caribbean islands are a great place to travel for this. You might see the Queen Angelfish, which is luminous blue and yellow. Or, the Smooth Trunkfish, which has a pout to make every celebrity envious!
A tad worried? Well, take reassurance in this fact. Between eight and 12 people are killed by sharks each year. That’s right across the world; that’s hardly any! Or, if you’re concerned about running out of air, consider this. The word scuba is actually an acronym. It stands for self contained underwater breathing apparatus. If the words ‘breathing’ and ‘underwater’ are in the name of activity, you should be able to reassure yourself of your safe; phew!
No matter which way you choose to thrill yourself, always put safety first. If your instincts tell you anything seems wrong with your location or equipment, don’t be afraid to speak up. Enjoy your next vacation, we know we will!