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If we want to ensure that we lead happy and productive lives, we must take time out periodically and find ways to relax and have fun. There are many ways that you can do to help recharge your batteries and create memories that you’ll carry with you for a lifetime.
One of the ways of doing this is by indulging on an adventure or two. Below are 5 activities I think are experiences worth trying to make your life that bit more spontaneous and can add adventure to your life.
1. Driving Experiences
If speed is something that you love, then the perfect day out might be a day at the track where you can burn some rubber in some of the world’s fastest machinery.
Driving experiences are guaranteed to get your heart racing from start to finish. There’s an opportunity to experience driving a variety of different cars including supercars, sportscars, 4×4 cars and dragstars. Whichever driving experience you’re eligible for also depends on certain requirements being met.
You’ll be supervised by a qualified instructor whilst you tackle the track or road course. Typically a driving experience lasts between 45 mins and 1 hour. It mainly includes a drivers briefing before you take it to the track, 20-30 min of fun driving and then perhaps a debrief. Drivers normally have to be over 16 or 18 (depending on the country you’re living in) and hold a valid driving license. If not then it’s likely you’ll be a passenger while a driving instructor takes you round providing other requirements are met.
2. Helicopter Ride Experience
Another adventurous activity to get your adrenaline going is a helicopter flight. Many companies are offering this service, and the helicopter hire rates can vary depending on different factors. It is best to look around tonget the best flight experience possible.
Pilots and passengers usually have briefings to make sure the flight goes smoothly without hiccups. Make sure that you remember to take your camera as there will be plenty of opportunities for you to take some spectacular aerial shots during your trip. Being at such a high altitude is a rare occasion for the average person so you’ll need to take something back to show off to your mates.
Maybe a ride in a helicopter isn’t quite enough. That’s cool, this is where skydiving comes into it. You can take yourself or your thrill-seeking buddy with you and enjoy the basic training offered by the instructors on the ground before ascending thousands of feet to make your first jump. Alternatively you can head to an indoor skydiving centre and enjoy a virtual skydiving experience.
If you have never done this before, you will first need to do a tandem jump with a qualified instructor, and the two of you will share a parachute. Once you are experienced and have made the necessary amount of jumps, you will then be able to enjoy a solo jump and experience skydiving solo for the first time.
4. Scuba Diving
Another way that you can experience something new and also take up a new hobby is to learn how to scuba dive and explore under the ocean. Whether its some of the beautiful reefs off the coast of Australia, the Great Hole in Belize or deep depths of the Pacific Ocean in Micronesia.
There are a lot of companies that will be able to teach you to dive, as well as take your tests so that you can gain your open water qualification, allowing you to go diving anywhere in the world. Seeing under the ocean from a first-hand perspective will give you a new respect and admiration for our planet and its natural wonders that are so plentifully abundant.
5. Amusement Parks
Amusement and theme parks can serve as a good edge of your seat alternative in case the track or the elements of sea or air isnt doing it for you. Enjoy the roller coasters and other rides. when things get too hot for you, cool down on the water slides and in the wave pools, perfect for all the family. There’s plenty of other interactive activities for adults and children alike that’ll make your experience at the park worthwhile.
So for me those are the 5 activities that will make your life more adventurous. What are some outdoor or indoor activities that you think everyone should do at least once in their lifetime? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.