Adrenaline Inspired Bucket List Activities for the Adrenaline Junkie in You
Adrenaline junkie, sensation seekers, risk taker, thrill seeker … call it what you will….what ever the name, there is a little adrenaline junkie in everyone. That moment when the fight or flight response gives way to that excitement induced high – that release that makes us feel like we can jump right out of our skins and boy, doesn’t it feel great! You know what I am talking about. What does it for you? What makes your hairs stand on end with excitement and anticipation, makes your heart beat so hard you can feel it leaping out of your chest?
The Adrenaline Junky in me Bucket List
Abseilling – I have visions of abseiling in a stunning gorge in the Australian Outback (likely due to the fact that the first time I saw someone abseil, that is exactly what they were doing!!!)
ATV through the bush. Let the power of a roaring engine rev up the excitement of the ride as man and machine manoeuvre over the landscape – mud, guts, glory!
Dog sledding – this has been on my bucket list for years and having finally experienced it for myself, I can safely say, it should be on yours too! Had my first experience with Escapade-Eskimo and my heart basically stayed in my throat from the moment the dogs started running! Can’t wait to try it again! Have you tried dog sledding yet?
Mountain biking – I have been an avid road rider for years, but somehow the unpredictability of mountain biking has kept me away. Lately, I have been reading some of my fellow bloggers accounts of how they have embraced mountain biking and I feel ready to give it a go.
Parachuting out of airplane – feel the pull of the earth as you free fall through thin air! Pretty sure a tandem jump counts on this one.
Paragliding – cruising on a glider, relying on the air currents to fly like an eagle through the sky.
Race a camel in the desert – I have no explanation as to why I want to do this, but somehow, racing a camel across the desert just feels like one of those travel moments that would never be forgotten! Not sure how or where – but if it can be done – I’ll be there!
Rock climbing + rock climbing’s winter cousin: ice wall climbing – not for the faint of heart (or those with a fear of heights), the excitement of pushing the boundaries and scaling a wall
Shark dive – years ago, I swam with a grey nurse shark in Belize. The adrenaline rush was huge and there was no danger. Imagine the thrill of taking that swim to the next level …. out of this world excitement!
Surfing a sand dune – I first saw people do this on the sand dunes of Kangaroo Island and I know I have to give it a go. Will my lack of balance be as big a hinderance as I fear? Not sure but will have fun trying.
White water rafting – it’s man vs nature as your raft tackles all that mother nature can throw at you on the water.
Ziplining – will I be able to put my faith in the cables and pulleys as I soar across the treetops? I don’t know, but with a push and a shove, I know I can do it!!! Will need a little help to cheer me on (it’s amazing what peer pressure can do!)
Distinctly missing from my list – the bungee jump! I know, it is wildly popular and may well one of the ultimate adrenaline junkie experiences, but it is not for me! What can I say, I know my limits!
- Adventures with Explorers’ Edge – quintessentials of the Canadian wilderness
- 5 Adrenaline Filled Adventures in Maui
- I had never heard of volcano boarding til I read VVVList’s top 5 bucket list! Will have to add this to the list!
- Sand boarding in Peru
- Paragliding in Maui