If you happen to be one of those people who just does not feel alive during the summer unless you are getting a huge adrenaline rush, you know you are not going to be satisfied spending your summer sitting by a pool or on a beach. Instead, you want to be doing something that has a thrill and even a bit of danger associated with it along the way. Now that you’re ready to set yourself apart from the beach bums, here are five thrill-seeking activities you’ve got to try this summer.
If you like jumping off a high perch and having nothing but a long rubber band attached to your ankle keeping you from a long, long fall, you’ll love bungee jumping. Available almost anywhere and very affordable, you can find out what it feels like to fall further than you ever thought possible, yet walk away uninjured.
Should you want to be an even bigger daredevil, jump out of a plane at 20,000 feet above the ground and enjoy an afternoon skydive. Offered in most states, you can learn the basics of skydiving in a matter of hours from an instructor. After that, it’s time to strap on your parachute, get in the plane, and enjoy the view.
If you like doing what others say can’t be done, try your hand at mountain climbing. Once you learn a few basics from someone who has climbed a mountain or two in their time, you can take your rope and other supplies and start heading for the top of the nearest tall mountain.
Instead of spending time sailing around on a quiet lake, give whitewater rafting a try the next time you want a summertime adrenaline rush. By signing up for a daytrip with a whitewater rafting company, you can fly down a river at breakneck speed in a raft filled with plenty of other thrill-seekers.
Swim with the Sharks
Finally, if you are planning a trip to an exotic beach or other tropical location, see if you can arrange to swim with the sharks. If you get to try this adventure, you won’t be doing so in the safety of a shark cage. Instead, you’ll get to be face-to-face with plenty of sharks. Once you do this activity, you will feel invincible.
Should you decide to try each of these exhilarating activities, your friends and family will either think you’re the bravest person they know or the craziest. Either way, you’ll have an adrenaline rush that will last for a very long time.