Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself a daredevil or an adrenaline junky, there are some outdoor activities that every person needs to try at least once. Some are easy and others are challenging, but they are all very rewarding!
If you’ve spent any time on the coastline, you’ve seen parasailers having fun above the shoreline. But have you ever considered doing it yourself? It’s actually very easy and takes zero training.
As Expedia says, “Even the most mild-mannered landlubber can soar to the heavens effortlessly and float hundreds of feet above the water, enjoying the kind of views and serenity that was once the domain of seagulls and eagles.” You just need a professional company that’s willing and able to take you out. Most of the time, you’ll spend just 10 or 15 minutes in the air and then let another person take a ride. It’s fun, easy, and carefree – plus you get a view that’s to die for.
Each year $23 billion is spent on hunting, which makes it one of the largest outdoor sports according to market size. And while the thought of wielding a powerful weapon and killing animals may seem cruel, the fact of the matter is that hunting is needed in order to keep our ecosystem in balance. If it weren’t for hunting, many animal populations would become too large.
The great thing about hunting is that you can do it anywhere. In fact, hunting in different areas exposes you to different terrains and species, which enhances your skill set and provides new opportunities for growth.
3. Deep Sea Fishing
The average person has at least spent some time fishing in their lifetime – whether it was just once or twice as a child or regularly as an adult. However, if you want to take fishing to the next level, you need to take a deep sea fishing excursion.
Deep sea fishing is relatively costly and isn’t something that you can do casually in the mornings or after work (it takes all day), but the rewards certainly outweigh the sacrifices. There’s nothing like hauling in a gorgeous marlin or fighting a massive tuna. It’s peaceful at times and adrenaline-inducing at other times.
Windsurfing is a surface water sport that’s really a mixture of sailing and surfing. The board – which is usually around three meters long – consists of a surfboard attached to a two-sided sail with a mast. The individual stands on the board with their legs crouched in a surfer position and their hands holding a bar that extends from the sail.
The thing about windsurfing is that it can be peaceful or intense, depending on the conditions and the preference of the individual. You can either glide around on the water or attack the waves and perform tricks and turns. Windsurfing isn’t the kind of hobby you can just pick up, though. It takes training and practice to perfect.
And then there’s snorkeling. Snorkeling is an absolutely beautiful outdoor activity that allows you to engage with parts of the earth that you’ve probably only seen in movies and magazines. With snorkeling, you get the opportunity to check out colorful reefs, exotic fish, and an entire underworld ecosystem that’s totally unique.
The great thing about snorkeling is that it’s easy, cheap, and accessible (depending on where you live). It’s also a great workout, providing cardiovascular benefits that are only mimicked by intense forms of exercise.
Tap Into Your Adventurous Side
We all have our own definition of adventure. For some of us, that looks like parasailing high above the coastline. For others, it’s a hunting trip deep in the heart of the woods. Whatever your sense of adventure looks like, you should actively seek ways to tap into it.