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The Perfect Destinations for an Extreme Holiday

September 24, 2012

You’re young, you’ve got nothing to worry about, and you’re looking for a thrill. Where to go? Well, it depends on what kind of extreme sport you’re into, but we’ve got a couple of suggestions for you.

Heli-skiing is a special kind of skiing, since you’ll basically be dropped on the slope by a helicopter. Well, ski-lifts are too mainstream anyway, right? Terrain possibilities are diverse, from alpine glaciers, to alpine bowls, and from steep chutes, to gladed trees. You can heli-ski in Alaska, USA, Iceland, Russia, Greenland, New Zealand, Nepal, Indian Himalayas, Turkey, Chile, Argentina, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Georgia, and Switzerland, but one of the best places that provide this kind of entertainment is in British Columbia, Canada.

Shark fishing is sure to give you an adrenaline boost since you’ll be going after copper sharks (“bronzies”), and they can weigh as much as 400 pounds. A fish this size is sure to put up quite a fight, and an experience like this will surely not be forgotten. You won’t even care that you can’t keep the catch, and without proof you could even brag about a bigger catch. If you decide you want to try this, you have to go to the Skeleton Coast Park in Namibia. Admit it, even the name give you a bit of a thrill, doesn’t it?

Cave diving is the next level of scuba diving. Sure, scuba diving takes a lot of skill, but it’s nothing compared to diving in a cave. First of all, think of the diver’s course of action in case of trouble – a scuba diver simply has to go up, but a cave diver has to swim out and up. Then there’s the lighting – in clear water the sun makes its way to an impressive depth, but in a cave that’s not the case. Get ready for pure darkness, and this is the reason for the 3 artificial light source rule, a primary one, and 2 for back up. Does this sound tempting? Go to Peacock Spring State Park in Florida, USA.

Zorbing is clearly a sport for those who don’t obsess over control. Actually, you won’t have any control over your trajectory or speed, especially if you’ll be strapped to a harness. Oh, did I forget to tell you what it’s about? You’ll be rolling down a hill in a large, inflatable ball (usually strapped, but some choose not to be). So if you decide to see how your clothes feel in the dryer, take a trip to Dorset, in the UK, strap on or not, and keep rolling.

And if these are not your cup of tea, there’s always bodyboarding in Queensland (Australia), buildering in Boulder (Colorado, USA), whitewater kayaking on the Ocoee River (Tennessee, USA), BASE jumping in Lysefjor (Norway), and so on. Follow your heart! Go out there and overcome your limits! You know what they say, it’s better to regret the things you’ve done, rather than things you were too afraid to do…

Have you seen our FB app? Meet & chat with other people that are going on holiday at the same time as you do:  http://www.facebook.com/HangOutOnHolidayFB/app_222576787815516

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