When Fats Domino sang his song, “I’ve found my thrill on Blueberry Hill,” he never really did explain what that thrill was. If your idea of a thrill involves a little more adrenaline than perhaps Fats had in mind, there are a lot of options to check out.
The truth is that adrenalin junkies take the meaning of thrills to a whole new level. If you are an adrenaline junkie, what follows is a list of ideas that will make your heart flutter. With this list in hand, you will no doubt find some Unique Things To Do Near Me.
If the idea of jumping out of a perfectly functional airplane appeals to you, maybe skydiving is something you should try. There are a lot of ways to appreciate this thrill, from the actual jump to just enjoying the view.
There are several ways to approach skydiving, beginning with lessons where you learn to jump by yourself to learning to jump in tandem, which is when you are strapped to an experienced jumper to enjoy the ride. Either way, skydiving is a huge thrill and opportunities can be found nearly everywhere.
Did you ever feel the need to fly like a bird? Paragliding is the next best thing. Once you get started, you might feel like you are in a big swing, but it’s actually a huge parachute being dragged by a boat while you enjoy the view.
Cliff jumping might sound like it would be just a little more than risky, but if it’s done right, there’s nothing to it, especially since at the beginner level you will rarely be further than 10 feet off the ground. Fortunately, this is another thrill that’s worth a chance.
Bungee jumping is one of those thrills that is best reserved for those adrenalin junkies that are just a little tougher than normal. Some bungee jumping sites have you sitting in a harness, while others are without, but both connect you with a platform via some elastic cords that can be several hundred feet off the ground. Put simply, you jump from the platform and scream your head off on the way down.
Imagine sitting on a platform that is attached to a wheel connected to a line stretched across a hill, gorge or some other space. Some ziplines allow users to move at speeds in excess of 20 mph, and it’s worth the thrill and the view.
No. We’re not talking about the usual rock climbing up a rock face. This is climbing among platforms that lead to the top. Make sure to keep your energy level in check since you not only have to climb up, but you need to work your way down too.
If you are bonified thrill seeker, rock climbing is one of the big daddies of thrills. Attached to a harness, you make your way up and down any number of wonderful formations across the country. Since rock climbing can be very dangerous, its best to take lessons from an expert before you try it.
Want to show someone what kind of man—or woman—you are? Try axe throwing. Clubs that sponsor individual events as well as leagues are all over the country, but the best one is located in Las Vegas. If this makes you nervous, just remember that there are targets, not your friends who you are trying to hit.
Hiking isn’t on the list of too many adrenaline junkies, but if it’s done right, hiking can still supply its own share of thrills. This includes not only where you do your hiking but who you do it with.
If you don’t have enough adrenaline traipsing through your veins, trying one of these activities will definitely get it going. And if that’s not enough for you, try two of the activities.