Adrenaline just might be the most addictive drug there is. It completely overtakes your senses, your body, and your mind and makes you feel closer and farther from this world at the same time. It allows you to forget about the boring daily routines we all have to cope with and brings you into a completely new world. Seeking thrills is only for the brave for one other reason, too. It lets you discover parts of yourself you never thought were there. The question is, will you like what you find?
Biking on steep terrain anywhere is adventurous enough, but if you want to go on a whole different level, try visiting the Death Road. This is narrow and steep trail that thrill seekers bike on daily basis. It gets its name due to the extremeness of the trail, supported by the fact that this road takes up to 300 lives per year.
Don’t visit the Death Road in Bolivia unless you’re absolutely sure of your biking skills as it could very well be fatal. Still, those most confident and skilled shouldn’t miss this opportunity under any circumstances. It’s time to show this road who’s boss, all the while letting the adrenaline high push you further.
What’s more, adrenaline-inducing than plummeting to the ground at full speed? Skydiving is not a sport for those faint of heart, but only for the most adventurous and fearless man out there. You don’t have to have any special training to try it because tandem jumps have become extremely popular. That means you’ll be strapped to an instructor who will do all the work while you just enjoy the ride.
The first forty seconds are the most exciting because the parachute isn’t open yet and, allowing you to fully process the thought that you’re falling from such a high altitude. On top of the pure adrenaline, this activity will also remind you how small we actually are and how much we take it for granted. It’ll help you stay grounded in more than one sense of the word.
3. Swimming with the sharks
Australia is known for its wild nature and innumerable opportunities for chasing adrenaline highs. If you’re a fan of water, you should definitely opt for swimming with the sharks. Get up close and personal with the beasts of the ocean and see they’re not so scary after all. The deep blue waters will offer comfort and fear at the same time, making you feel almost as if you were dancing with death. Only, this time you’ll be leading the tango, perfectly safe and pumped with confidence.
If you prefer something a little less extreme, you could go diving on The Great Barrier Reef. This way, you’ll see all of Australia’s most colourful inhabitants with the added comfort of being able to make potential friends. Whatever you decide, proper scuba equipment is mandatory for a more comfortable experience.
4. Dog sledding
The winter loving men of the wild simply have to try dog sledding. The Arctic tundra will be no match for your powerful sled pulled by four adorable huskies as pumped to be on this ride as you are. Full speed sledding across the snowy terrain should be enough to send chills up anyone’s spine. The thrill increases as you hear the persistent thump of the paws in front of you.
What makes everything feel more real and less like a dream is the icy particles and air flying at you as the speed increases even more. Be sure to have a steady hold on your reigns and get ready to rock this ride. Bring out the man inside you and take full charge of this adventure because it may just be your only shot.
As you can see, this world has so much more to offer than it meets the eye. Every man should step out of his comfort zone at least once and experience his life on a deeper and more exciting level. Go back to those natural instincts and be wild, at least for a little while. You’ll come back with a completely different mindset and be able to rock every challenge life decides to throw at you.