Ultimate Vacations: Where to Go and What to Do
Do you feel like you’ve been cooped up for far too long because of the pandemic? Are you daydreaming about chilling your stresses away by the beach? We propose something a little more different. Instead of relaxing, why not get your blood pumping again?
Going on unusual (sometimes extreme) adventures could be the adrenaline rush you need to get over the fear and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic. A vacation is meant to take you away from the humdrum of your daily life. What better way to do that than to go on one that takes you entirely out of your comfort zone?
Go on a Fishing Trip
A fishing trip gets you the best of both worlds. It can give you the relaxation you need, and it’s an activity that requires active participation. If you’re worried about not knowing anything about fishing, there are plenty of chartered trips, here and abroad, that offer guided fishing tours. Most of these tours also offer everything you need equipment-wise to make your vacation as pleasant as possible.
So if you have the urge to be near the water on your next vacation, why not try salmon fishing in Alaska or check out the drone fishing scene in Perth, Australia, instead of lounging around a resort in Cabo San Lucas? The fishing trip might offer you more chances for relaxation than a noisy, crowded resort.
Try Deep-Sea Diving
If you still choose to go to a beach destination, find one where you can go at least go deep-sea diving. There’s something truly magical and majestic about going deep into the ocean and marveling at the many sea creatures and plant life. Scuba diving professionals would also point out that this activity has health benefits as well.
However, do consider that this isn’t something you can do on a whim. It’s still classified as an extreme sport in most parts of the world and would require you to have health and travel insurance, especially if you’ll be partaking in this activity abroad. So, before you go on that diving trip to Barracuda Point in Sipadan Islands, Malaysia, do your research. Go on scuba diving forums and find recommendations on the best instructors and the safest companies in the area.
Try Your Hand at Skydiving or Paragliding
If bodies of water aren’t your thing, perhaps you’d consider taking to the sky? Skydiving and paragliding are two activities that most people are afraid of doing. Fear of heights is usually the main reason they don’t do this. Also, many are so scared of jumping and falling into the unknown. But as a first-time skydiver would tell you, it’s a lot safer (and more fun!) than you might think.
If you’re still not convinced about jumping off of an airplane for thrills, paragliding is your next best bet. With paragliding, you can quickly fulfill your dreams of being able to fly. This adventure sport uses air currents and your body weight to pilot an inflatable wing. Most paragliding companies would have you sitting with an experienced pilot before they would let you go on your own.
The best part is that you don’t even have to go abroad for this. Many sites within the USA are considered some of the best spots in the world.
Whether you choose to go deep underwater or high up in the sky (or even somewhere in between), remember that the key to going on the ultimate vacation lies in your open-mindedness. You’re already on vacation, so you might as well experience new things while you’re at it.