This year why not take things up a notch and try something crazy whilst you are away on vacation. I am writing as someone who, in the past, would always just spend my vacations relaxing on a beach or with a drink in hand who last year had a very different type of vacation. I went away with my buddy Eugene Bernshtam who absolutely loves to get involved in some adrenalin fueled activities during his vacation. I was easily swayed and decided to leave my fears at home and get involved, and I absolutely loved it. If you are anything like I used to be and want to get involved in something a little more exciting than being a beach bum on this year’s vacation, then here are some things which you can try.
My first foray into the world of activities with a SCUBA diving session in Hawaii and it was easily one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. After you have had some intensive training and learned all about the safety behind diving, you will strap on an Oxygen tank and head below the waves to discover a world which you never knew existed. There is a real tranquillity below the sea which is difficult to explain. You will have the opportunity to see a wide range of marine life and once you return to your boat, you will be left wanting more.
If you want to jump into adventure with both feet, literally, them why not go skydiving this year and witness one of the craziest and most exciting adventures which you are ever likely to experience. I did this earlier this year and I was absolutely petrified in the days and hours leading up to my jump. First time jumpers will do a tandem dive which means that someone else will be doing the jumping with you and they will control the parachute, these professionals mean that you only need to worry about jumping out of the plane itself. Despite the fear which I felt before the jump, it was an amazing experience which I will most definitely be doing again.
I have always been a pretty solid swimmer but I was always put off surfing as I know only too well how powerful the seas can be and I never wanted to put myself in a position of danger. Last year in Hawaii however, I was feeling a little invincible after my SCUBA diving antics so I decided to learn how to surf. There is something really magical about skimming across the water on your board and even falling over is nowhere near as bad or scary as I thought it would be. If you are going anywhere this year which has some waves on which you can surf then I would absolutely recommend that you get involved and hit the surf.