Are you bored of the 9-5 grind? Day in day out life seems to be one mundane cycle.
Recent surveys show that up to 90% of Americans report feeling bored at some point in an average day.
To add excitement to your life you could do a variety of things, from getting a makeover to going to a rock concert! There are many things you can do to shake up your daily routine.
But if you’re looking for something a bit wilder…a bit more adventurous…a bit dangerous…we know exactly what you can do!
Keep reading to find out how to make life more exciting with these ten adrenalin-filled activities!
1. The World Is Your Oyster
Wanderlust is a feeling that we all seem to get when we swipe through our Instagram feed. Most people add world travel to their bucket list.
From snorkeling the Barrier reef in Bora Bora to exploring the Rainbow Mountains of China, from searching for the Northern Lights in Norway to hiking Machu Pichu in Peru, there are so many breathtaking places to visit.
Millennials especially are taking the opportunity to take a break from their mundane day to day life to travel the world for work, to volunteer, or just for the experience.
2. Chasing Waterfalls
Powerful waterfalls around the globe create the most stunningly natural sites you will ever see. But waterfalls can also be part of a fun-filled adventure…
The worlds largest waterfall is Victoria Falls in Africa. The magnificent falls feature a natural rock pool, conveniently named “Devils Pool”. If you visit between September and December you can have a “swim” at the top of the waterfall in this natural rock pool. When the water level is just right, the rocks will form a barrier between you and the edge. A thrilling, yet nerve-racking experience!
Whitewater rafting is also an amazing experience. You can take part in this energetic sport in many places around the world from Arizona to Chile. You’ll never forget the intense rides down those twisting wild rivers!
3. Walk on Water
If you really want to know how to make life more exciting, let me introduce the Jet Pack. This Iron Man style activity will bring out the superhero in you…or supervillain depending on your state of mind!
Jetpacks are bursting onto the scene with there ability to make you feel like you are flying and walking on water. With technology advancing rapidly, this rocket pack device uses jets of gas to propel you through the air.
Move aside, Superman!
4. The Skies the Limit
Of course, we can’t forget about skydiving!
Skydiving is going from height to height, literally, you can now leap out at 20,000 feet! Now that is high. You can also fall up to speeds of 120mph, you’ve probably not reached that speed in your car!
At that altitude, temperatures are super cold, maybe even -25 degrees (plus wind chill). This is definitely not an activity for the faint-hearted.
Skydiving isn’t the only activity that’s dominating the skies, paragliding is still a breathtaking, yet scary thing to do. Paragliding is especially popular in such places as Switzerland and New Zealand for the jaw-dropping views.
Once you’ve got over that initial jump, you can enjoy the incredible views as you glide through the air like a bird!
5. Solve the Clues
Escape rooms have become all the rage the past few years. If you’ve ever thought of yourself as a bit of a Sherlock Holmes, then look no further.
What’s it all about? An escape room is an interactive puzzle game, where you are confined to a locked room and have to search for clues and solve puzzles to escape! You won’t be alone, groups work together to solve the clues. It really is like a life-sized board game.
It might not have the same kind of adrenalin as a skydive, but it will certainly get your heart pumping when the time is running out and you still haven’t found the key!
If you want to learn more, check out these unique interactive escape rooms based in Seattle.
6. The Cage of Death
Okay, we’ve all seen the movies where this goes terribly wrong…but cage diving is actually a really popular activity. If you feel ready to face “The Cage of Death” what can you hope to see?
Cape Town offers many cage diving excursions with, you guessed it, Sharks! But no, sharks probably won’t be chewing the bars off the cage trying to bite off your arm, they’ll be swimming around in their natural habitat while you watch them. So maybe it’s not that petrifying after all?
If sharks teeth weren’t doing it for you, what about a crocodile’s toothy grin? In Australia, you can go face to face with Australia’s largest saltwater crocodiles!
These toothy marine creatures swimming around you will definitely give you that adrenaline boost you were looking for!
7. Scream If You Want to Go Faster
Yes, the ultimate adrenaline junky will always find themselves at theme parks. Nearly every country boasts its exhilarating rides, but for the ultimate thrill, check out these rollercoasters that will give you the combined feeling of fear and ecstasy that you’re looking for!
Fuji-Q Island, in Japan, has the worlds steepest roller coaster. But it’s not just steep, it’s also extremely fast going from 0 to 62 miles per hour in two seconds flat! The ride also includes corkscrews, banana rolls, and 180 degree turns.
If that’s not fast enough for you check out the coaster at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. This is, of course, the fastest roller coaster in the World traveling up to 149mph!
At these heights and speeds, you’ll not even have time to scream!
8. The Big Splash
If roller coasters aren’t your thing, how about water slides? Insane drops, loops, shoots and more will leave you reaching the bottom not knowing which way is up and which way is down.
Hold onto your swimsuit, at Disney’s Blizzard Beach in Florida, there is a water slide that shoots its riders down a 60 mph free fall drop!
The Aqualoop water slide in Slovenia actually features a 360-degree loop as well as being one of the fastest water slides in the world.
And the worlds tallest water slide in Kansas drops you down 168 feet, shoots you back up and drops you again! Definitely not your standard water slide!
9. Take a Hike
So, how to make life more exciting? What about hiking?
There are some super dangerous hiking trails. Certainly not for those who suffer from a fear of heights!
The aptly labeled “most dangerous trail in the world” is on Mt. Huashan in China. The mountain features steep staircases, vertical ascents and boards bolted onto the edges of cliffs. This hike will no doubt be a test of your endurance…and bravery!
Another hike famous for its fear-arousing elements is the “Kings Little Pathway” in Malaga, Spain. The path is a 1,200-meter long walkway with several gaps and incomplete sections. Because of this gappy route, many tourists have to do it with harnesses and climbing gear.
10. Dare to Jump
Of course, bungee jumping makes the list! It’s one of the most popular adrenalin junky activities after all.
You can take the plunge day or night in several locations around the world. From bridges to cliffs to buildings, that free falling feeling might just be the kick you need.
Macau tower in China is home to the highest bungee jump in the world. At 764 feet you’ll definitely have something to boast to your friends about!
How to Make Life More Exciting? — Question Answered!
Yes, as you can see, this world offers a lot of super cool, yet thrilling things to do.
How to make life more exciting? Resolve not to let your life slip away and give up on your bucket list. Step out of the 9-5 and just go do something! You’ll not regret it.
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