YOLO-ing With These Six Extreme Activities
Life is not a movie meant to passively live it. It is an adventure waiting to happen. Are you a thrill-seeker? Then you probably live by the expression YOLO – You Only Live Once. These extreme activities will surely give you the adrenaline rush that you are looking for:
Zero Gravity with “Zero-G”
Is being an astronaut one of your childhood dreams? Get the chance to live it with the “Zero-G.” It mimics the sensation of being weightless, which astronauts experience while in space. Individuals get to experience the feeling of zero gravity through the aerial stunts performed by pilots who have undergone specific training. Each stunt is in itself extreme, with one of them involving taking people to an altitude of more or less 30,000 feet.
From there, they will experience twice the normal gravity compared to being on the ground. Numerous repetitions of the mentioned stunt give people the chance to feel like they are actually in space. Those interested may inquire about the activity at the following locations: Cape Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, and Oakland, California.
Extreme Weather Chasing at Tornado Alley
Do you possess nerves of steel? Is the idea of stretching how far luck favors you seem to be appealing? You will then have an adrenaline rush with this next extreme activity. While most would flee quickly from extreme weather conditions (including tornadoes and storms), some brave souls take pleasure from chasing after them. Business-minded individuals have even made this into an income-generating venture. Six-day tour packages are the usual norm. These events usually start in the city of Oklahoma. There, groups run after tornadoes and thunderstorms with the help of modern technology. Spring is the most desirable time to do this activity as it’s usually when hundreds of tornadoes are formed in the Tornado Alley.
Free-Falling from a Ginormous Swing
Have you ever swung from a rope during your younger years? Want to take it up several notches? Then this activity may be for you. Take an average rope swing. Lengthen it 100 times. Put the Grand Canyon in the picture. There you have the makings of a heart-pounding extreme activity. A rope swing located in Utah is known worldwide. And it is certainly not for the faint-hearted. Those who are fearless can experience free-falling hundreds of feet to the ground. This is before fitting through a notch in the canyon. If this sounds like your cup of tea, then head over to the Corona Arch to test it out for yourself.
Get On the Edge (Literally)
Want to feel like you’re on the top of the world? Is the matter of heights a “no biggie” for you? Test out your mettle at the CN Tower. An activity dubbed as the “Edge Walk” gives daredevils a half-hour of pure exhilaration as they navigate a platform around the building, which happens to be more than a thousand feet from the ground. Excited to put this on your bucket list? Then, scuttle over to Ontario and cross it out your listing.
Putting the Metal to the Pedal
Do fast-paced races satisfy your desire for the fast and furious? How about reliving it first hand? Now, almost everyone can be a race car superstar for a day, courtesy of the Daytona Speedway. Depending on the person, one can ride along with a trained driver. Or if you are feeling up to it, try taking the wheel yourself.
Scream At The Top Of Your Lungs at Loop de Loops
Are amusement parks your thing? Do you love to holler at the top of your lungs while you zip along on a rollercoaster? Try to make Cedar Point a part of your adventure bucket list. This is one of the most excellent amusement parks worldwide, and this place boasts plenty of coasters, enough to satisfy even the hardcore thrill enthusiasts.
And there you have it. Some of the extreme activities which you can try out in your quest for the ultimate “rush.” But in doing so, keep your head with you. Observe safety procedures and precautions. Push your limits, but also know when to stop. Never compromise your well-being just for the thrill. Remember, there will always be new activities to discover and try out. But you only have one life to live, so don’t forget, YOLO.
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