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The Ultimate Adventure Sports Bucket List

The Ultimate Adventure Sports Bucket List

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Hellen Keller

1. Diving With Sharks

Lets start this list with an astonishing face-to-face encounter with one of the most magnificent animals underwater. Swimming freely with whale sharks or diving in a cage surrounded by other not-so-harmless types of sharks is an exciting and enriching adventure that you’ll never forget.

Beqa Lagoon (Fiji), Guadalupe Island (Mexico), Tiger Beach (the Bahamas), Neptune Islands (Australia) are famous for shark diving, just to name a few of all the awesome places where you can adventure.

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    2. Sky diving

    This sport is one of the best experiences you could ever have in your life. For those who do not like the sinking feeling of free fall, sky diving is great, since you’ll only feel a floating sensation, until (hopefully) the parachute opens.

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      3. Bungee jumping

      One of the most common of adventure sports, yet a shot of adrenaline that usually takes place in beautiful landscapes around the world. From Victoria Falls, Zambia (364 ft) to Niouc, Switzerland (623 ft) there are tons of spots to try, and if you want to take it to the next level, there’s always the possibility to make the jump from a moving object, such as a hot air balloon or helicopter.

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        4. Cavern diving

        Explore beautiful underwater environments with clear waters and captivating geological formations. Inside of a cavern, you’ll have a ceiling overhead, but an entrance and visible light from the sun are always in sight. Among some of the best locations to explore we can name the Mexican “Cenotes” at Yucatán, “The Great Blue Hole” at Belize’s Lighthouse Reef, the Chinhoyi caves at Zimbabwe or the Devil’s Eye, in Florida.

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          5. Kayaking Down The River Rapids

          Kayaking down the river rapids or white waters, is incredibly exciting and dangerous too, which is why you need to have some skills before you get in there. Rivers and rapids are rated by difficulty and different types of paddling can be done in this sport.

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            6. Speed-Riding

            Imagine launching from a slope with a wing overhead and your skis on, strong winds occasionally allowing you to take off for a few seconds. This sport will offer you the perfect balance between the snow and the sky. The Eiger, a 13,020 ft mountain in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland, is among the most extreme destinations for this and other adventure sports.

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              7. Para-Gliding

              Gliding over amazing landscapes while comfortably sitting on a harness in a free flying, foot-launched aircraft is something that you cannot miss in this lifetime. It is possible almost anywhere in the world, although there are some amazing well-known sites as Dune Du Pyla, France or Olüdeniz Turkey.

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                8. Competing In The Patagonian Expedition Race

                A wild challenge in one of the most breathtaking spots in the world, this race has everything, from glacier valleys, rivers and swamps to steppe plains. This expedition is an experience that will make you feel more alive than ever, a fascinating journey that will test you in every way and show you nature in its wildest form.

                 

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                9. Surfing Colossal Waves

                Not a lot to explain here. Big waves can be found in Australia, Hawaii, California, Tahiti, Cape Town, just to name a few. Be prepared, some of these places offer not only deadly waves but shark filled waters.

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                  10. Volcano Boarding

                  Yes, you can actually slide down an active volcano on a wood or metal board at Cerro Negro (Black Hill), just outside of Leon, Nicaragua. Wouldn’t you love to feel the rush of going down a steep slope over volcanic ash? A jumpsuit and a pair of goggles will protect you from the heat, fine volcanic rocks, and wind, but not from the adrenaline.

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                    11. Cliff Jumping

                    Simple as it sounds diving from a cliff doesn’t require special equipment or clothing. Nonetheless, its essential for you to have a little knowledge on how to enter the water safely.  

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                      12. Kiteboarding

                      Pulled by the force of the wind, you’ll travel at great speed and jump off the waves at amazing heights. All around the globe you’ll find perfect spots to practice kite boarding, all you need is a big open body of water and a good launch area.

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                        13. Sand Boarding

                        The name says it all, sand boarding  takes place in desert and dune areas and is definitely something you need to try at least once. If you snowboard, it will come easy, and the great thing is, this sport can be practiced year round and in various places throughout the world.

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                          14. High lining

                          If you have ever tried slack lining and thought it was good, you need to try this. High lining is a relatively new sport that consists on slack lining at high elevation. It it something you want to do with experienced people who know what they’re doing. You’ll need concentration, balance and strength, but above all, a huge deal of courage.

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                            15. Wake boarding

                            Towed behind a motorboat, you’ll find yourself riding over the water strapped to a board at speeds of approx. 18-25 mph. Wake boarding has an amazing variety of maneuvers to be done, so you’ll always want more.

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                              Last Updated on July 18, 2019

                              10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

                              10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

                              Your house is more than just a building that you live in. It should be a home that makes you feel welcome as soon as you open the front door.

                              Making your house feel like a home is not something that simply happens on its own. You need to make some changes to a house when you move in, to give it that cozy, warm feeling that turns it into a true home. To help you speed the process, follow this guide to 10 small changes to make your house feel like a home.

                              1. Make the Windows Your Own

                              When you move into a home, they often come with boring Venetian blinds or less than attractive curtains.

                              One of the best ways you can instantly warm your home and make it showcase your style is to add some new window dressing. Adding beautiful curtains not only improves your home’s appearance, but it can also help to control the temperature.

                              2. Put up Some Art

                              If you have a lot of bare walls in your home, it will seem sterile no matter how beautiful your paint or wallpaper is.

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                              Hanging art on the walls will instantly give it personality and make it feel like home.

                              3. Improve the Aroma

                              A house that is not filled with inviting smells will never feel like a home. There are loads of ways you can make your home smell nice. There are tons of air fresheners on the market you can use.

                              Incense and scented candles are a nice option as well. Don’t forget that baking in a home is also a great way to fill it with an aroma that instantly smells like home as soon as you open the front door.

                              4. Put out Lots of Pillows and Throws

                              A great way to make your home look warm and inviting is to place lots of pillows and throws out on the furniture. It is much better to have too many pillows than not enough.

                              There is nothing like the feeling of sinking into a cushiony pillow that feels like a cloud to make you feel like you are at home.

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                              5. Instantly Class up Your Closet

                              If your closet is filled with wire or plastic hangers, it will never truly feel homey. To instantly make your closet feel classy, change out your old hangers for wooden ones.

                              Not only do they look great, but they are better for hanging your clothes as well.

                              6. Improve Your Air Quality

                              One of the most overlooked ways to make your house feel more like a home is to improve its air quality.

                              The easiest and best way to upgrade the air quality in your home is to change the old, dirty filters in your furnace regularly. Get some air filters delivered to your home so that you always have some on hand.

                              7. Fill it with Plants

                              Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to fill it with plants. You should have plants in every room of your home.

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                              They help to improve the air quality and they look beautiful. As well as making your home appear homier, plants also help to boost your mood and lower your stress levels.

                              8. Change the Doorknobs

                              Most people don’t really give their doorknobs a second thought unless they are broken. That is a shame because changing your doorknobs is an easy way to add personality to your home.

                              Changing your old, boring doorknobs to new ones that are works of art will instantly brighten your home.

                              9. Upgrade Your Tub or Shower

                              There is nothing like luxuriating in a whirlpool bath or steam shower to make the cares of the day melt away. Your family deserves a bit of luxury when they are in their bathroom.

                              Install a new shower or tub today to make your bathroom worthy of a place in your home.

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                              10. Fresh Cut Flowers

                              You can make any room in your house feel homier by placing a vase full of beautiful flowers in it. The gorgeous look and intoxicating aroma of fresh cut flowers will immediately brighten your day when you encounter them.

                              You don’t have to make all these changes at once. Try one or two a day though, and your house will feel like a home before you know it. The trick is to constantly keep adding these homey touches to make your home a place worthy of its name.

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