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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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                              How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                              How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                              As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

                              “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

                              When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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                              Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

                              We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

                              But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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                              So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

                              It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

                              1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

                              Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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                              2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

                              This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

                              You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

                              3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

                              This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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                              4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

                              How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

                              So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

                              If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

                              And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

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