5 adventures to try out during your travels!!

Travel, for us is all about adventure and trying out new things. Being adrenaline junkies we have always made sure we try out a new activity every time we travel. We always choose activities that make our blood run cold and leave us with an unbelievably awesome feeling. So today I decided to write about 5 of the activities that we have tried over the years and have also given the activities our thrill rating  🙂

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is one of the best activities to do when you are on a nice tropical island. Under the sea, down where it’s wetter, you’ll find coral reefs teeming with life, lots of fish, and plants. We chose to do our first dive while holidaying in Spain. Although I should say that the Mediterranean Sea isn’t the best destination to try scuba but the thought of an unforgettable experience underwater thrilled us. The shimmering underwater world, colourful fish of all sizes, dazzling coral and the feeling of weightlessness –for us diving was an endlessly fascinating experience. And once you start diving, it’s hard to stop. (Thrill rating – 3)

Skydiving

To be honest skydiving was not tried out during our travels 🙂 It was done in UK where we live but it did give us such excitement that I decided to write about it in this post. Like most people, I have always wondered what it would be like to fly. Skydiving has always been of interest to me as a natural consequence of my desire to fly. I have always wanted to do it, but never thought that I would until 2014. Although both of us were quite scared but I kept repeating my instructors words to myself ‘’you have nothing to fear Roshni, I have sky dived over 9000 times!”… If he can sky dive successfully 9000 times, I can definitely do it once I told myself. And finally we… just jumped!!! The free fall lasted about 45 seconds and once parachute opened it was a more peaceful experience. One of the most thrilling things I have ever done it’s hard for me to put into words my 20 minutes of fear, anticipation, excitement, and relief. (Thrill Rating -1) 

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You can probably guess how terrified I was 🙂

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My husband was braver 🙂

Glacier walking

One of our most memorable holidays was in Iceland where we got to try a plethora of activities. It is a place where you just cannot sit quietly 🙂 We signed up for a glacier hike in Solheimajokull, the glacial tounge of Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland’s fourth largest ice cap. Looking down at the ice, it’s as though one is walking across a landscape of inkwells. When I first saw the glacier, I was a bit disappointed to see how dirty it looked. Most glaciers are marketed for their pristine white landscape, therefore that’s the image tourists have in mind until they finally have the opportunity to visit this kind of glacier in person. But the more time I spent on Sólheimajökull, the more I began to appreciate its unique landscape. The ash from the volcano beneath was a constant reminder of the geologic forces that created our planet, and continue to shape it to this day. Our guides fitted us with crampons and gave us each an ice axe, which would be used as both a walking stick and to stop ourselves just in case anyone fell. We walked for about an hour and came across many ice caves and crevasses. We then continued with our nextadventures described below 🙂 (Thrill Rating – 2)  

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At the start of our walk
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The deep crevasses of the glacier 

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Finishing our walk 🙂

Caving

 Next we were out to discover a beauty hidden underneath for million years with most spectacular natural sights we have ever seen on Mother Earth! The Leiðarendi cave in Iceland was a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube and a unique experience to explore this dark and quirky world beneath us. Geared with helmets and flashlights, our guide led us on a walk through a lava field to the narrow entrance of Leidarendi lava tube. Descending into the pit entailed some rock scrambling. No lights were installed around the cave and we entirely had to depend on our flashlights we carried for illumination. Inside the lava cave we saw some of the spectacular lava formations. Exploring the lava tube cave was a unique adventure that we thoroughly enjoyed and it is recommended if you visit Iceland. (Thrill Rating – 4)

 

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Entrance of cave

Snorkeling

Snorkeling is great fun and a relaxing way to view the colourful and fascinating world just beneath the ocean´s surface. Always keen to explore new waters we chose Ilha Grande (Brazil) for our first experience of snorkeling. On reaching the island we slowly made our way to the Lopes Mendes beach while hiking through a rain forest. Making sure our masks and fins fit us properly we ran out to the water like kids. For the few minutes we found it hard to breathe!!! Water kept getting into our blowholes and the goggles were a bit loose but we soon got over it and became completely enthralled by the amazing sights below. I can’t even begin to describe what it was like. There were so many fish and all the colours you could imagine. They were patterned, dotted, striped and streaked with luminous colours. It was like being in a cartoon. We snorkeled all day and it has definitely now become one of our favourite actives to try on during holidays!! (Thrill Rating – 5)

Have you ever tried any of these adventures…? Share your thoughts with us below…

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Maya says:

    wow.. you guys are brave!!

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  2. roshniray says:

    Thanks Maya 🙂 may be next time all 4 of us should try something together… 🙂

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  3. ferncoll says:

    Oh wow! These are all so awesome! Glacier hiking has always been on my list, and I dive/snorkel all the time 😄

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    1. roshniray says:

      Thanks 🙂 If you are in Iceland glacier hiking should definitely be on your list 🙂

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  4. Cassy says:

    I’ve done all of these except glacier walking. You should add canyoning or mountaineering in your list! I went canyoning in Zion National Park and had the time of my life!!

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    1. roshniray says:

      Thanks Cassy 🙂 Canyoning looks super fun will definitely give it a try during our next holidays 🙂

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