Some of us have danger coursing through our veins, but a thin wallet in our back pocket. Today weâ€™ll look at three ways to feel the rush without dropping too many bucks!
Parkour is an incredibly cheap, yet impressive sport. It was conceptualized by a military man to give his body a rigorous workout. Parkour encourages self-expression through the movement of the body, be it balancing, running, or climbing on oneâ€™s way through an urban trail, often including rooftop jumping!
For a nature extremist, consider a trek off-trail through Denali National Park in Alaska. Choose to Read the rest of this entry »
If you get all those Travel and Discovery channels through www.direct2tv.com, then you’ve probably seen the special they did a while back on parkour. Developed as a form of military training through obstacle courses, parkour has taken on a new life as an extreme hobby used by people often affiliated with another dangerous pastime – urban exploration.
The object of parkour is to make it from Point A to Point B all while navigating difficult and treacherous terrain that might seem impassable to the unfit and untrained. Those involved in urban exploration employ parkour because of the access it can afford to intrepid explorers looking to get into dangerous and otherwise inaccessible structures.
If you are interested in this hobby, be warned – it’s not for everyone. In fact, parkour can result in severe bodily harm or even death. Many parkour practitioners spend years perfecting their technique and even then it’s not enough.
If you’re in the market for a real adrenaline rush, then few things can honestly match up to what parkour has to offer. Just beware of the dangers involved and, as far as parkour AND urban exploration go, make sure you take precautions. If you get hurt in one of those decaying structures, it could be hard for help to reach you.
For those of you unfamiliar with the world of geocaching, it is a unique type of treasure hunt. Using GPS coordinates, participants go in search of treasures referred to as caches. These can contain log books and items to trade. For some, they may be looking to take this one step further – enter the world of extreme geocaching.
By bumping up the difficulty both in skill and terrain type, geocaching reaches a whole new level. Extreme geocaches can contain elements such as mountain climbing, kayaking, hiking and underwater placed geocaches. The Read the rest of this entry »
Speed skating is what happens when you get a bunch of people together that have decided regular foot races just aren’t exciting enough. So they put skates on their feet and try to go as fast as possible around a track at speeds that they’d never be able to manage just running. This is speed skating, and its sport in the fast lane.
Roller skates, the traditional kind with four wheels in a rough square, were the original skates of choice for speed skating races. However, time has moved on and inline skates are pretty Read the rest of this entry »
An extreme vacation is one that should be planned several months in advance. When getting ready to begin the planning process there are several things that should be taken into consideration. Below we will discuss what the most important points are.
Where Is the Destination
First off, you will need to decide what type of extreme vacation you want to take. Whether it is skiing, rock climbing, or sky diving, there are proper steps needed to be taken before the vacation. Also, depending on what time of the year Read the rest of this entry »
If you are a fan of snorkeling, you will want to be sure that you know some of the best places to go to provide you with the best snorkeling you’ve ever experienced. For starters, you can visit the beautiful islands of the Caribbean. You will find that you can enjoy great snorkeling in places such as Grand Cayman, Cozumel, St. Marten, and Jamaica just to name a few. Each one offers beautiful aquatic life Read the rest of this entry »
There are a few different ways to get scuba certified. The first way is to take a scuba diving course at a local pool close to where you live. Generally this will consist of a small group of people and a scuba instructor. He will teach you different techniques such as how to clear your mask, how to clear your ears, different hand signals to communicate under water, how to assemble and maintain your scuba gear, and of course the dangers of scuba diving.
Another way to get certified is by going Read the rest of this entry »