Some of us like to travel for rest and relaxation, while others seek escape for quite the opposite reason. Adventurous souls crave opportunities to get out of their comfort zones and push their limits. There is no shortage of heart pumping, spine tingling, mind blowing thrills around the world for those brave enough to go for it. Need some inspiration? Here are 13 extreme adrenaline activities for the traveling daredevil.
1. Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua
Have you ever dreamed of zooming down the side of an active volcano? If so, head to Cerro Negro near León, Nicaragua where the thrilling sport of volcano boarding awaits you. It takes about 45 minutes to hike up to the top of this 40 degree slope of black volcanic dust (sorry, no chair lift), but then you swoosh down on a wooden board in no time. There are two ways to enjoy this sport – standing up, snowboard style, or sitting down like sledding. It may look cooler standing up, but the lower your center of gravity, the faster you fly. Volcanic rocks create a little more friction than snow so it’s not necessarily a smooth ride, but it is swift. A jumpsuit, goggles and gloves are provided for protection, which you need as those sharp shards can draw blood if you wipe out.