Hey guys, today's guest author is Josh from MinuteManReview. He wanted to reach you guys out with a guest post about outdoor adventures, so I'm leaving the stage to him.
In the modern world, it’s easy to get stuck behind a screen all day. Stepping away from these screens and getting out of the house or office can be incredibly rewarding. During your time outside, there are a number of activities you should add to your bucket list. As you tick each one off, you’ll come away with new and breathtaking memory.
Camping is a popular option among those looking for outdoor adventures, especially for families. Whether you are traveling to somewhere new or just pitching a tent in your backyard, spending the night enjoying the fresh air can be a fun experience. Not to mention, you and your family won’t forget the time spent around the campfire making s’mores and swapping campfire tales.
For an even more exciting camping experience, campers can try tree camping or cliff-face camping. These conditions can make for a rewarding trip for ambitious adventurers.
Hiking is a unique outdoor activity because it can be as easy going or as challenging as you’d like. For hikers looking for a relaxing afternoon, trails in the forest can be a nice day out. For hikers that want more of a challenge, a hike can be as extreme as mountain paths.
No matter how intense you want your hiking adventure to be, it’s a great way to step away from the modern world and spend a day or so in tune with nature.
3- Hot Air Ballooning
When it comes to outdoor adventures, the sky is literally the limit. One unique way to get a bird’s eye view of the world around you is to take a ride in a hot air balloon ride. This gives you a truly one-of-a-kind venture that you’ll never forget.
4- Rock Climbing
Many people decide to get their full body workout on the rock wall at their local gym. It can be a lot of fun and present a fantastic workout. An even more exhilarating way to get this workout, though, is to take your rock climbing hobby outdoors.
This is a way to complete an even more impressive test of your skills. Even if you don’t have the right gear or aren’t as confident in your rock climbing skills, there are plenty of group excursions available where professionals help lead you through your rock climbing trip to help you try something new and do so safely.
5- Whitewater Kayaking
During the spring and summer months, whitewater kayaking can be an exhilarating day out. Defined, whitewater kayaking is kayaking over moving water - usually white river water. This can be slow moving water or it can be an extreme sport.
Much like rock climbing, if you don’t have practice whitewater kayaking, you aren’t out of luck. There are many businesses that offer whitewater kayaking excursions and classes for a variety of skill levels.
6- Slack Lining
If you want to test your balance, spending an afternoon outside with a slack line tied between two trees. This is a simpler outdoor activity to set up but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. The main goal of a slack line - which is a strip of material a few inches wide tethered between two posts - is to walk across it like a tightrope.
Once you’ve gotten the hang of it, there are ways you can test your skills even further. For instance, adding an incline to the line or moving it a little further off the ground. Not only will it be an impressive feat of balance, but you can also use this test to strengthen your core and legs.
Spelunking, to put it basically, is the activity of exploring caves. This might sound like a casual trip but it can turn into something a little more blood pumping rather quickly.
Caves can be a little unpredictable thanks to sudden drop-offs and unstable terrain. So, it’s important to have the right equipment, for one. This might include a first-aid kit, a strong light, a helmet, and the right shoes. Because of how tricky it can get, many also recommend that newcomers stick with a professional or more practiced spelunker.
8- Zip Lining
If you want a quick, adrenaline-inducing tour of an area, a zip line might be just for you. This is something that is offered in many different interesting locales and you don’t need to have any pre-existing intense skills to do it!
These zip lines are usually high above the ground and allow you to zip through the scenery at quick speeds. All you need is a harness, a helmet, and the professionals operating these zip lines will help you get on your way!
9- Free Running
If you want to try something outdoors but live in a more urban environment, you could always try your hand at free running. You’ve probably heard of free running by the name of parkour. This might sound a little too intimidating but it doesn’t have to be as intense as the videos you’ve seen of talented free runners online.
At its core, free running is the practice of trying to get from point A to point B as quickly as you can and using the obstacles in your path to your advantage. If you want to truly practice free running like in a dedicated fashion, it’s often looked at as not only as a physical feat but one that tries to incorporate grace and poetry in motion.
For the average person, though, a free running class or excursion can be a unique and unmatched experience.
The world around you has a lot to offer you throughout your lifetime. With activities like these, you can take the bull by the horns and experience everything life has to offer over the course of your life.