Everybody’s going a little stir-crazy because of the quarantine. If you’ve been stuck at home since the pandemic began, you’re probably missing the outdoors and constantly daydreaming of your next adventure. While things are still uncertain now, and we’re still unsure when the world is going back to normal, you can start planning your next outdoor adventure with these cool ideas:
- Saltwater fishing
One of the many things that this pandemic has taught us is that we never know how good something is until it’s gone, which is definitely the case for our freedom to go wherever we want. If you’ve never gone fishing before, take the next chance you can get to go on a fishing trip at least once in your life. Luckily, there are many Alaska all-inclusive fishing trips and other guided saltwater fishing sessions that are perfect for beginners. Or if you have friends that are experienced anglers, why not join them for the next fishing trip out in the sea?
Skydiving is perhaps the most exciting and adrenaline-inducing outdoor activity there is. Not for the faint of heart, skydiving will have you enjoying 360-degree views of the scenery below as you jump from a plane 10,000 feet in the air. A skydiving session lasts about 5-7 minutes from the jump to landing on the ground, but it will surely feel longer than that as your body becomes hyper-aware of every moment you’re in the air.
Ziplining is perhaps not as scary as jumping off a plane, but it can get your adrenaline pumping nonetheless. If you want to experience what it’s like zipping through treetops at amazing speeds, take your pick among the multitude of ziplining locations all across the States.
- Swimming among sharks
Are you one of those people who immediately think a shark is lurking around even when you’re in waters that have not seen a shark in decades? If so, it’s probably high time to face your fears and try swimming with sharks (but in the safety of a cage, of course). However, it will probably help if you don’t watch any shark movies while waiting for the pandemic to be over.
- Rock climbing
Although you won’t be able to climb a real cliff-face if you’re a complete beginner, it’s a good outdoor activity to have planned when it’s finally safe to go outside. While waiting, however, you can book a few sessions in an indoor rock-climbing gym and train scaling rock faces with the help of a professional instructor. Aside from being an exciting outdoor activity, rock-climbing also makes for a great workout!
- Bungee jumping
Does jumping off a dizzying height (but not hitting the water) sound like your idea of fun? Then start looking for a bungee jumping location that tickles your fancy. Luckily, there are many locations you can choose from, and with varying heights so that you can choose the height you want to jump from. But if you’re a beginner, we recommend starting at a standard height of around 45 meters. It’s not that high but still as adrenaline-inducing as many other jumps.
Winter is rearing its head, and with the year coming to a close, why not spend it in a snow-covered ski resort with your family or friends? Even if you have never been skiing before, it’s pretty easy to get the hang of it, and there are plenty of beginner slopes that you can try while you’re learning. Furthermore, there are beginner classes you can take to help you learn faster but at your own pace.
- Kayaking or canoeing
Kayaking or canoeing on a relaxed body of water is one of the best ways to spend some time outdoors without straining yourself. But kayaking through rapids is another story and will require quite a bit of physical conditioning before you can take part in it. Nevertheless, kayaking or canoeing might be the adventure you need after all of this is over.
- ATV driving
ATV stands for All-Terrain Vehicle, and from the name itself, this type of vehicle can handle almost all types of rough terrain, allowing you to see sights in the wilderness that a regular vehicle can’t reach. If you want to go off the road for your next outdoor adventure, pick a location, rent an ATV, and then learn how to ride it before you go.
If you’re missing the outdoors, these are the type of activities that can refill your need for nature in an instant. While you’re waiting for things to go back to relatively normal conditions, start planning your next outdoor adventure with these ideas in mind.