wild adventures
wild adventures

For most people, wild adventures mean jumping out of an airplane or bungee jumping off the side of a bridge. Not me! I get my thrills from exploring the wilderness and spending as much time outside as possible. There’s nothing like being surrounded by the beauty of nature to make you feel truly alive and invigorated! Although it can be hard to tear myself away from home, the rewards are always worth it, and I have created a list of my favorite things to do outside to get you inspired to try something new too!

1) Sunrise

  1. Watch the sunrise over a mountain range.
  2. Dive deep underwater and swim through an underwater cave in a wild adventures.
  3. Jump into an ice-cold pool on a hot summer day for some wild adventures.
  4. Enjoy some time at the beach and go for a swim, or take advantage of the waves and go surfing or kiteboarding!
  5. Take a hike up the tallest peak in your area.
  6. Swim with dolphins off the coast of Florida (and I’ll never forget my experience swimming with turtles!).
  7. Camp out under a clear sky full of stars.

2) Sunsets

One of my favorite places to go outside is a wild park. One of my favorite places is the Redwood National Park because it has both high peaks and broad valleys with fog. The redwoods also make for a nice contrast against the blue sky. I enjoy hiking in these parks, but there are also some great wild adventures you can do here as well. If you’re not sure where to start, try whitewater rafting or kayaking. If that’s not your style, how about camping? lifestyle travel food

3) Snowshoeing

  1. Snowshoeing- Snowshoeing is one of my favorite winter outdoor activities. I don’t know if it’s the snow, the mountain, or just being outdoors in a different way that makes me love it so much!
  2. Hiking- I love hiking in wild adventures, even when there are other people around. It’s a great way to exercise and explore nature at the same time.
  3. Camping- Camping is another one of my all-time favorite things to do outside, whether it be car camping or backpacking. The best part about camping for me is waking up before sunrise and seeing the world come alive with light.
  4. Backcountry skiing- Backcountry skiing is more challenging than cross-country skiing because you’re going uphill and downhill. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll feel like an expert!

4) Campfires

Campfires are a great way to bond with friends or family while being surrounded by the beauty of nature. Plus, they make for some of the best stories. What’s your favorite campfire story? Share it in the comments below! Wild parks and adventures have always been my favorite things to do outside. It is one thing that I never get tired of doing again and again because there is always something new that you find on each adventure. I love hiking in Big Bend National Park, one of my all-time favorite spots; it was so beautiful up there and such an experience I will never forget!

5) Stargazing

One of my favorite things to do outside is go stargazing. There are so many fun ways to do this! I usually take my telescope and head out into the mountains with friends or family. Staring at the stars is a great way to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life and relax. It’s also a great excuse to make s’mores! All you need is a bag of marshmallows, chocolate bars, graham crackers, and sticks.

6) Hiking

Hiking is a great form of exercise and an excellent way of getting in touch with nature. It also provides the opportunity for some fantastic wild adventures that you will never forget. If you want to be safe, stick to well-marked trails, and always let someone know where you are going and how long your hike is going to take. And don’t go alone! I have personally encountered bears and mountain lions on hikes so it’s not worth the risk. However, if you’re up for it there are many rewarding hiking routes such as Yosemite National Park or Rocky Mountain National Park.

7) Swimming holes

No matter where you live, there are lots of swimming holes that are waiting for you. There’s a swimming hole for every personality – from the wild and crazy, to the serene. Here are some of my favorites!
-Cedar Creek Falls in Maroon Bells Wilderness, Colorado This is one of those wild adventures that will make you feel like a kid again. The hike is challenging but worth it. As soon as you reach the falls, you’ll find a place to take a refreshing dip or play in the water.

8) Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a great way to get outside, work up a sweat, and feel like a total badass all at the same time. It’s also a great way of pushing your limits and feeling like you can conquer anything. Plus, it’s pretty common for rock climbers to be some of the most welcoming people on the planet. This activity is perfect if you’re looking for something adventurous but don’t want to go too far from home. There are plenty of places in the U.S. where you can climb within just an hour or two drive from any major city in the country.

9) Kayaking/Canoeing

Kayaking or canoeing is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors. It’s also a great workout, something that my body always appreciates. What I love about kayaking is that it can be done on any body of water – from a calm lake or pond, all the way up to large rivers like the Colorado River. You can go solo or bring friends along for the ride! And don’t forget your camera because you’ll want pictures of all your wild adventures.

10) Cycling

Whether you’re a new cyclist or a seasoned expert, there’s always room for improvement. Here are my top five ways to get the most out of cycling in your day-to-day life.
1) Make sure your bike fits properly – not only should it be the right size, but the seat and handlebars should also be adjusted so that they fit your height and reach.
2) Wear a helmet every time you ride
3) Always use hand signals when turning or stopping so cars know what you’re doing.


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