Mount KilimanjaroWith summer finally here, we are all beginning to pack up our bags and book our flights to who knows where.  If you’re like me, you love to blend your vacations in with some high adrenaline activities.

There are a number of things to do from sky diving, snowboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing and paragliding off the side of a mountain.

Al arel well known for getting your adrenaline pumping but have you ever considered other activities to do the same?  I mean, I have you really thought “outside of the box” to come up with something unusual to get your blood flowing?

Sure you can jump out of a plane but nowadays, everyone does that.  In this blog post, I would like to invite you to think differently and discover new ways to get your adrenaline rush…you know, those fun and mysterious trips that will get your heart thumping and knees shaking to create an experience of a lifetime.

High adrenaline activities for adventure travel

1.) High Stakes Poker in Vegas –

Las Vegas Slot Machines

Ok, so I bet you were expecting a roller-coaster opening to start off with, but there is more adrenaline to be found in Las Vegas than many other places on the planet. Casinos are known for their heart thumping high-stakes poker matches and conjure up images of gangsters and beautiful girls. If you love gaming and the pressure of finding that winning card then this is the perfect destination for you.

Las Vegas offers hundreds of casino’s to pick from, but why not take a touring trip and try to fit in as many as you can. You have the glamorous Bellagio, the MGM Grand and Cesar’s Palace with each one offering high stakes games of poker, blackjack and a sea of quarter machines just waiting for you to make that final spin.

Need some tips to increase your odds of winning?  Then take a look at my advice on how to win big in Vegas.

2.) Extreme Climbing at the “Terror Trek” –

This is extreme climbing at its most frightening, which is why it is often referred to as the ‘terror trek’: Mt. Hushan China.  You will travel the majority of the mountain on horseback, which is scary enough with the sheer drops at every turn, but this is nothing compared to the climb around the face of the mountain, using nothing but ropes and tiny wooden plants.

There is a warning on the tour site that explains that you need to have had climbing experience and a really good head for heights, but if you have both of these, then this is a trek that you simply can’t miss out on!

3.) Free Run Around the World –

Free running is a fairly recent activity where participants seem to defy gravity whilst jumping, tumbling and leaping through the air in a fluid and almost dance-like motion.

If you have sat at home and thought that looks better than skateboarding, then why not take a trip this summer and have a go yourself.  It’s not only free to do but is a great way to get yourself in shape and increase your reflexes.

4.) Swim with Crocodiles in Australia –

Are you looking for an adrenaline rush that will have you face to face with nature and not the cute cuddly kind?  If so, then Darwin in Australia is the place for you. Specifically you will want to take a trip to Crocosaurus Cove, a brand new theme park that offers you the chance to take the ‘Cage of Death,’ a plunging tank containing some of the largest crocodiles known to man – don’t worry though, you are in a specially designed cage, but still that is certainly heart-stopping diving.  The total experience lasts for 15 minutes, in which you will stand in the cage watching some of the most feared and utterly beautiful salt water crocodiles swim with you.

There are a number of high adrenaline activities not only around the world but also in your own back yard.  The majority of these ideas can be done in your own country, so, if you can’t afford to travel too far overseas, there’s no need to worry as I’m sure there’s a mountain, river, city or casino somewhere up the road.

What high adrenaline activity would you recommend doing that isn’t on the typical adventure travel bucket list?