If you’re one of those people who’s always looking for the next way to get your adrenaline to go whoosh, we’ve some activities for you! These thrill rides will give you memories to last for a lifetime, and are amazing enough to be checked off your bucket list!
If the waters are what get your adrenaline pumping, then Alaskan cruising can be a great thrill ride for you. Get aboard the Authentic Alaska Cruise, which travels from Vancouver to Sitka, and the Alaska Insider, which travels from Sitka to Vancouver, to journey to America’s Last Frontier in style. The trip includes joining a team of marine researchers and naturalists to explore the Alaskan wildlife from the open icy waters of Endicott Arm, Tracy Arm, and the Waterfall Coast. You may also have the opportunity to track the North Pacific humpback whale communication. The cruise will give you the opportunity to explore the most rugged and raw areas on a kayak, as well as see Alaska’s hidden bays, islands, and inlets which hide an intricate network of glaciers and waterfalls! It is truly a sight to behold!
Bridge Day Jumping
This event, which happens in Fayetteville, West Virginia every third Saturday in October, is a must-visit for all the adrenaline junkies around. The Bridge Day Jumping event sees adrenaline junkies jump off the edge of the New River Gorge Bridge with a parachute as tens of thousands of spectators watch on. Getting to participate in this event requires a person to have made 100 parachute jumps, skydives, and BASE jumps. Experienced rappel teams also get the chance to showcase their skills on the catwalk beneath the bridge. For the less experienced, there are various high line and zip line options too! And if you’re there just for fun, the annual event has a complete showcase of live music, local art, and an atmosphere to enjoy!
Underground Zip Lining
Known as the only fully underground zip line course in the world, this one is sure to get your heart thumping, your adrenaline spiking, and the blood roaring. Situated in the town of Louisville in Kentucky, this thrill ride happens in a man-made, 100-acre former mine residing beneath the Louisville Zoo. Over the course of two and a half hours, you’ll travel over 17 miles of passageways through six zip lines and two challenge bridges. The Louisville Mega Cavern is a ride not to be missed for anybody who’s looking for an adventure in the dark!
This South-African Train Is Being Transformed Into a Luxury Hotel
Believe it or not, but this South-African train is being transformed into a luxury hotel. That’s right; you could have one of the most unique stays of your life after checking in to this new hotel on the market – Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge.
A Unique Stay
If you’re looking for a unique night, why not think about Sruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge? This South-African train has fulfilled its purpose and is now getting a new lease of life as a hotel. There will be 24 rooms in total, and the train will be positioned on a disused railway bridge, meaning there are perfect views of the river below.
Fully Decorated Rooms
Each room will come with a glass wall, so guests can enjoy the views. The carriages of the South-African train will also be decorated by local artists for a different feel in each room. As if that wasn’t enough, the new hotel will even have a separate dining cart for guests to eat as well as a swimming pool – all found on the bridge. For now, only families with children over 12 years old are permitted to stay until the Bridge House rooms are added in 2022.
Plenty Of Inspiration
The new hotel is paying respects to the past as overnight trains would often park on the exact bridge as they traveled to the national park 100 years ago. Even the resort name, Shalati, is inspired by an African warrior queen who was supposedly the first female warrior chief. You can still enjoy the thing that brought passengers here all those years ago as the hotel is located next to Kruger National Park, famous for the “Big Five” animals that all call the land “home.”
People can expect to stay in this South-African train turned hotel from as early as December 2020 – and we can’t wait!