Life is for living – not for sitting at home on the couch in front of a TV.
Don’t just sit and envy the postcard-perfect Instagram posts of your friends. It’s time to get out and explore what the world has to offer so you don’t turn 30 and feel like you’ve missed out on the best years of your life.
Here are 7 things you should try before you turn 30.
The feeling of weightlessness, the freedom of floating in an underwater paradise – scuba diving is a must before you turn 30. Don’t let fear stand in your way. If you’re stuck for where to go, try one of the many Great Barrier Reef trips and see one of the most impressive and diverse underwater ecosystems in the world.
There’s nothing in this world which compares to the thrill of free falling through the sky. Take a leap of faith and go skydiving! You’ll get the most exciting rush as you climb 10,000, 12,000 maybe 16,000 feet in the air with an uninterrupted birds-eye view of the earth below. You’ll feel like screaming with joy and freedom every second on the way down.
SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
If you shudder at the thought of winter, then you’re clearly missing out on the ski season. Skiing & snowboarding is a great way to kick the winter blues and get those legs working off all that winter. Have you ever thought about skiing on an active volcano? Try Mt Ruapehu in New Zealand for a thrill. You’ll embrace winter every year – and get to look great in the latest ski gear to make your friends jealous.
Fishing is a way of life for many people around the world. If you’re a seafood eater then why not impress your mates and reel in something yourself for dinner? Enjoy a day out on the water with Darwin Barramundi fishing charters – and don’t forget to take photographic evidence to prove that fish really was “THIS BIG!”
Embrace the wilderness and speed down rapids for an exhilarating river rafting experience. Feel the raft surf along the river and enjoy the incredible scenery from the fast-moving water – where only the brave will go. Just don’t expect to stay dry just because you’re on a raft, so don your board shorts and be sure to bring a towel to dry off afterwards.
Get off the beaten track and pack your hiking boots. There are so many incredible trekking opportunities around the world so best to do it while you’re young and fit. Invest in a decent pair of hiking boots and you will never regret heading off-road and into the wilderness. Never trekked before? Start off with relatively easy terrain for a half day trek. Want to push yourself to the limit? Reach for the sky and hike up higher peaks and camp out under the stars. There’s no rush to get to the end point – take the slow route and breathe in nature at its best.
Give your abs and arms a workout and go kitesurfing. It uses the power of the wind to lift you and your board up into the air before landing back on top of the sea. Feel the freedom of flying above the water! Contrary to its name, the good thing about this sport is that you don’t need waves or surf – just wind. You’ll be feeling it the next day – but it’s worth every second of freedom in the air.