Something about travelling just unleashes the crazy person in us. Probably the unbounded freedom removing inhibitions, the lack of normal routine contributing to lack of normal behaviour. Anyway, enough of the armchair psychology, all that matters is that on your gap year you’ll be much more prone to trying out extreme and adrenaline fuelled activities.
These could range between skydiving, bungee jumping, surfing, skiing, sand-boarding, snowboarding, jet-boating, white water rafting, scuba diving and more. People are remarkably inventive when it comes to finding fun ways to get the heart pumping, so before you even finished this sentence there will be some other new way to get a natural high.
The articles in this section are all about exactly those kinds of activities. Even if you can never see yourself leaping from a plane, or being swallowed by massive waves, you should have a look anyway – you may just surprise yourself when you’re actually on your gap year.
Skiing and snowboarding doesn't always need snow. Take to these sandy or stony destinations and all you need is skis, sticks, and suntan lotion.
Learning to surf is one of the coolest things you can do. You look awesome, keep fit, and hang around on beaches. These are the best places to do it.
Scuba diving is one of the best things you'll ever do, but getting PADI open water certified can be daunting. Here's what you should expect.
Many people visit Australia without seeing the Great Barrier Reef, even though snorkeling and diving there can be the experience of a lifetime.
Adventure travel is the ultimate travelling experience for thrill seekers. But is it a good idea to take a class or two before getting involved?
Is 30 years old too late to go skiing for the first time? Chloe, a seasoned adventurer and daredevil, decided to hit the slopes and find out for herself.
When Vicki found herself missing her family at Christmas on her gap year in Japan she decided to distract herself. By hitting the slopes!
Nicaragua isn't high on a lot of backpacker lists, but that doesn't mean it should be ignored. Here are 5 things in Nicaragua you definitely shouldn't miss out on.
With its abundance of theme parks, amazing natural scenery and seafront location, you’ll find adventure activities at every turn on the Gold Coast, Australia.
The beautiful world beneath the waves of the Red Sea is a bustling metropolis of marine life. Take a sneak peek through a scuba diver's lens into this vibrant aquatic landscape.