Thrilling Bucket List Travel Destinations
There are so many places in the world to see and not nearly enough time. Many people create a Bucket List as a way to keep track of what they want to see and do before they die. For you thrillseekers out there, UMade has found 5 travel destinations for you to add to your bucket list.
1. Devil’s Pool - Victoria Falls
For an exhilarating experience unlike any other, head to Zambia to be swept off your feet - literally! The Zambezi River pours out into Victoria Falls, but from mid-August to mid-January when water levels are low, the river is shallow enough to expose Devil’s pool. Devil’s pool is a rock formation resting at the very edge of the river and Falls. After a short hike, visitors can jump into the pool to be swept by the river to the edge of the falls where the rock formation will catch them. This ultimate infinity pool offers incredible views of Victoria Falls - one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
2. Insanity - Las Vegas Stratosphere
If you’re afraid of heights, this might not be for you. The Insanity ride atop the Stratosphere tower in Las Vegas, Nevada will leave you holding on for dear life as you are suspended 885 feet (270 meters) above the ground while being spun off the edge of the building. Being held at a 70 degree angle and spinning at 3 G’s will be a thrill you will never forget.
3. Cliff Walk - Mount Huashan, China
Nicknamed the world’s most dangerous hike, the Cliff Walk at Mount Huashan will have you strapped into a harness scaling the side of a mountain - standing on nothing but old planks secured to the mountainside! The walk around the side of the cliff is worth it for the amazing views of the mountains around you, and some of the pagodas that sit atop the peaks. Are you brave enough for this adventure?
Photo: Amber Gris Caye
Photo: Chabil Mar Villas
4. Skydive the Great Blue Hole - Belize
Nestled among the reef off of the coast of Belize is a natural phenomenon known as the Great Blue Hole. One of the top 10 diving sites in the world, The Great Blue Hole in Belize is also well renowned for the skydiving trips straight into the depths below. Skydiving over the gorgeous turquoise waters is a unique way to view the barrier reef and rainforests of the mainland while getting an adrenaline rush!
Photo: Edge Walk CN Tower
5. Edge Walk - CN Tower Toronto
The world’s largest hands-free circular walk is found atop Toronto’s CN Tower. At 1,168 feet above Toronto’s skyline, you’ll be dangling over the edge of the CN Tower for the thrilling Edge Walk. After being suited up and strapped into a harness, you’ll spend 30 minutes walking hands-free around the circumference of the CN Tower, taking in the sight of the city around you. For even more of a thrill, try being strapped in face down!
The world is an exciting place, and these travel destinations definitely live up to the expectation of being Bucket List worthy adventures. Happy traveling!
- Rachel Wirth