10 Extreme Travel Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List:


10 Extreme Travel Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List:

In the spirit of the hugely popular book “1000 Places To See Before You Die,” I’d like to offer up a few more adrenaline-soaked activities to add to your travel to-do list.  These activities are all experiential, aspirational and, most importantly, extreme!

1)   Rev your engines and learn how to drive a real race car at Doug Floey’s Drag Racing school. http://www.dougfoley.com/

2)   Bike the World’s Most Dangerous Road in Bolivia. http://www.gravitybolivia.com

3)   Brave the cage of death! Swim with giant saltwater crocs from the safety of a plastic cage! Crocosaurus in Darwin, Australia looks crazy! http://www.crocosauruscove.com/ (credit for croc photo above: www.surfinsteven.com)

4)   Run a marathon along the Great Wall of China. www.great-wall-marathon.com

5)   Learn how to ride a bull at Sankey Rodeo School. http://www.sankeyrodeo.com/

6)   Touching the edge of space aboard the The MiG-31 Foxhound in Russia. www.incredible-adventures.com

7)   Cage diving with Great White sharks off the coast of South Africa. http://www.white-shark-diving.com/

8)   Go Zorbing! http://www.zorb.com/

9)   Endure a 5000km journey across India’s gnarliest roads in a rickshaw! http://rickshawrun.theadventurists.com/

10) Kayak Antarctic glaciers, spotting penguins and sea elephants in one of the world’s most remote places. I’ll be crossing this one off my bucket list in January and am totally pumped! www.antarctic.cl/web_eng

Oh man! These adventures sound awesome! Now for the tough part….how do you make this list a reality?

One effortless way to earn points towards redeemable travel rewards is by applying for a travel rewards card.  For the next few weeks, I’m working as an online partner with American Express and will test drive, tweet and blog about the new American Express Gold Rewards Card. Here are a few things you need to know to help you tackle your very own extreme travel adventures!

With the new American Express Gold Rewards Card, you can:

-Earn double rewards points when you purchase groceries, gas, drugtore items and travel (including air, hotel and car rentals)

-Pay for ANY type of travel with your points, including flights on any airline, hotels, car rentals or vacation packages. Just charge the travel to the Card and then call Amex to pay with your points

-Pay for travel booked with a travel agent, tour operator or online travel website with your points

-There are no blackouts, and no restrictions when charging travel to the Card and paying with points

-You can even pay for the taxes with points

– There’s no limit to the number of points Cardmembers can earn and points do not expire

With each purchase, you earn points that may bring you closer to fulfilling the adventures on your bucket list! So you’ve seen my to-do list of Top 10 Extreme Travel Adventures, what’s on yours? Leave your comments below…

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#1 Clete Boyer on 10.25.10 at 10:30 am

Shilling for Amex ? UHHH ??

#2 Seat Vacations on 10.26.10 at 2:02 am

Wow..what a great idea for travelling. Thank you so much.

#3 Lachlan Cotter on 10.26.10 at 7:51 am

This list is the bomb. I'm taking Sharks, MiGs and glaciers for my Awesome List. Thank you, Julia.

#4 Hotels Sydney on 10.26.10 at 5:59 pm

I'd like to try out the Crocodile adventure in Darwin. Have you tried it? How does it feel when you're in the water already?

#5 Nathan on 10.28.10 at 9:08 am

WOOO – sounds crazy, might just have to add some of those!!!

#6 Vectorguy on 10.31.10 at 12:49 pm

I would add taking a bobsled ride…did that in Austria 25 yrs ago and it's still one of the best rides I have ever taken.

#7 Ketty Robinson on 11.01.10 at 4:07 am

Incredible list! nice suggestions.

#8 enrolled agent cpe on 11.01.10 at 9:13 am

I have seen a video of the cage diving with the great white sharks and it looks exciting. I wonder when will I have the courage to try something like that.

#9 Michelle W. on 11.01.10 at 8:27 pm

Great post! I'll have to add a couple of these to my own bucket list!

#10 GlobalButterfly on 11.04.10 at 5:34 pm

Cage diving in SA with the great whites was an experience I will NEVER forget! I want to cage swim with the crocs sooo bad.

#11 Furnish apartments on 11.18.10 at 11:02 pm

Nice information…! It would be great to visit at Crocodile adventure in Darwin.

#12 tiarara on 03.27.11 at 12:08 pm

I want to try the great white shark diving so bad! If only going to South Africa from the Philippines isn't that expensive. :/

#13 tiarara on 03.27.11 at 7:08 pm

I want to try the great white shark diving so bad! If only going to South Africa from the Philippines isn't that expensive. :/

#14 EvaBenz on 11.16.11 at 2:11 am

Want some adventure in your holiday trip. Go take a cheap flight to South Africa and perform cage diving with the ferocious white sharks and get your adrenaline pumped up.

#15 Rinchen Tshering on 07.01.12 at 4:03 am

hi Julia Dimon, greetings from Bhutan…do you know where Bhutan is??? explore Bhutan with us. if you are interested please do let us know @ toep_somrin@yahoo.co.in for further information…we would be at your service

#16 Anamika Chowdhury on 07.31.12 at 4:46 am

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Your post so nice,i like your post

#17 Anamika Chowdhury on 07.31.12 at 11:46 am

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