Contributed to Fair Dinkum Traveller
When we go on holiday, we normally go for two things; the first thing is to just get away from the daily grind and do something different to break the cycle, and the second thing is that we want to see the world! Seeing the world is fantastic because it gives you an opportunity to see something that you’ve never seen before, and possibly never will see again! However there are lots of different ways that you can do this, so let’s have a look at them!
Okay, so this is one of the more extreme things that you can do if you want to see the world, but the fact of the matter is that it offers you an unrivalled view of the world from where you are because there’s going to be literally nothing in your way! Skydiving has two benefits, the first one obviously being that you get to see the world from an unrestricted point of view. There is going to be quite literally nothing in your way, so you’re going to get to see the worlds from a bird’s point of view. The second thing about skydiving is that it’s quite white knuckle! You’re going to be flying down towards the earth at a very high speed, so it’s going to suit people who like a bit of extremeness in their lives. There are multiple ways that you can skydive, in groups or on your own, but tandem skydiving tends to be a popular choice for people who are only looking to do it once or twice. You’ll be partnered up with someone who knows what they are doing and can look after everything if it goes wrong so you can just soak up the view.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Hot air balloons are a great way to see the world, as you can see in the picture! Hot air balloons have been used for ages so get people to and from places scenically, but they’re moreso used for just fun nowadays. So, how does it work? Well, the balloon will have a big fire heater underneath it; this creates hot air that naturally rises up, so it fills the balloon with hot air and gives it a steady supply of it so it can keep floating. They are perfectly safe and you have to keep this in mind! Similarly to skydiving, going up into a hot air balloon gets you high up into the sky so you can look down onto everything that is beneath you. Unlike skydiving however, balloon rides offer a much more static platform for you to view everything from, meaning that you’re not going to have to worry about taking everything in quickly as you’re going to have a lot of time to enjoy everything and properly take it in because you’re not going anywhere in a rush!
Propellor Plane Tours
Flying on an airplane is a fantastic experience for those of us who have been lucky enough to get a window seat, but when you don’t it can be incredibly mundane and can ruin your ride! However, if you’re after the window seat experience without having to book and worry about getting one, then a propellor plane ride is definitely for you! Going up in a propeller plane means that you’re guaranteed to get a window seat, so you and everyone that you’re with is able to peer out the windows to get a proper look at the scenery. This is different to the other two things mentioned here because the plane is able to take you along the horizontal plane as well as a vertical one, so you’re going to be able to see a lot more of where you actually are, however you’re not going to be able to see it for as long because for planes to move they have to travel fast so you best have your cameras out ready!
All of these things are going to enable you to see the world, but which one are you going to choose? The crazy and extreme skydive for an unparalleled experience of freedom, a chilled out hot air balloon ride to give you time to check out the scenery in all its glory, or are you going to take the middle option and ride on a propeller plane? Another good way to see the world which we haven’t covered is volunteering; whilst you’re not going to see the world like you would with a skydive, you’re going to experience it more, so read this to find out a bit more about it!