From skydiving to visiting specific destinations, each of our bucket lists has something unique and thrilling on it. Sure, there are likely no two bucket lists that look exactly the same, but there are certain things that can be found on more than one.
In today’s blog, we are going to talk about one specific item found on bucket lists: ziplining. Whether you’ve always wanted to take on this adventure or you’ve honestly never considered it, ziplining is a thrilling experience that we think everyone should contemplate adding to their bucket list. Not sure why we feel this way? Keep reading — we’re going to cover a few of the main reasons that this is such a great bucket list item.
Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
One of the primary reasons that we see this item on so many bucket lists is because it gives people the chance to step out of their comfort zones and explore new boundaries. Sure, this is something that could be said about quite a few experiences, but we feel that ziplining meets people in the middle.
It’s still exhilarating and thrilling, making it perfect for the adventure seekers that fear nothing. And yet, somehow, it’s still extremely safe and mild in ways that more timid or nervous individuals can gain their bearings and get comfortable. The point is, if you’re wanting to gain a fresh perspective on the place that you’re visiting and do so in a unique way, this is is.
It’s not quite as extreme as skydiving, but it is certainly more exciting than a bus tour.
Let’s just start by saying that nobody decided to build a zip line in a location with mediocre views. We aren’t just talking about the well-known ziplines in Canada and the Carribean. Even the smaller zip lines that are scattered across this country will provide you with one-of-a-kind views.
Aside from the fact that this is an entirely fun and wild way to get a glimpse at the city that you’re visiting, we love that there are no two zip line trips that will be the same. Even at the times where you’re ziplining in the same location, you can bet that there will be a difference in the views, the temperature, and the overall experience.
How beautiful is that?
There are Safeguards
We touched a little bit on this earlier when we talked about the overall setup of ziplining, but there are plenty of safeguards that can put you at ease if this is the first time that you’re trying it. Again, though this is on the more “extreme” side of ways that you can indulge in a city, it’s much milder than people realize.
Zipline tours will ensure that you are fitted to a harness and helmet before the tour begins. There will also be time spent going over the rules and guidelines so that you can fully understand how to enjoy this experience while being safe. After that, your guide will provide you with some tips and tricks that you will hold on to and utilize throughout the tour. And then, you’re off!
While the concept of a zip line is to enjoy the exhilarating times where you are flying through the air, there are plenty of platforms and stops in between. So, even though this adventure will get your adrenaline going, you can count on there being plenty of time for you to catch your breath and soak in the experience.
Minimal Fitness Required
If you have always wanted to get a cool perspective on the places that you’re visiting but you’re not exactly in the best shape to take advantage of fun hikes, swimming in the ocean, or other physically demanding activities, ziplining is exactly what you need to try. Not only is this a unique experience for you to enjoy, but it doesn’t require a high fitness level in the slightest.
As we mentioned earlier, there are some things that you’re going to need to do to safely enjoy the ziplines, but for the most part, the zip line is simply letting gravity do its job. Between the technology added to make breaking and slowing down a bit easier, you have very little to worry about in regards to physical abilities.
Time to Bond
When you’re traveling with someone else or a group, the one thing that you want to make sure you’re really getting is quality time. Every trip with family or friends is going to become a fond memory, and the experiences that you share with one another only make these memories sweeter.
While ziplining isn’t exactly the type of quality time where you’ll be swapping stories, catching up, or enjoying a deep conversation, it’s certainly an activity that allows for you to bond. This is an experience that does get people out of their comfort zone and, when the adrenaline gets going, can take really help people let their guards down and become closer with those they’re sharing the experience with.
It’s this factor that makes ziplining a fantastic activity for groups that are looking to grow closer. Whether it’s a wedding party, a family reunion, a work trip with colleagues, or your closest friends, this is a fantastic time to let some walls down, experience something new, and get even closer with one another.
ParkDIA Holds Down the Fort
While you are off experiencing amazing places and checking things off of your bucket list, ParkDIA will be here to hold down the fort. What we mean is, when you’re headed to the airport and need a quality place to park — we’ve got you taken care of! Whether you’re interested in covered or uncovered parking services, ParkDIA has the competitive rates and ease of service that you need.
Just select the airport parking service that you’d like to take advantage of, enter the days of your trip, and reserve your spot. It’s as easy as that! Now you can rest assured that your car is being taken care of while you’re out exploring.