Like you I love travel. I love all kinds of different cultures, foods and local wines (and other drinks). Heck I even minored in Sociology in college. As soon as I leave my driveway on my way to the airport I am giddy and can’t wait for every part of the experience. To me travel is like chocolate – that is, it is never bad even when it is not the best.
But there are things I would never ever do when I travel. Here is my short list and see if you are the same. As a disclaimer I should admit that I am very afraid of heights. I know that sounds strange but flying does not bring on this feeling (not even a little).
Flying a crop duster. OK I take it back, this kind of flying scares the living daylights out of me. Take a close look at the photo at the top of this post. The dude (or woman) clears the crop sprinklers by just a few feet and the plane was “moving” fast! I love flying in small prop planes but never ever like this.
Skydiving. I don’t get this. Why would you ever exit a perfectly good aircraft. Now if the plane was going down and my only choices was to jump I sure would want a parachute but otherwise I think this is just stupid.
Hang gliding. Who in their right mind thought strapping your body to a big kids kite was a smart idea. I like flying with power. Now I would fly a real glider but your body with a few ropes under a tiny fabric wing is not wise.
Zip lines. Now I am not talking a back yard or a small one say over water I am talking mega ones you see here and there. I almost got hives watching the cgi one in Divergent. Did I mention I don’t do well with heights? 😉
Para sailing. OK so this is a long rope over water with a parachute with holes and you could drown if something goes wrong (or worse). How is this an enjoyable travel thing I ask you?
Bungee jumping. How dumb is this “sport”. I mean let’s take some really big rubber bands and hope they don’t break or stretch so far that you go splat at the bottom of wherever you are tossing your body off of. Geezzzz – no thanks.
So what do you think of my list. Am I just being a travel wimp or do you agree that everything on my list qualifies as a not-gonna-do on a travel adventure? – René