If you let social media tell it, travel these days is nothing but glamorous photo shoots in some of the world’s most sought after destinations. But there’s more to exploring than simply doing it up for the ‘gram. One of the lessons travel teaches you is that life is for the living, and pushing past your fears to do so is one of its greatest rewards.
If you’ve been wondering how you can take your global jaunts to the next level and do more than take a pretty picture, let these fearless adventures inspire you to catch a flight and travel out your comfort zone today. YOLO!
Hanging with prehistoric pets at Crocosaurus Cove Darwin in Australia.
Photo Credit: @justyouravgjoe
Bungee jumping off the Soweto Towers in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Photo Credit: @rainsupremeny
Casually ziplining through the Cloud Forest in Mindo, Ecuador.
Photo Credit: @Travepreneur
Getting a traditional Khmer tattoo in Cambodia.
Photo Credit: @jessetter_23
Enjoying a relaxing snake massage in Israel.
Photo Credit: @mslioness2u
Going from a canceled flight to hopping out of a flight in Houston, Texas.
Photo Credit: @lyzadora
Living life on the edge in the Devil's Pool at Victoria Falls in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.
Photo Credit: @eplleseed @spiritedpursuit
Paragliding like a boss in Medellin, Colombia.
Photo Credit: @sixxthwonder
Hanging with Whale Sharks in the Philippines.
Photo Credit: @shatorat
Girlfriends that travel together have dinner in the sky together, in Athens, Greece.
Photo Credit: @lmarie2705
Just a young jetsetter sandsurfing at Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.
Photo Credit: @dodiearnold
Snorkeling the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park in Grenada.
Photo Credit: @kendeezeee
Expert snowboarding in Niseko, Japan.
Photo Credit: @ddcargs
Just chilling at Matanuska Glacier in Alaska.
Photo Credit: @Mr_International_Jones
Tomb raiding at the Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Photo Credit: @vaycarious
Visiting ALL seven wonders of the world -Chichen Itza (Mexico), Christ the Redeemer (Brazil), The Roman Colosseum (Italy), Petra (Jordan), Machu Picchu (Peru), The Great Wall of China (China), Taj Mahal (India) and the Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt).
Photo Credit: @antoinekinch
Taking flying lessons in Maryland.
Photo Credit: @packslight
Diving the Palancar Bricks site in Cozumel.
Photo Credit: @cd_the_pearl
Parasailing in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Photo Credit: @EliteDollErica
Checking a world wonder off the bucket list at the Great Wall of China.
Photo Credit: @RonnieDunston
Becoming a certified mermaid in Boracay, Philippines.
Photo Credit: @tonistravels
Jumping off mountains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Photo Credit: @wander_Lene
Gliding high over Victoria Falls in Zambia.
Photo Credit: @Kfarm1979
Whitewater Canoeing on The River of No Return in Idaho.
Photo Credit: @blktonature
Hanging off the Auckland Sky Tower in New Zealand.
Photo Credit: Nicole Raquél
Exploring the Colombian desert by motorcycle in La Guajira, Colombia.