This post goes out to all the macho moms, breaking down barriers and forging a path for others who want to follow in their footsteps. Nonetheless, as a strong, independent mother looking to indulge your inner machismo, it can sometimes be challenging knowing how to sate your desires when traveling. While you must weigh up your responsibilities to your family and that of your other half, you also want to experience the thrills that life has to offer. Luckily, this post will list six fantastic, adrenaline-filled activities you can get up to on vacation that still includes your family. Several of these activities may not be appropriate for all ages, so you will have to decide whether to bring your children along.
Kayaking is a great activity because it encompasses so much. You can choose from the myriad of different hulls and types of kayaks to get the most out of your experience. Perhaps you would like to rent tandem kayaks with your family and paddle around gentle streams and lakes, or maybe you would prefer a solo kayak adventure. Whatever you want, there is likely something to satisfy your appetite.
Nonetheless, if you are a complete novice, getting some information before beginning this activity is wise. Fortunately, there are plenty of online guides for you to check out, and the watersport pros at watersportswhiz.com suggest that they have a vast range of knowledge to help even beginners get the most out of their kayaking experience. But what if you don’t think that your family can keep up with you, but you still want to enjoy the experience with them? In this case, you can look to SUP.
SUP or standup paddleboarding is a sport enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s a fun way to explore the water and get in some exercise simultaneously. Essentially, you are standing up on something akin to a wide surf board and using a paddle to propel yourself through the water. Anyone, regardless of age, can take part in this wonderful activity. The best part is that you can do this almost anywhere. There is no limit to what you can do, from mangrove swamps to the open ocean.
Trekking is suitable for almost all ages, and as long as you are all relatively healthy, you are guaranteed to have fun. Wilderness trekking is a form of hiking in an area with no roads or trails. The wilderness can be defined as an area undeveloped by humans and where the natural environment is not significantly altered by human activity. The goal of wilderness trekking is to get as close to nature as possible, leaving as much of the world behind as possible. You can turn off your mobile devices and take in the natural wonders of the planet. Nonetheless, there are some precautions you should observe, including:
- Always let others know where you will be trekking.
- Also, let them know when you will begin and your ETA at your final destination.
- Wear suitable walking boots and clothing.
- Bring enough water and food.
- Bring appropriate camping gear if you plan on camping.
Canyoning consists of descending steep and rocky slopes while wearing a wetsuit, often in the rain. Wetsuits are worn, and participants are attached to ropes as they descend. Participants may also wear helmets, gloves, and boots to protect themselves. Canyoning is generally done with an experienced guide who takes them down the slope. Participants are secured with ropes at all times when canyoning, so it isn’t as dangerous as it may seem. However, as the height and terrain become more challenging, the difficulty level increases.
Canyoning can be easy, moderate, or difficult based on how difficult you want it to be. It can be done as a day trip or an overnight excursion where you spend the night in a mountain hut. Combining canyoning with other activities such as hiking, climbing, or mountain biking is also possible.
Jet boating is a water sport in which you are seated in a jet boat and propelled across the water by a powerful jet of water. Jet boating is one of the most popular recreational activities in New Zealand and is often done on calm rivers or lakes, but you can also do it on open water. Jet boats are also used commercially for hunting, fishing, access to remote locations, and other purposes that require fast transportation over large distances or rough terrain. This activity is not for the faint of heart, as you will be speeding along at extreme speeds (They can reach speeds of up to 100 mph on rivers with strong currents). All the while, you’ll be jumping up and down on the water while being pelted with supersonic water droplets. Nonetheless, if you are looking for adventure, this could be the perfect option for you.
This is an activity just for you and one where you can leave behind the mundanity of life and travel among the birds in the sky. You can bring the family along, but this is strictly single person activity (minus the guide who will pilot the machine). Paragliding is the recreational activity of flying while hanging beneath a large “wing.” It is done in a harness that fits on the body and is steered by shifting weight distribution and movement of the glider’s wing. You have a vantage point like no other, and because a motor does not power it, you will have only the sound of the air rushing through your hair and feel a sense of tranquility flow over you. After all, who says macho has to be rough and tumble?
The final activity is a fun way to see what lies beneath the waves. If you have never scuba-dived before, it is a good idea to start by getting PADI certified. This will teach you the essentials of deep diving, ultimately enabling you to get more from the experience. Although it can take years to become fully certified, you can usually take an introductory course that will get you beneath the waves right away.
Hopefully, this post has given you some exciting options to participate in if you are a macho mother looking for adventure. You can do some activities with your family while others are best done alone. Nonetheless, you are guaranteed to replenish your adrenaline levels with any of those listed here.