4 Queenstown New Zealand Activities You Shouldn’t Miss!

The whole reason I wanted to visit Queenstown, New Zealand was because of the HUGE range of adrenaline activities they offer, it is literally an adrenaline junkie’s dream come true.  I tacked a short stop in Queenstown onto the end of my Australia trip and it literally cost me £1000, half of what 2 and half weeks in Australia cost me (but a certain Queenstown swing that I became obsessed with may have been to blame for that)!  It was worth every penny!  Here are my top 4 MUST DO Queenstown activities!

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3 Adventurous Excursions from Ocho Rios, Jamaica

There are several different things I take into consideration when planning my travels.  A big one is the attractions that are available in the area, I’ll often base myself close to the places I want to visit!  One of these 3 Ocho Rios excursions was the whole reason Jamaica made it on to my bucket list!  These excursions are perfect for those that love a bit of adventure when they travel!

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5 Fun Summer Activities at Chestnut Mountain Resort – Galena, IL

Chestnut Mountain in Galena Illinois has you covered for year round fun!  In the winter months it is a ski resort with 19 runs of different difficulties.  But the Chestnut Mountain adrenaline rush isn’t just confined to winter, nope, during the summer there are a whole range of other activities to keep you entertained while enjoying views of the Mississippi River!

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Dubuque – Sky Tours Zip Lining in Iowa!

Everyone needs a little kick of adrenaline at some point and what better way than to take a zip lining tour that combines learning about Dubuque’s history!  I was so excited when I discovered you could go zip lining in Iowa!  Sky Tours is located in Union Park, along John F. Kennedy Road in Dubuque, Iowa.  The course consists of 9 zip lines and takes around 2hr 30 to complete!  Have you been to this Dubuque zip line?!

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Arcelormittal Orbit London: Riding the Longest Tube Slide in the World

4 years ago London was home to the 2012 Olympics.  I watched the stadium being built…and then a big twisted red metal structure alongside it.  What on earth was it?  What was the point of something that was so big and odd looking?  But now I think it’s pure genius.  The ArcelorMittal Orbit was the brain child of Anish Kapoor.  He also created ‘Cloud Gate’ (aka the giant reflective Bean) in Millennium Park in Chicago, USA.  Originally the Orbit was just an observation tower, but 2016 saw the introduction of the world’s longest and tallest tube slide, a collaboration with scientist and artist, Carsten Holler.  The Orbit slide was born!

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Are You Brave Enough For These Top Las Vegas Thrill Rides?!

Las Vegas, the casino city in the middle of the Nevada Desert, USA.  Known primarily for its wild parties and gambling, I don’t like either of those so why did I end up in a place I should have hated?  I made one loop of a casino and didn’t understand how any of the machines worked, I just wanted to spend maybe $5 just to say I had done it and ended up giving up.  But I discovered there’s more to Vegas than what it gets its reputation for!  Instead of getting an adrenaline buzz from the casinos, why not check out some of the Las Vegas thrill rides?! They make a great alternative thing to do in Las Vegas if you don’t like partying or gambling!

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Up @ the O2: Climbing a London Icon

Opened in 2012, people can climb up and over the top of the O2 Arena (aka The Millennium Dome!) in London!  Depending on whether it’s a week day or a weekend, for £25-£30 you can step into a climb suit and attach yourself to a wire system with something that looks like Pacman on a rope, while being watched by your trusty climb guide!

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