I recently ran across this BuzzFeed list of 11 Travel Adventures That Will Make You Say “Nope.” And, uh, that is an insanely accurate title. The very first image is of hammocks suspended 164 feet above the ground. Granted, the scenery is spectacular, and I suppose the atmosphere could be peaceful…if I could ever convince my brain to stop screaming “I’M GOING TO DIE.”
The list is mostly composed of 1) heights, 2) underwater creatures, or 3) eating gross things. All of which I am perfectly happy to avoid. The one place that I might be brave enough to visit is Derweze, Turkmenistan, where you can walk right up to the mouth of hell (in actuality, a burning natural gas field). But you better believe that since there is no fence, I will be wide-eyed and interested from a long way away.
Check out the rest of BuzzFeed’s list to see how brave you are!
What is the bravest thing you’ve done while traveling? What is the dumbest? Is there a difference? Leave a comment and let me know!