Whenever we go on a trip, we try to take part in some sort of activity or sport that we normally wouldn’t back at home. Here a few we have tried out:
In Australia we took surfing lessons at Point Leo, Victoria. It was so much fun and we caught quite a few good waves… Check out some photos:
Do you like our cute wetsuits?
There we are on the right learning some surf moves with our “beginner” group before heading out.
That’s Laura in the middle catching a huge wave. The sharks can’t catch us!
Here we are after becoming pros out there in those 40 foot waves. Notice our hat heads from our helmets.
Next time we plan on hanging ten ;)
In Tybee Island, Georgia we rented some awesome paddle boards. If you don’t know what a paddle board is, it looks like a surf board, except bigger and you usually don’t have to catch a wave to stand up. You stand and paddle! Check out our experience:
Here we are ready to go paddle boardin’… “Watch out, Ocean!”
Defying the seas. (Okay, it’s a lot harder than it looks)
After a few struggles and falls, we got back up again..
Paddlin’ away to the Pacific.
Yep, we went kayaking on Tybee Island, too!
This was a lot of fun!
This is our whole kayaking group.
See those green marshes in the background? Yeah… we kayaked through that ;)
Another time we went to Tybee Island we rented these awesome mopeds. It’s so fun to ride these around a little beach town/island like Tybee.
In Positano, Italy (favorite place we’ve ever visited, by the way), we rented a pedal boat! It was so fun to just pedal out to wherever we wanted, for example, this cave/cliff thing…
We thought about going into the cave but decided not to take any risks. Probably a smart choice.
Taking a break from pedaling to relax on our little boat in beautiful Italy.
In Australia we took a bush/beach horseback ride. Although our horses were very stubborn, it was one of the most amazing things we did in Australia! Here are some of our photos…
Along the gorgeous beach… we were slacking behind the rest of the group, as you can tell. Also we were the only ones on the beach… it was like our own beautiful private beach!
Through the bush. Check out that stunning view! No civilization in sight.
We had so much fun. A spectacular experience.
Some other Xtreme travel sports we enjoy…
Snorkeling, snow skiing, water skiing, wake boarding, fishing, boating, boogie boarding, hiking…
Some of our Facebook fans told us which Xtreme sports they enjoy…
Adam from Travels of Adam went skydiving over the Great Barrier Reef in Australia!
Leonnie also went skydiving in Darwin, Australia!
Shirlene from Idelish went ice climbing on a glacier in Alaska!Our Facebook page.
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The weekend before we both moved into college after a wonderful summer break, we took a trip to Tybee Island, Georgia! It was such a great time! We arrived on Friday afternoon after a 5 hour drive down. We stopped on the way at a gas station to get some boiled peanuts, a southern delicacy..
The night we arrived we went to the pier on Tybee and watched a lightning storm in the distance. It was so amazing seeing it all over the ocean while listening to a band play back by the beach!
The next day we went paddle boarding! We rented paddle boards from High Tide Surf Shop. The man who rented it us was really nice and taught us how to paddle so that we’d be prepared for all the waves we’d encounter! He also had the sweetest little dog named Alastair that we couldn’t stop petting! The paddle boards were really heavy and we had to carry them across the road to the beach. It wasn’t a very far walk but we kept having to take little breaks because our arms got tired! Once we got to the water, we both stood up on our first try! It was so much fun! Here are some pictures of us professional paddle boarders…We look like pros.. Laura kept falling on her back!
OK so it’s a lot harder than it looks!!!
The next day we decided to try out a different paddle sport, hoping it would be easier… Kayaking! We went on a kayak tour to Little Tybee, an uninhabited island next to Tybee Island. It was a 4 hour kayak tour by Sea Kayak Georgia. We started out in the tour by paddling across the ocean to the Little Tybee marshes. Within minutes, one of the kayakers flipped out of their kayak! Kayaking is also a lot harder than it looks, by the way! The entire way through the marsh trail we were paddling through the current. It was very tiring, but it was so beautiful! The tour guides were very informative and told us all about the tides and currents. They taught us tricks to beat paddling upstream (if you paddle next to the marsh, there won’t be as strong of a current!) They also told us that Little Tybee is the only marsh and island in Georgia that is completely open to the public for anything (camping, campfires, etc). They also told us that Little Tybee’s amount of different species and plants compares to that of the Amazon Rainforests! They told us so many interesting facts about Tybee. The tour was absolutely amazing! (Beware: You will probably be sore for a few days after kayaking for 4 hours!) …
Photos of our kayaking tour:
We had a great time in Tybee, and highly recommend it as a summer vacation spot! Here are some photos of Tybee Island and the pier…Our bike trick! Read More