7 Unique Bucket List Ideas To Do With Your GoPro
The truth of the matter is, most people have a hard time deciding where and when to use their GoPro cameras. Unfortunately, we can’t all be professional surfers or wingsuit flyers. While we fully support using your GoPro to spice up mundane tasks like washing dishes or walking your dog, sometimes a little inspiration is required to get you off of the couch and into a truly “GoPro worthy” adventure. What better way to use your new GoPro camera than to document some incredible bucket list experiences? Here are 7 uniquely awesome bucket list ideas to help you feel creative and accomplished with your GoPro camera.
1. Skydiving Next to Mount Everest
When most people think of Everest, they think of climbing, not falling. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it might feel like to jump off of the tallest mountain in the world, this is the closest you’re going to get. With an average price of $25,000 per trip, it’s definitely not one of our most affordable bucket list ideas. However, it’s still about $10k cheaper than climbing the mountain, and probably a lot more fun. Or at least a lot less tiring. Check out Everest Skydive to read more about skydiving next to these giants.
2. Tanker Surfing in Texas
Most of the world first learned about tanker surfing when it was featured in the 2003 film, Step Into Liquid. Business has since been booming for the Galveston charter industry, and for good reason. These ridable wakes are formed from the large tankers migrating in and out of the Galveston shipping channel. If you’re in the right place at the right time, you’ll have the chance to catch the wakes and ride them for up to 5 miles! Whether you’re an experienced surfer or a first-timer, riding the wake of a tanker in a Texan bay will surely get you some unique GoPro footage. Check out Tanker Surf Charters for more info about riding barge waves and booking your next bucket list adventure.
3. Swimming with Great Whites in South Africa
Have you ever wanted to stare down a 25-foot killing machine and live to tell the tale? Try cage diving with South African great white sharks. South Africa is the great white capital of the world, making it the perfect place to find yourself in an underwater cage face-to-face with these terrifying creatures. While this bucket list idea provides an excellent opportunity for capturing epic GoPro footage, it’s definitely not for the faint of heart. Click here to find out more about swimming with these mysterious animals.
4. Paragliding in Mürren Switzerland
With a population of about 450 people, Mürren is an extremely remote and beautiful place to try your hand at paragliding. It features picturesque mountains, charming village accommodations, and is only accessible via cable car. This bucket list idea is meant for the adventurer seeking a much needed break from their hectic city life. Follow this link to learn more about paragliding in this idyllic Swiss mountain village.
5. Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua
Volcano boarding is one of the most unique bucket list ideas we managed to find. We’re not entirely sure who came up with this marvelous concept. All we know is it looks like the perfect blend of dangerous and fun. If you’re ok with getting a little volcanic ash in your shoes (and teeth!), why not try sledding down the side of a volcano? Check out this article for more information on this tropical toboggan adventure.
6. Cliff Diving at Rick’s Cafe in Jamaica
Known as “one of the sexiest bars in the Caribbean”, Rick’s Cafe is perched atop a beautiful cliffside in Negril, Jamaica. It offers live music, food and drinks, and an undeniably beautiful sunset viewpoint. If you’re looking for an excuse to party while you document your intoxicated cliff-diving experience, bring your GoPro to Rick’s and enjoy some fun under the Caribbean sun. Go to Rick’s Cafe homepage for more info on this famous Jamaican hotspot.
7. Backcountry Skiing in Hawaii
Yep, you read that correctly. It is actually possible to ski and snowboard in Hawaii! Mauna Kea is a volcanic mountain on the big island whose summit occasionally gets enough snow for a tropical skiing adventure. You probably wouldn’t want to plan an entire trip around it, but if you’re ever in Hawaii at the right time, you might want to consider bringing your GoPro to the top of their “white mountain”. Check out the Hawaiian Ski Club for help planning your island skiing experience.
Once you finish capturing your favorite bucket list ideas on your GoPro, don’t just let the footage sit on your computer without ever being streamed or shared. younity makes it easy to stream, download, and share the GoPro videos stored on your computer from your mobile phone or tablet. That way you can share these crazy bucket list ideas with your friends and family while on-the-go. You can also post your GoPro pics or videos directly to Instagram from within younity’s mobile app.
younity works by scanning your computer’s hard drive and creating a private connection between it and your mobile device. It organizes all of your GoPro footage into a specific folder to make it easy for you to stream, download, and share. Don’t let your awesome GoPro videos go to waste! Use younity and show your friends that you’re a skydiving, shark-swimming, volcano-boarding adventurer.
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Originally published at blog.getyounity.com on July 27, 2016.