Forbes Traveler has posted another fun article today taking a look at the Top Ten Most Beautiful Skydives in the World.
Making the list are Mt. Everest/Nepal which kind of speaks for itself. I can only imagine skydiving over the Himalaya, and the sites you’d see from 8000 feet up. Lido Lakes, Indonesia gets a mention as well, as two volcanoes, and beautiful tropical forests are the highlight here, while in Swakopmund, Namibia it’s all about the stark landscapes of the desert dunes.
Most of the locations on the list seem to fit the requirements, offering beautiful, exotic places for those brave souls who think that stepping out of a perfectly good aircraft is somehow a great idea. But the one that struck me as a bit odd was the inclusion of West Tennessee. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it’s quite lovely there, but the text for this location seems to indicate that the best part of the jump is the HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) thrill ride, and not the scenery. Maybe this one should be part of their top ten adrenaline rushes, and left off the scenic list.
As alway, it’s still a fun read, and offers up some great ideas for adventure travel. I, however, will plan to stay on the ground in these locations and enjoy the scenery at a more leisurely pace, rather than having it hurling upwards at me at 60 mph.
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