Summer is finally here, and there is no better time to take all those trips and do all the things you've been meaning to do. If you want to have a completely new experience this summer, but don't know where to start, here are five activities to cross off the bucket list:

1. White Water Rafting

Nothing would be better this summer than to cool yourself off by punching a raft through river waves. White water rafting is an extreme sport that combines rafting, teamwork, and nature tours. A rafting trip is sure to get your heart pounding as you paddle through rapids and push your body. Trips are available for beginners, and some water rafting areas are appropriate for families.

2. Skydiving

This is the ultimate task to cross off the bucket list for those who aren't scared of heights. Well, if you're scared of heights this might be an adrenaline pumped way to overcome your fear. Skydiving is a one of a kind experience that is perfect for anyone who wishes they could feel like Superman for a day. You will feel weightless, and just for a moment, like you're flying. It's the ultimate roller coaster multiplied by a thousand.

3. Deep Sea Fishing

Deep sea fishing is king for all the fishing enthusiasts out there. Imagine being on a large charter boat with all your friends, having a beer, enjoying the beautiful ocean, and you pull in a 40 pound red snapper. Deep sea fishing is a must for anyone who loves the ocean, fishing, and boating. You can go on an all night fishing trip, or book a chartered boat for two days. You may even set a world record!

4. Hiking the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a 2,200 mile trail stretching from Georgia to Maine. This trail offers unparalleled, breathtaking walks through forest, wild land, towns, and farms. This trail offers a great challenge to even experienced hikers. If you're a beginner, there are short hikes through this trail with campgrounds and beautiful landscapes. If you only hike twenty miles on the Appalachian Trail, it will be a hike you will always remember.

5. Go backpacking

Backpacking is a way to travel to almost any destination without breaking the bank. But not only is backpacking an affordable way to travel, it helps you get closer to the destination. Backpacking allows you to get to know the locals, discover little known local spots, and truly learn about the culture of your destination. You will feel so much more connected to your traveling when you backpack.

These are five things to cross off your bucket list this summer. Get started today!