Australia is one of those places which provides travelers unlimited options to complete items on their bucket list. I was able to accomplish yet another item on my 2014 bucket list: Hang Gliding. Flight Zone took me flying over Byron Bay like a Eagle searching for its prey. With views of Byron Bay, Tallow Beach, Byron Bay Lighthouse, and the wild wallabies below, I was left wondering in that moment if life could get any better.
Traveling to some of my dream turquoise destinations while checking off items on my bucket list is a dream come true. I am living the ultimate dream; taking a year off from my job has been so rewarding and such a learning experience. I’ve been learning so much about myself and the world I am exploring. I realized that if I put my mind to something I can accomplish anything. I also realized that I am braver than I thought I was! The way I explain it is, I am not fearless, but have the courage to try new things and to go beyond my comfort zone. I am continually searching for new ways to challenge myself.
Running off a cliff to go hang gliding, while trusting that I would soar and not fall to my death was another moment that challenged my fears. The fully certified flight school Flight Zone took me for a tandem hang gliding tour of a lifetime! When I heard that hang gliding was possible in Byron Bay, I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to do it. I’ve been wanting to do it for years, but the opportunity never presented itself. The day I decided to go hang gliding was also the same day I did it. Nothing like a quick decision.
A spontaneous decision quickly had me high in the sky. I couldn’t think of a better way to see the beautiful and turquoise Byron Bay. It was well worth taking the risk to experience something so incredible. I don’t know if I’ll have the opportunity to do it in the future so the time is now. Hang gliding is thrilling, yet relaxing at the same time. Wrapped up like a caterpillar in a cocoon, I was able to see the coast from above, while hanging from an enormous kite which were my wings. I’ll never forget that moment, I felt invincible like I can conquer the world!