My Bucket List: STA Travel Insurance’s Adventure and Dangerous Sports

I am often asked what Travel Insurance I have for my travels. I always go with STA Travel’s Premier cover. Now before you think I being paid or sponsored to say that, I’m not. I’ve been using STA Travel for nearly 7 years now, well before I even entertained the idea of having a travel blog. This post isn’t about selling you travel insurance. No, this is about the inspiration for my bucket list.

Was a couple of years ago when I bought a worldwide policy. I was eagerly looking at the “small print” of activities that were and weren’t included in my cover. I was reading the list and thinking a) I haven’t done most of this and b) I’m not really sure what some of this stuff is!

Sure I have things like “Go to Antarctica” and “Eat 1.5kg of M&M’s in one sitting” on my life to-do-list but at heart I am an activity junkie. Notice I didn’t say Adrenaline Junkie. I won’t lie. I cack my boxers at heights but I still love pushing the boundaries

So over the last couple of years I have been ploughing through this list and I thought I would share it with you in the hopes that it might inspire you to try something new. The activities highlighted in red are ones I still need to do.

How does your own list compare? Anything on here you would really recommend? Let me know in the comments!

  • Abseiling
  • American Football
  • Archery
  • Ballooning (organised excursion)
  • Bamboo Boat Rafting
  • Baseball
  • Big Foot Skiing
  • Black Water Rafting
  • Bobsleigh/Skeleton/Luge
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Bouldering,
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Canoeing
  • Canyoning
  • Cave Tubing
  • Caving
  • Cricket
  • Cycle Touring
  • Cycling
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Dog Sleighing
  • Elephant Trekking
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Frisbee
  • Glacier Crossing/Hiking
  • Gliding
  • Go-Karting
  • Hang Gliding
  • Light Aircraft/Helicopter (as a passenger)
  • Heliskiing/Boarding
  • High Diving (platform only)
  • Hockey (field only)
  • Horse Riding (casual with no jumping)
  • Horse Trekking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Climbing
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Boating/Shotover Jet
  • Jetskiing
  • Kayaking
  • Kite Surfing
  • Kite Skiing
  • Kite Buggying
  • Lacrosse
  • Marathon Running/Triathlon
  • Martial Arts Training
  • Micro Lighting
  • Motorcycling up to 125cc
  • Mountain biking (on and off road)
  • Mountaineering (with ropes)
  • Overland Expedition
  • Paintballing
  • Parachuting
  • Paragliding
  • Parapenting,
  • Parasailing (behind a boat)
  • Parapenting (behind a motorised vehicle)
  • Potholing/Caving (as part of a group)
  • Quad Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • River Boarding
  • River Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing (with ropes)
  • Rugby
  • Safari
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sand Boarding
  • Scrambling
  • Scuba Diving (down to 30 meters)
  • Sea Canoeing
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Show-jumping
  • Skateboarding
  • Skiing Cross Country
  • Skiing
  • Skiing (off piste with a guide)
  • Skydiving
  • Snowboarding (off piste with a guide)
  • Snowboarding (on piste)
  • Snow Blading (on piste only)
  • Snow Kiting
  • Snow Mobiles/Skiddoos
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Surfing
  • Tobogganing
  • Trekking/Hiking under 6000 metres
  • Wake Boarding
  • Water Polo
  • Water Skiing
  • Weightlifting
  • White Water Rafting (grades 1-3)
  • White Water Rafting (grade 4-5)
  • Windsurfing
  • Yachting (in territorial waters)
  • Zip Climbing
  • Zip Wiring

The following are Dangerous sports that aren’t covered by the insurance but still sound like too much fun. Again the ones in red I still need to do!

  • Air Travel (other than as a fare paying passenger)
  • Base Jumping
  • Cliff Diving
  • Cresta Run
  • Crewing on vessels from one country to another
  • Endurance Tests
  • Free Climbing
  • Gorge Swinging
  • Horse Jumping
  • Hunting
  • Ice Caving
  • Ice Hockey
  • Martial Arts Competitions
  • Motor Sports/Rallying
  • Mountaineering (without ropes)
  • Mountaineering Expeditions
  • Piloting a Private Aircraft
  • Polo
  • Powerboating
  • Professional Sports
  • Scuba Diving (below 30 metres)
  • Self Defence
  • Ski Acrobatics
  • Ski Jumping
  • Ski Stunting
  • Solo Sea Sailing
  • Speed Skating
  • Stunt Flying/Acrobatics
  • Use of Weapons
  • Wreck Diving
  • Yachting Out of Territorial Waters
  • Yacht Racing
  • Zorbing

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