08/24/2011 09:13 am ET Updated Oct 24, 2011

5 Getaways for Adrenaline Junkies

Don't get sucked into another boring beach vacation. Here are 5 extreme getaways to satisfy the rumbling adrenaline junkie in us all.

If lounge chairs and pool-side umbrella drinks sound like a waste of your precious vacation days, trust us, you are not alone. At, we subscribe to the philosophy that vacation is an opportunity for life-changing experiences and, if done right, should sometimes be piss-your-pants scary.

However, venturing outside the beach resort sandbox can often times require the assistance of experts and guides. That's why we've compiled a short list of accomplish-able guided adventure trips and activities to satisfy the adrenaline junkie in us all.

From jumping out of helicopters in the Alps to forging rivers in Patagonia, here are five ways to satisfy your next extreme urge.

5 Getaways for the Adrenaline Junkie

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