10/11/2010 09:04 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

10 Most Extreme Travel Adventures (PHOTOS)

Some travelers live on the edge. Never satisfied with lazing away their vacation days on the beach, these thrill seekers look for adventure on their days off. If orbiting the Earth, diving in shark-infested waters, or getting up-close-and-personal with a gorilla sounds like your idea of a good time, you're in luck. has found 10 extreme travel adventures to get your heart racing.

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Top 10 Extreme Travel Adventures