The need to feel the wind in your hair is best fulfilled by skydiving, though it can also be fulfilled by riding in a convertible, swinging on a tire swing, or getting sneezed on by a jumbo jet. Pack your parachute-sized tissues with this Groupon.
$149 for a Tandem Skydive Jump (Up to $229 Value)
After a 20- to 30-minute training session, guests strap themselves to U.S. Parachute Association–certified instructors and hop from a plane soaring 14,500 feet in the clouds. Wind whips through hair and parachutes balloon with air as pairs drift toward the ground after a 60-second freefall. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
Skydive Midwest's U.S. Parachute Association–certified instructors have completed an average of more than 4,000 skydives each. The instructors' ample explorations of gravity and comprehensive training sessions, which are held onsite, help them to securely guide thrill-seekers during tandem jumps, solo jumps, and bouts of spontaneous levitation. Skydivers leap from a sleek and speedy DeHavilland Twin Otter jump ship, which boasts a glitzy new paint job, lightweight bench seating for 23 people, and the ability to climb to 14,500 feet in only 18 minutes.