Wrestle Gators and Charm Snakes! 10 Crazy Classes to Take This Summer
What do gators, King’s Landing, and clowns have in common?
All three are waiting for you this summer.
Thanks to longer and lighter days, shorter workweek hours, and those glorious summer Fridays, summer presents the perfect schedule to try something new. And we don’t mean simply picking up a new fitness class or splurging for a Citi Bike membership.
If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous (or even just a bit bored), and want to try something you’ve never done before, we have an even better idea: try something that you can master. Sure, Zorbing could be fun for a day, but we’re talking about tapping a new skill that requires some devotion. With a quick class or two, you can learn to alligator wrestle like a professional trainer, become a real-life Game of Thrones tour-guide, or even graduate from clown school. Who knew?
So whether you’re a thrill-seeker, daredevil, adventure junkie, or a jack-of-all-trades looking to add one more skill to your resume of versatility, here are 10 odd jobs we dare you to pick up this summer.
Alligator wrestler. (Photo: Getty Images)
Learn to Alligator Wrestle
Crocodile Dundee, the swamp is calling you. What once was a hunting technique for Native Americans is now an extreme sport, and even a part of pop-culture in Florida. In Colorado, there’s a Gator Wrestling Class offered at the Colorado Gators Reptile Park, where you get the chance to catch alligators that are two- to eight-feet long. A passing grade gets you a Certificate of Insanity (um, amazing!) and photos for an extra $20. (Hey, if this 3-year-old can do it, so can you!)
Dettifoss (Photo: Getty Images)
Be a Game of Thrones Tour Guide
We just discovered north of the Wall is a real place and our collective mind is blown. Thanks to its use of real filming locations all over the world, HBO’s mega and mythical hit show Game of Thrones has created the ultimate international excursion for fans who want to visit the show’s sets. Well, calling all GoT guides! Get certified online (courses typically run two to three weeks), brush up on your knowledge of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond and then head to one of these locations. Apply to lead a walking tour through King’s Landing in Croatia, hit the roads of Winterfell in Northern Ireland, or hike to the Wall in Iceland. Say hi to John Snow for us!