Need an adrenaline rush? Want to get those juices flowing? Here are five rather crazy ways to spend your time in California.

image002Be a Superhero. Fly high in Newport Beach with Jetpack America, the world’s first recreational water-propelled jetpack that gives you the opportunity to fly effortlessly above water.www.jetpackamerica.com

Transformers The Ride 3D Bumblebee 300Blur Fiction with Reality. Enter a new world at Universal Studios Hollywood and jump on Transformers: The Ride 3D. Based on the popular movie franchise, this mind-blowing Transformers adventure puts you in the middle of a war zone! http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/attractions/transformers-the-ride-3d/

WeHo Halloween_credit Jonathan MooreFreak Out! Join 500,000 ghosts and ghouls at the world’s largest Halloween street party on Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood. Find your craziest, most eccentric costume creation and expect fantastic live entertainment and food vendors. www.westhollywoodhalloween.com

Santa Monica - Trapeze SchoolJoin the Circus. Well, almost… Leave a fear of heights behind and hit Santa Monica Pier and soar – safely harnessed – above the Pacific Ocean at Trapeze School. http://losangeles.trapezeschool.com/

Lake Tahoe Biking Credit Jeff DowThrow Yourself off a Mountain. On a bike. In North Lake Tahoe, get kitted out with full downhill mountain bike gear and receive instruction on anything from learning to ride single track for the first time to hitting gap jumps and flying through rocky terrain. http://www.northstarcalifornia.com/info/summer/mtn-biking-map.asp

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Deborah plays the mother role in a blended family of seven. She's a travel blogger, diver and passionate eco warrior. She has lived in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Edinburgh, London and now resides in Sydney’s northern beaches with her Brady Bunch-style family. Follow Deb here: @where2nextblog and @diveplanit