When was the last time you had an adventure travel experience? Yes, something to completely take you out of your comfort zone and inspire your adventurous spirit. We’re going to share a few things that you need to think about before plunging in.
Some preliminary things to consider:
Think about the type of adventure you want have during your travels. Are you seeking thrills like mountain climbing or maybe pyramid exploration? Whatever you decide you’ll what to be fully aware of what is practical and typical for this adventure in this location.
Contact a travel agent but also do your own research. Look for unique and fun opportunities to share with you agent to inquire about. This will help an agent better prepare something for you and provide you more details of what to expect.
Make sure you’re fully aware of what to expect physically. You don’t want to plan an excursion that requires a lot of walking or physical activity if you simply aren’t able to keep up. Check with your doctor also if you have any limitations which might interfere with you fully enjoying this adventure.
Only take what you need but pack what is advised. In general, most people tend to over pack. Just remember to keep it simple. A great idea is to start with a checklist of items and clothing you will need for your adventure trip. Gather all the must have items and them bring any extra basic. If you will have access to a laundry facility or if provided at your hotel, you might consider taking fewer clothes and using these facilities as needed. You just don’t want to be loaded down with luggage that will tire you out.
Choose items and clothing geared to your adventure. For example, if backpacking you’ll want to take specific items you’ll need for this. Or if your adventure included water sports then you’ll want to have the right gear for this. Pack the necessities so you won’t have any regrets. Take along a travel sewing kit in case you need to do any unexpected mending.
Think ahead to stay healthy
It’s a good practice to stay in contact with someone back home. Just check in on a regular basis and let them know all is well. Check ahead to be sure you will have access to a computer while you are away. Most hotels have some form of internet connectivity.
Finally, take lots of pictures to share with family and friends. The memories of an adventure travel experience can be amazing and certainly something you’ll want to reflect on for years to come. The next year you can travel to a new location for a new adventure. If needed, pack a USB thumb drive to help with back up of digital information.