When groups of adrenaline junkies get together, things can get a little overzealous and enthusiastic. However, there are many ways to get the most out of your time together which is why we are sharing these Adventure travel tips!
Do Your Research
The key thing before booking any vacation is to ensure you do your research and that you do it properly. This does not mean reading your auntie’s next-door neighbor’s Facebook post about abseiling and what a wonderful experience it was and taking that as gospel. First of all, when you consider the area you wish to visit (whether it is abroad or within the same country), you must ensure that the weather conditions are likely to be suitable when you plan to go. This can make or break your time away.
Secondly, it is worth investigating the companies that offer the activities you are hoping to do, if indeed you need the support. There are many reputable enterprises out there, so ensure you choose one that has great ratings and feedback on social media. Be sure to check as to whether you need to book the sessions in advance. For those adrenaline junkies who prefer to go it alone, if you are going abroad, you may need to hire equipment, so be sure to check with local companies who offer this service.
It can be much trickier to find suitable accommodation when traveling as a group rather than a couple or family set up. However, there are many options open for you. If you are planning to stay in the country, you could consider hiring a couple of camper vans and taking a road trip. This would take the worry about hotels or guest houses out of the equation and you could focus on more important matters. However, for some, driving is stressful and not an activity you wish to undertake while off work. That is understandable.
Renting a holiday home is a good option and helps when it comes to meals because you can cater for yourselves. Staying in a hotel or camper van limits that side of things a little, although a camping stove can work wonders with a capable chef along with a large helping of creativity in charge.
Whichever adventurous sport you are wanting to take part in, there is likely to be a significant amount of equipment involved. As mentioned before, a camper van option could be fantastic and certainly would help in terms of carrying anything bulky. For those planning to find somewhere with the perfect conditions to go surfing, you will need to consider investing in a decent surfboard or hiring one from a reputable company.
If you’d like to purchase your own or replace an existing one, check out this flyerdiaries list for the very best foam surfboards. It is essential to ensure that everything you use is top quality and well looked after. Wear and tear or damage to anything can endanger you and others with whom you are embarking on these adventures.
It is ever so easy to think “That’ll never happen to me” when you hear horror stories about vacations and people not getting the right treatment and care that they deserve or expect. However, the reality is that these incidents and accidents do occur, and the chances are much higher when you partake in adventurous sports. Therefore, you really must take out insurance to ensure that your receive medical care and treatment if necessary, and that you are able to return home without significant extra costs on top of what will probably already be an expensive vacation.
Travel insurance can be relatively inexpensive, but it is always imperative to read the small print. Many policies will have exemptions relating to bungee jumping or free diving, for example, so ensure you know exactly what you are signing up to. We highly recommend World Nomads for all travel insurance, especially when you are travelling for adventure experiences.
Have fun, safely
Of course, a vacation like this without having fun would be pointless, so we recommend you do have lots of fun and make everlasting memories. It is important to remember that you should take your own, and that of others, personal safety into account though. Although there are obvious risks with the sports you are planning to do, the chances of being hurt will increase if you are under the influence of alcohol. Therefore, it is vital to limit the amount you drink to ensure you have a clear mind the following day. If anything happened to a friend or family member, you would blame yourself if you knew the situation could have been avoided.