If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’re always thinking of the next big thing you can do. Skydiving? Sign me up, let’s go! Learning to snowboard? Put it on the list! Dressing up as meatloaf and swimming through a river full of piranhas? Probably going to have to pass on that one.
There is no task too great, no height too tall or no cave too dark that you won’t take on. You and more people are searching for that adventure and great story to tell.
Before you go though, there are some things you should consider or things you have in mind. While it’s hard to not just run around from adventure to adventure, stop for a few moments and put these travel tips to good use.
Make Sure You’re Covered
There are tons of companies out there that offer travel insurance and some even have specific adventure sports options. Before you go hang gliding or bungee jumping, consider investing in travel insurance for your expected travel dates. Even though you’re on vacation, you’ll have to go back to work or school one day and it pays to be covered.
No one expects to get into an accident, but much like that viral video of the man whose harness wasn’t strapped in on his hang gliding trip to Switzerland, they often come at the most unforeseen times.
Even if you do have insurance, you may want to take extra steps in case you’re injured. That’s where you’ll want to make sure to get in contact with a personal injury lawyer.
Get Your Money’s Worth
When researching the next trip, you’ll want to spend more time actually doing the activity instead of making it a flash in a pan kind of thing.
That’s why you should the majority of your research should be about seeing how your dollar to activity ratio lines up. If you’re going to be spending a lot of money but a lot of your time will be in a tent instead of climbing, you should reconsider your options.
A camel ride in the desert may just be a 10 minute ride that gives you great photo opportunities instead of an actual adventure. Read reviews and try to talk to people who have gone before.
Cover the Logistics
Before you actually run away to the wilderness or run up some mountain, you’ll want to double check that all your travel plans are taken care of.
If you are going to an area with little reception or a foreign country, take screenshots of the places you’ll be staying and any important phone numbers you may need to remember. While many phone email apps will often pull up your most recent emails while offline, they may not be able to load all the information in a single email.
Spend $10 on in Skype or some other service that lets you call numbers via the internet. Even if you’re going to a remote place, it’s hard not to find internet these days.
Research as to what the money situation is. Is your trip all-inclusive? Do people take cards? How much cash should you take out? If you’re traveling abroad, what is the money situation there? As always, call your card companies and tell them you’re traveling abroad. The last thing you want to happen is being stranded somewhere because your card is now blocked.
Be Mindful of Your Health and Safety
With this vacation, you probably won’t get as much time to wander around, take photos and marvel at the inside of churches. You’ll be at risk or doing something that may make others shudder.
Even though you think you’re invincible, you need to be mindful about your health. Don’t push yourself too far or put yourself in a tricky spot. Be smart and stay safe.
In addition, do some research on the area you’re traveling to. Know if it’s safe to be out there by yourself or what the crime situation is. Know what you can take or what you shouldn’t be taking with you, like valuables, equipment or other items.
One good way to ruin a vacation, and any time after the vacation, is neglecting your safety and health.