The Art Of Adventure Travel

adventure travelThere is plenty of information around about adventure travel to be had.  So what does that really mean?  because whenever you travel, it can be an adventure.  But it just sounds more exciting when you say it that way…. adventure travel.

Everyone has their own reasons for traveling.  Some prefer to visit the same place every year – perhaps a lovely beach where they can just sit and relax and leave their worries behind and recharge their spirit.

On the other hand, some people recharge their spirit better by doing something a little more adventurous.

Some like to explore the wilderness, some like to fly, some like to climb mountains, and some just enjoy the adrenaline rush.

What is regarded as an adventure can mean many different things.  For travel agencies, it’s normally a trip to some remote or exotic place.  Something that may take you somewhat out of your usual comfort zone.

This may include a physical activity like ballooning or rock climbing or biking.  You could end up camping some of the time or maybe  meeting people from other cultures, or just wandering down remote roads.

You don’t need to be doing something exotic for it to be an adventure.  You could camp out in a 5 star campsite, and then spend the day going ballooning.  Or you could take a bike trip each day to explore a different area.

Before signing up for an adventure travel holiday, make sure you know what the tour operator means by ‘adventure travel’. If it’s a cycling trip, for instance, check how far you will be cycling each day and over what kind of terrain. Will they transport your gear, or do you have to carry it yourself? And do the guides have experience in handling any problems which might arise along the way?

[youtube]wfxayIaFL3E[/youtube]The ‘difficulty level’ is also really important? You don’t want to be the one who is also lagging behind – and feel miserable at the end! On the other hand, you don’t want it to be so easy that it’s no adventure at all. You want just enough difficulty so that you can feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. So be sure that the tour operator has the same idea of what’s difficult as you do…. so that you’re not getting too much more adventure than you expected.
So don’t worry about the real meaning of ‘adventure travel’.  If the planned trip has the feel of an adventure for you… well then that’s likely what it will be.


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