10 More important Adventure Holiday Ideas
|Date Added: May 19, 2012 11:23:20 AM|
|Planning ahead Whether you're booking an adventure holiday within the UK, looking to learn yoga in India or seeing incredible wildlife first hand on African safari holidays, it helps to understand what you want from the trip. For example, if you're planning to do adventurous physical activities - maybe bungee jumping in Australia, snowboarding in the Alps or driving a jeep on safari holidays, you'll need to make sure you have the right insurance cover in place. If you're planning to learn the language and immerse yourself in an experiential trip, learning a new art or skill perhaps, then consider aspects such as language and funding. It's certainly useful to learn some phrases and basics in the local lingo before travelling. Consider too whether you prefer the adventure that comes with travelling alone, or the organised activities and company of a group. If you're travelling independently, you may need to take extra precautions and should always seek advice from the local consulate or embassy for local warnings or restrictions, particularly if travelling in countries that are associated with civil war, kidnappings or other threats. This is a real consideration, particularly when you consider that some adventure tour operators are already working in destinations in Afghanistan for example. Make sure you get any jabs required before visiting countries with high malaria risks for example and let your doctor know your travel plans. Taking a course of friendly-bacteria to boost your digestive system and check which medications and medical equipment you can take into your country of destination. Also - think broadly! What feels like an adventurous destination to you, might not appeal to another person. But follow your instincts and travel to places that resonate with you - these experiences gained and lessons learned from travel will stay with you for a lifetime. When on the trip Top tips for important travel aspects include - the food. Take time to experience the local cuisine and seek out delicacies recommended by local people. In many countries, dining is a shared and communal experience to be savoured and enjoyed by families and communities. It's valuable to enjoy your host country's food within their typical dining environments and get a true sense of their culture. Another good tip is to watch what local people do and understand some of their customs with regards to greeting one another, personal space and types of conversation. Also, take time to enjoy the trip and see it for what it is. Avoid making complex and stressful itineraries, it's far better to enjoy your time at leisure. Keep your eyes and ears open to ideas about places to visit and things to experience. It can also be very valuable to talk to local people and find a local guide or mentor for when you make your trip. Consider undertaking a cultural exchange as a very different type of adventure!|
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