In the part 1 and part 2 of this article series, we spoke about planning what to do and see and complying to cultural norms and experiences, international travel preparation, and in the third and final part we’ll share some more precious info that’ll help you properly prepare for an outdoor adventure trip abroad.
Plan Your Culinary Adventures Carefully
The last thing you want to deal with in a remote hiking area is a case of an upset stomach. Food-related illnesses are unfortunately very prevalent among international adventurers, but you can avoid this pitfall.
Foodborne pathogens aren’t the only initiators of tummy troubles, though. Your uninitiated digestive system might not agree with the local fare, so don’t bulk up on your caloric profile right before heading out for a full day of hiking.
Get Travel Insurance for Your International Outdoor Adventures
Unexpected stuff and circumstances are a part of life that can easily throw a wrench in even the most thoroughly planned trips. Although a local destination vendor might be willing to help reschedule your trip, international trips aren’t as easy to reschedule, and getting refunded might never happen.
It’s worth it to spend an extra 3-5% of your trip costs on travel insurance that not only help you get some of your money back if you are unable to make the trip but, also covers smaller incidents in your destination like flat tires. This might not seem like a must-do part of the preparation plan, but this small extra spend is pretty much investment in peace of mind.
Ready to Head Off on the Adventure of a Lifetime?
Don’t be a victim of poor planning. You can still go your own way, hiking off the beaten path, out in the middle of nowhere, as long as you plan for it in advance! Proper planning will assist you with keeping track of your goals and ensure the weight you carry won’t be related to stress, but merely your hiking gear!
The tips and tricks we’ve mentioned in this post are just some basic administrative considerations to keep in mind when planning an international outdoor adventure. Naturally, your planning will vary depending on where in the world you’re heading (don’t forget to download the remote interpreting app is your are going to a Non-English-speaking country). But wherever you’re heading, these kinds of preparatory steps will pay off!
There are few things more rewarding than exuding confidence as you travel without the bewilderedness that comes with gear bloopers, travel faux pas, and messy bags. Once you’ve taken steps to prepare in advance, you’ll be ready to take on a fascinating, life-changing foreign adventure that’ll broaden your linguistic and cultural horizons for good.