Going on vacation in the great outdoors is an unmissable experience that many Americans enjoy each year.
We live in an age where technology and convenience dominates our lives. But when you go “back to basics,” you learn how to survive and enjoy natures as our ancestors once did.
Are you an outdoors rookie? If so, this handy guide will show you how you can plan an outdoor adventure vacation like a boss! Here is what you need to know:
Packaged or DIY vacation?
One of the questions you need to ask yourself is whether you want to buy a packaged vacation from a travel agency or plan your own vacation.
Both options have their pros and cons, so it is up to you to decide which one best fits your needs. Packaged holidays are good for people that don’t know how best to plan their vacation.
Bespoke DIY itineraries are good for those that want total control of their vacation planning. When it comes to price, there isn’t much difference between the two.
In some cases, packaged adventure vacations are cheaper. That’s because of the deals travel agencies have with service providers. Still, if you have good negotiation skills, DIY vacations could be the best option for you!
Regardless of where you go, it’s best to get an outdoor adventure insurance policy before you embark on your vacation. For the most part, travelers experience no problems on their adventure vacations.
But one cannot guarantee that there will be no incidents during the vacation. The insurance cover you buy should have few exclusions, and be quick to pay out for medical expenses and compensation.
Make sure you read the fine print of the policy before taking it out, so that you get the best value for your money.
Choosing the right outfitter
An outfitter is a person that acts as a guide on your vacation. Some outfitters can also provide supplies such as food, drink and equipment.
Unless you are loading up your Suburban with camping and trekking equipment you’ll need to use an outfitter.
These guys (and gals) are all trained professionals. They have expert knowledge of the local area, and can help you if you come across trouble. Yes, that includes those times where you might come across a bear!
When you are not seeking adventure, you need somewhere to rest. The more discerning traveler might opt for a vacation that includes five-star luxury accommodation. But if you want to take in the sights and sounds that nature has to offer, camping offers the best choice!
Contrary to popular belief, camping isn’t all that bad! As long as you take the right tools and equipment, your campsite can be just as comfortable as a hotel room. When you plan your outdoor adventure vacation, it pays to do plenty of research for accommodation.
Well, that just about covers it for today. I hope you have enjoyed reading this guide as much as I had writing it. Thanks for reading, and see you soon!