If you thought traveling is all about getting that a-z list shoved in your bag or carefully picking ‘all the things’ that you will really need, try adventure packing. For those who have been planning on hiking the mountains or going on a holiday on an island with a thrill for water-sports will really know what we mean. If adventure is on your bucket-list this year, these quick tips are what you will need foremost on your upcoming holidays
1) Write it down
Adventure holidays can get very hectic even before the start of your trip. The simplest and smartest way to packing is taking note of all things that you will need. Use sticky notes, set reminders on your phone or simply use your diary. Don’t assume you will remember it all. Just write it down.
2) Start with your must haves
As conventional it may sound, it is not a bad idea to start packing 15-20 days before your trip. Make sure you have categorized you lists and have packed the most essential gear first. Warm jackets, socks, shoes, walking sticks for instance if you are going for hiking. Pack them at the earliest so there is simply no room to forget.
3) Know your adventure
If you are expecting to venture into a few or several adventure excursions, it would be great to mark specific activities on your itinerary and pack accordingly. This will help you to avoid over-packing and pay extra for your luggage. If your gear is occupying maximum space it is to time re-think…
4) Consider the climate
If you are going to Africa for an exciting adventure holiday, burry the conception that you will love dressing minimal in the tropical climate. Mountainous regions and safari parks certainly get cold during specific months. It is always ideal to consider the monthly climatic conditions and compliment it with your choice of holidays.
5) And the bag allowance
If you are a professional sports enthusiast, you would be excited to carry all your gear with you. However, sometimes it may turn out to be more economical to rent equipment at dedicated excursion specialist stores/ agents organizing your adventures at the set destination. Always weigh your bag before heading to the airport.
6) Cut down the luxuries
Toiletries, fancy clothes, electronics and souvenirs are often considered must-pack while you are traveling. However, on your adventure holiday, it is essential to re-think and pack that gives you maximum benefit to enjoy your action filled vacation. Carry small bottles of body essentials, pack fewer bottoms and carry a light pair of shoes.
7) Invest in good bags
Adventure gear is expensive and surely you have your favourites. If you are a back-packer or loves hopping on various destinations, we recommend you invest in durable and long-lasting bags that will also help you keep safe from robbery or damage your travels.
8) Carry or buy
Always check if there is a possibility to rent gear and how much would it cost. Heavy items are ideal to carry unless you prefer a specific gear. If you are on leisure holidays with a family or honeymoon and have a long itinerary planned, your tour operator can help with you a guiding list of things you must pack.
9) Wear bulky stuff
Jackets, trekking shoes, cameras and other heavy items that occupy space and weight can be carried along with you as your hand luggage. This will give you more room to pack in your check-in and also allow you to avoid paying unnecessarily for that extra-weight that you had anticipated and may be nervous about.
10) And the extras?
Adventure travellers have their mind sets on what exactly they would like to venture into on their holidays. You can conveniently set aside those extra pairs of clothes and still have the luxury to carry necessary items such as your Go-Pro gear, ear plugs, kindle and other stuff that will keep you entertained during your trip.
Do you have some more adventure tips that were handy on your recent holiday? Share with us and we would love to add that onto our list. We can also organize exciting adventure holidays for you. Let us connect today!