About Adventure Travel
What exactly is Adventure Travel?
Adventure Travel vs. Regular Travel
Planning Your Trip
Planning Your Adventure Travel Vacation
Adventure Travel Tours
Adventure Travel Operators
Finding an Adventure Travel Operator
Unique Adventure Travel
After You Booked Your Trip
Preparing for Adventure Travel
Packing for Adventure Travel
Equipment for Adventure Travel

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What exactly is Adventure Travel?

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Do you hear your friends talking about all of their plans pertaining to adventure travel? Are you curious about what adventure travel is? Perhaps it is something that you would like to partake in—after all, everyone is always looking to add a little adventure to their lives!

There are different types of adventure travel to pursue. In fact, there is probably a type of adventure travel suitable for every individual. Are you wondering how that can be? Due to the fact that every individual defines the meaning of the word “adventure” differently, the realm of adventure travel can be pretty broad! Further, it is important to note that one does not have to endanger themselves in order for their trip to be classified as adventure travel.

Some individuals may define camping in an exotic place as adventurous. Conversely, other individuals may feel that kayaking or white water rafting is a form of adventure travel. Still, there are others that would define a hot air balloon ride as adventurous. Thus, in determining what adventure travel means to you, you will need to determine what feels new, exciting or even risqué. In other words, the term adventurous is a psychologically defined concept and it is not physically defined when discussing adventure travel.

According to some individuals, adventure travel is about living in the present, experiencing the place you have travelled to and not just site seeing. Conversely, several years ago, adventure travel meant travelling to many places or even abroad. Today however, adventure travel has taken on a different meaning; adventure travel refers to the intense experience of an event, it is the act of living and not being a bystander in your travels!

People of all ages enjoy adventure travel and it is not only for those that are young. In fact, it is not uncommon to see a retired couple partake in adventure travel; after having worked hard all of their lives, adventuresome couples want to experience something new and exciting or they want to live out their golden years doing things they never dreamed of doing before. Thus, if you engage in adventure travel, you will meet individuals from all walks of life—and ironically, this is a form of adventure in and of itself.

Did you know that you can actually plan to go on an adventure travel tour? Adventure travel tours are available for families, couples, or even single individuals. Usually such tours are a mixture of site seeing and experience; part of the tour people will spend seeing the city or country they plan to visit and the other part of the tour will be packed with adventurous activity—such activity depending upon the tour of choice.

Tours can be planned that including hiking, bicycling, kayaking, boating, sailing, scuba diving, mountain climbing, sky diving and much, much more. Again, adventure travel is defined by the individual partaking in the adventure! Further, because the term adventure is defined by you, the risk level of your adventure travel is also individually defined! Therefore, you will not have to partake in anything that makes you feel overly uncomfortable or frightened in any way. In fact, engaging in adventure travel can simply mean engaging in new and fascinating experiences!

Some individuals find adventure in the simplest forms. For example, if you have never been out of your own country and you decide to tour Europe, guess what! You are engaging in adventurous activity! Conversely, some people consider adventure as something that stirs the adrenaline and are not happy unless they are sky diving or bunjee jumping! Again, any form of adventure is good as long as the adventure travel pursued remains within the comfort zone of the individual.