Showing posts with label Adventurers Travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adventurers Travel. Show all posts

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Are you a Traveler?

I’m making an assumption that at want point in your life you’ve been a tourist. You’ve carried a map, a camera, maybe even had a tour guide. You’ve traveled to different destinations, relaxed on remote beaches, climbed stairs in buildings you see on television. You’ve done all of these things but some how when you get arrive home, all your left with is a short memory, and a few photographs.

Vacations are nice every once in a while, but it doesn’t make sense to me why we will travel thousands of miles to sit in hotel rooms and watch movies, or lie on a pool deck and catch some rays. These are all things that we can do where we are from, I want you to think about being a traveler not a tourist. You want to soak in as much of the new country and culture that you can rather than bring as much of your culture to them. It’s really quite simple. In one step you need to forget about your way of live, and adopt theirs.

It’s simple things like the mindset that we have when we go abroad, and what we bring. Don’t bring all of the things that we depend on in America. Bring what it is that you are going to need to survive and stay healthy during your visit. The more comforts you have, the more you will depend on them, and the less you will step out to become the traveler you ought to be!

Put yourself out there. Locals are always interested to interact with foreigners, and it’s best to take advantage of this. Meet people that you can share life with while you are in their country. Immerse into their culture and be open to new idea’s. A lot of times we are closed to new idea’s and we miss out on opportunities for better things to come along. Be open, willing and accepting.

If you want to be changed, and to experience you need to leave the tourist at home. Bring out the inner traveler in you and see the world in the way that it was meant to be seen.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

An Adventurers Travel Checklist

The following is a List that I have gathered through years of experience and research. They don't necessarily apply to an Outdoor Adventurer. You Pick and choose your priorities according to your destination and the length of your stay. Visit An Adventures Travel Checklist for more information and the necessary gear for your trip.

Adventure Travel
Adventure Travel

Gear Essentials 

  • Day Pack 
  • Flashlight 
  • Compact Binoculars 
  • First Aid Kit 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Multi-tool 
  • Watch 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Water bottle (with built-in filter) 
  • Hat 
  • Whistle 
  • Map or Travel Guide 
  • Compass or GPS receiver


  • Passport 
  • Visa if needed 
  • Health Documentation 
  • Transportation Tickets 
  • Frequent Flyer Cards 
  • Emergency Information 
  • Insurance 
  • Hotel Reservations 
  • Traveler’s Checks 
  • Currency (both local and American) 
  • Credit Cards 
  • Guide Books and Maps 
  • Trip Cancellation/ Medical 


  • Copies of Passport, ID and Documents 
  • Special Event Reservations 

Travel Gear 

  • Main Travel Bag (Duffle/Luggage, etc.) 
  • Packing Accessories (clothes, small stuff and toiletries) 
  • Security (Passport carrier, luggage locks/ tags) 
  • Document Organizer 
  • Everyday Bag 

Everyday Basics 

  • Travel Clothing 
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella 
  • Travel Footwear 
  • Visor or Brimmed Hat 
  • Camera. Lenses and Film 
  • Radiation Shield for Film 
  • Video Camera, Tapes 
  • CD/ Cassette Player 
  • Electric/ Phone Converters 
  • Travel Alarms 
  • Language Books 
  • Reading Materials 
  • Address Book 
  • Travel Journal 
  • Pen/ Pencil 
  • Scarf/ Bandana 
  • Games/ Playing Cards 
  • Snacks 
  • Hand Sanitizer/ Towlettes 
  • Travel Neck Pillow 
  • Eye Shade/ Ear Plugs 
  • Portable Door Lock 
  • Tissues/ Toilet Paper 
  • Keys 

Maintenance Items 

  • Flashlight Batteries/ Bulbs 
  • Matches or Lighter 
  • Extra Batteries 
  • Sewing/ Repair Kit 
  • Duct Tape 
  • Travel Iron or Steamer 
  • Sink Stopper for Hotel Sinks 
  • Zip-Close Plastic Bags 

Travel Health 

  • Travel Health Booklet 
  • Pain Reliever/ Aspirin 
  • Cold Medicine 
  • Contact Lens Items 
  • Diarrhea Medicine 
  • Motion Sickness Medicine 
  • Laxative 
  • Insect Protection 
  • Sun Protection 
  • Antibiotic Cream 
  • Malaria Medication 
  • Personal Hygiene Items 
  • Personal Prescriptions

On Adventure
Visit An Adventurers Travel Checklist for more information and the necessary gear for your trip.