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Adventure Travel -- How Much Adventure Do You Want?

What Kind of Adventure Travel Trip Appeals the Most?


Adventure Travel -- How Much Adventure Do You Want?

Angkor Wat

L Friedland
The "how much" aspect when choosing an adventure travel trip depends both on your mental attitudes and your physical abilities. What's your gut reaction when you picture yourself sleeping in a tent in a wilderness area and you have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night? Are you willing to spend 24-hours traveling to visit China or Vietnam and deal with 'day is night/night is day' reaction your body will have dealing with the 11- or 12-hour time difference? If you're afraid of heights will you be able to climb to the top of a temple in Angkor, Cambodia, or stand at the bottom feeling down while watching your friends climb upwards? Think carefully about the type of experiences you expect to have on the trip before booking.

Are You In Shape to Take That Trip?

If you're planning to hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu in Peru or climb an Alp in Switzerland are you in good enough shape? Think about it objectively? Can you hike 10 miles a day comfortably? Have you ever done any hiking at an altitude above 8,000 feet above sea level? If the answer is no to either of these questions, are you will to take the time and make the effort to get yourself in shape for these 'push the body to the limit' hiking experiences? The same questions apply, whether you are planning a back country horseback riding trip, a village-to-village biking vacation in Europe or any trip that requires extensive use of your body.

Where To Find That Trip

Now that you've defined the extent of the adventure you want to experience here's an array of soft- to hard-core adventure trips.

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