What does adventurous travel mean to you? It’s all about your goals and your perspective. One person’s adventure is another traveller’s nightmare. There’s no one-upmanship or comparisons. The only challenges are the ones you set. The only person you are competing against is you. Here are a few habits that many adventurous travellers share in common.
Adventurous travellers are resourceful travellers. Their packing is a wonder to behold. In their backpack, their contents are scaled to their journey. They don’t worry about how many shoes they’ll need. Walking footwear and flip flops solve most of their needs.
They see opportunity in situations. A beach shower can be a place to wash. Pillows can be fashioned out of a variety of clothes and allow a comfortable rest. They’re ready to travel at the spur of the moment, a trend most noticeable in millennial travellers.
Funds are used to the maximum.
2. Money maximising
Adventurous travellers are not necessarily without funds. However, they do know how to maximise their resources to allow that trip to last longer.
They know every Spanish bar offering free tapas for the price of a drink. Local produce and stores allow for economical but awesome picnic opportunities in the best locations: the beach, the National Park or a mountain top.
Safety is never taken lightly but they are registered on every carpool and home sitting site. They network with ease amongst the adventurous traveller forum. Through connections, they learn of the best deals for their bucks.
3. Home is in many places
Nomadic traits are a feature of the adventurous traveller. Family and friends despair of them ever settling down into a routine. However, they’re great guests because they’ve travelled, explored and pushed their limits.
They might have favourite locations but an adventurous traveller is always open to new destinations. They see the world as small. Long haul flights are an opportunity to have a good rest en route to a new adventure. And they habitually look at all the offers and opportunities out there.
Once in a destination, they integrate as well as they can. They know greetings and goodbyes in many languages, and they aren’t afraid to admit they’re lost. Being lost doesn’t send them into a panic. It allows them to explore somewhere they hadn’t expected to.
4. The road less travelled
The gravest insult for a traveller is to be classed as a tourist. They might want to visit some of the great sights of the world – the Great Wall, the Alhambra, Acropolis or Great Barrier Reef – but they would forgo this trip if it meant a lengthy queue. In fact, they’d amend their plans accordingly, locate something equally as awe-inspiring but far less popular. They are not tied to itineraries or timescales. Adventurous travellers are freedom seekers. If they want company, they know where to find it, joining worldwide networking groups such as Internations.
5. Feet are precious
An adventurous traveller needs to love their feet. Just like a professional soccer player that insures their legs for millions, a traveller’s feet are a valuable commodity. No adventurous traveller cares about their hair. Hair can be disguised by a hat, bandana or look naturally unkempt. Feet are the traveller’s friend; they look after them. Corns, blisters and long toenails need attention and care. They will need rest days to recuperate, maybe using a beach day and the minerals in the sea to assist.
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