Adventure planning seems like a lot of work. And it is. But if you do some planning before your trip, you’ll have a much more enjoyable adventure. You don’t have to be an expert in every field of travel or adventure planning—just put in a little legwork and make sure you’re prepared for any situation that might arise on your travels.
With this guide, we’ll help you plan out your next adventure by showing you how to plan it right! We’ll cover everything from the beginning stages (such as booking accommodations) to packing smartly for long trips (and short ones too). So let’s get started!
Why should you do adventure planning?
There are many reasons why you should plan your adventure.
- Planning ahead can save money. You might think that the best way to go on an adventure is by winging it and seeing where the wind takes you, but this can be expensive if you’re not careful. By planning ahead, you’ll know exactly how much money needs to be spent before going out on your trip so that there are no surprises when it comes time for paying bills or buying food/gasoline/etc. This also means that if something goes wrong (like getting lost), then there won’t be any unexpected costs as well since everything was already accounted for in advance!
- Being prepared means being able to enjoy yourself 100%. If something goes wrong during travel time-say there’s bad weather conditions making driving difficult-then having proper gear will allow people involved in such situations to stay safe while still enjoying themselves 100% because they aren’t worried about their own safety!
Adventure planning is not as hard as it seems!
The first step to planning an adventure is to get organized. You don’t need a fancy planner or spreadsheet, but having a place to keep all of your ideas and plans together will make things easier. For example, I like using Google Docs because it lets me share my documents with other people and add comments as we go along. If you want a fancy planner then I recommend to you one of the planners I created. You can have a look at my shop.
Planning for an adventure is not hard! It’s actually kind of like planning for a vacation: you don’t have to do everything at once; instead, start with the basics and add more later if necessary (or just leave it out).
Figure out the type of adventure you want to have
Maybe you have a few days, or maybe you have a few months. Maybe your budget is small, or maybe it’s large.
It’s important to consider all of these factors before diving into the planning process. If your goal is to go on an adventure that lasts several months but doesn’t cost much money (like hiking across Europe), then it makes sense to plan accordingly–and be realistic about how much time and energy you can devote to the trip before setting out on one like this!
Also read: How To Develop Creativity In Planning.
Decide on a destination
Now that you know what kind of adventure you want, it’s time to choose your destination. The first thing to consider is whether or not the location has been on your bucket list and if it hasn’t, why not? Maybe there’s a reason why no one has gone there before; maybe there are no hotels or restaurants nearby or maybe it’s just too far away and expensive.
Once again, we recommend choosing an unfamiliar place so that you can experience something new and exciting! This could be anywhere in the world–it doesn’t have to be close by but try not go somewhere too far away either because then all those expenses start adding up quickly! If this is going out with friends or family members who aren’t as adventurous then make sure they’re comfortable travelling together without any issues along the way (i.e., getting lost).
Take into consideration what activities would best suit each person involved; while some might enjoy hiking through mountainside trails while others prefer spending hours exploring museums filled with artifacts from different cultures around globe.
Do your research when planning an adventure
- Research the area you are going to. It’s important to know what to expect from your adventure.
- Use Google Maps to find the best places to visit, and then do some research on those places as well.
- Find out about local customs and traditions so you know how best to fit in with locals when you visit them.
- Find out about restaurants and hotels in the area that have good reviews online, so that when it comes time for dinner or a night’s sleep, everyone will be happy with their choice!
Figure out your budget
The next step is to figure out how much you can afford to spend on each item. This is where a budget comes in handy. It’s also important to make sure that if you’re planning a long adventure, you have enough money in case of emergencies. If it’s shorter than your usual vacation, then make sure there are no surprises!
Once all this has been figured out (and double-checked), then it’s time for the fun part: planning!
Book your itinerary as early as possible to get the best deal
Booking your itinerary early is the best way to save money on travel. If you wait until the last minute, you will pay more for flights and accommodation. Many people think that booking their trip last minute is a good idea because they can get better deals this way, but that’s actually not true! The reason why booking early is better than booking last minute is because there are fewer people searching for flights at this time which means there are fewer competitors bidding against each other for those prime seats on planes (or beds at hotels). The result? Lower prices!
Book all of your accommodations, car rentals and flights
Book all of your accommodations, car rentals and flights when you are doing adventure planning. Book early. The earlier you can book, the better deal you will get on these types of travel expenses. It’s always a good idea to check multiple sites before making any decisions about where to stay or what to drive.
Book on a site that offers the best deals. Sites like Expedia offer great deals because they have so many properties in their database that they know how much they can charge for each one based on demand and availability at different times of year (or even week). They also offer special rates from time to time if there’s an event happening nearby like a convention or festival that draws lots of tourists into town; this means more people staying at hotels which means bigger profits for those hotels – so look out for these!
Make sure you have appropriate travel insurance
Travel insurance is a good idea for any traveller, whether you’re planning an adventure trip or just a weekend getaway.
Travel insurance can cover lost luggage, medical expenses and cancellation costs in the event that something goes wrong with your trip. It also provides coverage if you’re injured while on vacation and need to be transported back home for treatment or if you want to cancel your trip because of illness or injury (or even death).
Travel insurance can be purchased before your trip as stand-alone policies or as part of package deals when booking flights and hotels online.
Plan for your trip and the unexpected
Even when you plan the most detailed itinerary and think of every contingency, there’s still a chance that something could go wrong. For example, you might get injured during your trip or lose your wallet on the way to the airport. These things happen-so it’s important to be prepared for them!
Tips for your adventure planning:
- Always have a backup plan: If something does go wrong, then it’s good to know what your next steps should be. At least one person in our group carried an extra credit card with them just in case theirs was lost or stolen while travelling abroad; this gave us peace of mind knowing that we could still purchase necessities if necessary (and helped avoid any overspending).
- Have all necessary documents ready: Make sure all required paperwork is organized and ready before leaving home so there aren’t any last-minute scrambles once en route! This includes passports (with valid visas), visas (if applicable), health insurance cards/information…the list goes on! Also, remember that cell phones may not work overseas without international roaming plans enabled; make sure yours has service before departing for destinations where English isn’t spoken fluently by the locals-this way friends/family back home can reach out if needed without needing WiFi access first.
Pack smartly, when you are planning for an adventure
Pack smartly, with things that can be used on and off the road. When you’re packing for your trip, think about how you’ll use the items you’re bringing along. Pack clothes that can be worn in different situations-not just hiking or camping. For example, a pair of jeans might not be ideal for sleeping in but are perfect if you want to go out to dinner at night (or even just hang out in camp).
Tip for your adventure:
- Bring multipurpose items that serve more than one purpose: A Swiss Army knife is an obvious example; it has scissors, a blade, a screwdriver and other tools so if something breaks while travelling or adventuring outdoors (and let’s face it: Something WILL break), this will come in handy!
Make a list of all the things that are necessary
Make a list of all the things that are necessary. You don’t want to forget anything when you’re packing up for your adventure trip, so make sure you have everything on your list before you leave. Don’t forget about the small stuff, like sunscreen and bug repellent!
Pack your bags the night before. This will give you time to make sure everything is packed and ready for the morning. You’ll also have plenty of time to iron anything that needs it!
Try to limit yourself to one bag per person
It’s important to keep in mind that you should limit yourself to one bag per person. Even if you’re travelling with a partner, it’s better to have just one large bag or suitcase between the two of you. Not only will this make things easier on your back by not having to lug around multiple heavy bags, but it also means that if either of your bags gets lost along the way (as has happened many times), neither person will be left without clothes or essentials like toiletries and medicine.
If you’re using a backpack as part of your adventure gear, make sure it fits comfortably on your body so that it doesn’t cause strain when fully loaded with supplies. If possible try it out beforehand at home so that once away from home there won’t be any surprises!
Don’t forget about the small stuff when planning for adventure
It’s important not to forget about the small stuff. Things like bug spray, sunscreen and lip balm are often overlooked when planning a trip. Don’t let this happen! You’ll be glad you packed them when your face is covered in mosquito bites or your lips are cracked from dehydration.
Don’t forget toilet paper, hand sanitiser and a flashlight either–and make sure you pack first aid supplies in case of an emergency situation on your adventure!
The more prepared you are, the smoother your adventure will be!
You should always be prepared for the unexpected. If something goes wrong, it’s important to have a plan B in place and make sure that you have all of your travel documents.
When planning an adventure, consider what could go wrong and how to deal with these situations. For example:
- Make sure you have appropriate travel insurance before hitting the road! It may seem like a no-brainer (and sometimes it is), but having proper insurance can save you from financial disaster if something does happen during your trip–and believe us when we say accidents tend to happen more often than not! We recommend checking out World Nomads for some great options; they offer coverage for adventure travellers as well as budget-conscious backpackers looking for ways around paying high premiums without sacrificing quality coverage or benefits.
Packing for an adventure is easier when you plan ahead!
Packing for an adventure is easier when you plan ahead!
- Pack for the weather. If you’re travelling in winter, pack warm clothes and rain gear. If it’s summertime, bring a hat and sunscreen; don’t forget extra water too-you can never have enough of it!
- Pack for the climate. Wherever your destination may be, know what kind of climate to expect there before arriving so that you don’t end up with a cold or sunburned because of something silly like not knowing how hot or cold it gets there during certain times of year (or even at night).
- Pack for terrain/terrain type (if applicable). Is this adventure going on foot? By car? On a boat? Make sure all necessary equipment is available before leaving home base so no last-minute trips back into town are needed when things go awry unexpectedly during travel time due to forgotten items needed elsewhere along the route.
Adventure planning can be overwhelming, but it’s worth it
Adventure planning can be overwhelming, but it’s worth it. The more you plan ahead and prepare, the better your adventure will go.
It’s important to be organized and have a budget in place before you start planning an adventure. It also helps to have a plan for what you want out of your trip, as well as all the details that go into making that happen–like transportation and lodging arrangements, food supplies (for yourself or others), clothing choices based on weather conditions, activities while at your destination(s), etc. Having a backup plan is also very important so that if something goes wrong during the course of your journey (and something always does!), then there is another option available at hand which may lead toward success instead of failure!
Adventure planning is a fun and exciting process, but it can also be stressful. The best way to avoid stress is by planning ahead! Adventure planning doesn’t have to be overwhelming, though-just take things one step at a time, pack smartly and don’t forget about your safety. With these tips in mind, we hope that your next adventure will be full of wonder and excitement!