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Myths About Adventure Travel Part 1


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The definition of adventure travel depends a lot on whom you ask. It’s just one of those things that can be perceived, imagined, and realized differently by different people. To some people it’s exploring the Amazon, while others find excitement in biking across a scenic landscape.

Naturally, there are a lot of myths surrounding this interesting spirit of travelling, and we’re going to make things clear right here, right now.

It’s Expensive

Adventure travelling doesn’t have to be expensive. You can have a great adventure getaway if you plan it carefully and if you learn how to be smart when it comes to spending your money.

Like everything in life, adventure travel can go both ways – it can be luxurious and it can be cheap.

Most people imagine backpackers travelling across the world dirty, while spending a lot of money on it.

On the other hand, if you have a few bucks to spend, you can have the most elegant travel adventure ever.

There are no rules, and therefore there are a lot of loop holes. You can but you don’t have to eat in fancy restaurants and stay in 5-star hotels. On the other hand, you don’t have to camp and sleep on benches either. There are a lot of hostels, while eating at local restaurant is always an amazing and cheap experience.

It’s Dangerous

Sure, adventure travel can be dangerous if you’re not careful, but so can crossing the street. The most risky aspect of it all is the plausible training, skill level, and safety of the tour operator (if you’re going on a more active adventure).

It’s important to find the right travel organization that understands and implements safety standards, and keep them at a high level. Usually, most physically active adventures are more about the perception of risk rather than about real, possible danger itself.

You Need To Be In Top Shape

Naturally, some adventure activities do require a higher level of fitness, but to participate in most of them you need to have a moderate level of fitness. Also, you might need to get on a sensible fitness regime before you go on your trip.