Saturday, September 26, 2009

What You Need to Know About Adventure Travel

Thanks to everyone for attending our Adventure Travel 101 webinar on Wednesday. What fun to connect with fellow adventure lovers! I especially enjoyed sharing some of the reasons why adventure travel first appealed to me, then inspired such passion that I founded Tomgirl Tours. Those reasons? Well, much more than just the adrenaline rush of stepping off a zip line platform or ascending into the heavens in a hot air balloon, adventure travel:
  • Allows you to engage in the world around you
  • Provides empowering, hands-on experiences
  • Stretches your boundaries and helps build confidence
  • Gets you to explore new destinations
  • Creates memories to last a life time
and, perhaps most importantly,
  • Is a bonding experience during which you build lasting friendships.
Webinar attendees, meanwhile, were especially interested in learning about what they need to consider before booking an adventure tour. Important points for those who are venturing into the unknown, so I wanted to share some of the key considerations we discussed:
  1. Understand your travel goals and desires
  2. Think about what destinations get you excited
  3. Decide what activities you want to experience
  4. Learn about tour operators like Tomgirl Tours and be sure that they are experienced and have researched all adventure elements of the tours. (I, for example, will not schedule a tour without experiencing each activity to ensure the safety and experience of guides)
  5. Seek expert advice (i.e., a travel agent you trust)
An adventure vacation can be one of the greatest experiences of someone's life. My goal is to ensure that it is! So, if you missed the webinar or have any questions, I'm here to help!

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