Relaxing trips have always been a popular choice among holidaymakers, but more and more people are searching for getaways which offer them the chance to pull their boots on and get their hearts racing. Whether it be to add more excitement to their life or to chase the lifelong dream of having an adventure getaway, there are countless ways you can fill your time away with fun activities and unforgettable memories. Finding what works for you can take some time, but there are some tricks that every great adventurer follows when they are hoping to have the trip of a lifetime. Pack them along with your boots and sunscreen to ensure you have an amazing time.

Have a natural getaway

Most adventure trips happen with a breath-taking setting in the background. Not only does it make for some amazing camera shots, but it gives you the chance to immerse yourself in a new location fully. Lots of people choose camping as a way of making the most of their natural surroundings, where they can reconnect with nature before spending long days exploring the wilderness. If you still prefer some home luxuries on your trip, glamping is becoming an increasingly popular way of upgrading the traditional adventure trip, with locations and sites around the world placing you in the heart of nature. Natural surroundings can be anything from quiet beaches to volcanic landscapes, mountain retreats to rainforest tours. In any case, there is something to fit everyone, whether you decide to have a staycation or travel further afield.

It’s all about activities

No adventure trip is complete without having an array of activities to indulge in. Of course, it depends on what your personal preferences are, and what you hope to get out of your trip. Lots of people prefer to go surfing when they choose to have a beach trip, where they can also explore underwater habitats by going snorkeling or diving. Others like to go mountaineering to catch some incredible mountain panoramas. Some activities are an acquired taste and require a skillset that not everyone has if they want to stay safe at the same time. However, there are some activities that people of any age can enjoy when they are exploring. For example, kayaking in locations like the Colombia River Gorge, or scenic zip lining over the rainforests in Costa Rica are some of the best ways to get both amazing views and unleash your inner child.

Go backpacking

Lots of adventure trips can be booked as a complete package, where they often include tours, luxury hotel stays, and pre-booked excursions. While this is a great way to experience adventure, other people prefer to throw caution to the wind by going on a backpacking trip. While this is not always the safest way to explore all the world has to offer, it can provide you with thrills and memories you might not find anywhere else. The trick to having a successful backpacking trip is to take as much time off as you can. Lots of people book a flight out to their starting location, without a return date set. After booking your first hotel, you shouldn’t worry about sorting out the rest of your accommodation until you find your feet. Asking locals, new traveler friends, and going with the flow is often the best way to make your adventure as unpredictable and exciting as possible. To ensure you stay safe on your travels, there is a multitude of tips you can follow that means you can have a whirlwind of a time, while still prioritizing your safety.

Plan as little as possible

As with any trip, it is easy to fall into the trap of feeling like you must plan every moment. Although some parts are best planned, others can place extra stress on the trip when they are not meant to be. Ideally, you want to feel relaxed and free when you are on your adventure getaway, not burdened with stress. Having a list of activities you’d like to try, or locations you want to see is a great start, but your planning should end there. Not only will this enable you to have time to enjoy some unexpected moments, but it will also mean you spend lots of your time focusing on what you truly want to do, rather than what you think you need to do. As you go along your adventure, you will that most things slot into place without much thought at all.