Adventure Travel With Your Friends

Adventure travel is always a lot more fun in the company of your friends. There are numerous fun things that can be done in the context of adventure travel. This may include more traditional pursuits like camping, hiking or kayaking. Others may choose to pursue options such as whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, or other sports for thrill-seekers. Using a van to travel from one place to another is very convenient as it provides you with plenty of room for all your gear, as well as space to rest comfortably during your trip.

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Some Possible Destinations

There are several exciting adventure travel destinations that you’ll want to consider. The Rocky Mountains in Colorado offer one great adventure after another. The state has varied terrain, ranging from impressive canyons to mountain peaks as high as 14,000 ft. Glacier National Park is another great place to consider. In addition to rugged, unspoiled terrain, the park also has a large amount of wildlife. For those who don’t mind a longer drive, Denali National Park in Alaska is a great destination, with its mountain climbing opportunities. If you and your friends are into serious rock climbing, visit Utah’s national parks, such as Bryce or Zion.

Denali National Park

Denali National Park by Alaskan Dude

Who It’s For

A common misconception is that adventure travel is only for younger men. Nothing could be further from the truth. A number of women are embracing adventure travel, and there are adventure tour companies that exclusively cater to women. Mixed groups that include both men and women are often very exciting for all involved. The others in your group may want to consider bringing along significant others for more fun. If you have older relatives or kids, there are good options for them, too, if they decide to be part of your trip.

Paragliding Lake Garda, Italy

Lake Garda, Italy by where is tom?

Planning the Trip

A well-planned trip will be more enjoyable for everyone involved. Good planning will help you to avoid any major problems that can contribute to an unpleasant trip. One decision that needs to be made is whether or not to use a tour operator. Tour operators can be helpful for some groups, but others may prefer less formalized plans. If you plan the trip totally on your own, make sure all the time that you need is carefully allocated. Also, make sure that the activities available at your destination will suit everyone.


Information on Van Travel

One of the advantages of traveling by van is that, in addition to being good for storage, it can also be a good sleeping option, depending on the size of your group. Reclining seats and fold-down back seats can give some travelers a convenient place to sleep. All of the gear that you need should be neatly packed, for both convenience and comfort. Use convenience foods that require minimal preparation, and know where places are for changing and showering. If you need to, don’t be afraid to spend a night or two at a hostel or equipped campsite to give everyone a break.

whitewater rafting

Whitewater rafting by Sigurd R

About the author
Anna Dewinter is a freelance writer who loves travelling and meeting new people.

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