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How To Plan A Solo Outdoor Adventure

Going on a solo outdoor adventure is an experience you can look forward to. You get to decide what activities you wish to engage in, your destination, accommodation, food, and so on. You’ll also get to meet new people and forge lasting friendships. But that’s not all! Going solo can give you the opportunity to reflect and meditate on your life, which can be beneficial for your mental health. If you’re planning a solo outdoor adventure soon but don’t know where to start, these tips will help out. 

  1. Put a working budget in place 

Regardless of your itinerary, you will spend on your solo trip. It’s important to note that you would foot your bills independently. This means your expenses could add up over time. This can be a problem if you are on limited funds; you can easily get stranded for lack of money, or end up spending more than planned and strain your finances. Neither scenarios are appealing, so creating a working budget makes sense. Keeping practicality in mind is crucial when drafting one, so feel free to consider this. As a tip, separate your needs to determine what to spend on. For instance, you need shelter, food, water, and transportation. While at it, set aside funds for your tourist attractions and other planned activities. While at it, keep some cash for emergency situations. 

  1. Determine what kind of adventure you want to embark on

Now that you have your budget, it’s time to explore what outdoor activities tickle your fancy. For instance, hiking through the woods and camping afterwards may be ideal if you want the serenity of nature. On the other hand, bungee jumping or skydiving will make the cut if you are an adrenaline junkie seeking a rush of excitement. Perhaps your love for water knows no bounds. In that case, surfing, paddleboarding, waterboarding, canoeing, fishing, and other water- related activities will make your solo adventure exciting. The trick is picking activities that you enjoy. 

  1. Choose your ideal destination

Now, this is a fun part of planning your solo adventure. With so many places to choose from, you can get lost in checking out many beautiful places. However, it’s also easy for indecision to creep in. Fortunately, you can narrow down your options to your chosen activities. For instance, you’ll want to visit countries or cities with beautiful beaches if surfing is your goal. You can also seek recommendations from trusted travel blogs, so keep this in mind. 

  1. Your safety is equally important

While it’s easy to lose yourself in the excitement, you also don’t want to overlook your safety. This is particularly important, since you’ll be enjoying your adventures alone. Therefore, be attentive to your surroundings at all times. As a tip, research various places to determine the lifestyle of the locals and the crime rates for a more informed decision. Avoid going with strangers to secluded places, and keep your first aid kit and defence weapons for additional security. 

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