ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Things Adventure Travellers Should Take Care of Before Leaving the Country

Updated on August 3, 2016

Getting late for office in the morning? Took a quick bath, went flying out the door, drove as fast as you could and just when you were about to put your first step inside the office, you ask yourself, “Did I lock the front door?” or “Did I turn off the gas?”

Every single person who is reading this must have gone through this experience at least once in their life. Till you reach home and check, you remain restless. Now imagine this happening when you are on an international trip? Bad, isn’t it? What if this trip is to the top of Mount Everest? With that playing in mind, you are never making it to the top!

According to The Huffington Post, despite a huge coastline and staggering Himalayas, India does not make it to the list of the top adventure sites. Therefore, if you are Indian looking for an adventure trip, you are likely to be preparing for international travel. It is important to make proper arrangements before you leave the country, the least of which is ensuring proper insurance, including getting online term insurance.

Get Your Paperwork Done

From the boarding pass to the passport, there are a lot of documents that need to be checked. First things first, make sure your passport is up-to-date and if it is due to expire, apply at least 2 months before your travel date to ensure that you get it updated in time. The second thing you need to find out is whether the country of visit requires a visa or not. Unlike the passport, a visa might not be needed in every country. And if you are opting for a web check-in before the flight, make sure you have your boarding pass on your smartphone for easy access.

According to Air India’s official website, “For international travel, passengers require to be in possession of valid passport, valid visa and/or entry permits and health certificates as required. Embarkation forms should be duly filled and submitted to customs and immigration authorities before boarding the aircraft.”

Always keep a copy of all necessary documents. Remember that you are on an adventurous trip and some unexpected things can happen to your smartphone too. What if you drop it or wet it and it stops working?

Stay in Touch

“...maybe sometimes it's riskier not to take a risk. Sometimes all you are guaranteeing is that things will stay the same.” ~ Danny Wallace

But when you do take the risk, things will definitely change. Things won’t be the same and you won’t be the same either. When you are on the adventure of a lifetime, you won’t be accessible easily. Also, the period of the trip may not be fixed. The trip might also need to you to go to certain places where there is no connectivity. So before you leave, talk to your family and friends, tell them about the journey, the places you are going to visit and the adventures you are going to experience. Inform them of the dates when you might be inaccessible so that they don’t worry. An article on Gap 360 offers some useful tips on staying in touch, such as informing the family when you arrive at your destination, using social media to stay connected and more.

Pack Well

When your planning such a trip, give importance to research. Spend time online to find out about the weather patterns, clothing and gadgets and equipment that you may require on the journey. It is important to keep the balance. Being under packed will cause problems in crisis situations and if you are over packed, it will affect your movements and the luggage will be tough to handle too.

Remember that you are on an adventurous trip and you will need a map, travel guide, compass, flashlight, first aid kit and portable charger more than anything else. Carry your sunglasses and headphones for a cool look. According to Tusker Geographica, an important part of preparing for an adventure trip is not only packing light but packing the right things.

Consider Online Term Insurance

According to Teton Gravity Research, one in 34,000 people die while scuba diving and one in 15,700 people die while mountain hiking annually, while 10-12 people in 100 die while climbing a height of above 6,000 m in the Himalayas.

Remember you left a family behind and there are certain responsibilities you have towards them. Take travel insurance before leaving and if you are looking for short term coverage, you can also opt for online term insurance, according to experts.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)