Plan well : Do not be in a rush, take time to plan. Focus yourself on the start date and plan forward. It is Ok to have doubts, everybody has it. Planning is the most difficult part for all adventure travellers and it will always be so. All you need to do is, get out and explore.
Save some extra money : Start saving some money right now if you are thinking of planning an adventurous trip to a foreign location. If possible, start a new bank account and transfer a small amount into it every month. If you save around 2-3 thousand every month then you will easily have around 30 thousand in your account within a year. Such an amount will help plan a great trip. I call it the adventure saving.
Always be prepared : Despite of having a good adventure saving, you may still have issues such as bad weather, flight delays, visa problems, gear issues etc. Do not get demotivated, these things often make a great story and add some colour into your trip.
Behave with locals and respect the culture : If you are invited to dance, you should probably join them. Engage with your fellow travellers. Never judge people because you don’t understand them. Adventure trips are all about having fun and being spontaneous. You need to learn how to blend in. Such an approach will make your adventure trip memorable.
Keep a Note : During your journey, make sure you create a journal of your adventure travel. Even if you do not use dairy, you should give it a try. You could have some great stories to be shared with your friends and family after the trip. My dad loved travelling and it is always fun read to his travel journals. Those journals were not only funny but also inspired me a lot. Such journals turn into valuable possessions for most of the travellers.
Say Cheese : Make sure you take picture of your travel location, try to make them interesting and click some with the locals or fellow travellers.
Get the best kit : Make sure you have the best quality kit for your trip as these trips can turn rough. Get a kit that is light and efficient.