16. 12. 2013
Four Steps for Planning Your First Outdoor Retreat
Everyone who loves the outdoors has dreamed of going on an outdoor retreat of their own. They dream of being in charge of their own adventure, and of seeing the beauty of the world’s incredible landscapes. There is so much to and to see that it doesn’t make sense to go for another beach or party holiday. Instead, plan your first outdoor retreat by using these tips:
Choose Your Experience, Choose Your Destination
The first step to planning your trip is to choose the experience or sport that you want to do. There are the best destinations for every outdoor sport, whether you are interested in surfing or in hiking. Some areas like Utah offer many top destinations in the form of national and state parks. You don’t need to opt for an expensive hotel for you and your friends, either. You could rent out or borrow a family’s RV and use an RV Park in St George Utah, AKA an RV park with a view! For your best experience, choose McArthur’s Temple View RV Resort, which has one of the best views in the world, meaning whether you’re out there or chilling after a long day, you’re immersed in nature’s beauty.
Tip: Use price-comparisons in order to ensure that you don’t just choose the best option for your budget, but also that you are visiting at the cheapest time. It is also important to research what the weather is like during your chosen travel dates – the last thing you want is to go during the rainy season!
Rent or Buy or Bring?
Once you have your location chosen, it’s time to decide how you’re going to bring any equipment that you need. If you are hiking, it could be easy to bring a daypack and the necessary gear to make hiking comfortable. If you are, however, water rafting, you might find that renting (or buying if you find a good enough deal) on premises can be your best choice.
Being Safe and Secure
When you are going on an outdoor retreat, it is crucial that you are insured. This is important for those who are either uninsured, aren’t covered adequately, or who are coming in from another country. The last thing you want is for a broken limb to mean the end for future travels. Get insured, and make sure that insurance covers the extreme sports you are interested in partaking in.
Tips for Having a Great Time
Go with those who want to have the same experience that you do. Don’t overexert yourself, and remember that the more prepared you are, the more comfortable you will be. It’s okay to take a day off to simply relax, if that’s what your body needs! Don’t over exert yourself, and you’ll be happier, and safer.
Before you go you should work on training for the sport you are going for. The last thing you want is to overexert yourself on the first day, and put yourself out of commission for the rest of the trip. Be prepared, be healthy, and you’ll have fun on your outdoor adventure.