So you decided to do the brave thing and seek the adventure that you have always wanted. You plan to travel. And it’s a huge step for you because you’ve never gone outside the house or your town. Now is the time. So… what to do. You’ve pack your things and then what? Book a place, of course! A laptop or cellphone is always handy for spontaneous reservations and affordable travel packages that includes fishing. But, before booking a place, you would decide where to go. Refer to the following below to make up your mind on where to go:
Proximity – How near or far would you like your travels to be? Are you going local or to a nearby country so it feels like you’ve never left? Or take a plunge on some remote far from civilization and spend the whole day fishing?
Familiarity – Similar to proximity but matters on what you are used to experiencing in the place you live in. The landscape of some places and countries are more adventurous and exotic than others. Say, would want to visit another city or visit a less of a cosmopolitan place? Also, are you willing to meet new people and immerse yourself into a new culture or are you someone who prefers a more close-knit group? Are you staying at a hotel or hostel, where all the amenities are provided or does your lodging involve a more reclusive way of living such as a tent or renting houses nearby a lake?
Language – Language/s are vital as they are your key to moving around a different region, town or country. For this reason, trying to figure out whether you are up to the challenge of learning (or reading) a new language is something that you might need to consider. Downloading language or speaking apps, bringing English-translated maps can help you in navigating your way or conversing with people along the way.
Transportation – Putting this under something that one ought to think about, a first-time traveler must have some idea of how to survey a foreign area. Knowing your transportation can also help you plan any additional necessities for the trip and will also aid you in your budget?
Activities – Think of things that you would like to do once you are in your destination and try to rank them based on priority. Are you looking forward to seeing tourist attractions or sampling the local delicacies? How about experimenting your destination’s party scene with homies? How about a private beach or a popular climbing spot? Or maybe you are out for work. If you cannot settle on what you want—you can always surf online and research on your chosen place’s top Things to Do.
After you have weighed in your choices, it’s time to plan. Planning takes time and while it also doesn’t help to plan the tiniest detail, it helps that you have a sense of the specifics before you board anywhere.
Budget depends on how long you will stay or vice-versa. Assuming that you already know whether you will travel all by yourself, with family or friends or on a group tour, the expense of that should have already been calculated within the cost you are willing to spend. Forbes and Travel and Leisure came up with a summary of the best travel websites and apps that can make selection and booking easier for you.
We know that some countries cost a lot more than others and this is where group tours can be extremely handy. You are sure to be able to visit the tourist spots and would slowly learn how to get from one point to another with the help of the tour guide. If you want your own private time and have some pocket money to spare then best to have a longer stay for a rejuvenating feel.
While not going into much detail, know and prepare travel logistics in advance. This means: passports, visas, travel insurances and bank details must all be settled prior to the time of travelling. Make sure to bring other copies of important documents that would verify your identification and citizenship while in another country.
And most importantly, enjoy! This is your time to unwind and immerse yourself in another fabulous culture. Remember the extent and quality of your travel experience is what you make of it. Good luck!
Hi, I’m John Morris, the founder of fishinghugger.com. I’m an avid outdoorsman and fisherman, blessed with an awesome wife and 2 kids. Fishing is not my passion, it is my lifestyle. I fished before I knew how to walk! I’m obsessed with all things related to fishing, even the fishy smell, and I’m always willing to extend a hand to novice anglers looking for fishing tips and tricks.