When you have a sport as a passion or hobby, it’s not uncommon that your travels can center around finding new and better ways to take advantage of this sport. And while some sports can take place almost anywhere, there are certain outdoor sports that can be better or more enjoyable when done at an amazing location. To help you make the most of these experiences, here are some tips for traveling for the purpose of having a more extreme experience while participating in some of the most popular outdoor sports.
Depending on where you live, you may have to drive a considerable distance to get to some mountains where you can hike or mountain climb. But in addition to this, there are also some world-famous places that many hiking enthusiasts want to visit at some point in their life. And to do this, you’ll likely have to travel quite a large distance.
If you’re able to make your dream come true of hiking in breathtaking mountains around the world, Shawn Low, a contributor to Lonely Planet, advises to always tell someone back home as well as the local rangers in that area of your plans. While you may be experienced and have planned your whole route, unexpected things can always happen, which is why having someone expecting you within the country you’ll be hiking is a must.
Fly fishing is a great way to spend some time getting in touch with nature and finding peace and solitude. However, this peace and solitude can often only be found when you travel off the beaten path of popular fishing spots. To make this easier during your travels to find great fly fishing, Camille Egdorf, a contributor to Outside Online, recommends getting in touch with the locals to see if you can fish on their private lands. While you might not always get permission, this could be a great way to steer clear of other anglers and find areas that aren’t fished too often.
While there are always places in the world where there’s going to be snow available for skiing or snowboarding, it can be a challenge to travel the world over to find the best powder and open slopes. Depending on where you live in the world, getting to the best mountain will likely mean taking a plane to a new location.
To make traveling with skis or your snowboard easier, Will McGough, a contributor to OnTheSnow.com, shares that your boot bag often won’t count as a separate piece of luggage when you’re checking your skis or snowboard. But with this being said, different airlines can have different rules, so make sure you double check about costs and procedures before you head to the airport with all your gear.
If you have plans to travel for your sport, use the tips mentioned above to make sure you’re safe and can get the absolute best experience.