In planning my RTW adventure, I have been giving considerable thought to the options of backpack solo, or booking into an organised tour. Fantastic advice thank you. We are travelling to Vietnam with our 11month old daughter in 6 weeks so found all of the information very useful. My husband thought I was overreacting with everything I was planning on taking (portacot, food etc.) but I think I now have him convinced. Many thanks for taking the time to post this very helpful information. I enjoyed looking at your photos and reading your article very much. Bali looks interesting and beautiful. I’ve love to explore nature on the island as well as the culture of the local people. Assess the physical demands. Don’t overestimate your physical abilities. If your trip will require 5 miles of daily walking in tough terrain you need to make sure that you’re up to the challenge. An adventure trip is not the time to begin a fitness program. If traveling with an adventure outfitter, discuss your normal fitness routine to ensure that you are in shape for the trip. Online travel forums can be an excellent resource for information from those that have “been there and done that.

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We enjoyed our ride home. The countryside of Venice is fertile farmland, but it looked like perhaps people have been selling their family farms. We saw as many as four or five ancient farm houses sitting in complete disrepair amidst well-tended fields. While relatively new to China, the sport of Kite Boarding has been adopted by the people of Fujian in a big way. If you’re new to the sport instruction is available. Other great adventures in China include mountain trekking in Tibet’s autonomous region, although proponents of ethical tourism may wish to consider where they stand on this point. Solitude, silence and the calls of the loons, the howls of wolves, and other abundant wildlife, pristine waters teeming with fish, thick forests in all shades of green, and time to slow down, breathe the fresh air and get in touch with yourself for a while – those are just some of the things I love about the land of 10,000 lakes and why I proposed this trip, my second time to the area.