5. KNOW THE RISKS
We’re not wired to focus on the ‘worst-case’ scenario but it’s important to be realistic about adventure travel. There are risks and you should be proactive about protecting yourself and your belongings. 99% of the time, you’ll enjoy a hassle-free holiday, but you’ll be happy you have protection in the event you’re in the 1%. Adventure tourism usually means traveling off the beaten path, where access to hospitals and emergency services is limited. Companies that specialize in adventure travel insurance such as World Nomads or Global Rescue offer reassurance with medical evacuation coverage back to your home country. Depending on where you’re traveling you can also increase the amount of medical and emergency evacuation coverage.