Friday, November 22, 2019

How to prepare yourself for a South American adventure

Booking the trip of a lifetime to travel to South America can be an amazing experience, as you get to experience their rich culture, natural beauty and jaw dropping landmarks;but, if you fail to prepare yourself for the adventure you are about to take, then the potential enjoyment you will get may be little to none at all. Getting ready for your trip requires detail and attention, as forgetting just a couple of items in your backpack could mean that you’re left in an uncomfortable or even dangerous situation. So, if you’ve got a South American escapade coming up and you’d like to know more about how you can get sufficiently organised before you jet off, then read on to uncover some of the best hints and tips that will help you to make the most of every moment!

Dressed, But Not To Impress

When you travel to South America, it’s important that you are wearing the appropriate garments throughout your stay, both for your health and well being as well as your safety. Try and squeeze in a shopping trip before you head out, and purchase some light colored clothing that's going to be loose on your body to allow for air to circulate and keep you cool. If you’re going to be visiting any rural locations, try and go for none branded items as this will mean that you do not stick out from the crowd. Of course if you’re heading to the beaches of Brazil to soak up the sun you’re going to need to pack some swimwear, but be mindful about covering up whenever you decide to head back into town. Any outdoor activities like jungle trekking will require some sturdy walking boots, so make sure that you invest in a pair along with some suitable socks to make them more comfortable.

Plan Your Activities Beforehand 
Heading out into the Peruvian wilderness without any kind of goal or purpose is not going to be the best idea, and the chances of you getting lost and disoriented in the heat when wandering around looking for things to do is highly likely. That is why it’s so vital that you take some time to research what’s available in the surrounding area and create a brief plan for each day of your trip. There are so many blogs and dedicated websites online that exist just to explain the wealth of opportunities that you can take advantage of in South America, and gathering some resources such as a Machu Picchu travel guide that can help you roam the ruins and a language phrasebook so you can chat with the locals can make your stay run much more smoothly.

Preparing yourself for a South American adventure needn’t be a mammoth task when you take these top tips into consideration. Try not to under-pack, as it’s better to have too much rather than too little, and plan your activities before you reach your destination to save time and drama when you arrive.

This post was written for the Life According to Steph audience.

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