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Travel Safer & Smarter with Boundless Journeys

Probably one of the most important (and often-asked) questions we hear from our Boundless Journeys guests is, “What should I bring?”

Since the majority of our trips involve hiking, walking, and trekking, you need only a well-broken-in pair of hiking boots and a backpack large enough to hold warm clothes, a camera, lunch, water, sunscreen, and anything else you wish to carry throughout the day. On our trips that involve camping, you may also wish to bring your own sleeping bag. And if any special equipment is required, Boundless Journeys will supply it or inform you as to how it can be rented locally. But don’t worry! A detailed list of what to bring will be included in your trip-planning materials.

In the meantime, here are a few other things you should consider for your next Boundless Journeys adventure:

Getting To and From Your Trip

Airfare is not included in the price of your trip. Please contact your local travel agency or the airlines directly to make any arrangements you may need. If you would like assistance booking airfare, Boundless Journeys can request flights from our partner airfare specialist, Exito Travel. There is no fee for this service.

Hiking Boots

For many of our Boundless Journeys tours, you will need a good, comfortable pair of hiking boots. If you don’t already have a pair, the time to purchase them is now, so that you have ample time to break them in. There are many brands from which to choose, and most important, of course, is proper fit. Try various boots on with the socks you will wear while hiking. Keep them on for 10-15 minutes as you walk around the store, paying close attention to how they make your feet feel. By the time you leave for your trip, you should be able to hike five to nine miles in your boots without discomfort. Boundless Journeys reserves the right to deny participation to any guest not wearing proper footwear.

Low Cut or High Cut?

We are often asked about whether low-cut or high-cut (above the ankle) hiking boots are best. Our basic advice is this: You need sturdy shoes with a good tread and foot support that are made for hiking (not jogging, tennis, etc.). The choice of low- or high-cut is a personal one, but bear in mind you may be in very uneven terrain, and ankle support may be more important than you’d realized. It would be a shame to have a sprained ankle spoil your adventure!

Immunizations & Medical Concerns

Please remember that we are not a medical authority. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA provides the most current information regarding medical requirements and recommendations. It is available through the CDC website: www.cdc.gov/travel. Please consult the CDC, a travel clinic, and/or your physician in order to make the best decision for yourself and your health. Some immunizations require multiple administrations and may take some time to be effective. Therefore, you should consult your health professional as early as possible.

Flashlights

a flashlight will always be important to have on hand in your purse or bag for keeping you safe once the sun goes down. Once you leave an area with good lighting such as in the city or at an amusement park, your eyes will be even more sensitive to the dark and you’ll want to have a flashlight on hand to keep you from tripping or falling.

You may not plan to  stay out as late as you do and then be unprepared when you head out from a restaurant to walk back to your hotel & realize that it’s quite dark & you have a few blocks to walk, so this is when you will want to pull out the flashlight to keep from tripping on curbs and to be aware of your surroundings. We’d suggest to get one of the world’s brightest flashlights when you choose your gear wisely.

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