Outdoor Adventure Travel Checklist

Venture beyond the border without a hitch

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The clothes you bring and the gear you tote will depend on the outdoor adventure you choose. Because these activities are so diverse, we've created specialized checklists targeted to the adventures Nomadik Fanatiks do most. Don't see your choice listed on our checklists? Feel free to adapt one of our current ones or drop us a line suggesting an adventure you'd like to see added. We're all for trying out new and different ways to get outside and test our limits.

Let Others Make Your List

If you decide to test the outdoor adventure waters before investing time and money in the equipment, find an outfitter that suits your Nomadik needs. They'll supply all the gear, provide you with detailed instructions on what to bring and show you the ropes once you arrive at your destination.

No matter how soft or extreme your travel adventure, you'll need to think about:

Before You Go

  • Get your shots (if applicable)
  • Research the area you will be visiting
  • Travel guide / phrase book
  • Check travel alerts
  • Check health alerts
  • Find out what you can and can't bring across the border
  • Confirm your reservations
  • Leave an itinerary with family / friends

Documentation

Crossing borders can complicate a vacation. Be prepared to answer questions about where you're going, what you'll be doing and how long you plan to stay. If you can back it up with the appropriate paperwork, your port of entry interview should be short and sweet. Be sure to bring:

  • Passport - valid beyond the duration of your stay
  • Airline tickets
  • Hotel reservations (or proof of accommodation)
  • Receipts for any activities you have booked
  • Travel visa (if required)
  • Currency of country you're visiting
  • Travel / medical insurance

What Not to Bring

While the right papers can open doors, the wrong items in your pack can land you a free stay in jail. A valid passport won't help you if you're hauling contraband. Penalties vary from having the offending goods confiscated to the death sentence. While you need to double check specifics, most countries don't allow:

  • Dairy (although some cheese is permitted)
  • Meat or meat products (including dried, canned and fresh)
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Plants and seeds
  • Products made of dog or cat hair, wildlife

Personal Effects

  • First aid kit (see First Aid Checklist for details)
  • Prescriptions
  • Enough birth control to last the trip

For Female Nomadiks Only

  • Feminine hygiene (not easily available in all countries)
  • Midol or other menstrual medication
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