Travel Planning


Planning is the process of thinking about the activities required to achieve a desired goal. It is the first and foremost activity to achieve desired results. It involves the creation and maintenance of a plan, such as psychological aspects that require conceptual skills.

Pre-trip Planning

All potential trips or expeditions start with and go through a planning phase. Several aspects have to be considered whether one is just embarking on just a "basic" 3-week backpack or a 6-month expedition; the main differences between these two examples are how in-depth and long (and possibly even expensive) the planning process is.

Depending on the duration and complexity of the trip, the initial conceptualisation should already keep in mind these planning points. This consequently provides the following phases with headline information prior to the drill-down into the details.

The key points that make up the pre-trip planning framework should include the following points;
(each discussed in detail with the client during consultation)

Risk Assessment

> climate/weather, geographical area, altitude, security and cultural issues etc.


> country profile, emergency procedures, mapping and airports/borders etc.


> personal, vehicle and medical documents required by authorities, medical personnel etc.


> mobile phone(s) and/or satellite phones, back-up lines of communication.


> medications, 1st aid kit and required vaccinations.

Mode of Transport 

> flights, vehicles, need for porters and/or porter animals etc. 

Information on this blog

(Links are highlighted)


  1. Personal documents (Part 1) 
  2. Personal documents (Part 2)
  3. Vehicle documents for Africa
  4. International driver's licence (Permiso por favor?)


  1. Vaccinations (Sharp End of a Needle)
  2. High Altitude Trekking Quick Guide Series of eBooks (Free eBook)


  1. Rain-covers (Improvised Flysheet/rain-cover for camping)
  2. Clothing & Gear (included in high altitude trekking ebook) Quick Guide Series of eBooks (Free eBook)
  3. Equipment review for the Peninsula Mitre trek (Gearing up for extreme trekking)


  1. Peninsula Mitre expedition (Foodstuffs and Provisions in Peninsula Mitre)


  1. Choosing a campsite (How to choose a good site to camp)
  2. Eligiendo lugar para acampar (Como escoger un buen lugar para acampar )

Travel Apps

(section to be revised - MC 2022) Note the information below has not been verified recently but was accurate at time of writing 2015
  1. Travel guides and advice: Triposo


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