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How To Prepare For An International Desert Holiday?

Deserts are increasingly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Be it Sahara in Africa or Gobi in China, desert destinations are receiving all the praises across the globe. Sounds interesting. Isn't it? Want to plan your next vacation to an international desert destination? If yes, you need to keep a few tips in mind.

Remember that travelling to the world-famous deserts can both be adventurous and challenging, taking into consideration the scarcity of water, high temperatures, and vast stretches of arid land. So, you need to be prepared for your desert adventures.

Here are some effective tips that will help you plan a desert adventure around the world.

1. Start Your Preparation In The Right Way

As already mentioned above, a desert trip can be challenging. Therefore, you need to be physically and mentally prepared for the experience. So, first of all, you need to build the right mindset and then put together a travel checklist. This list must include all the essentials that you'll be needing on the trip. Sit along with your travel companions, discuss and jot down all the necessary items. This may take time, but it is better to have all the things at one place. Do not forget to look out for a travel insurance policy that will give you a protective cover against unfortunate, unpredictable losses.

2. Pack Wisely

Once all the planning is done, you need to focus on 'what to pack'.

  • Carry Water Bottles & Facial Mist: Keeping yourself hydrated is very important while you are planning to visit a desert. The humidity quotient is very low and the desert is dry. So, your skin/body may get dehydrated. To avoid this, carry a hydrating facial mist and some extra bottles of water.
  • Hiking Sandals: Pack a good pair of shoes or hiking sandals - that provide sufficient arch support and fit you perfectly - if you are planning for desert hiking. Fancy sandals or high heels will be of no help.
  • Sunglasses & Sunscreen: The blazing sun in the desert can be very harsh to your skin. Therefore, it is recommended to carry sunglasses and sunscreen (with high SPF).
  • Energy-Boosting Food: You may never know when you may feel the urge to eat something. In case there is no restaurant nearby, you must have some energy bars in your bag. This will satisfy your appetite for at least one or two hours.

Keep a Check On Your Clothes

While you are packing your clothes, make sure you avoid stuff that will feel uneasy and uncomfortable in extreme hot temperature. For example, pack cotton t-shirts, sweat-absorbing socks, insulated jackets to protect you from cold nights etc.
In addition, try to avoid carrying electronic gadgets, like laptops, tablets; skinny fit denim jeans; and expensive valuable items.
With these simple tips in mind, you are sure to have a memorable trip to an international desert vacation. So, what are you waiting for? Buy travel insurance today, pick an ideal desert destination, book all the arrangements and get ready to fly!​