Plan for your trip

The following sections are designed to give you access to some valuable resources which will help you get ready for your summer trip. If you have questions, you are always welcome to give us a call or send us an email.



Pack lists can be found on your trips specific trip page or on the “Parent Planning Page” sent to families once signed up for your trip. You can find Wild Traveler gear recommendations and explanations on our Gear Recommendations page. Below, you’ll find some great resources to help you find the right gear for your summer adventure.

There is an endless amount of gear choices out there. How do you know which gear is right for you? By clicking the links below, you’ll find in depth explanations on the most asked about gear items.

Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad
Rain Gear
Mask and Snorkel

You can purchase or rent all gear from just about any outdoor store. If you don’t have a favorite, check out a few of The Wild Traveler’s favorite places to buy gear:

Recreation Equipment Inc (REI)
REI’s Outlet Store
Eastern Mountain Sports
Real Cheap Sports



Families are responsible for travel between home and our trip specific arrival and departure airports. All international trip participants have the option to fly with our Wild Traveler flight leaders between Los Angeles International Airport and their trip destination. Our Hawaii & Kauai trips begin and end at Honolulu International Airport. We are happy to help you find the best flights.

Participants under the age of 15 may have the option (or may be required) to fly as an “unaccompanied minor”. Rules differ from airline to airline, therefore, talk to your airline directly or give us a call.



You can book flights with your favorite travel agent or website. If you don’t have a favorite website for purchasing flights, check out google flights at www.google.com/flights; we love it.



American Citizens under the age of 18 are not required to carry picture identification for flying within the USA, however, The Wild Traveler recommends traveling with some sort of picture identification.

A passport is required for our international trips. You can find more information about obtaining a passport at: www.travel.state.gov/passport. Foreign citizens will also need to obtain their country’s passport prior to traveling on a trip with The Wild Traveler. For our international Wild Traveler destinations, US citizens are required to have a passport valid for at least six months and 2 blank passport pages.

US citizens do not need to obtain a visa for international Wild Traveler destinations.



There are a lot of travel resources out there on the internet and in your local libraries. We encourage our participants to read about their trip destination before their trip and get excited. The following websites are a good place to start.

The World Factbook – The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Google Earth – Google Earth is a computer program that renders a 3D representation of Earth based on satellite imagery.

Wikipedia – Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.



Travel insurance policies will help recoup some of the expenses lost from canceling due to injury or illness prior to your departure date. Therefore, The Wild Traveler recommends purchasing travel insurance for all summer adventure trips. Most policies will cover the cost of emergency medical bills, pre existing medical conditions, lost or stolen luggage, and so much more. If you don’t already have a travel insurance provider, The Wild Traveler recommends checking out World Nomads.