Exploring a new country on horseback is an exciting adventure. It allows you to see sights outside of the city limits and landscapes you might not know exist. But hopping on a horse without preparation is also a good way to get hurt.
Overseas in a foreign country is not the best place to ride a horse for the first time. Language barriers, lack of health insurance and no knowledge of your surroundings can make you nervous, which your horse will sense and take advantage of. Take a couple of lessons back home before attempting a tour while you travel.
Exercise Your Core
Horseback riding is not recommended for travelers out of shape. It requires a great deal of core and length strength in order to keep the horse in line. Doing some exercises in the week leading up to the riding tour will help your body prepare for the strain.
Your guide will assess your skill level when it comes to riding a horse. This is not a time to let your ego do the talking. Aim for the easiest horse they have unless you want to get yourself and the animal injured.
Baggy jeans and tennis shoes are not appropriate for riding a horse. Instead, opt for tighter pants that won’t catch on the equipment and boots. If you’re unsure of what outfit to wear, contact the tour operator ahead of time and ask.
Be confident in your skills before heading off on the tour. If you’re not ready to ride, let your guide know so he can work with you until you’re comfortable enough to handle the horse on your own. Study the equipment and practice trotting the horse around the stable before heading off.
Mexico’s second-largest city is affectingly known as the San Francisco of Mexico and has one of the largest LGBTQ+ populations in the country. Unsurprisingly, that means it also boasts a vibrant, fun atmosphere for the community. From a thriving nightlife to plenty of queer-friendly restaurants and shops, there’s something around every corner for LGBTQ+ travelers.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
If you’ve ever wanted to pretend you’re a cowboy for the day, here’s your chance. Step into the boots of a gaucho on Camino Pampa’s estancia experience. The day starts at 8 a.m. with a pickup at your hotel in Buenos Aires to travel about an hour and a half into the countryside via private vehicle. Your guide will meet you in San Antonio de Areco, a historic gaucho town, where you will learn about the art of silver and metal-working and walk the sleepy colonial streets.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Everyone who travels is intimately familiar with the sensation of pressure changes in airplane cabins as aircraft take off and land. Many travelers have their own methods to deal with the pain. Remedies range from swallowing to chewing gum to bringing along specialized goods to combat pressure changes.