Articles by Steve Razzetti...

Trekking venues

Trekking venues

by Steve Razzetti

Even the briefest outline of the attractions of the destinations possible for trekkers today would fill volumes. But of course, everyone has a different aspiration or goal, and each mountain region in the world rewards visitors in different ways. Within each country and continent are found an incredibly diverse range of terrains and peoples.

Currency

Currency

by Steve Razzetti

This article deals with the issues of obtaining foreign currency for your foreign trek both at home and abroad, and the security of your money when you are travelling.

Flights for trekking

Flights for trekking

by Steve Razzetti

The internet has made finding flights very easy, but there are some nuances that trekkers should be aware of before they book. This article gives the information a trekker needs to know.

Embassies and visas

Embassies and visas

by Steve Razzetti

Embassies are a source of help and information for British nationals abroad. This article describes what you might expect from an Embassy or Overseas Mission and what they cannot do for you. For many countries outside the Commonwealth and Europe you will need a visa. Tips to bear in mind when applying for visas.

Safety issues for trekking

Safety issues for trekking

by Steve Razzetti

Reading reports in our news media about trouble and strife abroad is often enough to instill complete paranoia in the minds of would-be travellers. It goes without saying that a few sensible measures and a bit of forethought will lessen your chances of running into trouble.

Trekking checklist

Trekking checklist

by Steve Razzetti

Getting organised before your trip can be a nightmare with the number of things you have to remember - but it doesn't need to be. This article provides advice on the choice of clothing and equipment you're likely to need and a checklist to ensure that your trek will be as smooth and as trouble-free as possible.

Trekking preparation

Trekking preparation

by Steve Razzetti

This section will help you start thinking about the type of trekking you might consider and gives you some handy pointers to help with your planning and preparation, including a useful 'before you go' checklist.

Starting out trekking

Starting out trekking

by Steve Razzetti

This introduction explains the basic concepts of fitness and mountain awareness, outlining some of the qualities differentiating the various destinations worldwide that attract both novice and veteran. It also provides preliminary pointers to treks suitable for first timers.

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