Going on vacation, you don’t necessarily want every activity to be unfamiliar. While the setting may be new, and the accommodation feels different from back home, it’s enjoyable to bring your favorite outdoor activities along with you. Doing so, you can feel comfortable just about anywhere.

Here are 4 activities that you can take with you when you travel.

  1. Kite Flying

Kite flying is a highly portable activity that’s fun for solo travelers, couples, or families to join in together. A kite takes up very little space in a backpack or the trunk when driving to a vacation destination. It’s even possible to take a small kite with you when traveling abroad if you’re going to a place that is expected to have enough wind to fly a kite but not so much to make it impossible to fly successfully.

  1. Golfing

Golf is an excellent way to enjoy an afternoon on the greens. Taking a bag full of clubs and stowing them in the car, it’s no trouble to transport them to a nearby golf course when on vacation. Plenty of golf courses are open to avid golfers who are in from out of town and dress the part. Day passes and willing partners to share a round of golf aren’t that difficult to find.

Use Golf Now to locate suitable golf courses across America, Canada and the UK too. There are over 19,000 golf courses to choose from, so you’ll never run out of options.

  1. Archery

When you love to go bow hunting and don’t want to lose your touch while away, you can find local places that permit archery or bow hunting. Be sure to pick up all the necessary archery supplies before you travel as it’s not easy to find something specific like a certain comfortable bow release, a left-handed compound bow that’s in your size, or the right carbon bolts when you’re away.

Check the local regulations if you intend to go hunting with a bow as each state has its own rules. Call up an archery center to verify what the rules are there and the equipment they allow.

  1. Kayaking or Stand Up Paddle Boarding

If you’re planning to stay near a body of water like a local lake or river, there’s the opportunity to bust out your kayak or stand up paddle board. If you’re flying, then an inflatable kayak or SUP isn’t overly heavy and might fit into your stowed luggage.

If you don’t fancy traveling with your watersports gear, it’s usually possible to rent the right equipment for the day at popular lakeside locations. Anywhere that has a healthy number of tourists visiting in the months that support outdoor activities is likely to have a rental outfit nearby. Check with the local tourist board website for the city or state to verify what rental companies operate nearby.

You don’t need to be weighed down with extra equipment to enjoy taking your favorite outdoor pursuit away with you. There are plenty of opportunities to indulge depending on what’s on offer locally.