Times are difficult right now with a majority of us at home most days. So maybe a new environment will do some good. Here are a few solo vacations worth noting.
Sometimes getting away on a solo vacation can mean seeing things at your own pace. There is no one else to agree to an itinerary. It’s just you and your destination of choice – enjoying all that it has to offer. Or, whatever it is you want to do while you are there. Why? Because it is just you!
In the crazy world we are living in today, the one thing that social distancing has shown us is that it all comes down to us, each as individuals. This has sent many of us on a new journey of self-discovery. And, no matter how much we love being social and spending time with others, there could come a time again when we are stuck in quarantine with no one but ourselves.
Learn to love yourself and embrace your strengths as you head off into the world to explore. Treat yourself kindly and make memories that will last you a lifetime.
So, where will you go? Why not try one of these solo vacations? Some in the U.S., others abroad, but all are guaranteed to have an impact on you.
They say there is something magical about the Sedona sky. Have you ever been there? If not, it is worth a visit. And, well, the peace this area of the country brings is best experienced alone. That’s right – first on our list of solo travel destinations is Sedona, Arizona.
Sedona is an area inhabited by New Age and spiritual culture. There is a sense of healing and rejuvenation that can come with a visit here. You can take the road less traveled and go sightseeing on a tour that will take you out into the desert. You can do some yoga, spend time at the spa, visit Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park. Rumor has it that the latter is the perfect place for self-reflection.
Of course, Sedona is not all about healing and inner peace. There are many other things you can do while here, too. For instance, you can go fishing or tubing, immerse yourself in the local arts and culture scene, and even learn about Native American history.
While every country has its key interests that draw in travelers, Costa Rica has a unique variety. From the shoreline to the volcano, to the rainforest, and everywhere in between, this is a place where you won’t be bored. As a solo traveler, though, there are a few areas that may be best suited for you. After all, traveling solo does not necessarily mean traveling alone. There’s a good chance you want to meet others, right? Maybe even feel like a local by the time you leave?
The areas of Tamarindo, Puerto Viejo, Nosara, Santa Teresa, and La Fortuna are great places to mingle with locals, indulge in the local cuisine, experience nightlife, and yet still be close enough to fit in all the activities and adventures that Costa Rica has to offer.
So, go surfing, watch the sunset on the beach, take a Yoga class, or simply just be. You will find this country refreshing for your mind, body, and soul.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
How about visiting a place in the United States that isn’t often on everyone’s bucket list? Santa Fe, NM should be on those bucket lists. After all, it isn’t called The City Different for nothing. This city is like no other – and it is a great place to escape on solo travel without traveling too far.
They say it is hard to leave Santa Fe once you arrive there. It has a rich history and culture – and has both indoor and outdoor things to see that you won’t want to miss. Lose your breath at the Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi with its Roman architecture. Fall in love with the pueblo-style architecture found all over the area. Head on over to Canyon Road to experience some remarkable art galleries. Indulge yourself in the deep Hispanic culture and don’t you dare head home without tasting the local chile.
Santa Fe is a fun, educational, and rejuvenating place to visit – even as a solo traveler.
Again, heading further away from the U.S., how about a trip to Austria? It isn’t too often that you hear of someone visiting this country, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t one that is perfect for solo travelers – especially Vienna. In general, this is a super safe place to visit, English is spoken nearly everywhere, and the scenery is downright stunning.
While in Vienna (the capital), you will find there is so much to see. There are all sorts of cultural expressions, such as music, art, and architecture. Visit castles, museums, enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the many coffee houses, enjoy a show at the Vienna Opera House, and just explore. You never know what you may find.
Florida Keys, Florida
Keeping it closer to home while feeling like you are miles away, visit the Florida Keys. From Key Largo on the north end to Key West on the south, and all the keys in between, you will find a lot of, well, nothing to do. And, that’s what makes this destination so great.
Sure, you can go snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, fishing, or just relax on the beach. Or you can stroll through the artisan shops filled with local talent, enjoy some local seafood, drink a frozen adult beverage in a tiki hut with the locals, and more. By the time you head back home, you will feel so relaxed and rejuvenated. It is the perfect solo trip full of solace.
These are just the tip of the iceberg. When you make the choice to see the world with a private getaway, you can go anywhere. And, if you choose to charter a private jet, you can get as close to your destination as possible – even traveling where some commercial flights can’t land!
So, do your research and discover a destination for your solo travel that will sweep you off your feet. You deserve it, don’t you think?