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Great Ideas For Traveling Solo

Updated on June 25, 2012

Do you urgently need some distance and perspective from your everyday life? Do you want to escape from everybody and everything? Well, it is possible with a little bit of imagination, enthusiasm and planning. Here, some ideas for travelling solo.

...If you are in a melancholic mood

Then maybe crowded touristic places are not for you. Think of something beautiful and relaxing. But what can be more beautiful and relaxing than an exclusive resort on a reclusive island? Relax, rejuvenate and rediscover yourself within turquoise waters and pristine beaches of Caribbean. Due to a recession you can take an advantage of special promotions and discounts on almost any resorts and spas on any Caribbean island, just choose the island, buy a new swimming suite and go!



Colorado River rafting
Colorado River rafting

...If you are in an adventurous mood 

Then maybe hiking, kayaking or sailing can satisfy your adventurous spirit. You don’t have to do it alone. There are plenty of tours and trips for singles, designed only for women or for men or mixed groups. It is an opportunity to try something new or something you always wanted to try, meet new people and make new friends. How does Patagonia trip sound? Take a journey from Buenos Aires to the tip of South America, visit a colony with thousands of penguins, tour Tierra del, trek on a glacier, and stay at a ranch on the pampas. Or maybe conquer the Colorado River on pontoon-style motorized rafts is a great idea for you! See red rock country of Sedona and Grand Canyon on this scenic float trip and take a chance to see Las Vegas. Trust me Vegas is an adventure itself!

Romance in Rome, Italy
Romance in Rome, Italy

...If you are in a cultural educational mood

Then visiting places with a rich cultural heritage is just what a doctor ordered! Greece, Italy and Spain are fantastic destinations for art, history and culture lovers. You always wanted to go to Rome – great place to go solo. On one hand Rome is full of historical and art treasures to see, on the other hand it is full of places to hang out at night. And in Rome the romance is always in the air. Barcelona is also fantastic place to visit for singles all genders and sexual preferences. The city with its architectural jewels will preoccupy you during the day and its dynamic night life will swallow you at night. It is difficult not to encounter other singles when in Barcelona.

Helping turtles in Costa Rica
Helping turtles in Costa Rica

...If you are in a scientific research mood

If your interest in scientific exploration goes beyond watching public television, for your solo vacation join one of volunteer vacations that get you close to the action alongside scientists in the field. You can carry chimps in Uganda or research reptiles in Belize or find skulls in Tanzania or help turtles in Costa Rica. Choices are endless! Volunteer vacations are great opportunity to visit remoter locations, learn a lot and meet other like-minded volunteers. Don’t think that volunteer vacation wouldn’t cost you anything. It does cost and sometimes it could be expensive, taking into account that accommodations are usually less than desirable.

...If you are in a creative mood

As any creative person, you require time away from your homes, your city and your daily life of thought and imagination.  You are ‘breathing’ by getting out and experiencing the majesty of nature.  Without this you would be easily trapped in your own thoughts, and your creative impulses and works suffer as a result. There are many artist retreats practically in any beautiful natural location. You don’t have to see yourself as a professional artist, you just have to appreciate natural beauty and like being around creative people. Or you can create your own sanctuary, just rent a cabin in any picturesque place, away from other people and noisy cities.

...If you are in a shopping mood

Then go straight to New York. Of course there are great European shopping destinations such as Paris, London, Rome and Milan, but taking into account that dollar is still weaker than euro and pound, shopping in New York is much cheaper idea. And New York can easily satisfy any kind of shopaholics, from luxury to bargain lovers. Plus, if you tired of shopping, in New York you’ll find all kind of other activities, you name it we have it! Food, culture, night life and even nature (we have parks and beaches).

...If you are in a flirting mood

Well, then any big city will do! Of course New York is number one (we all know where Sex and the City took place), but cities like London, Paris, Rome or Amsterdam with its intensive and diverse night life also are great destinations to meet singles.

Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava, Slovakia

...If you are in a saving money mood

Then there are many budget destinations for you. And due to a recession many travel destinations became much cheaper than they were a year ago. Take advantage of the recession prices and visit countries which you always wanted to visit. For example, Eastern European countries such as Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia and Ukraine are inexpensive, each of them has a very unique culture and a very dynamic night life. Therefore these countries attract a lot of travelers and you’ll have a chance not only learn about local customs and meet locals, but also other travelers from around the world.

...If you are not in the mood for anything

Then take a cruise! What can be a better place to do nothing than a ship? Relax on a deck, watch the ocean, explore new destinations on a way and eat all you can. There are also special cruses for singles. These singles cruses are carefully designed for people pertaining to the unmarried state with special singles events, parties and other fun activities. Destinations – plenty, from Mediterranean to Caribbean to Pacific!

Now you have to decide what you are in the mood for, choose your destination, pack a bag and go for your solo adventure! Have a great vacation!

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