Sometimes we all need a little peace and quiet – and traveling alone is an amazing experience. If you want an escape and enjoy your own company, then traveling solo is the way to go! You are free to do what you want, go where you want, nap when you want, tour when you want, and much more! Even a mini stay-cation is a great way to recharge and enjoy some solo-time, but when you’re looking for a bigger escape, where should you go? Here's a look at some of the best places to travel alone:
Known for its energetic atmosphere, cosmopolitan character, unique attractions, and a lively beach culture, Barcelona is on the hot list of European destinations.Tour the five streets of La Rambla – full of museums, cathedrals, gothic buildings and much more. From there, take a classic sail boat ride on the Mediterranean. Enjoy the 2.5 miles of the sandy beaches or hike through Colserola Park. After you have toured the wineries, there is a bustling nightlife in the many outdoor plazas and surrounding bars and restaurants.
Known as the “Home of All Right”, Jamaica is a magical paradise full of adventure, rain forests, and mountains. The people are friendly, the food is amazing, and there is nothing like watching the sun fall into the water over the Caribbean Sea while listening to reggae music. Visit the busy tourist areas of the North Coast, and don’t miss the opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery at Dunns River Falls, Green Grotto Caves, Seven Mile Beach, and the mountainous national parks. And don’t forget to waste away at Margaritaville!
The French Quarter is usually where visitors start their sightseeing. It is the oldest part of the city and filled with a mix of clubs, souvenir shops, restaurants, vendors, and beautiful homes. Farther out, you can visit the Garden District and take in the beautiful 19th century Old South mansions.
There are not many cities in the world where cemeteries are a main attraction, but that is the case in New Orleans, because burials are done above ground. Finally, don’t forget to check out the jazz music in New Orleans, which is often referred to as the “beating heart” of the city.
Remember - traveling alone makes you more comfortable in your own skin and encourages self-awareness. And most importantly- wandering around this big, beautiful planet is definitely good for the soul!
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Ann Jones, CTC, MCC