Traveling alone doesn’t always have to be lonely. It can be adventurous, and you can learn several new things about life as well as yourself. Why not take a vacation to learn more about yourself at one of these five getaways?
Jaco, Costa Rica
According to Happy Planet Index, Costa Rica is ranked as the number one happiest country in the world. The people live long, cheerful, and adventurous lives, so it makes sense that anyone looking for adventure should visit Costa Rica. It’s a great place to take part in several water sports, zip lining, or taking a stroll through Cloud Forest.
Jaco is, specifically, one of the best places to visit for water sports, plus it’s a fantastic hideaway for sunbathers. Lush green rainforests surround the town and amazing mountains tower above. Surfers flock here from around the world to ride the waves, but that doesn’t mean it’s only for those who are experienced. The less experienced can also learn to surf in Jaco. The staff is more than willing to teach anyone who is willing to learn.
Scottsdale has been known as a sleepy town, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its fair share of fun. Recently, it has seen a massive burst of business towards nightlife that any solo adventurer can partake in. There are themed bars, lounges, and clubs that will keep you busy all night long, but if that’s not your style, don’t worry! There are other options.
Scottsdale is also a great place for desert exploration. What does that mean? It’s not you wondering around in the desert alone. It’s much more fun. There are air tours of the desert, biking, hiking and climbing, and even group adventures where you can meet new friends. You might even be interested in heading off the beaten path to enjoy off-road tours for an up-close look at the ecology of Arizona.
Bhutan is a great option for those looking for a cultural option. It’s a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge with a reputation of magic and mystery. Buddhist culture has been carefully preserved in this little nation, all while embracing global developments. In more recent years, there weren’t roads or electricity, so Bhutan almost feels suspended in time.
The Himalayan landscape has luscious green forests and peaking mountains, but that’s not all Bhutan has to offer. When you visit here, you will have a chance to obtain your own personal guide that will give you an overview of the culture and history of Bhutan. It’s an extremely peaceful option, although it’s more on the pricey side.
Florence is a great place for any visitor, whether they’re in a group or on their own. At first it can seem pretty scary, but you’ll eventually fall in love with the charm of Italian life. Italians are super laid back and are also extremely kind. It’s nearly impossible not to connect with people in this city, especially since many are tourists in their own right.
The adventurous thing about Florence is just leaving your accommodations and walking around. Go ahead, get lost! Walk around and look for a restaurant where English isn’t spoken. Sit down and grab a bite to eat. You’ll also find gems such as Dante Alighieri’s home, wonderful cafés, and beautiful scenery that will take your breath away.
A cultural aspect is also involved. Political, economic, and artistic life once stemmed from Florence, a hub of the Renaissance. Take the time to visit the Duomo, Sante Croce, or the Baptistry. There are so many places to visit that you’ll wish you had more time.
Known for their amazing hospitality, Thailand is a great place for single travelers. It’s even possible that you’ll find other travelers along the way and make lifetime friendships. It’s also known for being incredibly cheap, so this is a great trip for the budgeting single adventurer.
You’ll also be in for wonderful cultural experiences, as there are several temples you can visit. Wat Pho is one of the best places to visit in Thailand and a great place to get away from other tourists. Don’t be afraid to get lost, because you’ll never know what you’ll find along the way!