Traveling Solo is a Great Adventure

Traveling Solo is a Great Adventure

by Amy Lignor


There are so many stories out there to scare the solo traveler, yet getting away for some time by yourself is actually a great way to reenergize and get some peace all at the same time. Whether you want to take a journey for a chance to get away, or wish to learn about new cultures and meet new people, traveling solo can be done safely and offer you a whole lot of fun at the same time. All you really need is your own adventurous spirit. After that, the list of things to remember is quite simple.

solo traveler, discover, adventure, journey, reenergize, tips, places to visit, learn, experience


When preparing, just make sure to set aside all those silly, scary stories you’ve been told. Although it may seem frightening to go to a new place all alone, greeting new people, eating new foods, and learning about the past is an unforgettable experience.


Solo travel is self-indulgent. You can spend a day in the local cafés, walk through a stunning museum or indulge in other passions, whether they be music or basking in the sun on a warm beach. And you are allowed to call all the shots. If you want to spend more, sleep more…then do it! Just remember that friends and loved ones back home don’t cease to exist. In other words, keep in touch with someone to let them know how you are and where you are so that someone will always be just a text away.


When it comes to the need for cash, keep more on your person than you may believe you need. But, keep said cash in a variety of places. That way, losing a purse or backpack isn’t that big of a deal if your passport, cash and credit cards aren’t all in it at the same time.


So what are the best countries to visit as a solo traveler? Although there are lists out there that you can find on the internet, the two things to look for are countries that are statistically safer, and ones that are literally happy places that pride themselves on making the traveler feel extremely welcome.


Japan is an incredible country to visit for the solo traveler. From the fascination of Tokyo to jumping on a bullet train to pass by Mount Fuji and view the peaceful tranquility of old Kyoto, the traveler can enjoy a list filled with great food, modern hotels, and lush Zen gardens.


Austria is another destination that scores high with the solo traveler. If afraid of losing your way, Vienna is known to be one of the easiest cities in Europe to get around. Concert halls, cafés, museums—the beauty of Vienna is astounding. Austria also offers a rail network that can take the solo traveler from Innsbruck to Graz and beyond with ease.


If your one of those who like to mind their own business and be left alone, Switzerland is a fantastic trek. Great for the lover of the outdoors, all you need is a Swiss Rail pass to ride every tram or steamer to arrive at a chosen trail.


New Zealand is one that also tops the “best” lists when it comes to solo travel. With a very high safety ranking, one and all can go from the glaciers to the rainforests to the center of the Southern Alps, and even hike on the legendary Milford Track. In New Zealand you will also meet some of the friendliest people known to exist on the planet.


And speaking of friendly… In the amazing country of Chile, the natives are extremely welcoming to all solo travelers who want to explore the endless coastline. You can also choose to go north to the unforgettable Atacama Desert, or south to Patagonia, and even become part of a Chilean barbecue along the way.


One more to speak about is Indonesia. The temples are stunning. For people seeking peace, Indonesia beckons to the spiritualist. Bali is the most popular destination for Western solo travelers, but if that’s too touristy for you, a short flight to Lombok, an island off the coast of Bali, allows you to travel back in time.


In the end, whatever country you choose, as a solo traveler never forget to explore. Partake of everything these particular cultures have to offer. Life is short, after all, so see as much of this majestic world as you possibly can!

Source:  Baret News


It’s Mutants vs. Mutants in 9th Installment of Beloved Marvel Franchise

  X-Men: Apocalypse Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams It's Mutants vs. Mutants in 9th Installment of Beloved Marvel Franchise X-Men: Apocalypse is the 9th installment in the much-beloved, Marvel Comics franchise launched back in 2000. This episode is the 4th directed by the series' originator, Bryan Singer, whose sophisticated touch always allows an audience to enjoy a relatively-cerebral cinematic experience. Thus, this character-driven … [Read More its Good for You.....]


Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! – A Book That Will Leave You Gasping

  Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! – A Book That Will Leave You Gasping Book Review by Amy Lignor   How long does it take for compassion to die? In the case of the Viet Nam* War, little was shown for the “unwanted veterans” from the very beginning. Unlike WWII, and the cheers given to the “beloved” veterans who returned home victorious; the Viet Nam soldiers were not so enamored. And although there are many books written about this … [Read More its Good for You...]


More Than a Score

  ACRONYM TO FOLLOW by Peter Brav   Finally Our Day has come There’s a Day for everything For doughnuts, siblings, eight track tapes Grilled cheese, daughters and sons to work Encouragement, Alzheimer’s Coffee, math, chewing gum Blasphemy, yo-yos And now finally One for us Truly a Day to celebrate National Don’t Shoot An Unarmed Brother Doctor King Not Seeing Progress George Orwell Laughing It Is So About the … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

New Home Sales Jump in April

  New Home Sales Jump in April By Burt Carey Sales of new homes hit their highest rate since 2008 in April, according to the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. April sales increased 16.6 percent over March figures, which correlates to a seasonally adjusted rate of 619,000 home sales projected for the year. The median price of those new homes was $321,000, the highest median price ever recorded. That’s up 9.7 percent … [Read More its Good for You.....]


The World Continues to Reveal Its Secrets

  The World Continues to Reveal Its Secrets by Amy Lignor   We all know the names of those “magical” locations recorded throughout history. Perhaps, after all this time, the name “Atlantis” still reigns at the top of the list when it comes to being the most magical of them all. This was one locale people have claimed has actually been found; over the years, Atlantis has supposedly been discovered everywhere from the Bahamas to the … [Read More its Good for You...]


Roundabout more than meets the eye

  Roundabout more than meets the eye   By Craig Lamb   The circular shape of the Roundabout is an eye catcher, and that is only one reason why this boat is designed with features not found in a kayak.   Both boats are intended for fishing skinny water, accessing to hard-to-reach spots, and easy for an angler to transport. That is where the similarities end.   Before kayak fishing caught on the narrow craft was … [Read More its Good for You...]


Saying Goodbye to Legends…

    Saying Goodbye to Legends… by Amy Lignor   When someone you admire departs the Earth, it is extremely sad to come to terms with. In the days just passed, people and fans had to deal with the departure of two men from the world of sports. Although one perhaps was not a surprise, seeing as that the gentleman lived a good, long life, the other departure was shocking. One was a legend, while the other was on the road to … [Read More its Good for You...]


Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two New York, NY (August 10, 2016) — Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two script book, the eighth Harry Potter story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, published in the U.S. and Canada by Scholastic has sold more than 3.3 million copies in North America to date.Scholastic announced a first printing … [Read More its Good for You...]


An Inspirational Journey

  An Inspirational Journey by Amy Lignor   There are tons of choices when it comes to planning your next vacation. While real sports lovers might plan a trip that takes them to every NFL game being played; others may want nothing more than to experience the Old West, and plan a trip designed to hit every “ghostly” town where legendary gunslingers once walked the streets. There is one plan, however, that is perfect for those who desire … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Avoiding a Greek Tragedy

  Avoiding a Greek Tragedy by Amy Lignor   For those who love history, or just extremely good movies, you have already set your eyes on the Skyrian horse. Sometimes referred to as the Skyros pony, these semi-wild creatures are legendary. Since well before what many believe to be the beginning of creation, this elite horse was responsible for carrying Man into battle – from simple men to the gods, themselves. In fact, the Skyrian … [Read More its Good for You...]