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Traveling Solo? Here Are Some Amazing Destinations!

Monday, August 7, 2017
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Who says you can’t travel alone and enjoy it? It’s one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have as you explore new places without being restricted to what the other person wants to do all the time. By traveling solo, you’re not influenced by your companion’s tastes so you can self-indulge in whatever the world has to offer you, and best of all, you can do it at your own pace. If you’re about to pack your bags and head out on your next solo adventure, consider visiting these amazing, solo-traveler-friendly destinations!

Cuba

HAVANA UNLEASHED

Go to Cuba’s capital, Havana and immerse yourself in the colonial architecture, 50s Chevys and cigars! Explore all the hidden knick-knacks of this iconic island, like the artisan shops and back street restaurants. Since the crime rate is low, safety isn’t an issue.

Guatemala

THE MAYAN RUINS

Guatemala offers plenty of adventure to solo travelers. Go hiking, whitewater rafting, or explore the ancient Mayan ruins. You can also explore the jungles and get close to an active volcano. 

Alaska

ARE YOU A WHALE WATCHER?

Come to Alaska, where approximately 20% of visitors here are solo travelers like you. The snow-capped mountains, majestic icebergs, and glacier-carved fjords are breathtaking, albeit chilly. So bring a jacket, and a camera, cause you might see some whales too. 

Vietnam

FIND YOURSELF IN NIHN VAN BAY

From Cam Ranh Airport it is a 60 minute drive to the jetty where you then take a 20 minute boat ride to the island and reach Six Senses. It is a perfect place for a yoga retreat, a self loving nurturing journey where you can hike the highest peak, learn to cook healthy Vietnamese food and relax by the pool with a good book!

Nepal

HIKE IN NEPAL

Come to Alaska, where approximately 20% of visitors here are solo travelers like you. The snow-capped mountains, majestic icebergs, and glacier-carved fjords are breathtaking, albeit chilly. So bring a jacket, and a camera, cause you might see some whales too. 

Montenegro

OVERDOSE ON NATURE AND HISTORY

Montenegro, the smallest and youngest and least populated country in Europe, located in the Southern part of the Balkans. This youngest independent country has a population of 620,000 people and one of the most intense history! Time stood still here and that means there are still plenty of things left untouched and undamaged by tourist footprints. Travel here to hike, swim, explore and fall in love with the simplest pleasures of mother earth!

Japan

FALL IN LOVE WITH HISTORY IN KYOTO

Kyoto, one of the most mystical places of all time and where time stands still. You can never get enough of this beautiful Island as there are so many places to visit in a lifetime. Start in Kyoto and understand the history and culture of the Japanese. The reason why Japan is perfect for solo travelers is because you can take your time exploring every corners and even try to learn the language by practicing with the locals. You can learn how to cook Japanese and even learn about the Geishas.

Denmark

LAYBACK IN COPENHAGEN

Art museums, a low-key nightlife, and the café culture of Denmark’s capital is an amazing destination for lone travelers. The city is so compact and self-contained that you can bike ride or explore the area on foot. If you’re visiting in the summer, enjoy the beaches, cause they’re fabulous.

Maldives

DIVE INTO MALDIVES OCEAN

Grab your book and your diving gear (or snorkeling gear) and spend days on an island that is surrounded by the best underwater marine life there is in the world. Contrary to rumors, Maldives is not only a honeymoon destinations. It could be the best break you ever need! Space from others, quiet, learning more about the aquatic life and even learning a skill or two!

New Zealand

RETRACE THE PATH OF THE FELLOWSHIP

Go to New Zealand, and explore the glaciers, rainforests, and the Southern Alps like Frodo from “Lord of the Rings”. You’ve seen the movie, so surely you know how beautiful this place is. Plus, you can jet boat, hike, or go bungee jumping. The experience will be truly magical.

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  • How far would you risk to get to where you want to go? 
KYOTO, JAPAN: Each of the famous torii shrine gates has been donated by an individual or a Japanese business in the hope of receiving good luck and fortune. The name of the donor is inscribed in black ink on the back of each gate.
  • Today I met someone who didn’t know her self worth and it left me with a heavy heart. She admitted she wished for a lot of things and dreamed of accomplishing all her NY resolutions. 
It reminded me of a story I read how we tend to create a big gap between expectations and reality and we cannot see it. How young women daydream for a perfect life and compare themselves with stuff such as ‘body goals’ or ‘couple goals’ rather be known for their accomplishments and how smart one can be. 
It made me realize how much we always have to remember to be kind to ourselves and practice love. It’s an easy thing to ‘be yourself’ but quite another thing to know who you truly are. 
I hope you stop counting your mistakes and stop torturing yourself with regret. I hope you love so strong, where you will always find the courage to say the things you wanted to say. I hope you never ever have to compare yourself to anyone but keep growing into the strong, smart and beautiful woman you are. 💫
  • This isn’t the ‘perfect instagram picture’ but I was never one to post for the number of ‘likes’.
Every picture I post on instagram is because it has a story behind it, and... an unforgettable memory. I didn’t even realize @dennisstever was taking a photo of me, and, to be honest, I think it might have been a fluke, because, if you were on that zodiac with us, you would understand how maintaining our balance was our first priority, otherwise it would have been be a dip in the freezing arctic waters. 
We anchored our sailboat in the middle of nowhere, they call it the arctic wilderness, miles away from tromso’s port. We took the zodiac to reach an uninhabited island and all I could remember, was the water level at my boots, and I was holding on to 3 camera bags and equipments and remember asking Dennis to repeatedly say “If MICHELLE falls off, save her cameras first” 😂
I’ve asked him so many times to acknowledge the fact that I’ve given him full permission to save my equipment first before anything else, and it just makes me laugh so hard on how far I am willing to go to save my gear. 
This photo reminds me of life. The adrenaline rush, the subzero temperature winds at the break of dawn, the unknown, the love, the risks we take, the crazy decisions we make in life and for our passion, in my case, it’s my love for photography. 
Can’t wait to return in two weeks on a @travelwithtjd 💫
  • It wasn’t so long ago when I made this dream a reality. Over a year ago, I made it to Harads in Sweden while driving, crossing the borders from Finland. One of the most incredible experiences of my life. This is the UFO at Tree Hotel. What you don’t see, is the incredible views of the Lule River valley and miles and miles of unspoiled forest lands. ❤️
  • Felt on top of the world...
Can you guess where in Portugal this was taken 2 years ago?
  • A week ago, I was walking barefoot on an island 🌴... Today, I’m recovering from the flu in bed... and in a couple of days I’ll be back to winter mode ❄️. How is your weekend looking so far? 😊
  • Truth: A lot of you question how I have things figured out... it’s far from the truth. I promise. 
The truth is, I take risks in the things I believe in, personally and my business life... and learned not to try and overthink when making the decision, because I remind myself how hard I worked for my career and passion to come together. 
I take risks not because I’m brave, but because I really believe that it could be SO good when it works out, or when a project I pitched for succeeds... I look back and realize how far I have come and remember thinking that things were such a mess I would never recover. 
I have never led an ‘ordinary life’ nor a life that would suit everyone maybe...but that is the only life I love despite the sleepless nights working and my heart racing all the time. “That’s the sleepless life of an entrepreneur” they say. 
I am determined to be the best of what I only believe I can be, even when I may lack in other things or even when I fall... But my life is about breaking my own limits and not let the outside noise affect my judgments. That’s how I make it through... 💕
  • Here is a little bit on how this picture was taken... As drones are strictly not allowed @sixsenseslaamu - I had to find a way to climb on the roof patio and hook my camera  on a balcony pole so it doesn’t get blown away or fall right into the pool. 
When I finally thought I had the settings set on and the camera hooked properly, I ran down the stairs, out the backdoor, into the front door of the pool deck and sat there with my remote control. The sun’s light has increased slightly then and my settings were all wrong again 🤦🏼‍♀️, if you were my Neighbour, you would see a crazy lady, with her hat flying away, running up and down the roof top. 
Luckily, my remote’s connection to my camera and the light was finally set and I took the shot. Then I just sat there. Watching the sky turning from pink, to orange to clear blue. 
Only then, I realized my camera was still hanging ever so lightly... so, pulled myself together and rushed back on the rooftop. 😊 That’s the story 🌴
  • I worked out what would make me happy, and I worked out what I wanted to do, and I trained myself to do the job that would make those two things happen. ‘You make it sound so simple...’ Everyone said 
It is simple...The thing is, it's also a lot of hard work. And people don't want to put in a lot of work. But I didn't get here simply by wishing for it.
  • The view from my beautiful water villa @sixsenseslaamu 🌊 Happy Sunday everyone!
  • Welcome to the Maldivian Jungle 🌊🌴Escaped for a long weekend to dive, tan, eat and learn all about the sustainability projects together with @sixsenseslaamu and @travel4apurpose - this has to be one of the most beautiful beach front villa I’ve seen. Are you a water villa or beach villa lover?
  • Legend says that there is an intangible string of fate that binds two souls destined to be together... Whether as best friends, lovers or two crossing paths.
Those connected are bound no matter of time, place or circumstance.
The red string of fate is derived from an ancient East Asian belief. According to this myth, the Gods tie a red string around the ankles of those that are destined to meet each other or help each other in a certain way.
And so, no matter how near or far you are from the person, the thread remains. 
There will be times when mentally or physically, you feel distant from the person, but that doesn’t affect the thread that binds you two together. 
If you feel that with a lover, friend, or someone you just met... take a minute to remember what you just read and always be kind to one another. 💫