When it comes to travel, Paul Theroux, the American traveler and writer, gives only three tips: “Travel by land, travel alone when it’s feasible, and take notes!” So simple! He travels without a cellphone and he leaves behind him any desire for online connections looking for a human contact. In our times, solo travelers are no longer so rare. A recent research in the United States showed that the last year 1 in 4 traveled alone on his last trip, while two years ago it was 1 in 7. Solo traveling isn’t an advantage of teenagers any more, with their backpack of the rest of their life. It’s just a mature choice for those who can enjoy life and themselves without any other company. Are you a solo traveler? Well, this article will offer you a choice of five exciting trips.
So, here are 5 exciting trips for Solo Travelers:
1. From South Spain to Sahara (by motorcycle)
In our times, it’s a very common phenomenon to travel while we’re still silently chained to the pressures of our everyday life. The true flight comes when you are on the saddle of a motorcycle, on a route that organized by the British Legendary Motorcycle Adventures. The twelve-day trip to the Sahara begins from the Andalusian Mountains. Free camping is combined with staying in small hotels and visiting some of Morocco’s most important attractions: ancient stylized mountains, the sunrise in the desert and, above all, the freedom of an open road.
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2. From Los Angeles to San Diego (by bike)
It’s a trip to the West, far away from the classic ascents of Europe or the mountains of California. Rapha, the Bicycle Racing Group, organizes an extraordinary six-day cycling tour, which starts from Santa Monica along the Pacific Coast. It continues in the Hollywood Hills on a rising course (which is not recommended for occasional cyclists) about 4,000m to Pasadena. There follows a trip that cover more than 1,010 kilometers and over 20,000 vertical measures. The view to the ocean is amazing and the package includes stays in comfortable inns and resorts and a one-night massage bonus that will prepare you for the next day.
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3. From San Jose to Caribbean (by 4×4 Jeep)
Costa Rica is a concentrated tropical playground that combines dreamy waters, surfing in the Caribbean and rich jungle with difficult roads and challenging you to explore it with a 4×4. Fly to San José, rent a jeep and drive west until you reach the ocean. On the way, go through the hot springs and hanging bridges on the edge of the Arenal Volcano and, before you get to the shore of the Guanacaste to surf or swim with the turtles of the area, don’t forget to visit the paradise birds of Palo Verde National Park! Leave your car in Liberia, the capital of the coastal province and return home flying from there.
4. From Argentina to Chile (by horse)
In 1878, the British Aristocrat, writer and explorer, Lady Florence Dixie, began her journey to Patagonia recording her experiences in her famous book “Across Patagonia”. «Nowhere else is there an area of 260,000 km2, which you can cross gently while enjoying a healthy climate being safe from fever, wild races, disliking animals, telegrams, letters and all other inconvenience…», she wrote in her book.
140 years later, there has not been much change in the land, that the two bandits, Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid, fled in 1905 and it remains an exciting desert. Discover the open plains, Andean peaks in a ten-day trip with the horse, staying in remote camps and huts along the way.
5. From Singapore to Bangkok (by train)
You could save time and go to Thailand by plane. However, a train trip is more exciting and certainly more stylish. Eastern & Oriental Express has frequent routes between Singapore and Bangkok with luxury trains crossing the countryside and the peninsula coast of Malaysia and Thailand. The old-fashioned luxury wagons have come in from the Golden Age of the Railroad and the books of Agatha Christie and Graham Green: glittering woodcarving, embroidered blinds, single rooms and a good quantity of gin. You can enjoy your dinner in the luxury restaurant and have a drink in the bar while someone play piano. There are stops along this route, until you reach your final destination, such as the Kwai River Bridge Station and the large Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar.
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