Vacationing Solo!!!

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    Feb 13, 2011 7:30 PM GMT

    So I am in desperate need of a getaway...from everything. I want to take a trip alone but I am not sure of where to go. I just want to go somewhere where I can get lost and have time to myself. Figure things out and have fun on my own.

    I'm pretty much open to anything except going over seas, since I have that trip planned for this summer, and going with friends or family hahaha.

    Anyone else thinking of a solo adventure?

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    Feb 13, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    Just finished a week solo in Baja, great place, lay back and mexicans are great people, .............................Keithicon_wink.gif
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    Feb 13, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    Two years ago I went camping solo and didn't have much fun being totally alone and isolated. Yet, I can never find anyone willing to travel so here I am considering it again. Maybe you should try a mini-trip first to see if you like it before spending big cash on a farther trip?!?
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    Feb 13, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
    I went completely solo to Venice, Italy at the start of February icon_smile.gif Best thing I ever did. The weather is starting to become glorious too.
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    Feb 13, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
    All my vacations (since I left home) have been solo. I think it's fun.
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    Feb 13, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    I go hiking solo or if I want company I ask my Buddies to come along. There are many mountains here in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area that have hiking trails. Hiking is such a popular means of getting away by yourself, except for the occasional passers-by.

    Once you reach the summit all by yourself, stop and listen to the quiet as the wind blowing pass you and cools you down. View and take in the beauty of the whole valley. The hike is well worth the view. It can also be a very sacred, spiritual and inspiring adventure. If you want a solo adventure, in my opinion, hiking in the Arizona mountains is at the top of the list!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 13, 2011 11:42 PM GMT
    I went to New York City for a week by myself and had a blast. I wouldn't hesitate to take another vacation solo -- you actually meet people much easier and the freedom you have to just create your own adventure and do whatever you want is something everyone should experience.
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    Feb 13, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
    I second FurMur1. I backpacked Arizona and I loved that part of the world. However, it was the Grand Canyon which captured my imagination. If you cannot hike to the bottom due to not getting a Camper's Pass, nor get a reservation for the night at Phantom Ranch, then a good dayhike to Plateau Point is recommended, where you would be rewarded with a magnificent view of the Colorado River, something that can't be seen from the rim.

    I too have stopped at Phoenix, and visited a Cactus park in the Scottdale area. It made a great day out.

    But my favourite stop in all of the USA was San Diego, California. I just loved the sub-tropical feel to it.
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    Feb 14, 2011 3:22 AM GMT
    I love solo vacations. Last one was ciarsolo. ;-)
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    Feb 14, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    Normally I have trips with my friends. Actually I wanna take a vacation with my boyfriend. Looking 4 boyfriend right now...













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    Feb 14, 2011 3:50 AM GMT
    LittlePrince saidNormally I have trips with my friends. Actually I wanna take a vacation with my boyfriend. Looking 4 boyfriend right now...















    down mexico way?????????
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    Feb 14, 2011 5:07 AM GMT
    I am thinking of going by myself to the Caribbean to one of those all inclusive resorts!

    I hope to meet some people there. I am sure being drunk and almost naked helps.
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    Feb 14, 2011 7:14 AM GMT
    kangourou saidI went completely solo to Venice, Italy at the start of February icon_smile.gif Best thing I ever did. The weather is starting to become glorious too.


    That was my original plan for the summer but I think I am going with a friend or two.

    CuriousJockAZI went to New York City for a week by myself and had a blast.


    A trip to New York was closest to what I've been thinking. I feel like its a good place to get lost and have a good time.

    I thought about hiking but I've never been before so I am not too sure about that.

    Thanks everybody for the responses icon_smile.gif. Ideas are always accepted
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    Feb 14, 2011 8:28 AM GMT
    I've been on plenty of solo trips. I like traveling a lot and most of my friends can't up and go as frequently as I can.
    Snorkelling and chilling out in Indonesia in one of those luxury resorts was great fun. Met heaps of people.
    I've been to Europe a few times by myself, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland. So much fun!!! I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. I do know quite a few people over there though so I spent a fair bit of time with good friends.
    Beach Holidays in northern Australia.
    Singapore, so many people there! It's easy to have a blast!
    I say go for it! do things that you really want to do and don't wait for someone to enjoy it with. You will have a blast!
  • gallus81

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    Feb 14, 2011 8:48 AM GMT
    travelling solo is the only way to go

    so far I've done:
    9 months in the UK
    6 months in the US
    2 months in South East Asia

    find a globe, spin it, and wherever your finger lands; go!

    going on your own challenges you to meet people, talking to random strangers and do things you wouldn't do if you were with someone you know. it turns a holiday into an adventure, and it'll be far more memorable.
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    Feb 14, 2011 8:49 AM GMT
    mmm_Pecs saidSingapore, so many people there! It's easy to have a blast!



    i second that; Singapore is a great place anytime of the year, incredibly safe, amazing people and the best food I've ever found.
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    Feb 14, 2011 9:00 AM GMT
    Jump in your car and go. No car? Follow my example any buy one sight unseen in a distant state and you have reason to travel solo. Drive back across the country seeing what you want... Wait a year and repeat.
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    Feb 14, 2011 10:48 AM GMT
    gallus81 saidtravelling solo is the only way to go

    so far I've done:
    9 months in the UK
    6 months in the US
    2 months in South East Asia

    find a globe, spin it, and wherever your finger lands; go!

    going on your own challenges you to meet people, talking to random strangers and do things you wouldn't do if you were with someone you know. it turns a holiday into an adventure, and it'll be far more memorable.


    i totally agree. some of the best vacations were solo. about 15 years ago, i went to san fran to visit some friends. because it was winter, it was cold, windy and rainy. i had another 3 weeks left so i asked them to drive me to the airport. 6 hours later i was on a QANTAS flight headed to sydney. since i'm an airline employee, it only cost a few hundred dollars. i ended up on bondi beach and metup with two surfies (life guards). they took me under their wings and housed me for a few days. (they thought it was cool to have a yank as a buddy) i then ventured up the gold coast and did the great barrier reef. the best time i ever had. so, head out on your own. you only have to keep up w/ yourself.
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    Feb 14, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    gallus81 saidtravelling solo is the only way to go

    so far I've done:
    9 months in the UK
    6 months in the US
    2 months in South East Asia

    find a globe, spin it, and wherever your finger lands; go!

    going on your own challenges you to meet people, talking to random strangers and do things you wouldn't do if you were with someone you know. it turns a holiday into an adventure, and it'll be far more memorable.


    Thats awesome! From a lot of the posts it seems like maybe traveling outside of the US alone would be a good idea. My summer trip to Europe could possibly last 2 months and if it does I will be alone for at least 1 month.

    Given limited time do you guys think its better to stay for an extended time in one place or would it be better to spend 2 days here 2 days there?
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    Feb 14, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    Vacation alone sounds like the best vacation maybe.
    Depends on what you want to do. Run through art museums, climb over boulders and tree stumps pretending you're lost to civilization, explore a desolate post-urban landscape, lie 1/2-dead on a beach being irradiated by a giant nuclear furnace? Details!
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    Feb 14, 2011 4:21 PM GMT
    This year already has me wanting/needing a good vacation, and I've highly considered going solo. I probably will in the fall.

    My recommendation: Somewhere warmer
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    Feb 15, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    neosyllogy saidVacation alone sounds like the best vacation maybe.
    Depends on what you want to do. Run through art museums, climb over boulders and tree stumps pretending you're lost to civilization, explore a desolate post-urban landscape, lie 1/2-dead on a beach being irradiated by a giant nuclear furnace? Details!


    If I could smash it all together I would lol. Museums, music, mystery, restaurants, cool places to hang out and just relax, nightlife...am I asking for too much lol???
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    Feb 15, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
    I never vacation solo, I might travel solo to someone to visit them, but that does not count really