This small town on the coast of Ecuador has become a party hot spot for backpackers in South America. Attracting a young and energetic crowd, partiers who opt out of the beach can choose from a range of bars, restaurants and vendors that will concoct any drink you desire.
The most famous club scene in the world is also home to some of the most epic beach parties known to man. Like most beach parties, these gatherings can trace their origins to drum circles in celebration of the full moon. While Ibiza touts a star-studded lineup of deejays for its summer clubbing season, partygoers can head over to the beach for a less glitzy feel.
Full moon veterans will often complain about the over-saturation of this scene. If you want a more intimate feel, head to Kendwa Beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Originally a traditional drum group, the event has grown into a monthly night of dancing, with a vibe reminiscent of Koh Phangan before it was commercialized.
Once an enclave of hippies and ex-pats, Goa has become a favorite destination for backpackers from around the world. Parties can pop up without a moment’s notice, so they stay under the radar. If you are in town looking to dance, the general rule of thumb is to rent a scooter and follow the music.
Koh Phangan, Thailand:
Home to one of the oldest and wildest full moon parties in existence, Koh Phangan is synonymous with the scene. Haad Rin is a large, crescent shaped beach where crowds can grow to more than 30,000 people. With multiple deejays playing and a plethora of bars and restaurants, visitors are guaranteed to find a drink and a beat to their liking.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
The Czech Republic’s capital city might seem like an odd choice for an adventurous bachelor party, but Prague offers far more than just a picturesque setting. The city is teeming with culture, along with excellent nightlife and plenty of things to keep you busy.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Solo travel is all the rage these days, but for those who are just starting out, the idea of jetting off to a foreign land by yourself can be daunting. Thankfully, there are a few destinations that are great starting points for novice solo travelers as they are relatively safe, easy to navigate and easy to get by with just English.