Want to get away on your own this year? Here are five destinations to consider for your solo vacation.
Camelback Mountain in the Arizona desert is not only beautiful — the area’s known for its wellness experiences that help transform travelers both inside and out. If you book a stay at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, you have a whole host of treatments to choose from designed to improve your physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
What better way to discover yourself than by tracking down the history of your family? DNA kits like 23andMe make it easier to see where your family came from, and now tourism providers make it easier to get there. Many Americans find they have a connection to Ireland, so tours have been springing up in the country like crazy, but you can likely find similar experiences in other destinations.
If you’ve yet to travel solo and want to have a great time on your first solo trip, but aren’t quite sure you’re ready to travel abroad by yourself, give New York City a whirl. The Big Apple offers everything you could ever need, at any time of day, and there’s always something new to discover without leaving behind the comforts of familiarity.
If it’s relaxation across all four seasons you want, Lake Placid delivers with luxury options in droves. Try Whiteface Lodge for something spectacular no matter the time of year. In winter, you’ll love the cast-iron fireplaces in the suites, as well as the free lifts to Whiteface Mountain. In the summer, you’ll love the nearby hiking and outdoor activities, as well as the wineries and great dining.
For home chefs and foodies planning ahead, take a look at Pebble Beach Resorts’ annual culinary getaway. Available next January, it’s a three-day, immersive culinary retreat perfect for solo travelers. Enjoy hands-on demos, memorable meals and tastings, all while meeting passionate foodies like yourself.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Ever stepped onboard a long-haul flight and cringed at the site of your seat? You might envy short people who have ample room to spread out, but they have their own unique brand of problems. Dangling short legs off a seat for hours is less than ideal, especially if lower back issues are also involved.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.