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.
North America offers many scenic and historic train rides. These train rides delight and inspire travelers because it gives them a new way to experience the world. Thousands of people take these trains every year and this type of travel is only gaining more followers. The North American train system is still years behind European and Asian countries, but they get the job done. Taking a train is also a great way to add an extra adventure to a trip or destination. It’s not just going from one place to another but getting to view everything in between as well.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Planning a road trip often involves time dedicated to researching routes, planning stops and figuring out how to pass the time for endless hours on the highway. Thankfully, technology comes to the rescue with a handful of mobile apps that can help in the road trip planning process.