It’s no secret that I love to travel. In fact, I’ve been all over the world and have seen so many things that I never thought were imaginable. While my friends enjoy their vacations with other people, I choose to go solo so that I can make new friends along the way. Solo travel is a great opportunity to meet new people and grow as an individual; it allows you to explore yourself in ways you never thought possible! Here are some of my favorite adventures for solo travelers who want to get out there and explore the world on their own:
Hike a National Scenic Trail
If you’re looking for adventures for solo travelers that don’t involve any other people, consider hiking one of America’s National Scenic Trails. There are currently 13 of these epic trails, and each offers something different: the Appalachian Trail will lead you through some gorgeous mountain vistas; the Arizona National Scenic Trail takes you through desert terrain; and the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail takes hikers through some rough climates. Each trail is quite long—the longest being 2,200 miles—but even shorter trails can provide great opportunities to get out on your own and enjoy nature without having to worry about booking campsites or finding food along the way.
And if you’re looking for an opportunity to hike but aren’t sure which route would be best for your trip, check out this list of 10 best hikes for solo travelers by Outside Magazine!
Go to a Yoga Retreat
A yoga retreat is a way for solo travelers to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of regular life. You’ll be surrounded by like-minded people who are there to take care of themselves, and you’ll get to experience the best parts of being away from home. There are several things you can look for in a yoga retreat that will guarantee an amazing experience:
- Choose one that’s close enough to your home or workplace so that it won’t cost too much money on transportation. If you’re planning on driving, confirm that there’s parking available before booking your trip.
- Look into what kind of accommodations they offer—do they have vegetarian options? Are laundry facilities provided? What activities do they offer besides yoga?
When choosing a place to spend time at, make sure it meets all your needs!
Bike the Great Allegheny Passage
If you want an adventure that allows you to take in the country while still being able to get somewhere, biking is your best bet. The Great Allegheny Passage stretches from Pittsburgh all the way down through Maryland and into Washington DC. It’s a paved trail and relatively flat, making it easy to navigate on two wheels.
Hike Half Dome in Yosemite
Half Dome is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park. The hike to the summit is challenging, as it involves steep stairs and cables that help you climb up to the top of Half Dome. The cables are spaced relatively close together, so you won’t have to worry about losing your balance if you’re afraid of heights. There are also several ways to get down from the top: either by taking the same route back down or by rappelling off of one side into Tenaya Lake (not recommended).
If you don’t want to do all that hiking, another way would be to take a tour bus up there instead! That way it’s like an amusement park ride but with nature instead of rides made by humans. You’ll feel like Indiana Jones without having any dragons chase after you on your journey through these beautiful landscapes that were created millennia ago when someone lifted up half their continent with their bare hands while they weren’t paying attention because they were thinking about something else entirely unrelated such as what color socks they should wear today or how many times they could fit into one pair before permanently shrinking them beyond repair.”
Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
An active volcano is one that has been erupting for the past 10,000 years. It is worth checking out on your adventures for solo travelers.
The youngest volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is Kilauea (2,500 years). Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on Earth at 13,680 feet tall and it has been erupting for about 4,500 years. It’s worth noting that although both of these volcanoes are currently active, they do not pose any danger to visitors or residents of Hawaii!
If you’re going to be spending time in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park then it’s a good idea to know what kind of terrain you’ll be hiking through:
Kilauea Caldera – This area contains colorful cinder cones and lava flows from past eruptions; some are more than 1 million years old! You can also hike a short distance up Pu’u ‘O’o Crater where steam rises from cracks in the earth caused by an underground magma chamber below; this area is constantly changing due to its unstable nature.
Visitors who have visited other volcanic sites around the world will find similar scenery here too such as calderas (large depressions), lava tubes (funnels formed when hardened lava cools), shield volcanoes (flat-topped mountains)…but this park is unique because unlike most other places which have been dormant since humans came into existence on Earth – Mauna Kea had erupted just before European explorers arrived two centuries ago.”
Ride Your Bike Across America
Riding your bike across America is one of the most fulfilling and epic adventures for solo travelers you can have. It’s also a great way to meet people, see parts of the country you wouldn’t otherwise, and save money on travel. Here are some tips for planning your trip:
- First, prepare yourself physically! This isn’t like riding around town; this is an endurance event. If you’re not used to long days in the saddle, start training now by cycling longer distances than usual—say, 45 miles or so—and build up gradually from there.
- Next: pack light! The less weight you carry on your back (or under your seat), the better off you’ll be both physically and mentally. You don’t need much more than basic tools and supplies; it’s best if these things come in a lightweight container like plastic or aluminum rather than something bulky like steel or glass containers that add extra pounds without providing any added benefit. That said…
- Pack plenty of snacks! It’s easy enough to get hungry when traveling by bike–especially if it takes longer than expected–so make sure to bring along plenty of food items like granola bars or dried fruit in case hunger strikes while out on the road undelivered by any nearby restaurants’ takeout menus (which tend towards fast foods). Plus: check out our list below for ideas about where else travelers might find inexpensive food options during their journeys across America!
Adventures for Solo Travelers: Learn to Fly Fish Through Orvis
Fly fishing is a great hobby to pick up solo, and one of the best places to learn is through Orvis.
If you’ve never done it, fly fishing can be intimidating—but it doesn’t have to be. The folks at Orvis are always happy to help you out with lessons and tips online or in person. They offer both free online classes and printed materials on fly fishing as well as a variety of helpful accessories and equipment that will make your experience even better!
Trek the Appalachian Trail
If you’re looking for a challenge, there’s no better way to spend your time than trekking the Appalachian Trail. This 2,184-mile footpath runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine, and it connects a number of national parks and forests along its route.
The trail has been around since 1937 when it was first conceived by Benton MacKaye as part of his vision for America’s National Park System. Since then, millions of people have taken their first steps on the Appalachian Trial—and many more will join them in the future! It is one heck of a challenge, consider is during your adventures for solo travelers.
Who needs friends when you have fun solo travel.
Traveling alone is a great way to meet people. There’s no need to wait for friends or family members, who may be busy with their own lives, and it’s easier than ever to book accommodations and get around on your own.
Traveling alone is a great way to learn about yourself: what you like and dislike, how you react under pressure and when things go wrong, how easily distracted you are by your phone or map app—and whether or not those things keep up with the pace of walking!
Traveling alone is also an opportunity to learn about other cultures. While traveling with others can help facilitate conversations between different groups of people (or just not get stuck in awkward silence), there’s something special about experiencing something new all on your own—even if it means asking someone else where they got their awesome hat!
Finally, traveling alone can give us an opportunity explore parts of the world we might otherwise never see if we had traveled in groups instead.”
Solo travel is an awesome way to get away from it all and explore the world. You can do it by yourself, or with a group—but your friends don’t have to be there for the adventure to be good. Solo travel gives you freedom, flexibility, and independence—all things that are great for traveling in general! So if you are looking for new ways to explore nature on your own terms, then this list of adventures is just what you need.