5 Solo Travel Destinations in 2015

Though I moved to a completely new city and state in 2014, I did not travel much, solo or otherwise. I have been busy exploring the areas and people around me in my new environment. Instead of making travel a New Year’s Resolution (I have never kept ANY of my New Year’s Resolutions past March), I made a promise to myself. I made a promise that I would reconnect with the bigger world around me by exploring by myself as much as my vacation days allow. Here are the five places where I want to do some solo traveling this year:

Del_Mar_Beach_San_Diego PD

1. San Diego
The last time I went to the beach, I drove upwards of 18 straight hours to get to the beach on Tybee Island. I did more driving than I did laying on the beach getting sunburnt. I’ve been having dreams about digging my toes into the wet sand on the San Diego beach for a year now. I think it’s time I find out why it seems to be calling to me.

Utah PD 2

2. Utah
I have never been to Utah, but I have seen some pictures that radiate with the rusty reds and rich purples of the desert. I think it might be time for a tour of the southwest. This is one I’ll have to time when it’s not 300 degrees outside– my poor car can only take so much.

Yellow Stone PD

3.Yellow Stone National Park
I have a Couch Surfing friend who camped in Yellow Stone by herself. There, she met a gorgeous man with whom she started a beautiful love affair set in the sprawling expanse of Yellow Stone with Old Faithful geysing (not a real word) in the background. How magical is that?

Mesa Verde PD

4. Mesa Verde
I read about Mesa Verde State Park in Colorado in a travel blogger’s post. Until then, rock formations didn’t really excite me. But the more I read about it, the more fascinated I became. 600 cliff dwellings of the Pueblo from almost one thousand years ago: how could I not be interested in that? There are several guided hikes you can take for all experience levels. I just need to purchase a pair of reliable hiking shoes, and I’m set.

Grand Canyon PD 2

5. The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon because duh, it’s only one of the most touristey sites in America. I met a young woman from France while I was staying with a friend in Seattle, and the only places she’d been in America were Seattle and the Grand Canyon. I’ve lived in the U.S. of A my entire life, and she had beat me to seeing the Grand Canyon. That’s when I knew I should probably see that while I’m living in this region.


2 thoughts on “5 Solo Travel Destinations in 2015

  1. Enjoyed your post. Got me thinking about seeing some of these wonders. A divorcee I met in Turks and Caicos introduced me to Yellowstone and it has since been added to the list. I’m venturing off to Big Bend in April. I hope you meet your goals this year. Happy Blogging:)

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