Some of us just need to get away from people sometimes. Some travelers prefer to roam when it suits them and where it suits them without having to comply with a second opinion, and some just prefer their company.
There are times when human presence can get unbearable and for those wishing to get away to a retreat far from the incessant chatter and socializing. Solo traveling is good for the soul!
There are plenty of places to curl up with a good book or just laze around in the warm sun, lapping up the clear waves.
Here are ten wonderful places for the traveler wishing to be left alone:
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
Away from the madding crowds, this solitude heaven is ideal for getting in touch with your thoughts as you relax on the soft sands of the beach and dive into the spectacular blue waves.
The Austrian Countryside, Austria
This little piece of heaven is tucked away between small cottages, snow-laden mountains, and scenic pine tree forests. The quiet air surrounding the quaint villages is perfect for forgetting the rest of the world and catching up on your reading.
Olchon Island, Lake Baikal, Russia
Located deep in the heart of Russia, you can be sure nobody is coming looking for you here. The stunning landscapes and calming waters of Lake Baikal are truly heartwarming with majestic sunsets and serene cliffs.
Sangano Bamboo Forest, Japan
Get lost in the silent shrines created by nature deep within thick bamboo shoots in Sangano bamboo forest. You’ll find yourself refreshed and healed as you breathe in the pure, unadulterated air of the rejuvenating flora.
Beach Of The Cathedrals, Spain
There are plenty of solitary beaches in the world, but none like this one. The naturally formed arcs that stand majestically against the scorching sun, shielding the beach as the ocean laps back and forth; creates a magical haven for you to leave it all behind and get lost in your thoughts or a good book.
Gasadalur Village, Faroe Islands, Denmark
This serene village is the perfect getaway from the 21st-century world. Lying in the grass, dangling your feet over the cliff as you gaze out far into the horizon, will bring you a whole other kind of happiness, one that can only be felt in the arms of Mother Nature.
Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Bhutan
Also called the Tigers Nest, the Paro Taktsang Palphug Monastery boasts a mesmerizing view of the breathtaking landscape of Bhutan. Close your eyes, meditate, find peace.
Milford Trek, New Zealand
An adventure to open your mind and let your thoughts flow freely as you trek over the high plains of Milford, New Zealand; this exquisite landscape is an incredible experience best enjoyed alone.
Dynjandi Waterfalls, Iceland
Envision fairytales come to life as you soak in the milky white magical waters of Dynjandi waterfall, listening to the roaring sounds of the water hitting the rocks below.
Sakhalin Island, Russia
What’s more calming than drinking in lush green scenery and cool mountain air? Doing it while riding a train. You’ll be amazed at the myriad stories that leap and bound across your mind as you travel across the mysterious plains of Sakhalin Islands in a chugging train.
So let the solitary wanderer in you come alive. Pack your bags and leave the world behind.