Considering traveling alone? Solo travel could change your life. Wandering our beautiful planet will bring both changes and improvement to the lives of anyone with restless feet. And there's something special about solo adventures. Traveling by yourself means not being able to rely on anyone else to get the most out of your trips. You are left to navigate your place in the world. No matter where you go and what you do, it can change you. If you are considering traveling solo and are unsure of where to go, Koloa Landing Resort needs to be on your radar.
1Traveling solo builds confidence
If you are used to traveling with friends or partners, traveling solo can be a bit scary, a slight source of trepidation if you will. Knowing you don't have a direct source of backup can be unsettling. However, being able to take care of yourself, get yourself out of a jam or figure out where you are when you're a little lost can give you a new sense of confidence and faith in your own resourcefulness.
This resourcefulness is something that you will carry directly back into your day to day life and on other trips you take in the future.
2Learn more about who you are
Traveling with others and traveling with your family is certainly fun, meaningful, and can bring forth great bonds, connections, and friendships. However, traveling solo out into the world alone forces you to come face to face with who you are, what you care about, and what you can and want to do with your time. If you are feeling a little lost, stressed, or confused in your day to day routine, traveling alone may just bring you some solace and help you find a little piece of yourself that has gone missing.
3You can find your own rhythm
When traveling in a group you have to take into account everybody's likes, dislikes and interests when planning the itinerary. Perhaps one of the best things about traveling alone is that your schedule is entirely yours to decide. The only thing you have to accommodate is your own schedule and desires.
4Complete financial control
Want to only visit free museums, events and attractions and blow a ton of money on a waterfront room? Go for it. As a solo traveler, you have the last (and only) word on every dollar you spend. Obviously, you should consult your bank account first.
5You'll focus more on the destination
When you strip down the travel distractions and remove the friends, partners, and family, the lack of familiar people to interact with forces you to engage more with your surroundings. Traveling solo will deliver more vivid memories.
6Absence makes the heart grow fonder
So maybe you have a spouse, significant other, or kids that you enjoy traveling with. You need not spend every vacation opportunity away from them, but doing so once in a while can be refreshing and an avenue for growth. For many, it can be both healthy and important to set a precedent in your relationships that it’s OK to pursue individual interests. It can enhance your trust and happiness. Coming home to your partner or family after a trip traveling solo will remind each of you why you all dig each other in the first place. Bonus- if you find a favorite place when you’re alone, you can always bring them along another time. You will make a great tour guide.
So, we bet you're already wondering where you should consider taking this glorious solo trip? You can't miss the island of Kauai and the luxury resort villas at...
Koloa Landing Resort
Looking for a location that is the epitome of paradise and is bound to make your tropical dreams come true while still offering you natural beauty from lush forests and mountain vistas? Look no further than Kauai. Kauai is unsurpassed for its natural beauty, making it a great location for solo travel. There are few places that you can find such undeniable small town charm coupled with the beauty of nature, blissful beaches and the luxury of resorts. Our top resort pick? Koloa Landing Resort, hands down.
One of our favorite types of solo trips are the ones that make you feel like you are in a mini paradise. This is exactly how you will feel from the second you step foot in Koloa Landing. The lobby offers a stunning view of the resort’s elaborate pools and palm trees. Looking beyond that, you won't be able to miss the sparkling ocean. At Koloa Landing you will find yourself in a true tropical oasis of luxury and taste. Your trip will be nothing short of perfection and you will never feel like it is a mass production. Perfect for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Visiting The Garden Island
So you've decided to visit Kauai and Koloa Landing..Even outside of the resort you will find no shortage of things to do...
Whether you are planning your first solo trip or you're a seasoned veteran planning your tenth solo trip, you simply can't overlook Koloa resort on the island of Kauai. As we mentioned, Koloa Resort is nestled on an island that gives you the best of so many worlds.
Looking for mountainous terrain? Waimea Canyon is a natural marvel that certainly deserves its extravagant nickname, “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” It features an epic view of colorful dips and peaks that are home to lush vegetation and towering waterfalls. If you are looking for hardcore hiking you will also find it here at The Kalalau Trail. This is one of the toughest, albeit most worthwhile hikes in the entire Aloha State. You will certainly work hard for the entire 22-mile roundtrip, but the dramatic cliffs and breathtaking vistas will be epic making your entire solo trip worth it!
Looking for beaches that will bring you peace and serenity? They've got that here too! The many beaches of The Garden Isle will offer you everything you’ve ever wanted in a stretch of sea and sand.
Pro-Tip: Be sure to check the weather forecasts as well as the ocean conditions. Hawaii’s shores can be highly dangerous.
We hope we have given you the subtle push you need to make 2019 the year you plan a solo trip. Following your own rhythm may just result in your dream vacation.
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