Although embarking on a vacation or road trip by yourself may seem intimidating at first, with proper planning and enthusiasm, traveling alone can be a grand adventure.
Most people choose not to travel alone, preferring instead to travel with friends or family. Although embarking on a vacation or road trip by yourself may seem intimidating at first, with proper planning and the desire to have a little fun, traveling alone can be a grand adventure. The choice to travel alone means every detail can be exactly as you like it, so consider traveling in style.
Take the train
The Coast Starlight, the Amtrak train that travels between Los Angeles, Calif., and Seattle, Wash., treats travelers to some of the best views on the West Coast, including mountains, expansive views of the Pacific coast and lush forests. Passengers can enjoy the scenery from their coach seat or sleeping car before dining on fresh cuisine in the dining car. Passengers who book a sleeping car are also invited to enjoy wine and cheese tastings in the first-class lounge, also called the Parlour Car.
Rent a vintage car
Everyone has their own idea of a “dream car.” Whether it is a cherry-red 1966 Mustang convertible, a sleek Ferrari or even a classic British Jaguar, renting a vintage or specialty car adds a special flair when you travel alone. One of the classic American road adventures is Route 66. Although many of the original destinations along Route 66 no longer exist, it is still a thrill to travel one of the original United States highways.
Choose unique hotels
At the end of the day, you will need a place to rest and recuperate. Anyone can stay at a standard roadside hotel or national chain. However, when you travel alone you can pick the hotel that suits your needs best. Even large, tourism-based cities such as Las Vegas have hidden hotel gems if you know where to look. Whether your preference is a secluded cabin, the ultimate in luxury or simply a quiet bed-and-breakfast, the choice is yours.
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