The weather is finally starting to warm up, which means summer vacation season—our favorite time of year—is right around the corner. If you’re looking for some travel inspiration, we tapped our trusted advisors to tell us their top destinations for summer 2019. Also in this edition, we talked to our clients, the talented Carpenter family (they’re on the road a whopping 300 days a year!), who tell us how they combine work and leisure, as well as their favorite classical music spots around the world. And finally, we’re bringing you some of the culinary must-try’s in Cape Town’s amazing food scene.
Erika Reategui and Fernando Gonzalez
One of the fastest growing trends in travel? Women traveling solo to destinations around the globe. There are a host of different reasons for this growing movement—from the freedom that comes with visiting a place on your own to simply being excited to see the world, according to various sources and surveys.
And luckily, there are some amazing places to consider, no matter what type of vacation you’re planning.
If you’re looking for a city trip. Visiting a city—whether in your own neck of the woods or somewhere thousands of miles away—is a great way to explore on your own. There’s no shortage of cultural activities, amazing restaurants, and people to meet. Plus, there’s usually public transportation—or at least Uber and taxis—to help make getting around that much easier. If you’re U.S.-based, we love Chicago and Montreal for a quick weekend getaway. In Europe, London offers tons of to-do’s, whether you want to snap a pic in front of Kensington Palace or prefer hitting some of the trendy lounges and bars. Further afield, Cape Town, Sydney and Singapore all offer amazing amenities and attractions.
If you want to focus on resting and relaxing. There’s nothing better than being able to really chill out on vacation, and doing it without worrying about anyone but yourself can make it the ultimate in self-care. And there are tons of places around the world to do just that—from trying one of four dozen workout classes at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California to taking in all the nature at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Banff National Park in Canada to indulging in the included-in-your stay treatments at St. Lucia’s Le Body Holiday. Looking for something a little different? Roll out your yoga mat at the base of Ananda in the Himalayas Spa in India or re-energize at the Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort in Italy.
If you prefer adventure. Rather more movement than meditation? There are tons of fun experiences to be had, particularly in Europe where walking, biking and multi-sport tours are growing in popularity. Some ideas: Booking a biking and hiking tour of Croatia and Montenegro, or stick to just biking, with a tour of the Basque Country in Spain—or skip that altogether and try a walking tour of the Italian lakes region.
Need help deciding? A travel advisor can not only offer their expertise on navigating solo travel, but can also help you figure out where to go and book a slew of things for you to do while there. Contact our team at email@example.com.