These days, what a single woman wants is the unbridled freedom of a solo trek. A survey by Travel Guard Worldwide revealed that
it’s more common for female travelers to go solo then men. Some of the reasons given for this latest trend in travel include a desire to
follow their own schedule and having more time.
Some believe it was the book-turned-movie, “Eat, Pray, Love,” that have inspired more women to travel alone. In the
film version, Julia Roberts’ character traveled to Italy, India and Bali for a life transforming experience. Of course, you don’t
have to travel all the way to Europe to enjoy your own exciting exploit.
Many places in the U.S. offer activities, adventures and awe-inspiring natural beauty.
San Juan Island, Washington
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San Juan Island is the largest of the islands that are part of the San Juan Archipelago off the northern coast of Washington state,
voted earlier this year as by
TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Islands awards. Visitors love the island’s dazzling surrounding waters, abundance of wildlife and outdoor
recreational opportunities as well as its vibrant arts scene.
Adventure travelers will find no shortage of activities here, including kayaking. Women On the Water (WOW) tours through Outdoor
Odysseys, offer a from
the novice kayaker to the more advanced. Kayak through a prime marine mammal whale habitat for the chance to view orca whales, Minke whales,
Dall’s porpoise, harbor seals and more while bald eagles perch high above in the trees keeping a watchful eye out for their prey.
Devil’s Lake State Park, Wisconsin
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Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin just south of Wisconsin Dells is situated along the Ice Age Trail and offers
incredible views from 500-foot cliffs along with miles and miles of hiking trails, mountain bike trails and some of the best rock climbing
opportunities in the nation.
Join Vertical Adventure Guides for a half-day or full-day rock climbing adventure appropriate for females at different levels and
abilities. This is a fabulous activity as it not only provides a heart-pounding thrill in the beautiful outdoors but offers a wide range of physical
and mental benefits, including reducing stress, boosting self-confidence, improving flexibility and balance as well as overall fitness.
Camping is available inside the park, or you might consider one of the many Wisconsin vacation packages that include different accommodations from
cabins to vacation homes to resorts.
Catalina Island, California
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Dreaming of a tropical island retreat but don’t have time or the cash to head out of the country? The waters surrounding
Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California are known as
The protected area found at Lover’s Cove is filled with sea stars, sea anemones, octopuses and brilliantly colored orange Garibaldi
Join a tour with one of the many guides and operators on the island such as Snorkeling Catalina, or if you’re comfortable in
the water you can go out on your own from the Pebbly Beach access stairs. Just a few of the other water activities available include kayaking, jet
skiing, boating, sailing, glass bottom boat tours, submarine tours, and para-sailing.
The town of Avalon on Catalina Island is home to world-class spas with all types of treatments and massages available for you to
indulge in and complete your ultimate island getaway.
Jeannie Nunez Jeannie has an incurable case of wanderlust and blogs about her travel adventures.