What is your definition of Exotic? The dictionary defines exotic as an adjective used to describe something originating in a distant foreign country or “of a kind not used for ordinary purposes or not ordinarily encountered.” Not conventional. This is where the word takes a turn in the travel industry — toward destinations off the beaten path. Locales at the four corners (or curves) of the earth that few have the privilege of seeing in their short lifetimes. The unique places that call to us in photographs, sounds and stories.
As travel professionals, it’s our job to unravel the tucked away gems that are the envy of baby boomer single travelers and encourage you to discover them one by one. Let us introduce you to our 2018, exotic destinations that are solo friendly and best of all, we deliver lower rates for your own accommodations. STI believes that solo travelers should see the world for less.
Here are five unconventional destinations we recommend you get to sooner rather than later.
1. Antarctica –remote– “The Vast Emptiness of the southernmost continent cannot be exaggerated.” -Hurtigruten Expeditions. Here’s an article on nine reasons why you must get there. We have a client who has been all over the world but returned to Antarctica a second time because it was the most unique place she has ever been. https://www.hurtigruten.us/must-read-articles/antarctica/9-reasons-to-travel-to-antarctica/
2. Cuba –forbidden– Get there before the crowds. Environmentally to politically to culturally, Cuba is poised for an explosion of change in the next two years. This vibrant country has been held down long enough and is ready to share its music, culture and beautiful beaches with the United States.
3. The Galapagos Islands – evolution – In many ways, Galápagos is much the same as when Darwin first set foot in the archipelago, back in 1835. This remote archipelago is a land of stark lava formations, cactus forests, lush green highlands, turquoise bays and quintessential tropical beaches. But, best of all, it is overflowing with wildlife at every turn. Only a set number of visitors are allowed each year and rumor has it this number is set to decrease.
4. ASIA— A big continent to tackle, so take small bites
Thailand – travel bans – Known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha, the ‘Land of Smiles’ is expecting to welcome a record 37.5 million travelers in 2018, according to data revealed by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Making it the world’s most visited city. WOW! Who knew? Our tour takes you off the beaten path.
Vietnam/Cambodia –foodie– Voted the number one destination for foodies. Your tastebuds will be absolutely ecstatic as you meander down the Mekong River and explore the amazing tastes of the Vietnamese culture.
Bali/Indonesia – exotic island hop- we will have you falling in love with not only these amazing destinations, but with the sea as we explore on the Star Clipper sailing ship. Perfect for dropping anchor in small island chains to include Komodo National Park.
Here at Singles Travel International, our Exotic collection of departures will fill your Bucket List and create unique travel experiences with the bonus of new single friends. We all need more single friends who love to travel, don’t we? If you have a taste for the exotic, give us a call and we will find the best option for you.
To search our site for Exotic destinations, just click on “EXOTIC” in the trip activities drop down on the ALL TRIPS PAGE. Then hit “Find Trips.”
Submitted by Robin Zell – Director of Marketing for Singles Travel International