Solo traveling, anyone here ever done it?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by noel_esq., Mar 4, 2013.

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,576
    Likes Received:
    3,450
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    Where did you go in Mexico?
     


  2. dapperdude

    dapperdude Senior member

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    

    Cancun, then Tulum and Playa del Carmen and small fishing village called Punta Allen, a 2 hour drive through unpaved jungle roads. I recommend the latter destinations, especially Tulum, for the more adventurous traveler.

    The typical Cancun resort feels like Disneyland.

    In Tulum it's possible to rough it in campgrounds on the beach, or spend the night in luxury beach cabanas. It's also popular with backpackers.
     


  3. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,576
    Likes Received:
    3,450
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    How did you get there? Those are middle-aged folk vacation spots for families and the like
     


  4. dapperdude

    dapperdude Senior member

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I flew to Cancun, then rented a Jeep at the resort and drove to the other towns.
     


  5. dapperdude

    dapperdude Senior member

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    

    I would say that about Cancun. I thought it would be nice to get away and relax but I hated it. Imagine buffets full of fat tourists stuffing themselves with mediocre food.

    I almost forgot, I took an excursion to Cozumel by ferry. I stayed at a condo away from the city center. Also relaxing and some beautiful snorkeling, but boring.
     


  6. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,624
    Likes Received:
    1,171
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    Tulum is gorgeous, but full of crunchy hippies who annoyed me.
     


  7. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

    Messages:
    18,315
    Likes Received:
    1,945
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Location:
    Central Booking
    Just got back to NY from Thailand this morning! Great traveling solo! Even with the adventure that I had getting back home due to weather(HK), delays, luggage problems, etc.....I would not trade this time in my life for anything!
     


  8. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

    Messages:
    27,312
    Likes Received:
    1,617
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Location:
    I'M IN MIAMI, BITCH
    

    Tulum and Playa are EASILY accessible by ADO bus from Cancun.

    www.ado.mx


    sadly true. still a nice spot for a beach/ruin excursion though.
     


  9. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,624
    Likes Received:
    1,171
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    

    Oh yeah, I'd go back... But I'd probably try to stay somewhere that was expensive enough to keep the hippies out.
     


  10. Aneil4lom

    Aneil4lom Senior member

    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Due to the time I'm getting vacation, I'll most likely have to travel alone. My initial choices were between Miami, Caracas, Chicago and New York.

    I settled with New York since it seems like the easiest city to walk out of all of the above. I'm looking to stay in a hostel (Ideally in NoHo) and I'll see how it goes from there.
     


  11. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

    Messages:
    27,312
    Likes Received:
    1,617
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Location:
    I'M IN MIAMI, BITCH
    

    you absolutely do not want to stay in Miami by yourself unless your sole plan is to go to the beach every day. then staying on SOBE isn't that bad.
     


  12. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

    Messages:
    18,315
    Likes Received:
    1,945
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Location:
    Central Booking
    


    Good choice. And nYc can be done on a budget if necessary. Make sure you check out the following before your trip for things to do:

    http://www.timeout.com/newyork
     


  13. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,576
    Likes Received:
    3,450
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    ^ thanks for posting that link. Pretty useful for many other cities across the globe.

    Ter, did you get a chance to eat any sticky rice and curry in a clear bag? I still fantasize over the Thai open markets
     


  14. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

    Messages:
    18,315
    Likes Received:
    1,945
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Location:
    Central Booking
    

    I did it all! Ate street food most days-snakehead fish at a street stall-restaurant/morning glory with most every meal/deep fried fish/chicken/etc. Drank cheap Thai whiskey and local brews. Weather was great...no rain....95+ every day. I had an adventure getting home(arrived yesterday at appr 7:30am.....but would not trade that trip for anything. I look fwd to going back in a year or 2!

    Traveling is the best IMO. I always try to take at least 1 or 2 really good trips a year. "Get busy liven..or get busy dying!"
     


  15. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,576
    Likes Received:
    3,450
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    ^ lol, this guy. I'm headed to Europe next week but you're making me second guess my decisions already

    Just landed in Vegas for the weekend. About I also have some cheap, yet overpriced whiskey unless I can get to the Walgreens
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by