So we’ve all heard of “Eat, Pray, Love.” You know, that book about a woman finding herself through travel. It sounds like a marvelous idea for a woman stuck in a rut to go out and see the world through new eyes, new experiences and new food. If you’re considering a solo trip, look no further. There are trips designed for solo travellers that will make you eat, pray and love yourself and your surroundings.
A trip by Intrepid, dubbed “The Ultimate Journey of Self-Discovery” takes you on a three-legged journey across the world. First stop (eat) is where you will discover all the glorious and carb-loaded food that Italy has to offer. The second leg of the trip (pray) is where you will visit India and learn more about the Sikh religion, visit old and historic temples and experience authentic religious rituals. Then (love), you will travel to Bali where you can experience the most gorgeous landscapes in the world, beautiful beaches and sunsets and a relaxing atmosphere. This leg of the vacation is all about relaxation and taking in some authentic culture. Intrepid has clearly taken the book’s words to heart—this trip will undoubtedly be one of self-discovery. By Day 38, you will have learned more about yourself and the world than you may have ever before.
Spirit Quest Tours and Goway have their own versions of the Eat Pray Love tour set exclusively in Bali—and slightly shorter as well. But no matter how long your vacation is, traveling by yourself is an experience that you should seize if you have the chance. Even if it is just to go skiing or hiking alone, step out of your comfort zone. You never know what you may find.
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” –Eat, Pray, Love