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Experience It Solo: Crossing Bucket List Items off Your List in the USA

Alex Shaked
by Alex Shaked

May 25, 2022

3 minute read

Danish author Hans Christian Andersen is often quoted from his autobiography as saying, “To travel is to live.” But that quote is truncated. The full quote is “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” Andersen knew the value of travel to expand your horizons. And sometimes, that means leaving your comfort zone. By offering a piece of vulnerability, to allow yourself to try something new somewhere unfamiliar, you’ll gain knowledge, joy, and unforgettable moments.

For many, the thought of traveling without a designated travel companion certainly falls under the vulnerability category. Guided travel offers you the best of both worlds – other travelers who share your passion that you can share experiences with, an expertly planned itinerary so you can be sure you’re seeing all the must-sees (and more), and free time mixed in so you can get a taste of solo travel if you choose, and still have support on standby if you want or need it.

In this new series, we are diving into some of the best places to visit as a solo traveler. If any of these places were calling out to you, but you were waiting for a friend, partner, or spouse, consider this your sign that it’s time to give solo travel a go.

But where to? For solo travelers looking to explore the U.S., these are some of our top picks:  

Grand Canyon
There’s a reason this is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. This mile-deep gorgeous gorge offers breathtaking views of layered red rock cliffs, contrasting with the dynamic waters of the Colorado River that may have muddy, turquoise, or green waters from where you stand. You won’t see anything quite like it anywhere else.

See it with us on one of these tours:

National Parks

America's National Parks and Denver

Canyon Country


New York City

New York City has an electricity in the air. The fast pace, constant action everywhere you look, coupled with some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, make this city the prime backdrop for your next travel adventure. (Speaking of backdrop, seeing a Broadway show is a must here.)

Check out the Big Apple on our Spotlight on New York City tour:

Spotlight on New York City


Washington, D.C.
The White House, The Washington Monument, and the WWII Memorial just scratch the surface. There are so many recognizable structures to see in Washington, D.C. and seeing them in person is so special; looking at a penny outside of the Lincoln Memorial during your first trip there is surreal! From historic sites to the incredible Smithsonian museums, there’s a ton to do and see in D.C.

Explore America’s Capital on our Spotlight on Washington, D.C. tour:

Spotlight on Washington, D.C.

New Orleans
Mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine. The lively French Quarter. The incomparable soundtrack of soulful jazz. “The Big Easy” has rich history, heritage, and architecture – all touched by French, Spanish, Caribbean, and indigenous influence. This unique city offers a fantastic experience no matter when you go. The festivals like Mardi Gras are just a bonus.

See New Orleans on these tours:

Spotlight on New Orleans

America's Music Cities

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