Exploring Places Alone


There’s just something about solo travel that makes people these days want to try it at least once in their lives. While travelling with a group is still recommended, especially for first-time adventurers and for off-the-beaten-track explorers, nothing compares experiencing for yourself the wonders of Mother Nature that only a few people have done.

That being said, here are some tips when exploring places alone:

Pack light.

The reason for this is quite simple. Packing light allows you to move freely when exploring places that require you to move around often. Packing light also allows you to move tirelessly when exploring places that require you to hike long distances. Even more so, packing light allows you to move smoothly when exploring places that require you to climb high altitudes. To do this, you only need to pack what you need – t-shirts, sweatshirts, pants, leggings, scarf, gloves, and boots. You also only need to bring at least 3 snack packs, at least 5 water bottles, a few toiletries for camping, and a small kit for emergencies.

Use apps.

The reason for this is also quite simple. Using apps will allow you to get directions effortlessly while exploring places that require you to navigate around often. Using apps will also allow you to contact people easily before exploring places that require you to go further inside. Even more so, using apps will allow you to pass the time after exploring places that require you to move around often. But in order to do all these, you need to have at least 2 mobile devices with you: 1 for the main use and 1 for the backup use. You also need to have at least 3 sets of batteries with you.

Always remember, exploring places alone doesn’t have to be overly complicated. You only need to pack light and use apps, along with the other basic tips you have already heard about.

Until next time!

When in Vegas – Places to Explore Outside The Strip

Valley of Fire State Park

The Strip in Las Vegas continues to draw the biggest crowds from around the world. But there is more to the renowned resort city than the gambling and nightlife the famous boulevard offers. Whether you plan on sticking to the well-trodden paths of The Strip or go off track, here are some of the things you can do to when in the city.

Get up close with sharks

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is home to 15 different species of sharks and other aquatic creatures. Taking the Shark Tank Tours in Gold Nugget likewise offers a unique glimpse of how the massive shark aquarium works.

Try Flyboarding

Head to Lake Las Vegas Marina located less than half an hour away from The Strip if you want to give the Flyboard experience a try. Experience the thrill as you water pressure lets you soar in the air and harness the Iron Man in you.

Drive a Muscle Car

Imagine driving a muscle car like a Shelby Mustang GT500 or Corvette Z06 on stretches of roads that afford you with a scenic view of the desert. If you are into muscle cars then this is definitely one experience you do not want to miss.

Head to the Big Springs

The Springs Preserve is a great place to visit if you want a change of scenery with a bit of history thrown in. You can enjoy the different exhibits and activities the place has to offer.

See Stunning Rock Formations

The famous Red Rock Canyon is not the only place where you get to see some of nature’s wonders. The Valley of Fire State Park has its share of amazing rock formations that you can feast your eyes on.

Experience Speakeasy

Experience the ambiance of speakeasy and enjoy the spirit of the Prohibition era. Speakeasies are not your typical bar scenes and often not easy to find. But given the chance, book a reservation and savor the unique experience.

Visit Old Vegas restaurants

The Strip is a foodie’s haven. But if you want a taste of Old Vegas, pick a restaurant downtown that take your dining experience to a whole new level.

Play with Old Pinball Machines

The Pinball Hall of Fame has a large collection of machines that dates back to as old as seventy years old. What makes this collection interesting is that you can actually play with them provided you have the requisite quarters to operate them. Thankfully, the place offers to change your bills to quarters so you can play to your heart’s content..