Since I live in the United States, my first overseas travel – to the totally exotic and beautiful part of the world known as Indonesia – was quite an adventure for me. Traveling alone, going through Customs and Immigration of a foreign country halfway around the world from “home”, was an adventure in itself. Local vendors are not allowed on the beach. You will find them selling their wares at specific gift huts at each resort. Items like leather and shell bracelets, canvas paintings, hand-painted silk sarongs, colourful cotton dresses, wooden sculptures, and more were paraded for sale. Some items were well prices while others were expensive. Usually I like to haggle while shopping wherever I go, but in Cuba, I felt the people made so little money to begin with, I just bought things at the price told to me. If you love shopping, unfortunately your thrill will not be quenched here. There was just enough selection to pass perhaps thirty minutes browsing. What you saw was what there was. Still, it was nice to see the culture displayed in artistic wares.

First of all, make sure you keep in mind that the majority of resorts in the Maldives are situated on the private Islands. The Maldives is home to more than 1100 uninhabited Islands and over 200 Islands are inhabited. Therefore, you may have to charter a boat to move from one island to another. So, visiting only one Island is a mistake as you will miss out on a lot of opportunities on other Islands in the Maldives. You know how to have fun. I can’t afford airplane trips but I live in Washington state and there is so much to see here the only time I fly somewhere is to see family in California. When you travel within your country or abroad, you realize that people all over the World are the same, irrespective of their food habits, their culture, their religion, their language etc.

Many people who have experienced the freedom of traveling alone will tell you that it’s one of the best ways to get out there and see the world. When you travel solo, you are free to explore wondrous destinations on your own terms, and at your own pace. No squabbling over where to go, what to eat, or how much to spend. When you travel on your own, you are in charge. Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh travel insurance in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated islands according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value. What a wonderful adventure! Thank you for the great pictures. It is a part of the world I may never see, but I enjoyed sharing the journey with you through your virtual tour.

Traveling with a dog can be a great adventure with just a little planning. Making lifetime memories is worth every minute of research. Now, go plan your next dog-friendly road trip. Indeed, traveling by yourself can be an exciting adventure. Or it can be a dangerous disaster! It all depends on how much thought and effort you put into planning your trip. Here are just a few tips to help you start your next journey off on the right foot. Ø Interview your potential trip leaders carefully. Ask lots of open ended and probing questions about the equipment used, the experience level of the guides, the lodging the food, and what is and is not included. Be sure to negotiate everything in advance, since you will have little leverage once the adventure trip has begun.