Last Updated on March 2, 2021 by Natalie Rabinowitz
Adventure, archaeology, architecture, cities, culture, globe-trotting, history, solo travel, and nature! Whether by plane or train (hot air balloon anyone), a wonderous hike or an OM moment. There are places to explore and discover.
Oh, the Places to Go! As a solo traveller, I envelop myself to blend in and not stand out. Mixing in immerses me in different cultures. Of course, this was not the case when I was in Borneo or Tibet with my light complexion and crazy auburn hair. With that said, as a “local” I become the go-to person for lost travellers asking for directions, sometimes even locals. I find it humorous.
The world is big and gets bigger once you decide on all the places you want to see and explore. Some unforgettable travel highlights include seeing my childhood dream of Machu Picchu and Romania. My love of hiking and fourteeners of my former playground in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Wandering the deserts of Utah searching for Petroglyphs. Hiking up to Paro Taktsang (also known as Tigers Nest) in Bhutan. The thrill of winning the lotto to discover “The Wave” in Arizona.
Additionally, my adventures have allowed me to indulge in sea kayaking and pyramid climbing in Belize; with more sea kayaking in Thailand. To expand and learn something new, I did volunteer work in Borneo with orangutans. After this eye-opening experience, spent a few days of R&R in the small village of Padangbai Bali. Hung out with the locals in their chilled environment. From beaches and jungles to keeping warm in the cold temperature and high altitude of Tibet and Base Camp Everest. The world abounds with so much to wander and wonder.
An avid hiker now living in London, I prefer to walk when visiting European cities and only use public transportation when necessary. I love to get lost in a town. Admire hundreds of years of history, ogle architecture, and discover side streets — the ultimate Urban adventure.
I am an organized traveller. I plan a full itinerary of things to see and do for the short or long duration of a trip. Yet, I always allow for flexibility and plan downtime days. A must day at the beach, soaking in the surf and sand or a days hike or two. At the same time, the best way to travel is to plan accordingly by packing light. Check out the Gear to Go and Tips for Packing Light section of my blog.
Oh, the Places to Go!
Come along and explore with me what the world has to offer; an eclectic mix of cultures, cities, history, friendly faces, gorgeous architecture, and stunning nature.