Introverts. You probably know a few people who consider themselves as one. If not, then let me be the first.
Introverts love to travel as much as extroverts. We just prefer different destinations. Extroverts may perceive them as unconventional but introverts find that such places are interesting and stimulating.
Extroverts may choose to travel to cities like Paris or Tokyo. Introverts might actually be interested in some of the same cities but they will opt for activities that cater to their introversion.
So, here are 23 unconventional places that introverts would love to travel at some point of their lives.
1. Walking Alone To People Watch In New Orleans
“Although the raucous city of New Orleans may seem like a party paradise for extroverts, introverts will enjoy observing and taking in all of the local ambience”, says Jenn Granneman, Founder of Introvert Dear.
2. Refresh The Soul With Beauty In The Canadian Rocky Mountains
“With sweeping vistas, pristine air, and wilderness, it is the perfect place to recharge from it all”, says Naomi Huzovicova.
3. Sailing To Relax In Malta’s Sister Islands, Gozo & Comino
“Malta is still fairly unknown to American tourists, which makes it the perfect place for introverts to blend in and disappear for a short trip”, says Carly Smith.
4. Four-Wheeling Down Hilly Roads To Experience Exhilaration In Rural Chihuahua
“The state of Chihuahua are home to tiny towns like Santa Rosalia De Cuevas. You can take an ATV and go flying down dirt roads without ever encountering another human being”, says Clayburn Griffin.
5. Roaming To Get Lost In The City Of Tokyo
“Tokyo is a great place for introverts because you can remain anonymous. In addition, it helps that the Japanese are not intrusive”, says Patti Geroulis, Co-Founder of The Travel Sisters.
6. Salsa Dance By The Sea In Cuba
“Dancing is a great activity for introverts because it is a way of connecting without talking”, says Michaela Chung, Founder of Introvert Spring.
7. Hiking To Experience Solitude In Torres Del Paine
“You can hike all day without seeing more than a handful of hikers passing by you”, says John Manooigan.
8. Join A Bike Tour To Experience The Epic Scenery Of France’s Bordeaux Region
“This type of trip appeals to introverts because it presents opportunities to socialize and times to be alone”, says Janice Chung.
9. Wandering The Streets In Montmartre To People Watch In Paris
“For introverts, it helps with inspiration and experiencing the magic of artists from the past and present”, says Isabelle Rizo.
10. Looking To The Ocean For Inspiration At Martha’s Vineyard
As a writer and introvert, there is no better place for inspiration and creativity than living in a fortress-like house with Walter Knoll interior on Martha’s Vineyard as depicted in the movie, The Ghost Writer.
11. Experience Inner Peace Via Yoga On The Edge Of The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
“Introverts would appreciate a place so remote and quiet that one can actually see the curve of the earth and hear the blood circulate through their ears”, says Lucy Ballantyne.
12. Discover Oneself By Living In Antarctica
“It would be an introvert’s dream to work in the U.S. Antarctic Program. With such a small population, it is an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and reflection”, says Kenneth Campbell.
13. Travel On A Long Journey To Self-Reflect Through The Appalachian Trail
This is something that I plan to do at some point of my life. As an introvert, there is nothing better than connecting with nature directly by trekking hundreds of miles alone.
14. Taking An Italian Cooking Class To Bask In The Tranquility Of Beautiful Tuscany
“An Italian cooking class held in Italy may appeal to introverts because it is an intimate setting, where you can be among a small group of people or choose to be alone”, says George Meyers.
15. Ski To Experience A Sense Of Awe In Winter Park, Colorado
“This experience would appeal to thrill-seeking introverts because it is a great getaway to be alone with your thoughts and the beautiful views”, says Hailey Lanier.
16. Hiking To Experience Nature Along The Camino De Santiago
“The long distance trek appeals to introverts because you get to spend time discovering nature, far away from crowds and major cities”, says Gabriel Schirm.
17. Bird Watch To Experience Quietness At Kensal Green Cemetary In London
“Introverts can enjoy all of the benefits of public park without the noisy crowds”, says Tui Snider.
18. Immersing Oneself In Total Remoteness In Slope Point, New Zealand
Not only is it at one of the southernmost points in the world but it offers some of the most majestic views of New Zealand’s green landscape”, says Richard Grasso.
19. Touring To Experience Openness In The Southwest Desert
“The tour is perfect for the introvert to experience some of the most desolate places in The West”, says Joseph Cowlishaw, Co-Founder of Utah UFO Fest.
20. Meditating At Sunrise To Conjure Inner Peace In Parque Juarez
“This place is a perfect for introverts to be among such beauty and tranquility”, says Kallen Diggs.
21. Living At The Famed Shakespeare & Co Bookstore In Paris
“If you feel like talking, there is an endless supply of interesting people. If not, you can just sit and read”, says Hazel Thornton.
22. Snorkeling To Bask In The Stillness Of The Surin Islands
“It is an unspoiled tropical paradise that is less crowded and a more peaceful place that introverts will enjoy,” says Sylvain Chevreton, General Manager of Khaolake Explorer.
23. Ride The High-Speed Train To Make Time For Reflection From Tokyo To Mt. Fuji
“There is no better way to recharge than enjoying a long, solitary train journey. In Japan, it’s not generally acceptable for strangers to talk to each other or for people to make much noise. So, you’ll be guaranteed a peaceful ride”, says Sian Atkins.
Featured photo credit: Dani Geza via pixabay.com
BY KALLEN DIGGS
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