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A while ago, I wrote why it’s important to travel solo, especially for moms. I know we get busy, don’t make ourselves a priority, want to cherish the time we have with our kids. Sound familiar? If you haven’t already, please read why it’s perfectly okay for you to travel solo. Plenty of other traveling moms chimed in with their why. If you’re convinced that it’s time for you to travel solo, but not sure where to go, I’ve compiled solo mom travel ideas for you to venture out and enjoy some you time.
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Silent Hotel Rooms
While doing research for one of my clients, I came across a new concept in health and wellness hotels, called Silent Hotels. This is the ultimate in the do-not-disturb stillness that is necessary for traveling moms. More than just a spa vacation, though those are divine as well, silent hotels range in offering silent spas & massages to complete disconnections with no wi-fi, cell service or television. Here are a few of my favorites:
This former monastery takes its past life to heart, practicing silence as the monks did. With quiet spaces, no wi-fi or cell service, and even quiet meals, the hotel is located in the center of Italy between Florence and Rome.
Located in Quebec City, this wellness resort operates similarly to Eremito, with quite meals and spaces. Not completely cut off from the world, the resort is in the heart of the city, allowing you to walk and explore the architecture and French flair of Eastern Canada.
This charming B&B is located next to the One Square Inch of Silence Sanctuary in the Hoh Rainforest of Olympic National Park in Washington. Connecting with nature is an incredibly restorative practice to replenish our inner peace.
Yes, it’s the city of love. But I can’t think of a better place to spend on my own. Paris is full of so many sights and sounds and tastes, yet it’s perfectly respectable to sit at a cafe, sip wine, nibble on cheese and chocolates and just enjoy the stillness while everyone hustles around you.
It’s the choice for many solo mom travelers. Marta at Learning Escapes took to Paris on her own to meet up with a friend. Sinead of Bumbles and Rice did the same thing by jetting off to Paris to rendez-vous with a friend and get some alone time.
I can think of nothing better than to explore the streets, the shops, and the museums without the feeling of someone waiting on me, be it husband or kids.
In light of recent attacks in Paris, you may not think it wise for a solo mom travel trip. However, just like visiting other big cities, use your best judgment, be aware, don’t call attention to yourself or the fact that you’re alone. Read more Paris Safety Tips here.
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I also think New York City fits the bill as the perfect place for solo mom travel. Broadway shows, thousands of ethnic dining and tons of museums make it another perfect place to wander without constraints. Search New York Hotels for your solo trip.
Beach or Mountains
Which do you prefer? I’m a beach girl myself, but a solo sanctuary in the mountains also sounds lovely. If you’re an outdoorsy type, imagine the possibilities of solo mom travel activities in these destinations.
- Reading on the Beach – with no interruptions
- Hiking a Mountain trail – at your pace
- Kayaking or Paddleboarding – without age restrictions
- Leisurely morning coffee overlooking a mountain vista – take as long as you want!
- Leisurely cocktails overlooking a sunset on the beach
What are your thoughts? Are you looking for a city break or a nature sanctuary? These are just a few ideas. Where would you go on your solo mom trip? Leave a comment below!