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23 Unconventional Places Introverts Would Love To Travel

23 Unconventional Places Introverts Would Love To Travel

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.

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    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.

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      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.

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        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.

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          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.

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            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.

            The region consists of the Antilles, divided into the larger Greater Antilles which bound the sea on the north, the Lesser Antilles on the south and east (including the Leeward Antilles), the Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands or the Lucayan Archipelago, which are in fact in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba, not in the Caribbean Sea. Some islands in the region have relatively flat terrain of non-volcanic origin. These islands include Aruba (possessing only minor volcanic features), Barbados, Bonaire, the Cayman Islands, Saint Croix, The Bahamas or Antigua. Others possess rugged towering mountain-ranges like the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Dominica, Montserrat, Saba, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Thomas, Saint John, Tortola, Grenada, Saint Vincent, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Trinidad & Tobago. The climate of the region is tropical but rainfall varies with elevation, size and water currents (cool upwellings keep the ABC islands arid). Warm, moist tradewinds blow consistently from the east creating rainforest/semidesert divisions on mountainous islands. Occasional northwesterlies affect the northern islands in the winter. The region enjoys year-round sunshine, divided into 'dry' and 'wet' seasons, with the last six months of the year being wetter than the first half. The waters of the Caribbean Sea host large, migratory schools of fish, turtles, and coral reef formations. Hurricanes, which at times batter the region, usually strike northwards of Grenada, and to the west of Barbados. The principal hurricane belt arcs to northwest of the island of Barbados in the Eastern Caribbean. The region sits in the line of several major shipping routes with the man-made Panama Canal connecting the western Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean.

              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.

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                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.

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                  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.

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                    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.

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                      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.

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                        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.

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                          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.

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                            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.

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                              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.

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                                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.

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                                  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.

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                                    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.

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                                      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.

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                                        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.

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                                          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.

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                                            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.

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                                              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.

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                                                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

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                                                Last Updated on June 13, 2019

                                                How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                                                How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                                                Think you have a boring life?

                                                The definition of boring is dull or not interesting. Maybe you’ve been doing the same thing and living the same life for too long, or maybe your daily routine is limiting your growth and happiness. Whatever your reason is, the following list of 20 things can definitely make any day more interesting. Some of them are silly, while some are more meaningful, so hopefully just reading the list makes your life less boring and sparks your creativity.

                                                Let’s dive in the list to quit your boring life and start living an interesting (and meaning) one!

                                                1. Channel Your 7-Year-Old Self

                                                What would he or she want to do right now? Color? Paint? Run around outside? Play dress up? Eat with your hands? Play that instrument hiding in the back of your closet that you haven’t touched in years?

                                                Just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean any of this stuff will be less enjoyable than you remember it. Give yourself permission to play.

                                                2. Go Play with Kids

                                                Speaking of little kids, if you have your own or access to any (in a non-creepy way, like they’re your niece or your best friend’s kid, you get the idea) go play with them!

                                                They didn’t create an entire show called Kids Say The Darndest Things because kids aren’t hilarious. They also keep things so simple, and we can really stand to be reminded of this and stop allowing ourselves to get bogged down in boring details.

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                                                3. Order a Hot Dog

                                                While you’re eating it, Google: “What’s in a hot dog?” You decide whether or not you want to finish it.

                                                4. For the Ladies: Wear Your Sexiest Lingerie Under Your Work Clothes

                                                Your “little secret” will leave you feeling anything but boring all day!

                                                5. Play Cell Phone Roulette

                                                You’ll need at least one buddy for this. Scroll through the contacts in your phone, stop on a random one and call the person.

                                                You could spark an incredible catch up session or be incredibly awkward. Neither are boring.

                                                6. Fill out a Pack of Thank-You Cards

                                                Give them to random people who probably don’t get thanked too often for doing what they do ever day.

                                                Ideas: police officers, librarians, servers, baristas, cab drivers, sanitation workers, teachers, people behind any check out counter, receptionists, your friends, the guy at the falafel stand, etc.

                                                7. Sign up for a Class in Something You’ve “Always Wanted to Do”, or Something That Makes You Really Uncomfortable

                                                Ideas: pole dancing, salsa lessons, improv, pottery, cooking, knitting (yup, there are classes for this, too!), karate, boxing, something techy like the workshops they run in Apple stores, get Rosetta Stone and learn that language you’ve always wanted to speak, etc.

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                                                What’s good about joining an interest class is that you will also meet new people!

                                                8. Interview Your Grandparents About Their Lives

                                                You can bet they’ve had some crazy experiences you probably never knew about.

                                                9. Get up on Stage at an Open Mic Night

                                                Whether you’re funny or not, get up on stage and just talk funny. And if you’re not, memorize a few of your favorite jokes and tell those!

                                                10. Do Something for Someone Else That You Wish Someone Would Do for You

                                                We all have a few ideas on this list. I promise you will feel amazing after and anything but bored.

                                                11. Start a DIY Project in Your Home

                                                It doesn’t have to be super complicated. If you need ideas, there’re plenty on Pinterest. Or you can also check out these 30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of.

                                                12. Plan a Weekend Trip or an All-Out Vacation

                                                This will give you something to look forward to.

                                                Even if you don’t have the time or money to go on a vacation, plan for a staycation, which is same fun and relaxing!

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                                                13. People Watch

                                                Find a bench in a crowded area (centers of transportation like airports, bus stops and train stations are great for this!) and just observe.

                                                People are infinitely interesting.

                                                14. Eat Something You’ve Never Eaten Before

                                                Bonus points if it’s a random fruit or veggie.

                                                15. Dance

                                                You can get your friends together for a night on the town or just pull up a video on YouTube and bust a move from your own living room.

                                                If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even dance in public and get other people involved.

                                                16. Go to YOUTUBE and Search “Funny Pets” or “Funny Babies”

                                                This is also a great quickie ab workout as you will be laughing hysterically.

                                                17. Pick up a Book and Start Reading

                                                Check out the NY Times Best Sellers lists and grab a new book you can get lost in.

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                                                18. Step Away from the Computer and Go Get Some Time with People You Care About in Real Life

                                                Facebook stalking doesn’t count as real social interaction. You can even share this post with your friends and vote on which one you’d like to do together!

                                                19. Check out a Museum You’ve Never Been to Before

                                                OK, depending on your interests, this one might actually be boring. If you love learning, art or different cultures though, this one is for you!

                                                20. Write a List of Things You Desire and Truly Want

                                                This is a great way to help you figure out the real reason why you’re feeling bored about your life. Maybe you haven’t really done things that you truly enjoy? Maybe what you’ve wanted to do all the time has been left behind?

                                                Think about the list of things you really want to do, and ask yourself why you aren’t doing these things (yet). Then start taking your first step to make what you want happen.

                                                Now go make your life interesting and live your dream life!

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