December 13, 2012 7:50 PM Subscribe
Vacation filter: somewhere awe-inspiring. (+ book recommendation also, if you could.)
posted by dragonfruit to Travel & Transportation (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've come upon a (planned) transition point in my life, and luckily I have the time and resources to take a week-long vacation and do some thinking right before. Please help me find a good place to go! Some relevant details, summarized in list form below...
- Looking for some place awe-inspiring, broadly taken. (So natural and manmade both count, and I would love to hear your experience.) It's a little bit hard to explain, but I'm looking for something humbling as well as that gives me some hope.
- Somewhere I haven't been before. (Have been to Yosemite, Yellow Stone, Grand Canyon, and most of the tourist attractions on the west coast.)
- Does not require strenuous physical exertion. I am in ok shape healthwise, and I've only ever done moderate daily exercise and nothing extreme.
- Somewhere accessible to a permanent resident of the U.S. (Not really looking to deal with the visa hassle unless a really good case can be made with regard to the first point.)
- Ideally will take around a week in length.
- Suited for contemplation. I'm going by myself, and I hope to do some thinking about the future, etc. (Cheesy I know...) I don't think I'm looking for too much interaction with other people...?
About me: mid 20's female, currently living on the east coast, been pretty sheltered most my life. Not a lot of travel experience, and I think a bit on the naive side.
Oh, and a book recommendation for the trip would be nice. Something conductive to a young person learning more about herself or just do a bit of general contemplation. (Not really looking for self help books. This is a transition point, but by no means a sad one. Open to all other genres.)
Open to all suggestions, thanks in advance!