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Stop waiting on someone else’s schedule and treat yourself to an enjoyable escape. Getaways are scientifically proven to be healthy, and you deserve to spend some time being good to yourself. That said, traveling alone for the first time can be a bit intimidating. Most people aren’t used to spending extended periods on their own, and trying it out in a new place is even more uncommon. But there are countless positive adventures for solo travelers. That’s why Crystal Springs Resort is sharing our top five tips for how to travel alone - and like it - for the first time.

1. Start Small

You don’t have to tackle a 10-hour flight and an unfamiliar language by yourself to reap the benefits of solo adventures. In fact, some of the best places to travel solo are right in your comfort zone. Despite being only an hour away from NYC, our hotel and spa in NJ will make you feel like you’ve stepped into another world. And who knows—if you like traveling alone for the first time, you might start taking solo adventures around the world. 

2. Talk to Other Travelers

Although the purpose of traveling alone for the first time is to give yourself some undivided attention, you don’t have to spend the days completely isolated. At our NJ resort, you’ll never be lonely. Crystal Springs Resort’s activities are perfect for keeping solo travelers entertained. If you like yoga, you’ll meet new people with similar interests in these classes. Or, if you like more active sports, you can meet people during a round of axe throwing or while swinging from a trapeze.

3. Try Something New

When traveling alone for the first time, it’s best to go somewhere you feel comfortable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some exciting solo adventures. With dozens of activities to choose from at Crystal Springs Resort, you’ll have the opportunity to push your limits in a safe environment. That’s what makes us one of the best places for traveling on your own.

4. Don’t Tell Strangers Where to Find You

This is a safety measure, but it’s also because your room should be where you go for peace, quiet, and alone time. Our two luxurious hotels are the perfect places to retreat at the end of an exciting day. Conversely, let someone you trust know where you’re going. If you leave the resort to explore off-site attractions, be sure someone knows when to expect your return—even if that just means shooting a text to a friend or family member back home or leaving a note with one of our staff members.

5. Leave Space in Your Schedule

If everything is planned down to the minute, there is no room left for reflection or spontaneity. Give yourself room to breathe and to try that activity which someone may have recommended. Feel free to change your plans on a whim and practice living in the moment. You can always come back to Crystal Springs Resort to experience more of the best adventures for solo travelers in New Jersey.

The most important rule of traveling alone for the first time is to focus on yourself. Go where you want when you want, and be sure to try all the things that interest you. It’s not often that you get to put your own wishes first, so take advantage of all the experiences which Crystal Springs Resort has to offer. Call 855-503-0968 today to reconnect with yourself at the best resort in NJ.

Originally posted on 3/17/2022.