Beach vacations are an obvious option for those who like nothing better than to curl up with a good book, enjoy nature and be left the f*%$ alone. Still, introverts aren’t always in the mood to just chill, and these destinations offer the perfect mix of stimulation and serenity. Here, our 2017 bucket list for the 1/3 of the population whose rich inner lives are rivaled only by their IRL adventures.
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There’s a reason Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, popularized Ubud as a destination for solo female travelers—it’s safe, beautiful and as stimulating or zen-like as you want it to be on any given day. This writer even moved there for a time to escape the chaos of life in Los Angeles with lovely results.
What To Eat: Melting Wok, an affordable noodle shop of which this writer still dreams.
Where To Stay: Ubud offers an abundance of amazing Airbnbs at incredibly affordable prices. If you’re in the mood for something a little more luxe, however, the Four Seasons is out of this world.
What To Do: The Monkey Forest is a must.