Low energy travel ideas

Got some holiday time to use and want to go somewhere slower, more low key. Ideally somewhere with good food, genuinely nice locals, maybe some natural beauty like mountains or beaches, and not overrun with tourists. Not interested in sexpat shit. Somewhere I can lose track of time, get drunk, eat well and forget about life for a week.

Any suggestions?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sedona, AZ

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sedona does have natural beauty, but it can get quite cold in winter, which is not conducive to relaxation. Also, Arizonans are not at all known for their friendliness.

      Live USA east coast
      Willing to fly almost anywhere. Would prefer not to spend more than 12 hours in the air but if somewhere is really worth it, I’d do it

      Oaxaca City is a popular "winter visitor" destination and can be charged with political energy at times, but the food scene is one of the best in the world. Lots of cute Euro chicks going braless in long colorful skirts. Artisanal mescal is all the rage down there. Rent a car and cruise MEX-175 north to Tuxtepec and back if you want to get out of town. Amazing mountain scenery; the natives love their land and take excellent care of it.
      Stop at one of the mountainside restaurants for a trucha empapelada. They raise the fish in manmade pools fed by mountain springs, kill them to order, smother in a delicious sauce, wrap in foil, and toss on the grill. The flavor is mind-blowing.
      The northern lowlands south of Tuxtepec look almost Hawaiian with all the brilliant flowers and greenery, while the highlands above 6000 feet are covered in stately pine forests reminiscent of the American Southwest. A favorite haunt of robins in winter. Mountain Oaxaquenos are the most friendly indios in Mexico. Ixtlan de Juarez is one of the few towns I visited in Mexico where random people greeted me in passing on the street. Lots of ecoparques catering to (high-energy) nature tourism like rappelling, mountain biking, etc.
      Veracruz is another possible destination. The food scene doesn't have much for the gourmet palate, but the waterfront is cool, the city has a rich history, and people are quite friendly. Can't say for sure what the drinking scene was there... Just be aware that the north wind blowing down the Gulf Coast can be vicious when the arctic air blasts down the coast from Texas. Apart from these cold blasts, Veracruz has beautiful winter weather. It is also an extremely affordable city.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >where do you live?
    >how far are you willing to travel?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Live USA east coast
      Willing to fly almost anywhere. Would prefer not to spend more than 12 hours in the air but if somewhere is really worth it, I’d do it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >live on the east coast
        >want's "holiday time"
        >asks for beaches in November
        bruh

        IF real just got to Harrisburg PA and drink your problems away, got some good fall colors and mountains, good food and decent enough people

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not OP but looking for something similar for two weeks in Europe. I dont like big cities for more than a day and I dont like hustling around all the time trying to make the next bus/get to the next must see spot. I want to go to some cozy little area, preferably a village or small town, where I can go on walks, stop in to a pub, see some historical buildings, maybe rent a bike, and just relax. I was thinking the west coast of Ireland but I've already been there. Any suggestions? I have been looking at the Isle of Man, the Faroe Islands, or possibly finding somewhere in France or Scotland (which are a big places and I'm not sure where I'd go in either). I'm open to just about anywhere.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >go to anywhere known for beaches
    >find an exclusive resort island
    >get drunk and doze off in a hammock
    >if you're feeling Hispanicy maybe swim in the beach or pool
    >if you're feeling really Hispanicy take a boat and go fishing or diving
    >eat nothing but grilled fish or meat

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Greece

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Greece is fairly touristy, not sure if I'd call it low key.
      The rest of the Balkans is pretty fucking chill. I didn't know what to expect but was very impressed.
      All my Euro coworkers shit on the Balkans but people were genuinely friendly compared to other parts of the world.
      Also the food is great.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        any favourite destination in particular?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    look where the most tolerable flights are for you
    then of the destinations that aren't an immediate no, see where can you travel from there via whatever transport method you're willing to do
    accessibility is a double edged sword - the harder it is to get to, the less tourists, but the more effort

    going for 1 week, being lazy, more susceptible to naps - large amounts of jet lag may be a pain in the ass (worth it if somehwere really speaks to you) but maybe you dont care about that

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >not into sexpatting
    Then stay home you fucking loser lmao

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Japan outside of the cities

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Aguadilla Puerto Rico

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    come to Ireland habibi

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    USVI

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