Marriage is not the end all to personal freedom and enlightening life experiences, but you sure as hell won't go on a soul searching escapade after there is a spouse sworn to be your better half at home.
So before this fate unravels itself upon you, make sure you have absorbed the best of the world in single capacity. And here are a few trips you can take to make the last whiff of singlehood worthwhile.
1. Trek/Bike/Ride in the Himalayas
It could be overcrowded Leh or the still unexploited Spiti, even the hills of Uttrakhand have enough to offer. A long road trip, followed by a great trek and ending at probably spiritual destination, conclude the trip with a revived energy for life and experiences like staying with one person forever.
2. Cannabis Cup, Amsterdam
Europe holds great fun events, such as this, where Dutch people contest to prove that theirs is the best post/marijuana in town. And how do you think they declare the winners?
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For reasons said and un-said, Bangkok and it's liberated culture for tourists combined with unbeatable hospitality makes it a great place for bachelors as well as couples.
Hampi was one of the architectural jewels of medieval Hindu India and still maintains a traditional and exquisite feel about it. But the place is not just about it's temples and ponds. It attracts hippie tourists from around the world, and to step up the party move off to Goa which is 7 hours away.
5. Las Vegas
Do I even need to give a reason? Haven't you seen enough movies already!
6. Run a marathon in Ladakh.
For this you might have to start a few years in advance. Prepare yourself for running a marathon at 11,400 ft and then having the courage to finish it. The moment of hitting the finish line will fill you with a number of emotions you probably you didn't know you have.
7. Go to a popular place alone.
Like Manali or Shimla or Goa, to meet new people who will either expand your horizons or make you glad that after here you go back home to the people you like. But so step out. Crowded and popular destinations are safe making them the perfect place to go solo if you haven't yet.
8. Go to a place you hate, with friends.
Personally, I hate the thought of Goa. Basically crowded party capitals are my pet peeves as a traveler. So if I do decide on settling down, I make sure to have a wild party getaway before. Because then the place will be repainted with wonderful and hilarious memories, instead of my cynical judgement.
These are just suggestions which will probably change when I will see settling-down in my line of sight, and I am sure the list will then have wilder suggestions.