When it comes to visiting other countries, spending most of the time outdoors with multitudes of fellow tourists can be exhausting for introverts. Although planning for a trip abroad would usually involve making sure that the limited time spent is optimized, there needs to be some time allotted for those who would need to recover from all the hustle and bustle. Here are a few low key activities you can include in your itinerary to soothe the introverts.
Visit a Museum
Canada is teeming with wonderful museums, like the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta which showcases one of the largest and most acclaimed collections of dinosaur bones in the world. With 40 mounted skeletons, a live reef and paleontological excavations, this place is a haven for those who are hungry to learn more about the prehistoric era.
The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario has a majestic exterior that will be hard to miss. This institution features a rare collection of militia artifacts, including the CF-Voodoo jet fighter suspended from the ceiling, military vehicles, tanks, artillery, combat gear, medals, and personal memoirs.
The Hotel de Glace in Quebec City, Quebec is literally the best place to “chill”. The whole place is built with tons of snow and ice, including the café and bar. You will get to sleep on a bed made of ice in one of its 44 rooms and suites. Don’t worry, you can opt to stay in a suite with a fireplace. They also have a hot tub and a sauna where you can always warm up.
Spend a day staying in one of Canada’s many beautiful hotels with breathtaking scenery. The stilted treehouses in Rockwater Secret Cove Resort in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia offer a soothing break along the seaside. It is a great way to just relax, enjoy the calming view of the waters, catch up with friends on social media, or get back online and play with Bitcoins. Going to actual casinos can get pretty exhausting, with the large crowd and all the lights and noise. Staying in allows you to enjoy the game of slots, baccarat, and blackjack without the loud setting.
Go to the Library
One of the most beautiful libraries you will ever be able to visit is the Centre d’archives de Montréal in Quebec. This early 19th century Beaux Arts architecture style library was formerly the home of one of Quebec’s most renowned business schools. This place holds a vast array of books, dating as far back as the 17th century, and there are public exhibits held regularly so there is a lot to keep you busy.
From classical to modern architecture, the Maison de la littérature or Literature House, which is also located in Quebec, offers a clean, crisp ambience perfect for reading and writing literature. This library also offers a public venue for multimedia production. A great place to get buried in books or simply look around at the beautiful interior.
Going on a trip abroad does not need to be too busy or stressful all the time; especially for introverts, who would prefer much laid back places that are not too crowded or loud. There are a lot of ways to enjoy your vacation in much quieter places, like a museum, a nice hotel room, or a library. Taking time to just take a short pause from the outdoors and retreat in these much calmer spots can help tourists like you to get your much needed rest and be ready for more adventure ahead!
This article was updated on 1-18-2018