Seychelles are some of the most beautiful islands in the world and a favorite destination as a solo female traveler.
The fastest way to travel the world in a weekend was at The New York Times Travel Show (2017). Countries near and far filled the Javits Center. Many offered travelers a chance to explore and taste the culture of each destination.
It was great to see representation at The New York Times Travel Show.
I recall the first time hearing of Seychelles. I was at a live taping of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. It stumped me when Larry shouted out Seychelles. After all, I’d traveled to most of the Caribbean Sea. Yet, hadn’t heard of these tropical islands before. Wrecked my brain trying to visualize the world map and pinpoint their precise location during the show.
Eager throughout the rest of the live broadcast and of course anxiously awaiting reunion with my cell phone. Couldn’t wait to ask Siri where in the world is Seychelles?
I’d soon discover the dazzling islands of Seychelles are off the coast of Africa in the Western Indian Ocean.
115 stunning and mainly secluded islands embrace you. Seychelles moved right on up to the top of my list of future travel destinations.Seychelles is much more than a honeymoon destination and Africa offers much more than safaris. Click To Tweet
There’s history here. Out of 115 islands, 41 constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on earth. The granitic islands of Seychelles form around the main island of Mahé.
The climate is perfect all year round. Seychelles’ are the islands of perpetual summer. This is reason enough to hop a flight and explore.
Another reason to fall in love. The beautiful islands sit outside of the cyclone belt. If you love sun and sand like me, you’ll enjoy year round fun.
Trust me, traveling during cyclone season isn’t always pleasant. The season often coincides with peak holidays for US travelers. So, it can be tough finding tropical destinations outside of the temperamental weather brought on by the season.
There are many reasons to travel to Seychelles. Diverse culture, delicious food, carnivals and festivals! Really, any excuse will do.
Creole influence on the islands cuisine make for the perfect blend of season and spice. The dishes of the island satisfy the most critical taste bud. I should know as a persnickety foodie and beach snob.
Would you like to visit Seychelles?
About The New York Times Travel Show
The Travel Show is the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America, featuring the Travel Industry Conference, Consumer Seminars, and an interactive Exhibition including more than 500 exhibitors from Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the United States. In addition to discounts and special offers, the show provides educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals, couples and seniors. Join the conversation and follow @NYTTravelShow for the latest Travel Show news.
Photo Credits: Gerard Larose, Raymond Sahuquet, Chris Close, Tony Baskeyfield.