今日美语MP3:独自旅行 Solo Travel
Being able to travel and see different parts of the world is one of the pleasures of life. Many people prefer to travel and share the experience with their friends or families. But traveling alone can also be just as fun.
Solo travel might be the best option if you like to be independent and don't want to compromise what you'd like to do. Traveling can be a very personal experience, and some people want to go and sightsee alone to immerse themselves in a new place.
Brian and Kellie talk about how much they love solo traveling. Find out more in today's English lesson about seeing the world on your own.
Brian: So, Kellie, I was just in Kentucky.
Kellie: Oh, really?
Brian: Yeah. I was traveling there and seeing some of the sights. I was there for work, but I got to go there alone. Which I love… traveling alone.
Kellie: That's nice. I also like solo travel quite a bit.
Brian: You can be independent. I don't have to do a lot of planning. I can go anywhere I want to on a whim.
Kellie: It's fun to travel with other people. But you don't get much "me time" when you do that.
Brian: Sometimes you have to compromise what you want to do for what they want to do.
Brian: I have a hard time sticking to an itinerary. I really like to just sightsee on my own.
Kellie: I disagree with people a lot when we're sightseeing. So it's nice to just be able to just do my own thing.
Brian: Where have you traveled alone?
Kellie: Last year, I went to Malaysia alone. I don't think anyone else wanted to go with me. So…
Brian: I also went to Europe, two summers ago, alone.
Kellie: Oh, really?
Brian: And that was fantastic. I was able to travel all around Europe and didn't have to follow anyone else's schedule.
Kellie: That's nice. Wow! I would love to do that myself.
Brian: You totally should.
Kellie: I feel like we should go together. But then it wouldn't be solo travel.
Brian: We can just ride the plane and then split up.
重点解析 Key Phrases/Words
1. sightsee v. 观光
2. immerse oneself in 沉溺于，陶醉于
3. on a whim 心血来潮，随心所欲，一时兴起
4. itinerary n/adj. 旅程，路线, 旅行日程, 旅行指南
5. split up v.分开（做），瓜分，分手