If there is one aspect of travel that I will always pontificate about, it is that every woman should take at least one trip alone. There are so many benefits to solo travel and for many women it can change their life or at the very least, their attitude to life. But in this world, a world of wonder and awesomeness, where should the solo female traveler go for an amazing experience?
1. Cusco, Peru
One of the best places women should travel to alone is Cusco, Peru. It is the cosmopolitan Inca capital of Peru, the gateway to Machu Picchu and the start of an epic Inca Trail a gal won't forget for the rest of her life. Perched at 1,200 feet or 3,400 meters above sea level, the city is booming with tourism now and as a result of its popularity, has become home to many expats. It’s safe for women travelers and there are lots of fun things to do, from admiring the Andean Baroque architecture as you stroll through the cobblestoned streets on your way to the lively markets or to Plaza de Armas's delicious restaurant offerings. Be sure to equip yourself with a llama wool scarf, you'll need its warmth when you hit the Inca Trail in the mountains, especially when visiting the amazing Incan ruins at nearby Sacsayhuaman.