Solo travel is great and can be far more rewarding than traveling with other people. You can decide exactly what you want to do each day, and change your mind as often as you like. Other reasons people choose solo travel is to develop their self-confidence and to meet interesting people, but if you still aren’t sure, check out places that have lots to do and are safe. Here’s 7 Ideal Destinations for the Solo Traveler make solo travel so easy, you’ll be converted forever.
Australia has a culture that embraces travel and a big part of that culture is solo travel. For a big country, Australia is easy to get around with great infrastructure that includes cheap internal flights. There’s a real sense of independence everywhere in Australia. The cities are safe and there’s loads to do, especially in Sydney. You can climb the bridge, take a ferry boat across the harbour, tour the opera house or just chill out on Bondi Beach.
Ireland’s appeal for solo travelers is the friendliness of the locals and you don’t ever need to feel alone if you don’t want to. There are countryside attractions such as lakes and mountains as well as the city sights of Dublin, all of which can be rounded off by joining the locals in a sing song and a pint of the black stuff in one of the many pubs.
Iceland is great; it has a cool culture and stunning landscapes which are fascinating to explore, and exploring is easy to do safely as a single traveler. Try out the geothermal bath with natural hot water in the middle of the snow and try to schedule your visit to coincide with the northern lights for a truly unique experience.
Costa Rica is great for the adventurous solo traveler. There are volcanoes to climb, rain forest to explore and some of the most beautiful beaches on earth. You can try out rafting or kayaking on the some of the wild rivers, take a zip line ride through the canopy of the jungle and surf, snorkel and scuba off the coast. If you like an adrenalin hit and have got the time, head to Costa Rica, it really is the perfect place to try the advantages of solo travel for the very first time.
New York has one of the largest populations of singletons anywhere in the world, so if you want to blend in then this is the place for you. NYC is easy to get around with a highly efficient subway system and loads of taxis but it is also easy to get around on foot. Contrary to popular belief, New Yorkers are helpful and happy to help if you need directions. Another urban myth is that New York isn’t a safe city. Obviously you need to take care of yourself and your belongings, and wandering in central park after dark isn’t recommended but you will face no more dangers here as a solo traveler than in any other city in the developed world.
Peru offers solo travelers a diverse culture and rich history combined with a varied landscape that includes mountains, rainforest and desert; there is something in this evocative country to appeal to everyone. Peru is famous the world over for the Inca Trail which ends at Machu Picchu but you will still feel as though you discovered these incredible ancient ruins when you arrive for the first time. Thrill seekers can also enjoy a host of river activities such as canoeing, kayaking and rafting trips on the Apurimac and Urabamba rivers.
Even though cruises are generally thought of as holidays for couples, but they have a lot to offer for solo travel. A Caribbean singles cruise is a wonderful experience and a chance to enjoy the luxurious beaches as well as the cool wind and gorgeous blue sea. On top of all that, there are lots of other things going on. Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos all offer great diving, Antilles and Aruba are perfect places for wind surfing and the San Juan and St Maarten casinos are second to none. If you can time your visit to coincide with a regatta or festival, you’ll have the time of your life.
So that’s my list of Ideal Destinations for Solo Travel. It really is a great way to see the world and the sooner you try solo travel for yourself, the sooner you will start to have fun and be able to start writing your own list. Where are your feet itching to take you and are you brave enough to go it alone?
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