Have you ever considered traveling solo? We admit, solo travel is different from traveling with your friends or significant other, but it can also be really rewarding in a unique and special way. It might seem obvious, but one of the most important things to consider when traveling solo is your destination. Where you decide to travel alone can vastly affect the ease, safety, and enjoyment of your trip - so choose wisely! Lucky for you, we're here to offer a list of the best destinations for flying solo!
1. Australia’s East Coast
Australia’s East Coast is a favorite destination for solo and group travelers cruising the coast between Melbourne and Cairns. All of the action takes place via the East Coast, starting in Melbourne, passing through both Sydney and Brisbane, and finally ending in Cairns. This coastline allows adventurous travelers to see various intriguing places, each with its own spectacular ocean vista. One of the reasons it's a great region to visit solo is because many other solo travelers are exploring the same route at almost all times of the year. Many populated campsites, hostels, and affordable hotels are littered along the coast, making it an easy and epic road trip!
Due to its small size, Slovenia is an excellent location for single travelers; you can easily explore the entire country. The old saying "four seasons in a day" is alive and true in a country where you may spend the morning skiing in the Alps and afterward traveling to Piran for a romantic solitary sunset on the Adriatic. Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital and a city of welcoming people and social areas, is a simple bus or rail ride from the country's famed lakes and less-famous postcard towns. Pro tip: Get a €15 IZLETka rail ticket for unlimited weekend travel.
Ireland is well-known for its openness to outsiders. Take a seat at a typical Irish bar and offer to buy your neighbor a pint, and you'll have a friend for life - or at least for the evening. And if you stay long enough, you'll be considered family by the night's end! Dublin is a fantastic city to meet fellow solo travelers, as you have many people from the United Kingdom passing through on holiday or gap years.
Japan is an amazing experience for any traveler that is lucky enough to visit. From the sights to the food, it's tough to beat. The public transportation options are also world-renowned, making it easy to see this unique country's gorgeous regions without any trouble getting around; you can cover extensive ground and explore the entire country easily via the bullet trains. As a culture of incredibly kind and generous people, you will be welcomed with open arms - just make sure to return their kindness and always behave politely.
There are several reasons why traveling alone is preferable to traveling with a group, and Iceland embodies many of them. If you're looking for a bit of quiet solitude, this North Atlantic island's mystical vibe is the ideal setting. Who knows what inspiration you can get when gazing at hot springs and geysers? Iceland handles gorgeous isolation better than any other nation. The Icelandic people are also brilliant, so you're never far from a friendly chat.
Don't ignore Guatemala and its ancient Mayan ruins if you're seeking a great location to explore solo in Central and South America. It is a cheap area to visit, so you can stay for long periods and immerse yourself in the culture. Many visitors come here to participate in amazing outdoor adventures such as hiking, kayaking, and whitewater rafting - the options are virtually endless. You can even get super close to the Volcán de Fuego, Central America's most active volcano! Adventure awaits.
7. Southern Thailand
Thailand's beaches and islands are popular destinations for backpackers. If you're traveling alone, whether you select the Gulf coast towards the east or the Andaman coast to the west, you'll find happy, easy-going locals and travelers keen to enjoy a beer and chat. The culture of food markets encourages travelers to wander through and try different local specialties without committing to a formal sit-down meal - perfect for cruising solo! The country of smiles is also fifteen degrees north of the equator, which means it has a tropical environment with lots of sunshine all year round - yes, please!
Solo traveling has perks, and we think everyone should try it at least once in their lives! It allows you to be completely selfish for a change and focus on what you really want to do. You can create your dream itinerary without fear of missing out on certain activities because most of the group wasn't interested. You can truly live your best life! Get out there and go for it!
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