Although traveling solo can seem scary, it’s something that everyone should try at least once! Solo travel encourages you to do so much more than you would if you were traveling with others and it’s really about getting to know yourself again…and chances are, you’ll take in more of the culture than you would have otherwise.
Let’s start easy, in the place where life is slower…
The seaside villages of Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera is a great trip to take by yourself.
The winding cobblestone roads are great for wondering on your own. And the view? It almost feels like it helps you breathe just a little bit easier.
Continuing with more laid back, easy to travel to destinations, we definitely recommend Switzerland.
It has breathtaking landscapes, Plus, its efficient and clean public transportation make it an accessible place to explore on your own.
Making new friends in Lagos, Portugal.
Almost everyone you’ll meet on your trip is friendly and speaks English, and, chances are, you’ll meet fellow solo travelers in town.
A trip for the soul. Kyoto offers plenty of majestic temples, gardens, and parks.
Wondering around the imperial capital of Japan will set your mind at ease and all the colors you’ll see will fill your heart with joy.
Better off alone in Taipei, Taiwan.
There is so much to see! The many night markets in the city are a great way to explore the country’s culture and food. By wandering around the city you’ll gain a special insight into the everyday life of the locals.
Having a beer with the locals in Ireland.
Just choose one of the many bed and breakfasts the city has to offer and enjoy your time with the friendly locals; there are lots of pubs, walking tours, and miles of green hills and coastal cliffs in the countryside.
Solo traveling is so easy in Berlin.
Its inexpensive underground subway makes it easy to wander around. The city is home to polite residents and a vast array of historical sites including the Berlin Wall.
Getting in touch with the wildlife in Africa.
While some parts of South Africa aren’t safe enough for a trip alone, Kruger National Park is. Treat yourself to a luxury safari; you’ll encounter so many animals you wouldn’t feel alone for a minute!
Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is a must-see.
The complex is actually a massive 700-year old city, with canals, temples, shrines, and tombs spread deep in the lush jungles of northern Cambodia. It’s a great place for a little self-reflection.
Looking for some laid-back tranquility? Ubud, Bali is the place for you.
Enjoy the serenity on your own and be sure to pamper yourself at one of the town’s many world-class spas.