There are some places that you owe it to yourself to visit alone. Not because you don’t enjoy the company of your partner, friends or family. But in order to give yourself a chance to fully experience and witness the magic of the world as well as appreciate wholly and completely what each unique destination has to offer.
The truth is that when you travel alone, you get the most meaningful experiences. That’s when you are most likely to meet the most interesting people in your life and spend your holidays just like you want to; having no one to tell you what to do or where to go. Not only that, as a solo traveler you can find and allow yourself to do some of the things you planned to do in your life crossing a few things off your bucket list.
If you are seriously considering a trip anytime soon, check out the following list of the places you need to visit:
1. Bali, Indonesia
Indonesia is the ideal place for solo travelers and you are very likely to meet many people when you visit. It’s the perfect retreat if you find yourself in need of some relaxation and peace away from the traffic and lights of the big city. Bali will allow you to connect with your spiritual self through its beautiful beaches, health resorts and organic food.
If you’ve never traveled to Amsterdam before, this is the right time to do it. At least once in your life you ought to travel there alone. Otherwise you are missing the city’s beautiful sceneries that feature its impressive canals, colored houses and coffee shops. While you are there, get on a bike, walk around the city or go to Blijburg beach on the artificial island of IJburg where you can swim, sunbathe and attend lots of parties.
Thailand is a great destination for backpackers who are often seen traveling around the place throughout the year. There you’ll get a chance to make friends who can join you on your outdoor adventures. Also, you’ll get to enjoy delicious traditional food and experience something out of the ordinary. You can visit Bangkok to become familiar with the rich Buddhist culture and see the sacred temples for yourself. It’s a place that’s relatively cheap to visit with low prices on transportation and accommodation.
4. Costa Rica
Despite having been considered as an unsafe destination in the past, Costa Rica is amongst the safest countries to travel in Central America. That’s good considering that it offers endless possibilities for adventurous solo travelers like you. As a country that exhibits many landmarks of natural beauty, you can visit the hot springs, go hiking or kayaking, explore the outdoors and enjoy the place’s breathtaking sceneries.
You no longer have to admire Fiji’s stunning beaches browsing through online photos; now you will have the chance to visit them for yourself. The island is quite friendly and welcoming for tourists and it’s an ideal place for backpackers who want to do some exploration. So why not head down to the beautiful Pacific Harbour Beach and enjoy the sunshine and warm sea waters?
6. Hong Kong, China
Even though Hong Kong can be a busy place, it can also be a great place to unwind and have fun. There you’ll get to find anything your heart can ask for, see unique and beautiful pieces of architecture and allow yourself to relax and de-stress through Tai Chi. If you are considering traveling to Hong Kong, you should know that most people there speak English so language wouldn’t be much of a problem for you.
7. Melbourne, Australia
Who wouldn’t want to visit Australia’s beautiful beaches and experience the enjoyments of the city life at the same time? As a country that’s considered safe for international travelers, it’s perfect for traveling solo. Upon your next trip, you should visit Melbourne and gaze over the spectacular natural wonders of the place and take a walk through the city.
8. Nairobi, Kenya
Kenya is ideal if you want to combine the urban with the wild life adventure. While in Nairobi you can take a safari and take a closer look at the natural beauty of the place that’s evident through the majesty of the animal kingdom and then visit the centre to enjoy your afternoon coffee. Life for tourists is cheap so traveling to Kenya shouldn’t cost you a fortune.
9. New York
There are so many places you can visit while in New York that it’s just impossible for you to do in just a week. Therefore, I would advise you to stay longer than that if you have the chance. Once there, you shouldn’t forget to take some selfies at the Central Park, the Empire State Building, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty.
Chile is an excellent destination to escape from reality and get off the grid. That’s because there are so many things you can do starting with visiting Patagonia, Valparaiso and Tapati, Easter Island. Apart from that you can get a taste of the Chilean culture through rodeos and huasos and trying your luck with some fly-fishing.
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Traveling solo is just like eating alone in a restaurant. Not everybody is capable of doing that either out of fear of being criticised or being called a lonely weirdo. But if you can enjoy your own company, it means that you are strong, self-assured and courageous enough to go ahead and do it anyway.
Doing so will allow you to witness all of the world’s amazing wonders and live the biggest adventure of your life. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets and see where the next plane takes you!
Do you travel alone or with family/friends? Which do you prefer?