Travel

5 Best Solo Travel Ideas

July 25, 2016
Written by: Yasha Wallin
Writer
 

It’s great traveling with friends and loved ones. But sometimes schedules don’t align; destinations aren’t agreed on, or you just need a little “me” time. That’s when solo traveling comes in – one of the greatest, most adventurous ways to see the world. Traveling alone, you’re open to new experiences and step outside your comfort zone more readily, meaning you’re likely to meet new people, try things you wouldn’t otherwise, and perhaps even be wined and dined by a tall, dark stranger. Below, find the five best spots to explore alone:

  1. Berlin
    Whether you’re a history buff or you love the nightlife, there’s something for everyone in the German capital. It’s extremely safe, everyone speaks English, and the schnitzel is a force to be reckoned with!
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  2. Thailand
    With 95% of the population following the Buddhist religion, there are few countries more kind, safe, and welcoming to tourists. This also means there are countless temples to explore, meditation retreats and detox centers to help you look inward and spend time with yourself. When you tire of that, the food here is next level.
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  3. Alaska
    Nearly 20% of visitors to Alaska come alone. Take in the jaw-dropping sites like otherworldly icebergs, fjords, and a chance to whale-watch.
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  4. Paris
    Sure, France’s capital is known as a hotspot for lovers, but Paris is also charming alone. Spend hours enjoying a cappuccino in an outdoor cafe watching the city’s most stylish stroll by, or get lost in the Louvre, meeting art history’s masters.
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  5. New York City
    Don’t believe the hype—New Yorkers are hands down some of the nicest people in the world. Go solo to the Big Apple and you’re guaranteed to make friends in minutes. Grab a drink at a vibrant spot like Marta at The Redbury New York, and you’ll be sharing your life story with the people next to you before you’ve taken your first sip.
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