Solo traveling is an experience everyone should try at least once in their life. The feeling of freedom and the thrill of the adventure, are emotions which can not be described in words. Because of this, solo travel should definitely be on your bucket list.
If you need travel inspiration, below are 10 ideas for your next solo trip. Each place has its own appeal so keep your desired activities in mind, when choosing.
This island is the go-to place for adventures. Here you can skydive, bungee jump, jet boating etc etc. All while witnessing the beautiful scenery this country has to offer. There are several reasons why you should travel to New Zealand on your own, including the friendly locals which you can easily make friends with.
Iceland is one of the safest countries on this Earth, which makes it the perfect first time solo travel destination. In Iceland you can find many day trips which take you to near by locations. You can also hike into an ice cave and go to the blue lagoon spa. And these are only a few things you can do.
Home to fine chocolate and ski villages, Switzerland is an other great solo travel option. This country is very safe and people are known to mind their own business. Switzerland has a similar culture to north america, so you might find that comforting if you’re anxious. Here you can view mind-blowing street art, enjoy the lake views and have a nice drink at one of the numerous bars and restaurants. Switzerland is one of the most expensive countries, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit on a budget.
In Taiwan you can enjoy delicious street food for a very low price, hike outside the city and much more. Also, night markets are a Taiwan speciality, so definitely visit one. Taiwan is a great idea for your next solo trip because it has a rich culture while still being an affordable destination.
There are so many thing to do in Australia. You can surf, dive, visit kakadu national park, see koalas and kangaroos in their natural habitat etc etc. Because there is so much to do, Australia is a staple backpacker destination. Australia also offers a very welcoming and open-minded atmosphere. Read a complete guide to traveling Australia before you go, so that you don’t miss anything.
Ireland is a country with many, many expats and travelers going through. This makes it especially easy to make friends. Grab a beer at a pub with your new friends and you’ll be chummies for life. Oh and you can even spend a night at a castle in Ireland. Check out 50 unique things to do in Ireland.
If you think Hawaii is only for wedding or for honeymoons, then you are missing out on life. Hawaiian beaches are heaven on Earth, how can you skip them? In Hawaii you can learn how to surf, you can snorkel, you can hike and much, much more. While you’re there you must definitely try the mouth-watering Hawaiian cuisine. And no, it’s not Hawaiian pizza.
Los Angeles, California
Oh, the city of angels. There is no place like Los Angeles. Home to most celebrities (if you go maybe you’ll get to meet your favourite celeb!) and the Hollywood walk of fame. Plenty of concerts go on each week. You can also go to Disneyland. And don’t forget the sunny beaches and the fancy LA food. There are so many unique things to do in Los Angeles, which makes it a perfect idea for your next trip.
Sri Lanka is mostly a buddhist country. So you should absolutely visit the beautiful temples found all around the country. Sigiriya is also a go-to place in Sri Lanka. This unique archeological site is surrounded by the jungle and local villages. It is an adventure by itself. There are several national parks you can visit and of course, go to as many beaches as possible ;].
Seoul, South Korea’s capital, is where the K-pop industry is the most active (if you love music you should try listening to k-pop, it is completely different from western music). South Korea is also very famous for its shopping malls and night markets. If you like Korean barbecue, be sure to try other local dishes which are just as tasty. One thing you should know about South Korea, is that English isn’t very common. But in restaurants and tourist spots, you can usually find menus and signs in English. Don’t let this stand in the way of going to this awesome place!
The above are awesome ideas for your next solo trip. Each place has its own appeal so keep your desired activities in mind when choosing. So book a cheap flight and a get a trust-worthy insurance, pack a back and head on to your next adventure
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