Solo Travelers’ Paradise: Top Destinations for the Independent Adventurer

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If you are looking to get some one on one time with yourself, why not including traveling? Sometimes family and friends are not always available to go on trips together, but that should not stop someone from traveling alone. Traveling alone can be liberating. You do not have to split your time doing things that others want to do. You are your own travel guide and where you want to go is solely up to you. If you want skip lunch to go visit a museum, no one is going to stop you. Juts remember to keep in touch with you friends and family back home. While you may think that traveling alone is exciting, your family may get worried if they do not hear from you.

If you are ready to take the plunge into solo travel, the list below includes some of the best places to travel to. It does not matter if you are a man or woman traveling solo, you should always be careful when traveling to a new place. The book and movie Eat, Pray, Love had a happy ending for the main character, a solo traveler, so try to find your happy ending.

1. Munich, Germany

If you are looking to have a quiet journey, avoid Germany during Oktoberfest. But for the rest of the year, Munich is a fairly popular city for solo travelers.

2. Dublin, Ireland

There is so much history in Dublin, that you can create your own walking tour and hit the best places around the city. Grab a beer at the end of your day and unwind with some of the locals.

3. London, England

London is home to the royal family, but it is also a safe place to visit when traveling solo. You can visit Buckingham Palace or catch a Shakespearean play.

4. Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is a stunning city in which solo travelers can be greeted with the best hospitality around. You can take a horse-drawn carriage around the city while admiring the historic center.

5. Helsinki, Finland

Finland is a great country filled with the nicest people you will ever meet. If you are a solo traveler, you can instantly make many new friends in the city of Helsinki.

6. Bali, Indonesia

Julia Roberts went to Bali to find herself in the movie, Eat, Pray, Love, but she also found love. Well, maybe you don’t need to find love in Bali, but rather enjoy your own company.

7. Livingstonia, Milawi

Th picturesque city of Livingstonia is perfect for the solo traveler. When visiting this city, you will instantly become immersed in the gorgeous nature that surrounds you.

8. Queenstown, New Zealand

If you are a solo traveler who loves the outdoors, then Queensland is the place for you. You can see the best views of the cliffs and mountains that surround this gorgeous city.

9. Vancouver, Canada

Canadians are known to be some of the nicest people around, and they are even nicer in Vancouver. While in Vancouver, you can rent a bike or enjoy a tasty meal at some of the best restaurants in town. Chances are you will make plenty of friends before the end of the day.

10. Brussels, Belgium

While in Brussels, head to the local park and enjoy a great cup of coffee while admiring the beauty that surrounds you. You can visit museums and art galleries that appeal most to your sense of style.

11. Boston, Massachusetts

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the USA that invites independent travelers to their city. You can take yourself on a shopping trip at the Prudential Center or check out a good book at the Boston Public Library.

12. The Karaoo, South Africa

The Karaoo is the perfect place to practice your yoga skills. You can hear your inner thoughts clearly in this stunning city’s silence.

13. Pai, Thailand

The city of Pai is crawling with female solo travelers. Although this city is relatively under developed, it is full of culture and history.

14. Johannesburg, South Africa

Although the track record for safety is a little spotty in Johannesburg, you should still check it out. It is best to stick to the tourists attractions and make some friends while visiting.

15. The Galápagos Islands

While you may be traveling to these Islands solo, you will certainly find people hanging out on this island. The island is famous for its wildlife and diversity of plants and animals.

16. Buenos Aires, Aregentina

While traveling in Buenos Aires, the wine, food, and scenery go hand in hand with one another. Just be on the lookout for pickpocketers.

17. Oslo, Norway

Instead of renting a hotel room in Oslo, try renting a room from a local bed and breakfast or home. You can ask the locals for tips for visiting the best places in the city.

18. Venice, Italy

When in Venice, do not miss a chance to take a gondola ride. Just because this activity is geared towards couples, it should not prevent you from enjoying the experience.

19. Geneva, Switzerland

The city of Geneva is known as the “Peace City”. This nickname is sure to give solo travelers some piece of mind. You can visit the French markets in Geneva or head out to the Alps.

20. Ljubljana, Slovenia

Just because the city of Ljubljana is one of the lesser known cities of Europe, it does not make it a boring place. This city is wonderful for solo travelers because of its easy access and great local restaurants.

21. Manali, India

Book a tour guide with a local company in Manali. You can go backpacking through the hills of Manali while admiring the stunning view of the city from above.

22. Beaufort, North Carolina

Beaufort is the third oldest city in North Carolina. This city is great for solo travelers who are looking to reconnect with themselves. You can visit during the food and wine festival to catch a glimpse of this city sharing its beauty.

Written by Rachel Pearson

Rachel reports on a wide range of topics from the United States and around the world. She keeps a close eye on the rapidly pour in of new headlines to get the best research and sources possible.

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