World’s Best Destinations For Solo Travel (Source: Fodor’s Travel)
1. Bangkok, Thailand. Solo travel and Bangkok have a long and convoluted history. It’s often said that you’d be lucky to meet a Thai in some parts of Bangkok. Luckily, other parts retain deep-rooted authenticity, which still attracts even the worldliest travelers. Temples, floating markets, cheap shopping, and nightlife galore keep the most active visitors busy traversing the city thanks to its excellent infrastructure. Photo Credit: Yentafern/Shutterstock.
2. Bali, Indonesia. Yoga, spirituality, spas, massages, beaches, organic eateries and markets— are you sold, yet? With such diversity, Bali is a staple for solo travelers from across the globe. People drift into its ease of life and wealth of fellow traveler-settlers. It helps that food is delicious and cheap, as is the cost of living in general. Photo Credit: Jason Ho/Shutterstock.
3. Alaska, USA. Whale watching, dog-sledding, horseback riding through the mountains, and eating fresh salmon are just a few of the highlights onboard an Alaska cruise. Photo Credit: (c) Jerryway | Dreamstime.com.
4. Grand Circle, Southwest USA. This beautiful, vast Grand Circle spans five states loaded with national parks and monuments, interwoven by designated scenic byways. It’s an attractive route to Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, and more. Photo Credit: wizardofwonders/Shutterstock.
5. Ambergris Caye, Belize. The coolest Central American destination right now has to be Belize. Ambergris Caye lives up to the hype, and there are bars, beaches, and natural beauty in huge quantities. Interspersed with Mayan ruins, a spectacular barrier reef, and rainforest, this English-speaking nation appeals to expats and solo travelers alike. Photo Credit: Brandon Bourdages/Shutterstock.
6. Queenstown, New Zealand. The adventure capital of New Zealand’s South Island can leave you exasperated trying to fit it all in. From bungee jumping to zorbing to horseback riding, Queenstown is a mecca for adventure travellers. There’s also superb gastronomy and nightlife, too. Travelers often end up staying longer than planned, so consider yourself warned. It’s easy to rent a car or join a group trip; the latter is a sure-fire way to meet others traveling through a country known for its safety. Photo Credit: vichie81/Shutterstock.
7. Dublin, Ireland. Anyone anywhere could make friends over a pint of Guinness, and Irish hospitality is world-famed for warmth and friendliness, especially in Dublin. Head to a traditional Irish pub, havens of chatter, to converse with locals who are completely used to tourists, even in the most remote countryside spots. Join walking tours exploring the literary greats, from Oscar Wilde to George Bernard Shaw, earning Dublin its UNESCO City of Literature status. Photo Credit: (c) Atterhorn | Dreamstime.com.
8. Paris, France. With an extraordinary array of bistros and cafés, Paris is a city where you can while away hours poring over a café au lait, chocolate chaud, and sumptuous patisseries while observing French culture through the fenêtres (windows) on the Champs-Élysées. Solo travelers gravitate towards Café de Flore and Deux Magots, which serve as meeting places for solo travelers to join up to explore the city. Photo Credit: lornet/Shutterstock.
9. Seville, Spain. The capital of Andalusia reflects all the romantic notions of Spain, as it plays home to Moorish architecture, bullfighting, and flamenco. Easily navigable on foot, Seville offers colorful ceramics, cobbled alleyways and mouth-watering markets. The city is a photographer’s dream with inexhaustible charm, luring enthusiasts to stay a while. Photo Credit: Svetlana Bobrova/Shutterstock.
10. Masai Mara, Kenya. Nature has a way of bringing people together. In the Masai Mara’s vast Big 5 terrain, a safari plunges visitors deep into the grasslands. Independent travelers are joined up with others on Jeep safaris, providing an instant set of friends. June to October is best to witness the Great Migration, a movement of millions of wildebeests. But during low season, many lodges waive single supplements. Photo Credit: prasit chansareekorn/Shutterstock.
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