Whether you are gearing up to embark on an extended trip around the world or just a little getaway on your own, traveling solo can be overwhelming, but also exhilarating. Deciding where to eat, where to say and safety concerns can be daunting. However, with an open mind and a little research, you may find that traveling solo may become your favorite way to experience the world. After all, your vacation will become solely what you want to do! Explore some of the best first-time solo travel destinations and start planning a trip with yourself!
Ireland has a lot to offer solo travelers. From gorgeous remote villages filled with some of the most welcoming folk in the world to jaw-dropping coastline and ancient castles around every corner (over 30k castles are scattered around the country), Ireland has something for everyone. The Emerald Isle is a beautiful and safe travel destination for solo travelers. If you want to experience wild beauty in Ireland, head to County Donegal or The Dingle Peninsula. And don't forget to pack your camera!
Australia is one of the easiest destinations to travel alone. With easy transport links and a high standard of hostels available, combined with thousands of miles to adventure, Australia makes an excellent choice for any solo traveler. Check out the raw outback at Kakadu National Park for a few days then head to the East Coast to explore sunny surfer towns and The Great Barrier Reef, the gem of Queensland. Go scuba diving or snorkeling in the gorgeous, sparkling waters and gaze upon the plethora of marine life. Both newbies and novices alike will enjoy exploring these waters while basking in the ample sunshine.
Montreal is an officially French-speaking destination but many people also speak English, which makes it both exotic and accessible. Montreal offers a European flavor that is manageable by anyone. Montreal is easy to get to, making it a less overwhelming first solo location to visit.
Found at the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys, Key West is the most southern point of the continental United States. Key West is a great place to party, but is equally as great for those who wish to simply relax and enjoy fine dining, with a little bit of beach thrown into the mix. As a bonus, if you stay anywhere near downtown, you wont even need a car!
Although the UK is filled with many wonderful destinations, the Lake District is one of the best places to visit outside of London. It is very welcoming and beautiful. The best time to visit is during the shoulder season when school is in session – unless you prefer the hustle and bustle of crowds of people during your stay.
Cambodia is full of warmth and grace and historical ancient ruins. Even better, the country is very affordable can be enjoyed on a tight budget once you arrive as hotels, food and transportation are quite cheap. This beautiful South East Asian destination has so much to offer. From bike riding or riding in a tuk-tuk among gorgeous scenery to viewing beautiful sunrises and snorkeling among dolphins, there is no shortage of things to experience. Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor Wat, one of the largest religious monuments in the world, and a site you simply must see. While in Siem Reap, hit up Pub Street to hang out with other backpackers and swap travel stories over a pint of cold beer.
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