Planning a solo trip? First of all, good for you! It is a highly rewarding experience, and you will discover the world on your terms, meet like-minded people, and learn more about yourself. It may be a cliché, but solo travel is one of the best things a person can do.
But where to start? With the whole world at your fingertips, it’s important to choose a country that resonates with you and your interests, is well-equipped for solo travelers and is safe to travel alone. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
The Best Countries to Visit for Solo Travelers
#1. New Zealand
This is probably due to the ease you can get around, the wealth of things to do there, and how easy it is to pick up work if you’re short on cash.
A mecca for hikers, skiers, paragliders, mountain bikers, and many more, just about every sport can be enjoyed in New Zealand’s varied landscapes, all of which look like they’ve been taken straight from a postcard.
Guatemala is one of the easiest Central American countries for solo travelers to get around in, and the humble backpacker is no stranger there either.
Locals will always go out of their way to help someone who looks lost, and they will give you many suggestions.
Guatemala is the perfect mix of history and nature. Ancient towns enjoy dramatic, mountainous backdrops, while the multitude of lakes and beautiful coastline is good news for anyone who wants to cool off and take to the waters.
Sandy’s open landscapes, pyramids, and ancient traditions are what most people think of when they think of Egypt. And they wouldn’t be far off the mark.
While it may not be everyone’s first choice for solo travel, you’ll find that the tourist attractions and archaeological wonders are very safe. What’s more, Egyptians will always be happy to help!
If you’re worried about tackling the country alone, book a reliable Egypt tour that will take you safely around all the main landmarks and avoid all the crazy traffic.
Regarding friendly people, Ireland blows other countries out of the water. Innately curious, funny, and (sometimes) rowdy, you can be sure that the Irish will show you a good time. You’ll enter a Dublin pub for a dinner spot, only to emerge a few hours later with a completely new set of friends.
Outside of the cities, Ireland’s rolling green hills offer peace, solitude, and natural beauty for the soul. With that hangover, you’re going to need it!
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