9 Best Places to Travel Alone: Where Safety & Adventure Abound
Take the Leap and Travel Solo
Everyone should travel solo at least once in their life. Taking on the world alone might seem daunting at first, but once you set off on your solo expedition you will discover how rewarding the experience is.
If you’re just setting out as a fledgling solo traveler, and you’re a little nervous about how it will go, consider planning a trip to one of the following destinations. Balancing security with a reputation for welcoming visitors and just the right amount of adventure, these are some of the best places to travel alone.
New Zealand is arguably one of the safest places on earth. It was recently named the least corrupt country in the world (sharing the number one spot with Denmark) and holds fourth place as the most peaceful country.
Kiwis have a well-deserved reputation of being incredibly friendly, so wherever you go you will feel safe and secure. Often you don’t even have to ask for directions — if you look lost, don’t be surprised if a passerby comes to your rescue!
If that wasn’t enough to convince you that New Zealand is one of the best places to travel solo, consider the surreal landscapes and endless beaches you’ll be able to pack into your itinerary. Sweet as.
Despite its small size, Costa Rica manages to dip its sandy toes into both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and lay claim to vast tracts of primary rainforest teeming with an incredible amount of biodiversity. There are even six active volcanoes, for good measure.
Costa Rica is also one of the safest countries in Central America (it’s so peaceful they don’t even have an army), so it is perfect for those traveling alone. The tourist infrastructure is also sturdy; there is a well-established network of backpacker’s hostels around the country, so you will always be able to find fellow travelers, and while some of the roads are potholed, there is always a bus bouncing along to ferry you to your next destination.
Hong Kong is a massive city, but it is widely regarded as one of the safest in the world. It has an intriguing mix of modern and traditional, with Chinese customs existing alongside all the amenities you would expect from a megacity.
Eastern and Western influences, along with the fact that English is spoken by the majority of the population, mean Hong Kong is ideal for first-time solo travelers. The best part about Hong Kong is that there is so much to do you won’t have the chance to sit around and feel lonely.
Throw yourself into exploring the city, shopping, or even take some tai chi classes.