Most Incredible Trips for Solo Travelers

Traveling alone may be the best way to explore the world
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More and more people are taking solo trips; in fact a lot of these travelers are claiming traveling alone is the best way to explore the world.

What’s better than being able to create your own itinerary? You don’t have to worry about anyone else’s preferences. You get to decide what to do every day, hour to hour, minute after minute. Do and see everything you want and on your own terms!

When you’re traveling with family, friends or your significant other, it is more likely you will not meet other travelers. Meeting other travelers is a great way to experience the culture of your destination. Meeting people that have the same passions as you is very fulfilling. Who knows… you may even wind up with lifelong friends.

As you are deciding on your destination, there are important things to consider. Are you going somewhere safe? Are they people there friendly? Are there many things to do and see? But, don’t overthink it; like I said before, your traveling alone, you are the one who makes all of the decisions!

Below are some of the Most Incredible Trips for Solo Travelers.

 

Paris, France

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Although everyone thinks of Paris as the ultimate romantic destination, it’s actually a great place to visit on your own. First and foremost, you have to go check out the Eiffel Tower. Then visit some of Paris’s lovely land marks. The muse d’Orsay, the Notre Dame Cathedram and Musee du Louvre are just a few. Take a peaceful walk through the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens. *Bonus: when you get tired of figuring it all out on your own, sign up for a walking tours and food tour. It’s a great way to see beautiful landmarks and enjoy the famous food of France!

 

Bali, Indonesia

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Visit Bali for the ultimate solo traveling experience! If you book your ticket now, you can get there in time for the famous Galungan Festival (Feb 10, 2016)! This is an awesome way to get out there, make new friends and create new experiences. If you miss the festival, no worries! You can go scuba diving and snorkeling in Bali. Maybe check out a cultural tour and learn about Indonesia or visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. *Bonus: When you’re ready for your day of relaxation, go to the Karsa Spa.

 

Dublin, Ireland

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Well, I hope you like beer because Dublin, Ireland is definitely famous for it! It’s the perfect solo trip to go on if you’re trying to have fun and make some new friends. I mean seriously… just walk into a pub and start talking to the people around you. It is really that easy! If you’re not into drinking check out Dublin’s museums and walking tours. Some attractions to visit: The Little Museum of Dublin, National Botanic Gardens (free entry), Irish Whiskey Museum, Dublin Zoo, Dublin Mountains and Merrion Square park.

 

Masai Mara, Kenya

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If you’re into Safari’s you definitely want to travel to Masai Mara, Kenya. Going solo is a perfect way to make new friends that share the same interests as you!  Join other travelers on safaris! They even have a hot air safari; you are literally in a hot air balloon! When you’re done feeling adventurous check out Masai Mara’s shopping and don’t forget to take pictures with the sausage tree!

 

Alaska

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There is so much to do in Alaska, making it one of the perfect destinations for a solo getaway. You can do as much as you want, in whatever time you have, with no one holding you back! Things to do: Go Kayaking, rafting, ATV & 4-Wheeling, zip lining, biking, hiking, camping, fishing (freshwater and salt water), dog sledding, bear viewing, skiing, snowmobiling and sightseeing.   *Tip: Don’t leave Alaska without viewing the Northern Lights!

 

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