In this day and age traveling alone sounds frightening for men and women alike. With violence and attacks on the rise in many parts of the world, solo travelers are exposed to plenty of perils. However, expert solo travelers found there are plenty of destinations which are safe and great for those embracing the wonders of traveling all by themselves.
Of course, if you decide to take such a journey of exploration and self-discovery, you shouldn’t undermine the importance of staying safe and in permanent contact with your friends and family. Regular phone calls back home, live chat, safety apps like the Red Panic Button installed on your phone, letters and email to keep everybody informed of your well being and whereabouts are among the mandatory rules to follow when you travel solo.
But if you have all the safety travels’ list checked, let’s see together some of the best destinations you should go to this year!
This beautiful island is a paradise for all those traveling solo as it offers the peace, quiet and entertainment you can enjoy for days without fearing usual tourist-oriented scams, bursts of violence or interferences from the outside world. A journey of Hawaiian culture discovery and a trip to get you engaged in all beach, nautical and nature-centered activities, Maui is safe and eternally interesting.
Northern Lights, lakes, nature, majestic mountains, waterfalls, remote villages, culture, entertainment and amazing food – all in the safest country in the world. Iceland is not cheap, but it makes one of the most loved destination of solo travelers. The capital is amazing and people are so civilized, decent and trustworthy you will be able to share hostels and cars with other locals or solo travelers just like you for once in a lifetime experience.
You may feel Africa in general is not a safe destination, but Namibia is considered safe, pleasant and entertaining even for women traveling alone. Besides immersing into a whole different culture and landscape, Namibia offers plenty of accommodation, communication, transportation and entertainment opportunities that are deemed safe, civilized and fun by many solo travelers loving large spaces, peace, quiet, crystal clear night skies and desert dunes. The only thing you need to watch out for there are scorpions.
Granted, China is crowded and the big touristic-oriented cities don’t lack their fair share of scammers or violent incidents. However, the remote and almost isolated villages and areas of the China Himalayas are some of the safest destinations in the world. Some of these regions can be reached only by foot or by mule transportation and they give you a feeling of returning back to the beginning of time.
If you want to travel in peace, get immersed in an amazingly complex culture, meet the locals and blend among them, have your breath taken away by the natural landscapes and begin a personal journey of discovery, then the Himalayan China is the place to go.
New Zealand is not only beautiful, interesting and famous, it is also remote and quiet. You don’t hear daily news about things going on there because nothing goes on much there. Since the iconic Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, New Zealand has become a pilgrimage place for all those looking for the almost surreal landscapes and landmarks seen in the movies.
New Zealand is safe for all travelers (big cities may have a tourist trap or two, so watch out for those), but generally the country is considered more than a travel destination, but a life experience.
Do you plan to travel solo this year? Do you know about the safety measures you need to take for a fulfilling, safe and great experience? What destinations do you have in mind?