6 Countries that Rock for Solo Traveling

6 countries that rock for solo traveling

Remember when we talked about Solo Traveling, and why it’s the ultimate experience? In this article we’re gonna take a look at some of the best countries to travel to and through, on your own. I travel solo to a lot of locations around the world, and I (as well as many other travelers) insist that traveling alone is the best way to see the world because it can become an enriching journey of self-discovery.

However, there are a couple of concerns when it comes to hitting the road on your own. One is safety… Without sounding like a paranoid control freak, it’s worth mentioning that at least statistically, some countries are safer than others for lone travelers especially females. The other is simply the country’s vibe and atmosphere… whether or not the country you’re planning on visiting is welcoming and warm, and somewhere you can easily meet and interact with the locals.

These are some of my recommended countries for solo travel:

Vietnam

Vietnam
Vietnam

What’s so special?

The bustling and colorful market-filled Vietnamese cities, such as Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. Not to mention the amazing classic Southeast Asia beach life and the surrounding lush mountain ranges.

For solo travelers:

* Full of hostels, which is one of the best ways to hang out with other like-minded travelers
* Cheap and economical country which means you don’t have to worry about not sharing accommodation or food costs with a companion
* The country’s narrow and elongated geography makes it really easy for you to meet and join other travelers heading in the same direction as you.

Mexico

Mexico - Tulum
Mexico – Tulum

What’s so special?

Stunning movie-like Caribbean beaches and nature backdrops, delicious food and fascinating ancient cultures. Some great party destinations such as Mexico City, as well as one of the best sites for Mayan ruins for all you Lara Crofts and Indiana Jones’ out there 🙂

For solo traveling:

* Transportation connections are cheap and convenient, and contrary to common belief, not all buses are run-down, backfiring with explosive clouds and filled with barnyard animals 🙂
* Legendary beach destinations such as Tulum and Playa Del Carmen are so popular that they’re excellent for meeting people and making friends
* Mexico is slowly becoming the place to be when it comes to yoga and meditation retreats, and what could be better than spending a few relaxed sunny days alone meditating on a paradise beach with crystal clear waters

Chile

Chile
Chile

What’s so special?

Amazing nature with very diverse climate zones means there’s plenty to explore without a dull moment. We’re talking deserts, mountains and a never-ending coastline. Not to mention the remarkable and unique Easter Island, a world heritage site.

For solo traveling:

* This nation’s 3000 mile long, straight and narrow topography makes it really easy to meet and join other travelers heading in the same direction as you. The whole place is like one big two-way street so most would either be travelling north to south, or south to north
* Chileans tend to be very open, friendly and welcoming
* Generally a politically stable and safe country by South American standards, which is also quite easy to navigate given the good public transport system

The Netherlands

The Netherlands
The Netherlands

What’s so special?

Quite the socially liberal nation, with charming cities, architecture, windmills and crisscrossing canals as well as a biking culture coupled with an adequate infrastructure like no other.

For solo traveling:

* The locals have some of the most laid-back and accepting attitudes in the world
* Almost everyone speaks perfect English so there’s no chance of getting lost if you’re wandering around on your own
* Generally very safe in every aspect of the word
* Quite the small Geography means that you can travel easily and reasonably fast between cities

Ireland

Ireland - Cliffs of Moher
Ireland – Cliffs of Moher

What’s so special?

An amazing authentic pub culture, great beer and a shockingly beautiful countryside famous for being super green, as well as a coast surrounded by amazing cliffs overlooking a clean ocean. What more can you ask for, right?

For solo traveling:

* The Irish are a friendly, welcoming lot and they’re also very sociable, so you’ll always feel welcome
* Finding accommodations is quite easy here thanks to an extensive network of charming and authentic bed & breakfasts
* Plenty of historical sites, hundreds of castles and museums to visit which is an experience best enjoyed alone

Thailand

Thailand
Thailand

What’s so special?
A perfect spiritual experience on one hand and a bustling nightlife on the other, both in Bangkok and on the islands. Beaches and tropical islands in the south, calm and laidback Chiang Mai in the north, Buddhist temples, amazing food.

For solo traveling:

* Hailed as one of the biggest and easiest countries in the world for solo backpackers
* Many locals speak English (even if it’s their own special style of English), particularly those working in the tourism industry
* Super cheap backpacker hostels can be found almost everywhere
* Overall known for being very cheap, especially in the north, so it’s a great choice if you want to get away on a budget

It’s always critical for loners to pick the right destination. Some countries can be much easier for traveling alone than others, and choosing the right destination can have a huge impact on your entire experience!

Stay tuned for more destinations to come in the future and let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding solo travel… Cheers!

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