The New Year promises yet another holiday season, some new places to add to your travel map, and definitely the chance to meet new people! What better way than travelling solo to revel in this path to discovery!
Being a woman and travelling solo does provoke some thoughts though. You may doubt yourself about whether you’ll really enjoy such a trip.
But trust us, you will.
Here are 10 amazing destinations that will have you making a solo trip a must every year!
1. Maui, Hawaii
If the sun and surf package seems like a deal to you, you have your calling in Maui, Hawaii. This pretty island has all the adventure sports you’ll ever want to try. Women-specific activities lay in store, so prepare to make an all-new girl gang!
Now stare at the Northern Lights at your own leisure or take a dreamy ride on the Saimaa Lake, no one will disturb you while you’re indulging in nature’s bounty at Finland. Then there’s more, skiing on snow-white slopes and enjoying drinks at an ice bar, you’ll bump into adventure at every turn.
3. Coorg, India
Relax in the midst of nature at Coorg, home to lush tea plantations and verdant valleys. Scenic treks are best enjoyed here and camping under the stars is every adventure enthusiast’s dream come true. Fun activities are aplenty, be it river rafting or rock climbing. Cosy homestays seal the deal with opportunities to savour the delicious local cuisine.
4. New Zealand
Glowworms under a cave, a breathtaking landscape, miles of beauty stretching infinitely, and outdoor adventure around the corner, here are just a few of the many things you could expect on a solo trip to New Zealand.
5. Melbourne, Australia
If there’s one place you want to experience it all, it’s Melbourne. Called The Most Livable City by the Economist Intelligent Unit, this destination promises fun in a secure environment. But here’s the icing on the cake. You can hop into a free tourist tram to visit major points of interest, right from the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel to the Federation Square.
6. Verona, Italy
A call out for all the girls who love the romantic allure of destinations, Verona perfectly fits the bill. Made famous in Shakespeare’s tragic Romeo And Juliet, this place is a nod to art, architecture, and fine dining. Admire the beauty of the Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, stop by for local treats at Piazza delle Erbe or surprise the history buff in you with a visit to Ponte Pietra; and the list goes on!
7. London, England
There are many favourite movie moments to relive right in the heart of the English capital, right from the much-adored Harry Potter to timeless romances like Notting Hill. Capture the urban magic by the powerful River Thames, shop to your heart’s content at the Harrod’s Department Store, or catch up on the simple pleasure of sinking your teeth into classic fish and chips at Borough Market; the London feeling is simply hard to sum up in words.
8. Austin, Texas
If you’re craving something much more than nature treks and adventure sports, head to Austin for music, gaming, and great food. This woman-friendly destination is music festival meets food trailers meets sightseeing, all in one!
9. Copenhagen, Denmark
Who wouldn’t love to experience the Happiest Country In The World? Denmark’s Copenhagen offers you that experience. Feel at home and live the cosy Danish way. Cycle your way through the quaint streets, enjoy the delectable street food, and above all fall in love with architecture, it’s a whole new culture waiting to be unraveled.
10. Pondicherry, India
Get entranced at the beautiful meeting point of cultures – Pondicherry. Some know Pondi for its breathtaking French architecture, others for its balmy beaches, and some others for its mouth-watering cuisine. Visit this destination and experience all this and more, amidst some friendly locals who’ll be happy to show you around.
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