Solo travelers can travel practically anywhere in the world without thinking too much about the costs. However, there are certain destinations in the world which are very rewarding in nature and very easy to travel.
When we thought about the top 3 places for solo traveling we considered a lot of factors such as the chance to meet like-minded fellow travelers, safety (especially if you are a woman), the local culture and customs and the ease of going around in the city. Solo traveling is a wonderful opportunity for being self-reliant and discover new experiences. But which are the best places? Let us find out together –
1) Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne is easily one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Asia/Oceania region and it is very easy to spot the reason for its popularity as soon as you touch down at the Tullamarine Airport. Australia , as a destination, is considered as a very safe country for solo travelers and Melbourne occupies the top spot when it comes to safety for solo travelers. Since this is primarily an English speaking country, travelers will never face any difficulty at any point of time. The city is very easy to get around and one can just take a walk or hire a bike and explore the city.
A recent survey has also revealed that Australia is the safest country for women making it a very appealing destination for solo women travelers. There is a an established network of backpacker hostels wherein you can meet and mix with other solo travelers; so you will never find yourself short of friends whenever you are in a spot of bother.
2) Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is billed as one of the biggest cities in the world but is also a great place to relax. You can take a stroll through the beautiful manicured gardens or just participate in Tai Chi classes to relieve yourself of all your stress and discomfort. Hong Kong is regarded by almost every travel guide in the world as one of the safest cities in the world today. Don’t be wary of language barriers as majority of the people in Hong Kong speak good English due to the British heritage.
There are so many things to do and see in Hong Kong that after just 5 days or so you will feel exasperated. Hong Kong never sleeps and will ensure that you don’t either! Stores like HMV and other branded stores on Nathan Road are open till late night giving you the experience of night-time shopping. Our friend at h2flow Plumbing & Heating recommend the amusement parks like Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland, but they say ticket prices are not cheap. If you are a real foodie then Hong Kong street food will never disappoint you and the prices are pocket-friendly too.
3) Cusco, Peru
Why did we choose Cusco of all places? Well, the famous capital of the erstwhile Inca Empire has been a haven for travelers (solo. family or group) for hundreds of years now. The place is steeped in culture and Cusco is well-known for its native population as it is often reflected on the streets by their traditional clothing. Cusco is a great choice for solo travelers who have a keen interest in history as it is just within striking distance of the lost and famous city of the Incas – Machu Pichu. We all know the Peru is home to many great archaeological sites and Cusco is no exception.
So here are some great places to go solo travelling without spending too much money. The tricky and expensive part of course can be getting there. But, for a great way to see the best value flights we recommend Skyscanner which allows you to search for flights worldwide. If you’re happy to be flexible about when you travel and book well in advance, you can find some great deals.