Looking for your next adventure? Here, Baltic Travel Company pick out some bucket-list destinations for solo travel
Flying solo comes with huge benefits, from having the freedom to make your own decisions to not having to compromise your itinerary to fit in with everyone else’s interests. Many destinations are easier than others when it comes to transportation and also offer lots more activities and adventures in relatively safe environments – which make them perfect for your solo travel adventure.
To help you decide where to go exploring alone, the experts at Baltic Travel Company have rounded up some of the most solo-friendly locations around the world to consider for your trip.
Solo travel hotspots
Chile is one of South America’s safest countries. It’s home to some of the best landscapes, as well as delicious wines and culinary experiences. Chileans don’t commonly speak English, so it is advised to dust off your old Spanish notebook before you embark on the adventure – but they are all super friendly. Popular places include the Torres del Paine W hiking circuit which is located in Patagonia and the remote Atacama Desert in the North.
Japan is an ideal place for solo travel as it has low crime rates and the locals are both kind and respectful to tourists. It is also a breeze to get around as the country is home to fast bullet trains which you can enjoy by buying a rail pass. Immerse yourself in the culture by booking into a traditional ryokan or inn where you can sleep on a tatami mat and enjoy a typical Japanese breakfast.
Australia has previously been named the world’s safest country for women which is why it is so popular among solo female travellers. It’s a country that is appreciated by everyone – home to many wonderful landscapes which range from the famous Sydney skyline to the vibrant Great Barrier Reef. There is also a famous backpacker trail of hostels in which you can meet other solo travellers.
The crime rate in Canada is low and has dropped down even further over the past decade which makes it more appealing as a solo travel location. You can park yourself into a cosmopolitan city like Vancouver or Montreal to gain a focused view on nightlife or museums and with the locals speaking English, you won’t be lost in translation.
Travellers will be safe on this remote island, known for waterfalls and volcanic landscapes. Many Icelander locals speak a basic amount of English, so this proves no difficulties. The country’s largest city, Reykjavik, is a giant metropolis but has the feel of a large, friendly town.
Denmark is a perfect location for solo travellers. The majority of locals speak English and are very happy to help tourists find their way. It has been listed on some of the world’s happiest and safest countries lists due to the life quality of the residents. History buffs will love the Viking ruins and medieval castles, where the miles of bike paths which cross all over the country will keep outdoorsy types content.
If you love hiking, abseiling and mountain biking then New Zealand will be your new stomping ground. It is said to be one of the world’s most relaxing places to travel and the country is filled with friendly locals who are happy to help. There are many adventures which you can take part in, from the country’s great walks to kayaking around Cathedral Cove – there is something for everyone.
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