Whether it is watching a sunset at Miami or trekking in the Himalayas, travelling solo has become a more popular choice amongst the tourists. One of the most remarkable things about travelling alone is the fact that you have ample time to discover the history, art, culture and traditions of another country. A solo travel pushes you out of your comfort zones into unknown foreign lands, doing things you otherwise wouldn’t have time for. Traveling solo will build your confidence while you have encounters with strangers on an alien land.
A solo traveller’s bucket list could be a long one with many places to visit. Choosing from a whole list of places could be more difficult than you thought. Located on the Tamsui River, Taipei is a great place to begin with. The entire city has an exceptional ambience of classic Chinese architecture. The night markets offer delectable street food and pop-up stores in a 10 block stretch. Take some time away from the main city and go hiking during the day. As a solo traveller, you will find Taipei very safe and easy to move around. Another user-friendly destination is Iceland. It is a lot easier to move around and communicate as the locals understand English. Visit the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa with warm waters rich in minerals. Dine with other travellers and wash clothes together at the Laundromat Café. Engage in daylight sports like hiking to natural hot springs, whale watching and horse riding. With a very low crime rate, Iceland is indeed one of the safest places in Europe.
One of the most impressive cities near water is the city of Auckland. Take a short ferry trip and visit the surrounding islands. You may explore the Waitakere Ranges which offer loads of hiking options. Try spending a lazy afternoon at the Mission Bay Beach. Experience the famous café culture of the city and try the kiwi flavoured ‘flat white’ single shot of coffee. You may even enjoy your favorite book with a cup of coffee and slice of cake. Catch a show at the ‘Civic Theatre’. Relish a spectacular view of the whole city from the Sky Tower. You can go in for sightseeing with a low budget. Auckland is a very safe place to travel to.
With vibrant houses, spectacular canals, coffee shops and rich culture, Amsterdam is every solo traveller’s dream. If you are an art lover, visit the Rijskmuseum and contemplate the Dutch Masters. Movie buffs can enjoy retro screenings at the Netherlands Film Museum. Shop for your favourite antiques and visit Spiegelkwartier. Enjoy rijsttafel, an Indonesian-Dutch speciality served at the charming restaurant of Srikendi. Getting around is easy and walking or biking around is a good option. Amsterdam is also one of the safest places for a solo traveller.
Make your lone travel worthwhile and take necessary precautions. You may converse with the locals and ask them about places to visit or dine. Plan your travel well in advance for a unique experience!
Other bucket list ideas?
How aout the Cappadocia hot air balloons?
Remember, never travel without travel insurance! And never overpay for travel insurance!
I use HeyMondo. You get INSTANT quotes. Super cheap, they actually pay out, AND they cover almost everywhere, where most insurance companies don't (even places like Central African Republic etc!). You can sign-up here. PS You even get 5% off if you use MY LINK! You can even sign up if you're already overseas and traveling, pretty cool.
Also, if you want to start a blog...I CAN HELP YOU!
Also, if you want to start a blog, and start to change your life, I'd love to help you! Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, check out my super easy blog post on how to start a travel blog in under 30 minutes, here! And if you just want to get cracking, use BlueHost at a discount, through me.
Also, (if you're like me, and awful with tech-stuff) email me and my team can get a blog up and running for you, designed and everything, for $300 - email email@example.com to get started.
Do you work remotely? Are you a digital nomad/blogger etc? You need to be insured too.
I use SafetyWing for my digital nomad insurance. It covers me while I live overseas. It's just $10 a week, and it's amazing! No upfront fees, you just pay week by week, and you can sign up just for a week if you want, then switch it off and on whenever. You can read my review here, and you can sign-up here!