One of the most rewarding and truly life-changing experiences in life actually comes from solo travel. It’s just you, your thoughts and this new place that you need to discover. When you travel alone, you get to learn so much about yourself and the world in general. There is a reason why everyone should take a solo trip at least once in their life. If you’re planning out a solo trip, but you’re confused where to start, here are a few places that we highly recommend.
If you’re planning a solo trip and you’ve never been to Spain, we’d recommend you start from there. While this isn’t really an offbeat destination, it’s still a country that you need to experience. Every person that has ever been to Spain knows exactly what we’re talking about. Whether you decide to take a more unconventional route to it or decide to some of the mainstream stuff, you’re in for an experience you’re never going to forget. When solo travelling to Spain, you should stay in the hostels as it has some of the best in the world. With amazing beaches, historic sites and a crazy nightlife, it’s got everything you’re ever going to want from a more commercial solo trip.
If you love nature and you’re looking to take a break to slow things down, Ireland is the perfect place. It’s bathed in a rich history and surrounded by beauty that will make you feel as if you’re in a storybook. While travelling around is a tricky situation, you can always hitchhike (if you’re brave enough) or just walk. There are beautiful sights to see and the people there are some of the easiest to get along with. The hostels and other accommodations are also super pretty and cosy. When you’re in Ireland, it’s as if all your worries have disappeared and you will truly feel rejuvenated.
Before we get into it, it’s important to realise that Japan is one of the more expensive places on this list. So if you’re planning a really tight budget, you may not be able to enjoy this beautiful place as much as you’d like. That being said, Japan is one of the most hospitable and friendly places for outsiders, especially those travelling alone. No matter where you go, you’ll always feel welcome. Another country with a rich culture and history, you’re sure to be charmed by it’s ways. From hiking to birdwatching, anything you want to do, Japan has it! Probably the most impressive part about it is the balance between technology and tradition.
From floating in the Dead Sea to exploring the ruins and ancient cities, Jordan is sure to be an experience of a lifetime. Jordan is also an extremely hospitable country that will always make you feel welcomed. It’s like an adventure of a lifetime that you never really knew you were missing, till you got there. Jordan is definitely one of those offbeat-yet-commercial countries, but that doesn’t take away from its limitless charm.
We’re going to narrow this one down by pointing specifically towards Copenhagen. The quaint and laidback capital city makes for the perfect destination for someone who is looking to take a break from all the hustling of life. The air in Copenhagen feels almost heavenly and is also one of the greenest cities in the world. If you’re looking to explore this little gem, consider renting out a bike and explore away. Amazing cafes, great art museums and a pretty chilled out nightlife are all the things that await you here. Don’t forget to check out the beaches if you’re travelling in the summer!
Hungary, or more specifically, Budapest is a place that you absolutely have to visit. Being one of the largest cities in the European Union, it has everything that you’re ever looking for in a solo trip. Literally, everything it has to offer is something you’ve got to experience for yourself. From the open-air baths to the musical fountain, a trip to Budapest will most likely change your life. It might be a little pricey but if you know your way around bookings, you’ll be able to end up with a pretty good deal.
Croatia is one of those offbeat destinations that will make every penny spent worth your while. While there are a lot of people who visit lately, it still isn’t considered commercial and has a lot to offer in terms of exploration. Dubrovnik, a city in this beautiful country is the perfect example of the kind of hidden gem Croatia is. This historic walled city juts out into the deep blue waters of the Adriatic and will leave you almost hypnotised with charm. This is just one of the many things Croatia has to offer.
If you had to choose one place to visit, what would it be? Let us know in the comments below.
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