Traveling solo could be a very exciting prospect. You’re on your own and you’re free to visit and roam the cities and counties that you want to see and explore. You can arrive and leave as much as you want and get to know the folks and culture much better. But traveling alone has its setbacks, too. There’s the potential danger and God-knows-what that lurk on the road less travelled. But don’t lose heart. Solo traveling is great and it opens your eyes to a brand new horizon that will make you want to learn more. Here’s our list of the safest countries that solo travelers, like you, will be very delighted to visit.
The Travel Channel rates India as one of the most interesting, albeit “calamitous”, countries for any solo traveler to visit. In fact, experienced backpackers would agree that if you want to embark on a solo trip around the world, start in India and you’ll find it easier and more convenient to be on your own wherever your feet may lead you. India is endowed with a thriving cultural and spiritual heritage that will make any trip truly rewarding.
If there is any country that really takes the “gap year” seriously, that’s Australia. So don’t be surprised if you see a lot of Australians, fresh from college, trotting around the globe. Australians are always warm and friendly to visitors and foreigners. They’re also laid back and relaxed and any solo traveler won’t have a hard time going around because a hospitable Australian would be happy to give them a room for a night.
The Dutch are peace-loving and open-minded. The people, especially in the cities, are very well-versed in English, so you won’t really have a hard time conversing with the locals. So, if you want to rub elbows with them, join them in one their favorite pastimes: riding the bicycle and you’ll find yourself trotting along a dyke path all the way to tulip fields and windmill-dotted landscape.
Travel and Leisure online placed Costa Rica number one on its happiness ranking and 27th on its safety ranking. It’s not that difficult to fall in love with this small Latin American country. Why not? Solo travelers who yearn for a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life could always find peace and tranquility while they go rafting on the Reventazón River, surf in Malpais, or go horseback riding and sight-seeing at the Rincón de la Vieja National Park. The beaches are immaculate, too, and the native cuisines, mouthwatering.
Smart Travel online names great, ‘ole Britain one of the most popular destinations for solo travelers. The country’s top cities like London and Edinburgh, as well as ancient towns including Aberdeen, Bath, Cambridge, and Stratford-upon-Avon, not to mention the country’s very rich heritage of art, history, and culture, as well as the chance to see the Queen or any member of the Royal Family, great theater, shopping, and fine dining all add up to making UK the destination to beat. Going from one place to another is very easy because UK has one of the world’s most well-connected transport routes for trains, buses, or vehicles. That makes day trips and even lengthy journeys fast and comfortable.
Now that you know some of the safest places for solo travelers like you, pack your bags, catch the next flight and have a wonderful time while you see the world on your own.
Manilyn Moreno contributes this article on behalf of Better Cater. Better Cater provides software for catering to help caterers manage the cost of a catering business. On her free time, she enjoys gardening, baking, and doing yoga. She is also an avid traveler.