Solo travel to another country with a woman is not necessarily dangerous. Although there are certain countries where women traveling solo will be more noticed, it is possible to travel alone to other countries if you are willing and able respect local customs as well as being aware of your surroundings.
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Sometimes it is easier to forget about extreme cultural differences. Sometimes, you just want to have some fun. These ten destinations are not unusual for women to travel alone. This allows you to feel relaxed and comfortable without being noticed.
The country is located in the west of England and has an incredible landscape as well as a fascinating cultural history. There are many important sites that relate to the King Arthur mythology. A solo hike along the Pembrokeshire coastline is a great option for outdoor sports enthusiasts. Cardiff, the capital, offers many theaters (including the Millennium Center), museums and sports arenas. There are also shopping centers.
My solo trips to Canada have made up the majority of my trips. I feel extremely secure. Quebec is home to a large cinematic and television culture, including the Festival of International Short Film. Also, the Quebec City winter Carnavale. Toronto is the largest city in Canada and boasts theaters, music and comedy venues that are comparable to those in New York City.
There are many national parks that offer opportunities for hiking, camping, skiing, surfing, star-gazing, including Mount Revelstoke’s 1000-year-old forest and Niagara Falls. Canada is a popular destination for wildlife lovers like me.
My most memorable wildlife experiences were solo and non-solo. I have had the opportunity to spend a day with wild grizzly bears, snorkel with whales, and kayak with puffins. You don’t have to be alone out there. There are many tour operators that offer amazing outdoor experiences.
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Visit Essential Travel Tips for North Vancouver Island to find more Canada travel tips, in addition to the posts about wildlife.
- Costa Rica
This country is great for ecotourists, as well as those who want to learn more about sustainability. You can help sea turtles nest in Tortugero National Park, or you can surf at Playa Bonita. Costa Rica is quickly becoming a destination for yoga retreats, thermal spas and hot springs. Is there anything better than a solo yoga retreat. Pura Vida Costa Rica has more information about things to do in Costa Rica.
Although some islands in Indonesia are more conservative than others, intercultural Bali can be a wonderful and welcoming place to travel alone. It is a great place to snorkel or scuba dive, with beautiful beaches and amazing underwater exploration sites such as the USS Liberty shipwreck. You can explore many carved temple sites, including the famous Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.
The wide variety of adventure tourism opportunities in Nepal is perfect for the female explorer. There are many opportunities to meet with an agency that specializes in adventure tourism or to hire a Sherpa who will take you on a hike up the Himalayans, or to explore the wild.
Two weeks spent with a local guide in remote villages like Dhading and Sankhu. I met locals who had a greater impact than any breathtaking vista. Although my Nepali visit was difficult at times, the people were warm and welcoming. These pages contain more posts about Nepal: I See The Light in You & Initial Impressions of Nepal.
Because of its large backpacking community, hostels, bars and restaurants are all familiar to solo travelers. But, if you want to make new friends while traveling, this is the place to go! The continent is a favorite of surfers, as well as foodies, especially those who enjoy wine trails. Many popular routes for backpacking and camping are already in place. So go wherever the wind takes your fancy!
Bonaire is a Caribbean paradise with fresh fruit, sun, soft sand and underwater visibility of 60-100 feet. Bonaire is known for its amazing beaches and diving sites. It also hosts a Karnival in February that spans nearly two weeks.
The countries of Norway, Finland and Denmark have some the most progressive gender equality policies in the world. They also have very low crime rates. You can visit the Fjords of Norway, hike and camp with no reproach, thanks to Sweden’s Rights to Public Access. Also, make sure to book a hotel that has skylights so you can see the Northern Lights and the glowing midnight sun while in Lapland.
Sweden travel tips can be found in 7 Things You Must Know Before You Go to Sweden or my Island Hopping Guide for West Sweden. Stay tuned for more posts about Norway travel as I visit Norway in less that two weeks.
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This country has some of the best food anywhere, and you can find Thai massages at a fraction of the cost! Relaxing, right? Thailand is used to tourists, particularly in the main cities of Bangkok and Phuket. You can explore the mountains and Buddhist shrines in the north, while the south has great surfing and some legendary Full Moon Parties for the more adventurous. My favorite spots in Thailand are Kata Beach and Koh Phangan.
A few years ago, I went solo to the Inner and Outer Hebrides and absolutely loved it. Locals are always friendly and open to having a good time. This trip was so full of people that I never felt lonely.
Edinburg is known for its excellent reputation as a place where beginners can learn to sail, surf, and kayak. This is due to its long history as a Great Britain seaside resort. It is Scotland’s capital and hosts a variety of cultural festivals, such as the Edinburgh International Performing Arts Festival.
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