6 Heavenly Travel Destinations For Goddesses Flying Solo
Dreaming of a mind-blowingly awesome vacation – but none of your pals have the time, money, or interest in travel? Not cool, we know. But the awesome news is that solo female travel is way more fun than you might think. It pushes you out of your comfort zone, you get to experience amazing places around the world, and it might even change your perspective on life.
When it comes to solo female travel destinations, you want to choose smartly for your first trip, picking a location that’s safe, welcoming, and packed full of amazing travel opportunities. So what are the best countries for solo travel, and what should you know before you go? Here’s our RBL guide to killer travel spots when you’re flyin’ solo.
A jaunt across the pond will take you to one of the world’s most dreamy countries: Ireland. From breathtaking cliffs to picturesque countryside to the excitement of Dublin, you seriously won’t want to leave.
We love Ireland for its friendly and welcoming locals, affordable accommodation, and endless adventures to keep you busy. If you love the outdoors, history, or just a good book in a cozy pub, you can’t go wrong with a week or two on the Emerald Isle.
There’s nowhere on earth quite like Singapore. This small metropolitan city-state in Southeast Asia has a diverse mix of cultures and plenty of amazing experiences, like the Insta-famous Gardens by the Bay; the Singapore Art Museum; and Sentosa Island, full of beaches, resorts, and fun activities.
English is widely spoken in Singapore, making it a great starting point to boost your solo female travel confidence if you’re planning to backpack Asia.
So, where is the best place to travel solo? It’s tough to decide, but we are crazy about our neighbors to the north. You seriously can’t beat Canada when it comes to safety, convenience, and a similar culture to the US, helping you feel at ease.
Fashionista babes might want to check out Toronto or Montreal, gorgeous cities with amazing shopping, culture, and sightseeing. Adventurous womxn won’t want to miss the spectacular beauty of western Canada – from the crystal blue Moraine Lake of Banff to the epic skiing in Whistler, Canada is an outdoor lover’s paradise.
Looking for a super affordable tropical getaway where you can hike, swim, or just take some much-needed me time? The Indonesian island of Bali drew international attention from the bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, but dig deeper and you’ll find an island with a deep and beautiful history. Take the time to visit the Balinese Hindu temples on the island and learn more about the culture, then head to some of the island’s beaches for some well-deserved relaxation.
Wondering “Where should I travel when single?” Bali attracts tons of backpackers, so it's easy to meet people there, making it a great spot for solo gals. It’s also a top budget-friendly destination.
Ciao, girl. If Europe’s on your radar, you can’t miss the excitement of Italy. Start in Rome, soaking up the history, museums, wine, and cuisine, then explore more of the country – you’re sure to love Tuscany, Sardinia, Capri, and Florence in particular. Even if you don’t speak Italian, you’ll still find it easy to communicate in the larger tourist areas. It’s also a safe country with an extensive train network.
If you’re worried about communications, you’ll find plenty of English-led group tours that you can get involved with, making sightseeing a little easier. Plus, you’re sure to meet other global guys and gals – chianti and tiramisu are always more fun with company!
Mexico can be a great safe travel destination, as long as you know where to go. Our neighbor to the south is convenient, affordable, and welcoming.
Womxn travelers might want to explore areas like Tulum, Puerto Vallarta, and Oaxaca, giving you chilled beach vibes, amazing food, and plenty of other digital nomads to hang out with.
Solo female travel tips
Sure – you want to go wild, let your hair down, and explore the world. But safety should always be your number one priority when you travel. Before you pack your bags, check out these top tips when traveling alone.
Spontaneity is sexy, but so is planning ahead. You’ll avoid potentially dangerous situations by booking everything ahead of time, so you know you have a safe place to sleep. Research chill, welcoming neighborhoods where solo womxn can feel at ease – especially if you’re arriving late at night.
Choose your accommodation wisely
We all know what it’s like to travel as a broke backpacker, but take care to pick a hostel or guesthouse that isn’t too feral or way outside town. You want to keep yourself and your belongings safe on the road, so look for centrally located properties with positive reviews from other solo jetsetters.
This will help you work out where it is safe for solo female travelers, as some hotels are always going to be more solo-travel friendly than others.
Trust your gut
We can’t stress this enough: if something feels dodgy, get the heck outta dodge. Your instincts exist for a reason, and they’re there to keep you safe.
Sometimes, it’s best to resist that offer of a free drink, a too-good-to-be-true tour package, or a situation where you’re not sure how you’d be able to get home.
Meet up with other awesome womxn on the road
Solo travel is hella exciting, but sometimes it can be lonely. If you’re longing for a bit of company, try to meet some fellow womxn travelers. It can sometimes feel awkward meeting others, especially if you’re an introvert, so look for events or happy hours through your hostel. Or head to the local cafe, co-working space, or beach – you’re sure to come across some friendly faces that are just like you and hoping to meet other travelers.
So there you have it! Time to pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an adventure of a lifetime. We hope to see you out there, making the most out of life and enjoying every damn minute of it!
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