Going solo is the most powerful way to explore and experience a new place. Studies also suggest that travelers who prefer to go solo cite freedom to choose their own itinerary as their reason. True to this fact, solo travel offers you flexibility, self-reliance and independence unlike any other type of travel. There are endless benefits to solo travel as well and numerous number of places to make it happen as well. Here are some of the places and their benefits for a solo traveler.

Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is one of the best places in the world to explore if you are into both scintillating cityscapes and amazing countryside. Canada is in itself is a great nation to travel solo, not to mention safe. Vancouver city offers beautiful views of mountains has a lot of fun places to visit, such as Granville Market and Stanley Park.

Oman

This country on the Eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula is an under-rated gem in this region. With hospitable locals, this country is one of the best places to take a road trip The highlight of traveling Oman is the fabulous nature and scenery, from sparkling blue wadis and sand dunes for hundreds of miles to sea cliffs and the ‘Grand Canyon Of The Middle East.’

Dubai

With the Expo 2020 Dubai looming in the horizon, this city becomes should go on your “do-not-miss” list. The event starts in October and will last for a period of 6 months. While it is recommended to arrive as early as possible to avoid fare hikes, there a numerous other reasons to visit Dubai. Such as the tallest building in the world and largest shopping mall in the world in terms of area.

Barcelona, Spain

Spain as a country is a mix of everything that attracts travelers of varied  tastes: art museums and gorgeous architecture, delicious food, stunning beaches, an exciting nightlife scene, and jaw-dropping hikes. And Barcelona is an amazing city to travel solo. The city has historic churches and parks designed by the famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, or visiting the Picasso Museum. The streets are an attraction of itself with the legendary Gothic Architecture.

New York City

Traveling alone to the Big Apple is like grabbing the bull by the horns. NYC is the world’s most high octane city. Here, you are never alone, you are never bored and never conspicuous. It is easy to blend in with the this city by taking a stroll through famous Central Park or along the High Lane;  shop at Chelsea Market or on 5th Avenue; and/or Hit up a museum and a gallery or two.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica was ranked the happiest country in the world in 2019 by the Happy Planet Index. This Central American country is known for its stunning beaches, rainforest and biodiversity. From whitewater rafting down the Reventazón River to , rappelling down gorgeous waterfalls, and hiking in Arenal Volcano National Park, here you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities to please your adventurous spirit.

Iceland

Statistically speaking, this country is one of the safest in the world. It is also the best country for a solo traveler who loves being outdoors – caves and caverns to explore, volcanoes and glaciers to hike, and geothermal spas to soak in. The capital, Reykjavik has the very popular Blue Lagoon and whale watching in Faxaflói Bay. Iceland also has the best diving spots in the world and is one of the best places to watch Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights.

Norway

Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. The best time to visit this beautiful country will be in the summer during when the sun never sets and there are loads of outdoor activities to be experienced. But if watching the Northern Lights in this country is on your bucket list, then it would be best to visit between November and March.

Thailand

The Land of White Elephants is best for the rookie solo travelers. There are many bloggers who consider this country as the perfect training ground for inexperienced travelers, especially in the Asian countries. As it is also a well established tourist destination, you don’t have to be worried about travel logistics. There are social backpacker hostels and cozy hotels virtually everywhere in Thailand.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is the capital of Hungary, with the river Danube cutting it in two, has been on the list of every solo traveler in the world. Its stunning architecture, delicious food scene, and refreshing thermal baths make for an exceptional experience. A lesser known fact about this city is that Budapest is that this Gothic city is also the home to one of the Europe’s music scenes.