The solo woman traveler is now an intrepid icon for women travellers across the globe beating the concepts of cultural prohibitions and inconvenience.
Today solo travel a thrilling experience that every woman wanting to taste adventure needs to experience at least once in her life. Traveling solo has been said to be a liberating and eye-opening experience that feeds passions, promotes self-discovery and stretches the limits of a woman’s comfort zone. As a consequence women get to explore new places, meet with new faces and broaden their cultural understanding, not to forget learn new cuisines, art and the exposure to various languages around the world. It takes guts to go on holiday solo for the first time. Some of the best holidays are those where we set off by our own and travelled with strangers.
Rome, ItalyRome is reputed for its fashion, Italian hospitality, people, delicious food and romance. It is truly a fabulous destination that will indulge you. As a female solo traveler, walking around this vibrant Italian city will let you feel empowered and fully present. Not to mention, you may even get a marriage proposal, as you wander around Rome, as a solo traveler. Visualize the Roman Empire, in its full glory, by visiting the city’s awe-inspiring ancient sites, such as the Pantheon, Roman Forum and Coliseum. See the Pope’s home at The Vatican City and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Then, as a fitting conclusion put on a pair of comfortable sneakers and explore the piazzas and cobble laneways, while drinking sterile water from the city’s eye-catching fountains.
New York City, United StatesThe Big Apple’s boroughs and the streets of Manhattan have a few landmarks, intriguing art galleries and museums to visit. Restaurants are many and there are a variety of gourmet food markets to eat in New York. Ladies can get a taste of rollerblading in Central Park, go sightseeing while on a cruise on the Hudson river, view the neon brilliance of Times Square, or browse through a Brooklyn flea market.
Melbourne, AustraliaMelbourne is a preferred destination for live music, award-winning food and artistic culture. Known as the cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne dazzles and appeases solo female travelers with verdant gardens, large parks, theatres, galleries, museums, extensive shopping and Victorian-era architecture. Melbourne also serves as a base for exploring other noteworthy places in Australia, such as Phillip Island, The Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park. Lastly, since Australia is an English-speaking country, it makes it convenient for solo women travelers to navigate their way in Melbourne.
Reykjavik, IcelandReykjavik is one of the safest places to travel alone in the world, for women. It takes the top rank on the Global Peace Index. This city is at the center of life and culture of the Icelandic people as well as one of the country’s focal points of tourism. Eclectic, laid-back and with breath taking beauty, Reykjavik is a great base for day trips that display Iceland’s postcard-perfect attractions, such as the Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights.
Amsterdam, NetherlandsAmsterdam, revered as one of the best places to travel alone in Europe, is a vibrant, friendly and safe city that has a lot to offer to solo women travelers. Known affectionately as the Venice of the North, Amsterdam enthralls solo travelers with its gorgeous canals, globally renowned museums, lovely bridges and stunning architecture. Whether you want to step out for dinner, dive into its culture and history or just enjoy the relaxing feel of an old European city, there’s something for every solo woman traveler’s taste in Holland’s capital.
GuatemalaGuatemala is ideal for solo women travel in Central America. Guatemala and its highly touted Mayan Ruins in addition to the plethora of cultural and historic attractions, is an inexpensive place to travel. This implies that women can stay there for a while to volunteer locally or learn Spanish. A playground for thrill-seekers, Guatemala has a variety of adventure activities to offer to intrepid women travelers, including whitewater rafting, kayaking, and kayaking. There could also be an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the most active volcanoes in Central America.
Montreal, CanadaMontreal is the place to be for women travellers. Lauded for its rich culture and history, Montreal appeases female solo travelers with its scenic riverfront Old Port, history museums, old French restaurants and cobblestone streets that are lined with beautiful 17th-century buildings. THe city is also home to the Montreal Botanical Gardens as well as many eating hotspots. A strong recommendation here to visit the Niagara Falls, if the solo woman traveller is not enjoying traditional good natured Canadian hospitality.
Chiang Mai, ThailandChiang Mai, nestled on Northern Thailand’s foothills, is one of the top and most picturesque places for solo travel in Asia for women. Surrounded by luxuriant countryside and mountains, Chiang Mai is safe, quiet and greener than Bangkok, another destination after leaving Chiang Mai and has a significant expatriate population, as well as a cosmopolitan air. Fittingly nicknamed as the ‘rose of the north’, Chiang Mai is a historically and culturally interesting city, with numerous Buddhist temples and an array of vegetarian dishes and yoga classes on offer.
Kyoto, JapanRenowned to be one of the most beautiful cities in Japan, Kyoto astonishes female solo travelers with its villas, imperial palaces as well as UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as Kamigamo Shrine, Tō-ji, and Shimogamo Shrine. As it is for the rest of Japan, Kyoto is quite a safe place to travel for women.
Palawan, PhilippinesPalawan, one of the most alluring and admirable places to visit in the Philippines, is a majestic tropical hub brimming with spectacular natural wonders, such as its towering limestone cliffs, the Puerto Princesa Underground River, Coron Islands and Kayangan Lake. To make things even better, the people in Palawan are rather friendly and are willing to help.
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