Solo traveling has gained more interest in recent times, especially among young people who seek freedom and the adventure of self-discovery. Traveling solo is a great way to build up your character as you learn to be more resourceful, confident which will bring more fulfillment in your journey and you’ll be able to form more meaningful connections with the people you meet along the way. Now I know you might assume that traveling solo can be lonely, but that’s certainly not the case in the destinations listed below, giving you absolute freedom to enjoy the destinations as you please while exploring personal areas of interest.
We start of the list with Thailand, which I personally consider as one of the best destination for first time solo travelers who seek adventure. The reason why I consider Thailand ideal for solo traveling is the fact that it offers everything which one might hope to see heading off on a solo adventure. Starting from the breathtaking sceneries of the natural paradise, the delicious exotic cuisines to try from, the spectacular party scene, the affordable prices, it’s a great place to start your solo adventures. Among that, navigating through Thailand is quite easy, as more than enough locals speak English. Thailand is quite different from Europe and North America and you’ll see a remarkable difference in the culture as well, Thailand offers a life-changing adventure, one you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
Cuba is unlike any country in the world, beautiful, tropical and frozen forever in time. When you arrive in Cuba you’ll absolutely be overwhelmed by its culture, the whole country seems like it stopped prospering in the 60’s. There are so many fun activities to do and places to see in Cuba, but the crown jewel of Cuba is old Havana, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. Music is in the hearth of Cuba, people don’t just go around music in a recreational way, but rather as a way of life and if you walk down the streets in Cuba you’ll notice why. In Cuba you’ll see a whole different side of liveliness and interactions between the locals, due to the lack of internet, don’t be afraid of the locals as they are quite friendly and fun to hang around.
If you’re looking for the adventure of a lifetime, then Botswana is the place to go. A fairly unknown travel destination for the world is Botswana, a Natural paradise with all kind of wildlife species. Botswana has several national parks and reserves like the Moremi Game Reserve and The Chobe National Park, which offers one of the safest and slightly more expensive Safari’s in Africa. However I will recommend you learn a little bit of Spanish before you’ll embark on your trip, as locals could hardly speak English at all and touring can be a little difficult.
We end the list with New Zealand, where visitors from all over the globe, come seeking adventure and personal, a natural paradise ideal for solo travelers. New Zealand is also considered to be the safest country in the world with locals being friendly and open for discussions. Another reason which makes New Zealand ideal for solo traveling is that it’s quite affordable when compared to similar destinations like Australia. New Zealand however stands out to for the wide variety of outdoor activities to choose from. Whether it’s climbing on an active volcano, bungee jumping in the Nevis Valley, skiing in the Whakapapa Resort or kayaking in the Cathedral Cove, New Zealand will definitely quench your thirst for adventure.