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Where Should you Travel Solo in 2019 and Why

31 May 2019 16:35 PM

Travelling solo is one of life’s great adventures. The freedom to go where you want, when you want, and do everything on your own timetable and schedule.

If you’re planning to venture out on your own soon and you’re going to try some solo travel yourself in 2019 - you might be wondering where the best places to visit are. Of course, it depends on the kind of trip you’re looking for, and what kind of adventures you want to have.

Here are our top suggestions for your 2019 Solo-travel:

New Zealand

 New Zealand is an ext remely safe and friendly country – so it’s a great choice for those who have never travelled solo before. But don’t worry, just because New Zealand is a ‘safe’ choice, doesn’t mean it’s boring. New Zealand is full of adventures you can get involved with from ziplining, mountain climbing and world-famous bungee jumps to kayaking, swimming with dolphins and hiking glaciers. It’s far from home, it feels like an ultimate adventure, but you’ll never be far from a friendly cafe or a group of friendly travelers to tag along with should you want some company.


New York City

New York City isn’t too far from the UK (6-7 hours by plane) and it feels like a whirlwind adventure from the moment you touch down. Why does it make a great destination for solo travelers? Well there’s just so much to do and see here. The risk with solo travel is feeling lonely or bored, but that’s never going to be an issue in NYC. With people everywhere, and 1000’s of things to keep you busy. You’ll love exploring the city that never sleeps solo. Even the bars and restaurants in NYC have tables reserved for solo-diners, which makes eating alone a totally normal and fun things to do.



 Thailand is  one of the ultimate ‘traveler’ destinations. Every year thousands of travelers head to the country to explore the bustling cities and remote, beautiful beaches. If you’re a solo traveler who is hoping to meet new friends whilst you’re out there, then Thailand is a great destination for this as everyone is there for the same reason. Tour groups, day trips, even train rides - become a great opportunity to introduce yourself to fellow travelers and make friends for the rest of your trip.



 Belize is still a hidden gem , so if you want to explore somewhere relatively untouched by modern tourism. This might be the ideal destination for you. There’s so much you can do in Belize to keep you busy, such as diving, snorkeling, hiking, etc. It’s a paradise of stunning beaches and conservation areas, and it’s the perfect place to soak in at your own pace.

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