When it comes to traveling, we can’t get enough. Wanderlust is a constant feeling for us. There’s not a city in the world we don’t want to visit at least once, and traveling alone isn’t going to hold us back, either. While safety is certainly a priority, there are other reasons that the below countries make for some of the best places in the world to visit! Traveling on your own is definitely one of the most liberating experiences and something we highly recommend, but before you plan your solitary adventure, here’s some advice on where to go!
1. Verona, Italy:
It’s where two star-crossed lovers took their lives in the name of true love, but this quaint Italian city is so much more than Shakespeare’s prose. With preserved ancient Roman monuments including the fortified Castel Vecchio Bridge and the stunning Arena di Verona amphitheater that was built in the first century and is still in use today. Fans of Shakespeare should visit the 14th-century house that is said to have “Juliet’s balcony”. If you are looking for something luxurious, book a room at the Palazzo Victoria. The interiors are fit for a princess; in fact, they’re so pretty you might not ever want to leave. And you have the best seat in the house for people watching with views of the famous Corso di Porta Borsari pedestrian street, all in the comfort and safety of your own bedroom.
2. Québec City, Canada:
With its quaint cobblestone streets and historic architecture, the French-speaking Québec province is a sight to be seen. The best way to explore this charming region is by walking it, and according to the city website, it’s very safe. In the only fortified city in North America north of Mexico, make sure you walk the three-mile-long wall, take the tour of the ancient gates and fortresses, and see the changing of the guard. One of the best ways to see this pretty city is on foot, but if you’ve had enough of going solo, then meet some fellow travelers on one of Québec’s guided tours. You’ll learn so much about the history and culture while making new friends and some lifelong memories along the way.
3. Mooréa, Tahiti:
If you need somewhere to completely unwind, Mooréa is your destination. This little slice of French Polynesian heaven on earth. With a population of just 16,000, there’s no one around to distract you from your mission of complete relaxation, and the added bonus of fewer people is a heightened level of safety. You can literally snorkel, sunbathe, or swim in your own infinity pool with just you and the peaceful sound of the sea. If you want to take a break from all that relaxation, trek over to the impressive Mount Rotui and explore the untouched rain forest that overlooks Ōpūnohu Bay; it’s Mother Nature in her purest form. There is so much to do, including hiking, parasailing, and skydiving. While you are there don’t forget to rent a bike: You can cycle around the entire island in just one day
4. Queenstown, New Zealand:
New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. This gorgeous island might not seem big on the map, but don’t let an illustrated atlas trick you. For what this country lacks in size, it certainly more than makes up for in dynamic landscapes, adventure, culture, and mind-blowing experiences. While there are plenty of places we could recommend in New Zealand, Queenstown is at the top of our list; it’s simply magnificent. The bustling city attracts a plethora of travelers, to soak up its untouched beauty. Lake Wanaka, the nation’s fourth-largest lake, is reason enough to visit, with activities from high alpine treks to lakeside strolls. Solo travelers rave about Queenstown for its profound beauty and array of activities. Not to mention how friendly the people of Queenstown are, this makes solo traveling much easier as you are bound to meet a handful of new friends while visiting Queenstown!
5. Marseille, France:
Just imagine sun-drenched afternoons, reading a novel on the beach overlooking the stunning Cote d’Azur. The South of France is a truly breathtaking site, and Marseille, the second-largest city in France, is one of the prettiest. Stroll down its enchanting side streets and 19th-century avenues, browse the local markets, and soak up the atmosphere. This gorgeous seaside city is bursting with character and history. Rent a bike to hit the seaside streets and breathe in all that fresh salty air. You’re bound to discover a hidden cove or your own piece of sandy beach heaven along the way.