Hugely popular films like Wild and Eat Pray Love have reignited a new wanderlust for people in search of a life-altering experience. And although the heroines in the aforementioned movies are on a journey to healing and self-discovery, there’s a whole host of practical reasons why solo travelling is the best way to travel. First, you work on your own schedule (no more waiting around or compromising on places to visit), you will be open to meeting new people and really be able to take in the moment without any distractions.
If we have convinced you to make your own solo travelling plans, here are some destinations perfect for a company of one.
CITY ADVENTURE: NEW YORK
A melting pot of food and culture, you won’t run out of things to see and do in New York. From Central Park to The Met, there’s a plethora of places to visit and activities to partake in. For an extensive guide to the city, head on over to the official NYC guide.
ISLAND RETREAT: BALI
No solo travel would be complete without experiencing the enchanting Balinese culture, its arts, crafts and intricate architectures. Bali is the ultimate destination for getting the best of both worlds; adventure and tranquility. To keep yourself active, plan a scuba diving session and hiking trip. For some downtime, reconnect with your body and soul in luxurious wellness retreats.
ART ESCAPE: VIENNA
Only a couple of hours away from London, Vienna is the perfect destination to begin your solo travel. Rightly commended as the City of Music, musical giants like Mozart and Beethoven have been residents of this beautiful city. The city’s picturesque landscape and a wealth of arts and architecture makes it a great place to immerse yourself in museums, theatre shows and fabulous opera concerts.
THE HIMALAYAS: NEPAL
Nestled amongst the high Himalayas, Nepal is the ultimate destination for a holiday filled with adventure and activity. Nepal has some of the finest trekking in the planet like Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Trek that will simply take your breath away. Fill your journey with visits to golden temples, jungle wildlife and scenic villages.