Thinking about traveling alone, But Want to stay safe and sane during your journey?
Whatever you're into, here are our picks for solo-travelers, with an emphasis on female-friendly destinations.
Even if you don't plan to spend your vacation deciphering hieroglyphics, these destinations have just the right amount of culture to give you that "starry-eyed adventurer" look that's so big on Instagram right now:
Parasail over gentle blue ocean, explore exotic markets and savor the peaceful pace of this Asian paradise.
Enjoy one of the safest countries on the planet, chock full of Shinto shrines, cherry blossoms, world famous food and non-stop nightlife.
Watch farmers cultivating rice paddies, leave Hanoi with a whole new custom wardrobe and then wave hello to adventure in southern Saigon.
Study Spanish, learn to Tango and dance the night away in this South American gem, chock full of European flavor.
MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
Even if you don't plan on hooking up with a rugby team, it's always nice to have some company. Here are our picks for great destinations with great people:
Indulge in a massage on the beach, visit a Hindu temple, and embrace the gentle kindness of the Balinese culture.
Rock on in The Rocks, sport your teeniest bikini on Bondi Beach and find a darling in Darling Harbor -- maybe join him on his yacht?
With six months of skiing guaranteed each year, you'll be sure to find powder here -- plus plenty of new ski-bunny friends.
If the only chilling you'll be doing involves champagne, these are the adventure-packed destinations for you:
Port Douglas, Australia.
Say g'day to crazy summer days packed with scuba diving, sky diving and horseback riding in this rugged, tropical coastal town on the Great Barrier reef.
Machu Picchu, Peru.
Hike the sacred Inca Trail, meditate at the top of high-altitude mountains, then celebrate your accomplishment in style at traveler favorite, Cusco.
Soak in a geothermal pool under Northern Lights, get racy on a snowmobile, then party till the sun comes up.
Learn how to surf at an all-girls surf spa, kayak with the dolphins, snorkel with sea creatures and then say goodbye to all your new surf babe friends.
RELAX, RAD GIRL STYLE.
Don't plan on lifting anything other than your glass (to toast your independence!), these peaceful destinations come with a side of relaxation:
Eat your way through Lisbon, then spend the next day spa-ing or picking up amazing souvenirs in the local shops.
Hot on everyone's list, now is the time to go before it gets too late. Snorkeling, relaxing and playing -- it's all wonderful on this sun-kissed Mayan beach in the Caribbean.
Sail along the Peljesac Peninsula, stroll the narrow streets on the Hrvatskas and ferry down to Hvar where you'll find jet-setters dancing to the latest Europop hits.
Learn how to flamenco dance, try tapas, sip sangria, relive Picasso's blue period and go crazy for Gaudi architecture.
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