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Great Ideas For Traveling Solo

Updated on June 25, 2012

Do you urgently need some distance and perspective from your everyday life? Do you want to escape from everybody and everything? Well, it is possible with a little bit of imagination, enthusiasm and planning. Here, some ideas for travelling solo.

...If you are in a melancholic mood

Then maybe crowded touristic places are not for you. Think of something beautiful and relaxing. But what can be more beautiful and relaxing than an exclusive resort on a reclusive island? Relax, rejuvenate and rediscover yourself within turquoise waters and pristine beaches of Caribbean. Due to a recession you can take an advantage of special promotions and discounts on almost any resorts and spas on any Caribbean island, just choose the island, buy a new swimming suite and go!



Colorado River rafting
Colorado River rafting

...If you are in an adventurous mood 

Then maybe hiking, kayaking or sailing can satisfy your adventurous spirit. You don’t have to do it alone. There are plenty of tours and trips for singles, designed only for women or for men or mixed groups. It is an opportunity to try something new or something you always wanted to try, meet new people and make new friends. How does Patagonia trip sound? Take a journey from Buenos Aires to the tip of South America, visit a colony with thousands of penguins, tour Tierra del, trek on a glacier, and stay at a ranch on the pampas. Or maybe conquer the Colorado River on pontoon-style motorized rafts is a great idea for you! See red rock country of Sedona and Grand Canyon on this scenic float trip and take a chance to see Las Vegas. Trust me Vegas is an adventure itself!

Romance in Rome, Italy
Romance in Rome, Italy

...If you are in a cultural educational mood

Then visiting places with a rich cultural heritage is just what a doctor ordered! Greece, Italy and Spain are fantastic destinations for art, history and culture lovers. You always wanted to go to Rome – great place to go solo. On one hand Rome is full of historical and art treasures to see, on the other hand it is full of places to hang out at night. And in Rome the romance is always in the air. Barcelona is also fantastic place to visit for singles all genders and sexual preferences. The city with its architectural jewels will preoccupy you during the day and its dynamic night life will swallow you at night. It is difficult not to encounter other singles when in Barcelona.

Helping turtles in Costa Rica
Helping turtles in Costa Rica

...If you are in a scientific research mood

If your interest in scientific exploration goes beyond watching public television, for your solo vacation join one of volunteer vacations that get you close to the action alongside scientists in the field. You can carry chimps in Uganda or research reptiles in Belize or find skulls in Tanzania or help turtles in Costa Rica. Choices are endless! Volunteer vacations are great opportunity to visit remoter locations, learn a lot and meet other like-minded volunteers. Don’t think that volunteer vacation wouldn’t cost you anything. It does cost and sometimes it could be expensive, taking into account that accommodations are usually less than desirable.

...If you are in a creative mood

As any creative person, you require time away from your homes, your city and your daily life of thought and imagination.  You are ‘breathing’ by getting out and experiencing the majesty of nature.  Without this you would be easily trapped in your own thoughts, and your creative impulses and works suffer as a result. There are many artist retreats practically in any beautiful natural location. You don’t have to see yourself as a professional artist, you just have to appreciate natural beauty and like being around creative people. Or you can create your own sanctuary, just rent a cabin in any picturesque place, away from other people and noisy cities.

...If you are in a shopping mood

Then go straight to New York. Of course there are great European shopping destinations such as Paris, London, Rome and Milan, but taking into account that dollar is still weaker than euro and pound, shopping in New York is much cheaper idea. And New York can easily satisfy any kind of shopaholics, from luxury to bargain lovers. Plus, if you tired of shopping, in New York you’ll find all kind of other activities, you name it we have it! Food, culture, night life and even nature (we have parks and beaches).

...If you are in a flirting mood

Well, then any big city will do! Of course New York is number one (we all know where Sex and the City took place), but cities like London, Paris, Rome or Amsterdam with its intensive and diverse night life also are great destinations to meet singles.

Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava, Slovakia

...If you are in a saving money mood

Then there are many budget destinations for you. And due to a recession many travel destinations became much cheaper than they were a year ago. Take advantage of the recession prices and visit countries which you always wanted to visit. For example, Eastern European countries such as Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia and Ukraine are inexpensive, each of them has a very unique culture and a very dynamic night life. Therefore these countries attract a lot of travelers and you’ll have a chance not only learn about local customs and meet locals, but also other travelers from around the world.

...If you are not in the mood for anything

Then take a cruise! What can be a better place to do nothing than a ship? Relax on a deck, watch the ocean, explore new destinations on a way and eat all you can. There are also special cruses for singles. These singles cruses are carefully designed for people pertaining to the unmarried state with special singles events, parties and other fun activities. Destinations – plenty, from Mediterranean to Caribbean to Pacific!

Now you have to decide what you are in the mood for, choose your destination, pack a bag and go for your solo adventure! Have a great vacation!

What is your dream solo vacation?

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    • bansko profile image


      5 years ago

      Great, the division by moods was a great idea

    • htodd profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      That is really great ..nice one

    • travel-O-grapher profile image


      6 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      cool article! Especially the ideas to suit different moods!

    • villasandhomes profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanks for your hub, This is a great reference on traveling solo...

    • travelo profile image


      6 years ago from Worldwide

      I've travelled alone. It isn't always the best way to do things, but if you can't find anyone else to do it with, well sometimes you've just got to do it. This hub has lots of helpful advice. A great resource.

    • travel-O-grapher profile image


      6 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      nice article.... informative for different kinds of travelers!

    • PiaC profile image


      7 years ago from Oakland, CA

      I just got back from a trip by myself to India. even though it was not designed to give me distance or new perspective, I think it did both. Every marriage and relationship benefits from a little bit of distance every few years or so.

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      7 years ago

      Nice hub! I would love to try those rapids for some wild adventure.

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      Melanie Palen 

      7 years ago from Midwest USA

      Wow! I've always wanted to travel alone, but worried that it would be strange or weird! Thank you for sharing so many options for people like me who just want to try traveling alone. Voted up and bookmarked!

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      Barcelona Apartments 

      7 years ago

      Hey! Nice article. thanks for share. These are indeed great ideas!

      Invite you to join my hubs too. Thank you

    • SummerSurf profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice article!

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      7 years ago

      Great info! What are some of the things to take note for women traveling alone?

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      Geoff Morova 

      7 years ago from South Dakota

      Great info for those who are unsure about traveling by themselves. Sometimes the best experiences come when you no one but yourself to rely on.

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      7 years ago from new york

      what if i want travel with my pet?

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      Brad @ 

      7 years ago

      Fantastic hub. I love to travel solo! You always seem to find something exciting to do and meet a bunch of new people.

      I have to admit, taking a cruise would be awesome but I have never been on one.

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      7 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      I would take the last listed option in your Hub - I can't get enough of cruises!

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      7 years ago

      Great ideas. I've always enjoyed solo travelling. I find it to be incredibly freeing and adventurous and I've met wonderful people and have had great experiences. One of my favorite trips was renting an apartment in Tuscany for a week and driving the countryside and shopping in the local markets. Gps was a life saver!... afraid to say that I might still be driving around if I didn't have one. Another great time was renting a cottage on St. Lucia... gorgeous! Great Scuba diving and zip lining... Can't wait to plan a new adventure.

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      7 years ago from CA, USA

      Nice post. I would enjoy a good relaxation myself. The info here are great. Thanks.

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      ANN L. 

      7 years ago

      mmm, cool!

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      7 years ago

      Fabulous post, lots of great ideas! I couldn't vote above because I want to do all of them! Rome is my personal favorite, kudos for including a photo from one of my most beloved spots to watch the sunset...

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      7 years ago

      Traveling is great pleasure no matter you travel alone or in groups with friends or family. And, your journey also depends on what purpose you go.

    • omcj1234 profile image


      8 years ago

      Super hub...I think I've linked to it more than once.

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      8 years ago

      Another very nice post.

      Thanks for sharing such a great article with us.

      See also Good quality apartments and low budget.

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      8 years ago

      Traveling Solo sounds interesting and your ideas are really unique.Adventures are liked by almost everybody so your hub provides the best of information it can.I have just visited Atlanta and had a great adventure guys should also plan a vacation there.

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      8 years ago

      Traveling Solo sounds interesting and your ideas are really unique.Adventures are liked by almost everybody so your hub provides the best of information it can.I have just visited Atlanta and had a great adventure guys should also plan a vacation there.

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      8 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for your hub, This is a great reference on traveling solo...!

    • NathanSyckel profile image


      8 years ago from Akron, Ohio

      South America is definitely where the adventure is. Especially like you mentioned down in Argentina.

    • LeilaExcite profile image


      8 years ago

      I liked your idea on various reasons for traveling but the best was the Saving mood and the Not in the mood for anything. That is relaxation.

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      Rose Kolowinski 

      8 years ago

      Great hub! I think it's fun to take my car and get off the beaten track and explore the US. So many interesting places to visit. Thank you for all the vacation suggestions.

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      8 years ago from Brazil

      Wow! I love travel by myself and your article is very good. Great tips.

    • shanekruger profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks for suggestions and some nice references, will be taking a look at these. But overall the info is great help for my next trip.

      Invite you to join my hubs too. Thank you

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      8 years ago from USA

      Terrific information here. Lots of ideas. I regret not doing a lot more traveling. Spent a great week in London, and hope to go back.

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      8 years ago from US

      nice pictures, makes the article fun to read.

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      San Sebastian 

      8 years ago

      If you are planning to visit Spain, it would be a pity not to visit San Sebastian, it's one of the beauties seaside cities in Europe. Next, you can find some good and central apartments in San Sebastian.

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      8 years ago

      Good advices, specially for not spending mood. Worth reading.

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      8 years ago

      wow! great article, i would really like to traveling solo. =) my last tour is in Israel, the tour guide there is so nice and I also git a 20% discount when i had my reservation =) big discount eh? as if I am the tour guide too =) your article is very informative and inspiring to share, maybe when i got a chance with my busy life I will try to write also an article about the place I've been to. thanks!

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      Daniel Christian 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Great article. Informative. Thanks.

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      8 years ago

      Very interesting hub. Thanks for sharing

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      Emme West 

      8 years ago

      Nice article! As a single woman, my family worries about me traveling alone - but it can be such a liberating experience.

      I agree that Rome is a great place for singles. The culture is so accepting and fun that I never felt lonely traveling there along.

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      9 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City

      Planning to go in Spain look here for most beautiful and nice apartment you can find elegant and affordable.

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      9 years ago from New York City

      Dear karmadir, maximum probability of finding a girlfriend or a boyfriend? Hmm.... I thing you should go out more and travel more to any places where you can meet people. More people you know, more probability you will find someone special among them.... Some people prefer online dating, I personally don't believe in it.

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      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks for share. those are a great place to visit. I like your hub.

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      Haydee Anderson 

      9 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      great ideas and beautiful destinations. I love to travel but so far locally, (good thing philippines has so many islands) and it's not because you're along you can't have fun.

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      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Some great ideas here

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      Karen Banes 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Love this hub. I've travelled round the world on my own and loved it, but I find when I'm travelling solo it's also great to sign up for a local course, adventure trip or volunteer project. Can't beat it for meeting like minded travelers!

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      Melody Lagrimas 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      These are indeed great ideas.

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      9 years ago from Germany

      Great article! As a person who has taken quite a few vacations by myself, I really enjoyed this and it gives great ideas of what to do on a solo vacation. Thanks so much for linking to my article. I will also do the same to yours. I'm really interested in volunteering with sea turtles in Costa Rica as well. Last summer I saw 2 laying eggs on the beach which was incredible, so I can only imagine how amazing it would be to spend more time with them.


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