The pandemic may have prompted solo trip plans to be cancelled in 2020, but that doesn’t mean it will be the same in 2021. After being cooped up at home for too long, it’s understandable that people will want to get out and see new places this year – once the situation calms down, of course.
Although some people tend to travel with their families, there is also a population of ‘solo travellers.’ These are people who prefer to travel alone. There are a variety of reasons why people choose to go solo rather than in a group – it may be for some much-required soul searching, solo exploration of new areas, or just to try it out once to see how it feels. Even though virtual travel is a fantastic choice, nothing beats visiting your favourite location in person.
Whatever the case may be, solo travel has the tendency to be one of the most satisfying experiences of one’s life. There are many advantages to travelling alone, ranging from the ability to indulge your every whim to a sense of confidence to opportunities for reflection, self-discovery, and new friendships.
Unfortunately, solo travel, including eating alone, has a bad rep – mostly due to people who don’t enjoy being alone. You can cover a lot of ground on your own if you can put up with yourself. And once you’ve made the decision to travel alone in 2021, nothing will be able to deter you. To assist you in making your decision, we’ve compiled a list of five destinations that are ideal for a solo trip in the new year. Have a look…
Thailand is a backpacker’s paradise, as the rest of the world is well aware. The country is literally buzzing with cool events for solo travellers, from Bangkok’s nightlife to Koh Samui’s hippie vibes. When it comes to choosing the right places to visit in Thailand, you must be cautious, but the country is unquestionably one of the best solo travel destinations to visit.
Travel to Italy for a romantic getaway. Romance with the cuisine! Offer your body what it craves: a ride to Italy’s beautifully curated carb universe. In any case, Italian cuisine is regarded as the finest in the world. Enjoy the cheesy carb delights that the country has to offer while basking in the Tuscan sun and sipping a lovely wine from a Naples vineyard. Allow yourself to be pampered and let your tongue travel to a culinary paradise.
Spain is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places on the planet, with exceptionally attractive people. The whole area exudes a pleasant vibe that will meet all of your travel needs. Do you want to go to the beach? Take a look at the beaches in Socorro and Ocata. Do you want to go to any of the historical sites? There are plenty in Spain! The alluring architecture, complete with beautiful sculptures and mosaic walls, is as glamorous as it gets.
- Costa Rica
Costa Rica has long been known as the happiest country in the world, and it’s easy to see why: from white-water rafting down the Reventazón River to ziplining through beautiful rainforests, rappelling down waterfalls, and hiking in Arenal Volcano National Park, there are plenty of outdoor activities to satisfy your adventurous spirit in Costa Rica. If you need a break from the action, Arenal has hot springs to relax in, or you can visit Playa Manuel Antonio, a tropical beach in Manuel Antonio National Park, to enjoy the white sands and wildlife.
Switzerland is renowned for its breath-taking elegance, and there is maybe no better way to see the country than by rail. Purchase a Swiss Travel Pass for unlimited train, bus, and boat travel through awe-inspiring waterfalls, mountains, and lakes, then disembark to climb the Alps, tour mediaeval castles, and drink Swiss wine. It’s a no-brainer to indulge in the decadent, creamy treat in the country that invented it. Take a chocolate-themed walking tour in Lucerne or Zürich, or visit one of the many world-famous chocolate factories, instead of just picking up a bar of Toblerone or Lindt at the local grocery store.
If you’re still anxious, try solo travel to a city within your own country first, then move on to foreign travel. Virtual travel is your second-best choice. These days, virtual tours are all the rage and can take you all over the world. If you’re thinking of moving to a specific location or want to keep your choices open, guided live virtual tours can help you make an educated decision before you leave.