Traveling alone can be intimidating and scary, but it shouldn’t be. There are many places which are perfectly safe and fun for a solo traveler. The first question many solo travelers have is where to start? William Bailey Travel invites you to start planning today and to help you, we offer you three suggestions of amazing places perfect to begin your solo adventure. Don’t let being solo be a deterrent for getting out there and seeing and exploring the world.
Portland, Oregon is known for its friendly people. It’s a perfect destination for solo travel. For the foodies, try a food cart tour. You can try some of the favorite carts of the locals for very little money. To curb your sweet tooth, stop in at one of the city’s beloved sweet spots, Voodoo Doughnuts. Work off some of those carbs after by taking a walk through Forest Park. It showcases the natural beauty of Portland. The city is an easy and affordable getaway for individuals or groups.
Toronto has long been a thriving city in Southern Ontario. It offers boundless opportunities for those that love to shop and also an escape of city life for a nice respite exploring the Toronto Islands. These are easily accessed by a ferry that takes you to the eight islands. There are no cars allowed on the islands, and they are effortlessly explored by foot or bike. Lodgings can be on the pricier side in the city, but this is balanced out by the many great city features that are within walking distance of the hotels. For those jaunts that are a bit further out, the public transportation system is extensive and very affordable. This is another quite safe city with plenty of options for solo travel.
Last on our list, and one of the most amazing destinations in Europe for solo travelers is Dublin, Ireland. The city offers an excess of culture and history. There are many museums, one of the most popular being the Guinness Storehouse. The food here is delicious. You can find bargains on hotels if you look, and there are also plenty of good hostels to choose from throughout the city. If you want to explore outside of the city you can jump on the coastal train. If you are only exploring the city proper, there are extensive public busses and it’s also easy to get around the city by foot or bike as everything is relatively close. With all the pubs to grab a pint at you will feel like you’re part of the crowd in no time.
Traveling alone shouldn’t be daunting; it should be a wonderful experience. These cities are friendly and it is always easy to chat up the locals to find cool places to check out on your excursions. Don’t let the fear of going it solo make you miss out on a much needed vacation.