April 29, 2019
The thought of visiting a foreign destination on your own for the first time comes with a lot of anxiety. However, that is a normal experience for beginner travelers. Chris Coker who runs a Glass company in San Antonio shared with me that one of the best ways to reducing the anxiety is choosing a destination with attractions and activities that complement your interests. Nevertheless, below are some of the best places to travel alone for the first time.
Iceland is one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the world presently. It boasts black sandy beaches, spectacular waterfalls, hot springs, lagoons, steaming volcanoes and other endless attractions. If you live in the USA, it will only take you about four hours by air to travel from Boston to Iceland. However, the roads are also generally good. The best time to visit is from late September to March.
The self-proclaimed Land of Smiles is also an incredible destination to visit on your first solo adventure. Thailand offers a wide range of attractions including iconic monuments, historic temples, good climate, sumptuous cuisines, beaches, wildlife and tropical landscapes. Besides, it is also quite affordable and has a better transport infrastructure to make your trip truly amazing.
New Zealand is another beautiful country that you should also add to your list. Some often say it is mainly ideal for travelers on working holidays but, the country has a lot to offer even for first time solo travelers looking to just have a great time. Some of the unique attractions in New Zealand include blue dolphins, glaciers, islands, lakes, hiking and seafood. Flights offer greater value but, there are also plenty of buses and trains that you can use to efficiently and affordably tour the country.
Apart from the destinations discussed above, there are other exciting places for first time solo travelers that you may also want to consider like Malaysia, Mexico, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Japan and Canada.