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The safest destinations for solo travelers

The safest destinations for solo travelers

When traveling alone, you need to take safety into account when taking transport, booking accommodation, and when exploring both day and night. Unfortunately, when you’re traveling, you’re not always as safe as you might be in your home country. So, with this in mind, ensure that you research the exact areas and cities you’re headed to avoid getting yourself into a dangerous situation. Stick to safe places that have been recommended to you and deemed safe by other travelers. Get hold of a guidebook before you depart and find out as much as you can about the current laws in place to protect residents and travelers, as well as your proximity to the nearest hospital should you be bitten by a venomous creature, for example.

With that in mind, which destinations are the safest for those venturing out alone?

Hawaii

Consider a Kapalua Bay Beach Vacation, and enjoy the blissful setting of a tropical island. The locals here will be eager to show you their favorite beaches as well as to encourage you to let your hair down and enjoy the Aloha spirit. Do you want to know the best part about this place? If you’re an American citizen or legal resident of the US, then you won’t even need to pack your passport. Simply rock up ready in your shorts, a vest, with plenty of sunscreen, and a surfboard to catch some of the terrific waves!

Iceland

Iceland is considered to be the safest country in all of the world, according to the Global Peace Index. It’s also said to be extremely peaceful as well as straightforward to navigate from one place to the next, so you shouldn’t run into any difficulty when planning to explore this country. While you’re here, be sure to see Gullfoss waterfall, Strokkur geyser, and take a dip into the Blue Lagoon.

Costa Rica

English is widely spoken in this Latin country, so getting about shouldn’t pose too much of a problem, and it’s been voted as the safest country in Central America by the Global Peace Index. As with any country, some areas are safer than others, so read further on the places not to miss, and the ones to decide to take a raincheck on if traveling alone.

Montreal (Canada)

Canada is generally considered safe for solo travelers, and there’s so much to do, to see, and many activities to engage in. Because there’s a wide variety of things happening and the national language is both English and French, you’ll be able to make friends easily, ask for directions to popular places, and mingle with those living in the city and on the outskirts. It’s worth mentioning that it’s also very close to the US.

Basic Safety

Wherever you go, it’s important to remember that you still need to be careful when crossing the road, when eating foods from different establishments, when talking to strangers, and so on. There are many benefits associated with traveling alone such as going at your own pace, exploring wherever and whenever you so wish, developing your independence, and being forced to push yourself outside of your comfort zone. However, when you’re alone, you only have yourself to rely on, and only one set of eyes and ears to keep you safe.

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