Solo Travel Ideas and Places to Travel Alone

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Solo Travel Ideas and Places to Travel Alone

Solo Travel Ideas and Places to Travel Alone

Today is the Single Christian Woman Challenge Day 24.  Click here to see all the days.

Today’s Challenge is:

Day 24: On Your Own

Spend the day doing something on your own. Go to the movies. Take a walk. Spend the day shopping. Explore your town. Don’t invite anyone to go with you. Just spend the day the way you want to.

I have already done a post on how to spend time on your own (click here to see it).  I have also done a post on how to go out alone (click here to see it).  This post is about how to travel alone.  If you want to do something on your own, then why not do it big! Take a solo trip and do something that you really want to do without worrying about other people. And believe it or not, it is much easier to meet new people when you travel alone.  And the upside to traveling alone is that you never have to coordinate your schedule with someone else.  You can go when your own schedule permits you to do so.

Solo Travel Ideas and Places to Travel Alone

To prepare for your trip.

First you want to figure out where you are going.  It is not as easy as it seems.  You actually want to research!  Do they have a high crime rate?  Do people have a habit of going there and never being seen or heard from again? If so, you may not want to go somewhere like that alone.  The last thing you want to do is get kidnapped or go somewhere, where it is unsafe to travel alone.

A great website to research places are:

Trip Advisor–  They are honest reviews from real life people, often times which pictures, that way you know what you are getting in to.

Once you decided on a place, tell people where you are going.  That way in case something bad happens, people can tell the police your last known whereabouts. You  may laugh but I am so serious.

Now, enough with the morbid stuff.

The next preparation you want to make for your trip is you want to see and how you are going to get around.  If you are not driving and do not want to rent a car, the last thing you want is to be stuck in your room with no way to get anywhere. Make sure they have things within walking distance, you can take an Uber, or public transit.  Make a list of places you want to go to and research those places to ensure they are still in business and you have a way to get there.

Also make sure to look at the weather.  I seriously doubt you want to go somewhere in the middle of tornado season, flooding, or rain season.  This will also help you pack.  You do not want to wear shorts when the expected temperature is 40F.

Now time for some ideas on places you can travel alone.

Rent a CabinSolo Travel Ideas and Places to Travel Alone

If you really want it to be a solo trip and not really be bothered by anyone, you can try renting a cabin in the woods or the mountains.  If you are really want to tough it out then you can actually go camping with a tent and everything. You can also find cabin rentals online or you can check state or county parks as they often rent out cabins and camping groups and are more affordable.

For places to visit in the mountain or national parks:

  • Smokey Mountains
  • Grand Canyon
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Yosemite
  • Yellowstone

The beach

The beach can be an isolated location or a place to meet people depending on where you want to go.  If you choose a resort in a major tourist area then expect a more crowded beach.  If you chose a private beach home rental or a more secluded resort then you can walk on the beach on your own without having to bump into people. For example, I went to South Beach for Christmas (see my blog here) it was not a solo vacation but if you stay right on the strip of South Beach it is very busy and you will always have something to do and people to meet.  Myrtle Beach can be the same way.  But it depends on where you stay.  My family and I opted for  North Myrtle Beach which is quieter. But there are part of Myrtle Beach that are party city.  Before picking a beach, you need to decide where you want to go and what experience you want to have.

Solo Travel Ideas and Places to Travel Alone


Some beach ideas you want to go to:

  • Ocean City Beach Maryland
  • South Beach
  • The Outer Banks
  • Hawaii
  • The Caribbean
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Venice Beach

All Inclusive

If you want to be worry free and ready to mingle, then you can try an all-inclusive deal. All inclusive means that you can eat as much as you want or drink as much as you want and it is included.  These types of deals are normally at resorts, especially in the Caribbean and other high tourist tropical places.  Which can be good because typically these types of resorts have parties and other activities you can do on site.  Which makes your trip easier to plan.

Ideas for All Inclusive Trips Are

  • Bahamas
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico

A Cruise

A cruise is also a good worry free planning option and also very safe too.   The ship keeps track of when you exit and return on the boat.  So if something happens to you they are aware right away. I know I keep bringing up this you may disappear theme.  But us better to be safe than sorry. Many cruises are somewhat all inclusive which means that food is included but you usually have to pay for drinks.  It is also a great way to meet people as there are many on ship activities and you get to book off shore excursions as well. Plus you are not staying in one place and it gives you the chance to see many locations on one trip. Depending on your location, they also have a cruise to no where.  Which means that you stay on a ship for two days and just set sail in the ocean.  You never get off on the boat but just enjoy the activities on the ship.

Solo Travel Ideas and Places to Travel Alone

Go International:

I cannot stress enough to be careful when you are international.  Research the place you are going to make sure you are not stepping into somewhere that is in the middle of a war or something.  But international travel can be wonderful and beautiful solo.  Some places that I recommend are:

  • Italy
  • France
  • Australia
  • Dubai
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Spain

Stay Where You Are

You can check out my blog here on my staycation.  I went to Baltimore Haber which was only about 2 hours from where I lived.  I still got the solo vacation experience but I did not have to travel far from home to travel.  This is also a good option if you are fearful of traveling too far by yourself.  Just find a popular place near you, drive there, and visit.

I know this list is limited but they are known to be pretty safe.  And even in this countries like France, they had a recent terrorist attack.  So you can never be too careful. And also be aware of where the embassy is, in the county you are visiting.

Solo Travel Ideas and Places to Travel Alone

Go To A Big Tourist Spot

If your goal is to meet people or to see a lot of popular tourist scenes.  They go to a heavily populated city or tourist spot. And stay where all the fun is.  For example when I went to New York (click my blog here) I stayed in walking distance to Time Square, which is a heavy tourist place.  The last thing you want to do is to take a train ride everyday to get to where everyone else is at.

Some of the better suggestions for tourist spots include:

Here are some wonderful resources to book you solo vacation:

AirBnB– This is an option for all budgets.  It is where people rent out there homes to you from all over the world, and you stay in their home while on vacation.

Groupon– If you are looking for any type of deal.  No matter if it is all inclusive, cabins, beaches, no matter what; they always have them listed.  So if you do not know where you want to visit I recommend going to them first and getting the latest deal.

Amtrak- They have really good deals that you can take a train cross country or you can buy a ticket that will allow for you to have multiple stops and various destinations.

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About Sophia Reed (318 Articles)
I am a single mother of one, Christian, and Lover of Life. I have a Master's degree in marriage and family therapy, I am a National Certified Counselor, and I am currently a PhD candidate in Human Behavior. I love motivating others and encouraging all women to be beautiful from the inside and out. To get in contact with me, you can email me at sophiareed@sophie-sticatedmom.com

22 Comments on Solo Travel Ideas and Places to Travel Alone

  1. A solo trip to the mountains sounds fantastic right now!

  2. I moved across country on my own, but have never taken a vacation by myself. I think going on a cruise would be a great place to start!

  3. Cool tips 🙂 How do you leave your belongings on the beach while traveling alone? I mean if you go swimming there is a high chance you might get robbed 🙁

  4. theclutterboxblog // May 25, 2016 at 6:27 pm // Reply

    Oh I think I’d go all inclusive!! Or find a friend to come with me!

  5. Headed to Alaska in June for some great outdoor fun.

  6. I loved going on trips alone. A lot of people won’t do it but I actually wrote a post about how good it is for you and how you meet new people and actually get to do what you want to do because you aren’t trying to please anyone else.

  7. I think I’d be to scared to go anywhere by myself, but kuddos to those independent women who can! Great advice in this post. Maybe someday I’ll be brave enough to take the leap. A cozy mountain cabin does sound nice! 🙂

  8. I’ll be scared to go travelling solo. This is such an inspiring post and great tips. If I do go travelling, I think I’ll still have to tag a good friend to go with me hahaha!

  9. Wonderful challenge Sophie! Sounds awesome 🙂

  10. Great trips. I’ll be going on a solo overnight trip soon. This is full of great tips!

  11. I never had the chutzpah to travel on my own before motherhood and now, I can’t imagine leaving my little one long enough to travel on your own. I do like that you thought of all the details down to the weather.

  12. I admire anyone who has the guts to travel on their own, I think it would give me so much anxiety. I also think its nice to share the experience with someone.

  13. I think it would be kind of intriguing to go out by myself but I would need to go on a cruise or a resort to make some of the decisions easier to make. I think it would be kind of fun to try some of these things!

  14. Angie@chasingmyhalo // May 26, 2016 at 7:36 am // Reply

    I did this once, took a weekend trip to the coast. Recommend every woman do it at least once in her life. Especially if you want to hear from God clearly!

  15. I’ve never traveled on my own but have gone to eat and to the movies by myself. It’s oddly empowering and fun.

  16. Mostly I travel solo for my adventures and I love it! Though sometimes I travel with my hubby too!

  17. If there were ever a place that I will feel absolutely comfortable about visiting alone, it is the beach.

  18. Great timing! I’m actually heading out in a few weeks for my first solo trip!! I have a retreat planned for work near New York so I am going out a few days early to spend sometime in NYC by myself!!
    Charlene The Frugal Fashionista

  19. I’ve never traveled alone but now I’m thinking that, even though I’m in a relationship, I should put it on my bucket list! 🙂

  20. Such a beautiful post!
    Very helpful

  21. Great trips. I’ve never traveled on my own but now I’m thinking about it. Looks like so much fun!!

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