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Dreaming of travel and wondering about solo vacation ideas? Summer and fall are prime times for solo travel. The days are long, the weather is fine and there are plenty of opportunities to score a discount on a hotel or escorted tour (without the dreaded single supplement), if you know where to look.
I’ve travelled solo to more than 40 countries and have enjoyed a lot of memorable adventures. From riding a motorbike through Hanoi’s Old Quarter in Vietnam to taking cooking classes in Guatemala, there are so many fantastic places to travel alone.
Travelling alone offers lots of advantages. There’s complete freedom to follow your own path, many opportunities to meet new people and ways to connect with local culture. It can even be transformational!
Here are my top picks for amazing places for solo trips and the very best vacation ideas for singles.
Tips & Resources for Planning a Solo Vacation
- Get tips on planning your first solo trip.
- Stay healthy and safe by learning How to Avoid Getting Dengue, Zika or Chikungunya Viruses.
- Why You Need to Get Travel Insurance.
- Safety Tips for Travel in Guatemala and Central America.
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Dividing her time between Canada, Guatemala and Mexico (or the nearest tropical beach), Michele Peterson is the founder of A Taste for Travel. Her award-winning travel and food writing has appeared in Lonely Planet’s cookbook Mexico: From the Source, National Geographic Traveler, Fodor’s and 100+ other publications.
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