5 wonderful destinations for the solo traveler

Due to its friendliness and lack of crime, Dublin is considered one of the best international cities for solo travel.

You've heard of great hot spots for couples and families, but what about those who like to venture alone off the beaten path? Taking a trip alone used to be unheard of, even decades ago, but more travelers are taking to the road, train and sky to explore the world on their own, so if you have always wanted to explore the world on your own, pack up and head to one of these beautiful solo travel-friendly destinations. It is recommended to purchase travel insurance to protect your travel investment before you jet-set.

Dublin, Ireland
There are two things that make Dublin a wonderful place to visit: safety and friendliness. It won't take long after having a seat at a pub that a local will likely start a chat with you, and the city is very walkable, allowing for plenty of street-level exploration. Walking tours are popular here, especially those featuring literary giants like Frank McCourt, James Joyce and Oscar Wilde.

San Jose, Costa Rica
Looking to explore nature but want to visit a place safe enough to traverse on your own? Costa Rica is a wonderful place to see, as it features many of the world's most beautiful national parks, including the Volcan Poas. San Jose is a wonderful base city to enjoy with its numerous museums and open-air markets.

Reykjavik, Iceland
Although Reykjavik can be a little expensive for some, you can explore almost any of the scenic wonders in the country during a day trip from here. The streets are quiet, the fare is casual, the locals are down-to-earth and there is natural beauty around every corner. Needless to say, Reykjavik is a wonderful place to be if you need a calm and reflective getaway.

Melbourne, Australia
Australians are also very friendly to foreigners, and although Melbourne might be a bit pricey, there are many free things you can do here as well – namely, the fantastic local beaches. The city is also very walkable and bike-friendly, has affordable public transportation, features some of the country's best coffee shops and restaurants. As a bonus, it's also considered one of the country's safest metro areas. 

Seoul, South Korea
Urbanites who want to explore a major metropolis without worrying about crime should head to Seoul, which is one of the largest cities in the world. There are cultural goodies at every turn here, from Korean markets to Bukchon Hanok Village and the incredible vistas from the top of Bugaksan Mountain. Seoul is also incredibly easy to navigate with the city's efficient public transit system, the locals are friendly and there is something here for every budget.

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