Travel while you can, when you can, and as often as you can. That’s the motto of some of the most interesting people in the world — those who’ve seen the planet and know a thing or two about how to live in it. While setting off on a global adventure with friends, family, and partners is great, some places are even better when experienced alone. Here are the top three destinations for traveling by yourself, whether it’s your first trip or your 50th.
There’s something beautifully romantic about simply letting the afternoon pass by while sipping on a cafe au lait in a Parisian bistro. No matter your artistic persuasions — poetry, drawing, dancing, or simply people-watching — you’ll get more than your fill of inspiration here. With museums, architecture, and shopping galore, when you travel solo in Paris, you can spend exactly as much time as you want doing the things that interest you most.
Some solo travelers worry about a language barrier holding them back, or get overwhelmed by trying to cover an entire country in one trip. Luckily, one of the most breathtaking places in the world is the wee archipelago nation of New Zealand, where most everyone speaks English (with a charming accent t’boot) and it’s easy to get around. This is a great place to get your feet wet as a solo traveler for the first time, with everything from volcanoes to vineyards to satisfy your curiosity.
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