Got the travel bug but no one to travel with? Not a problem.
No really, travelling alone as a woman is not only safe in thousands of places around the world, it’s a lot of fun once you take the leap and just go. Plus, there are no whims to cater to but your own.
You doubt us? Fine. Here are some of the best places to go solo. You’ll be booking a trip faster than you can say “For one, please!”
1. TURN YOGA INTO A VACATION
There is certainly no shortage of yoga retreats to choose from, and for good reason — an escape that lets you delve into your mind and body might just be the ultimate solo vacation. You can do a straight-up traditional yoga retreat, where silence reigns supreme, or combine almost any other activity with your yoga for the perfect getaway. Best bet: just start Googling.
2. FINALLY LEARN TO SURF
It’s about time you gave surfing a try, isn’t it? Dozens of surf camps around the world are entirely dedicated to teaching women the craft — from Bali, Indonesia, to Tofino, BC. Pretty much wherever there are waves, there’s a surf camp waiting for you.
3. GET YOUR VOLUNTEER ON
Voluntourism is a great way to see a new part of the world on your own and give back at the same time. Help out in a school, build houses or work with wildlife conservation — just to name a few of the options. There are many, many more.