The Best 5 Solo Birthday Trips
Taking a solo birthday trip as a woman isn't without its challenges, but it's more popular than ever.
A solo birthday trip can be the refresher we need in life, sometimes!
The thought of traveling solo may sound kind of scary, but you'd be surprised how many women are starting to explore the world on their own. The popularity of traveling alone has risen these past few years because women see the value in going by themselves.
More and more women are getting bolder and stepping out on their own because traveling alone has its appeal. You don't have to wait for anyone else to have the free time to go with you. You make your schedule by coming and going as you please.
Traveling alone allows you to learn more about yourself. It lends itself to some well deserved "me time," and it has inspired many women to continue the exploration of other countries in search of more cultural experiences.
A survey done by Booking.com noted that 72 percent of American women travel alone because they enjoy their own company and the peace that comes along with going solo. If the thought of traveling by yourself piques your interest, here are a few locations to check out on your next solo birthday trip!
Since this will be your first time traveling alone, a great place to start is Bangkok, Thailand, which is known for its friendliness, delectable food, and other travelers like you. You can check out the many places, like The Street Food Walking Tour, where you'll get picked up by your tour guide.
Your guide will take you to old Bangkok where you will sightsee various locations before walking through the narrow streets of the local area, to sample traditional recipes that have been passed down from one generation to the next.
Japan is one of the cleanest and safest places to visit. You could check out familiar places like Tokyo or Kyoto, which are fantastic places to explore. Another excellent recommendation would be Osaka, which is known for its food and drinks and lively citizens. Osaka is a place to visit if you're looking for a fantastic culinary experience.
If you're more of the rugged type, you might want to consider Colca Canyon, Peru. Known for its beautiful mountains and roaring rivers, Colca Canyon is a peaceful trek in comparison to Machu Pichu, with less restriction.
You may even get lucky to spot the Andean Condor, the giant raptorial bird in the world!
If you're looking to keep your traveling adventures local to the US, The Big Island, Hawaii, is one of the best places to dabble in solo traveling. Beautiful beaches, hiking trails, and panoramic views.
Experience island life at its best with some snorkeling, trekking up the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and soaking up the sun on the beautiful beaches.
If cooler weather is more your fancy, Nigardsbreen Glacier Norway is an exceptional place to hike. Make a day out of this adventure, because it takes a total of 8 hours to walk from top to bottom. It doesn't include the boat ride it takes to get there, which is roughly another hour.
Nigardsbreen Glacier is said to be around for another 20 years, and that's it! If this is a hike you need to explore, do it soon because the glacier won't be around for long.
Experiencing the world on your own is a must. You'll learn more about yourself through experiences that you can't have when you travel with someone else.
Traveling solo is empowering and fulfilling for all that do it. It may sound scary, but once you take the plunge, you'll be happy you did it.
Are there any places that you'd like to experience on your own for a solo birthday trip besides the ones we mentioned above?