5 Friendly Places for Solo Travelers

January 25, 2015 Updated: January 25, 2015

When you say traveling, what immediately comes to mind is that you are doing it with family or with your friends, but this is not always the case. There are instances when you are in the mood to grab a bag and go off all by yourself. However, you need to choose your destinations with care. Here are some ideas on where it would be awesome to go alone:

Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon via Shutterstock*
Portland, Oregon via Shutterstock*

This is a really good stop when you are the kind of person who loves bikes and the great outdoors. With its location near the meeting point of Columba and Wilamette, you will get your fill of green surroundings. Local food can be bought right out of the food carts and you can sample them as much as you want without spending a fortune. Voodoo Doughnuts is a cool place to drop by when you are interested in something sweet. A walk in the Forest Park is also a great idea after a fulfilling meal.

Brussels, Belgium

This city is the capital of the country and there are daily flower markets. Aside from that, Brussels has its own version of the Eiffel Tower which is known as Atomium. From here, you will have an awesome view from inside and out. There are so many Art Nouveau buildings here that will surely catch the appreciation of those who are interested in cool buildings. There are some art nouveau buildings where you can find a nice café to enjoy both the food and the architecture. Walking happens to be one of the best things to do here as driving is quite pricey.

Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Arun in sunset via Shutterstock*
Wat Arun in sunset via Shutterstock*

There is no denying that the nickname Venice of the East is well deserved if it refers to Bangkok. There is so much that you can look forward to when you are in this city as it is a good combination of the traditional and modern. With its numerous temples and at the same time cool accommodations, you are in for a treat when you are here. Exploring the waterways by boat is certainly a must while you are here and don’t miss the local eats which is really superb. Prices are also very cheap so there is no need to be overly concerned about the cost of going here is really affordable.

San Jose City, Costa Rica

By European and American standards, this city is rather cheap although it happens to be quite pricey when you are basing your judgment on the usual rates in Central America. Nevertheless, it is undeniable that this place has so much charm and walking is the best way to go around the city. The temperatures here are perfect irrespective of the time of the year and it is a convenient base when you are in the mood for a bit of exploration.

Melbourne, Australia

Anyone who loves traveling solo would have a lot of appreciation for this city which is not only rich in culture but is also a great point for appreciating a large natural bay. Beaches are quite the thing here, so be sure to bring your swimming outfit. Biking and walking here are definitely a good idea but it’s a bit pricey. Cheap transportation is widely available here but biking and walking remains to be a good choice.

There are a lot of cool places for traveling solo and you will certainly have a better appreciation of the things around you when you are alone. You can find further inspiration on travel planning by navigating other travel blogs of solo travelers such as http://goingabroad.org/ from Will Peach. There are so many things that you can discover about yourself this way and you can do whatever you want during your time out with yourself.

This article was written by Margarette L.  originally published on www.etravelblog.com. Read the original here.

*Image of Portland, Oregon via Shutterstock

*Image of Wat Arun in sunset via Shutterstock