Travel with your girlfriends/ solo travel on your mind, but not sure which destination would be easy on the pocket and safe for women travellers. While there may be some destinations that are safer than the others, the world is not as scary a place as some might think. With a positive attitude and general street smartness, there are plenty of places in the world where you can feel totally safe and secure on your own or with your girls.
We’ve rounded up the safest places to travel with your gang of girlfriends or on your own.
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Even though Iceland’s nickname of “The Land of Fire & Ice” sounds intimidating, solo travel is totally comfortable and easy here. The city of Reykjavik is famous for its music scene and nightlife, so you’ll have no problem meeting locals and fellow travellers. Eclectic, laid-back and downright beautiful, Reykjavik is a great base for day trips that display Iceland’s postcard-perfect attractions, such as the Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights. There are countless reasons to visit Iceland but it’s her natural beauty that steals the show. Join a tour and snorkel the Silfra Fissure or hike a glacier.
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Temples, yoga, relaxing beaches and inexpensive food & accommodation are just a few reasons why Indonesia is the ultimate female travel destination. With a great backpacking culture for young people, budget travellers will always find someone to hang out with. And with all those striking beaches, you bet there are quite a few marvelous resorts for a little bit of luxury in this tropical haven.
3. New Zealand
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The beautiful New Zealand offers a myriad of exciting activities to female travelers, including white water rafting, jet boating, skydiving, bungy jumping, kayaking, hiking, zorbing and a whole lot more. With jaw-dropping scenery at every turn, this destination is definitely a big and zesty outdoor playground. Lakes, craggy coastline, glaciers and mountains form the backdrop of a destination that is voted regularly as one of the world’s most beautiful places.
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No list of the best places to travel alone for women is complete without the inclusion of Singapore. Friendly, safe and supremely clean, this Southeast Asian hub enraptures female travellers with its incredible shopping opportunities, mouth-watering cuisines, and mash-up of cultures. Singapore’s nightlife is worth exploring with 98% of Singaporeans claiming they feel safe when travelling alone at night.
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Nearly everywhere you go in Canada, you’ll be surrounded by multiculturalism and some of the most breath-taking landscapes your eyes have ever seen. Canadians have a reputation for being the friendliest people in the world and, while traveling alone here, you’ll see why!