I haven't decided 100% if now is the time I should solo travel.
But I know I want to one day.
I hate saying that. One day.
Anyway, I've been searching for the top places for a solo female to travel and below is a list of repeats from many different lists.
Iceland came up a lot in my search.Travel and style blogger, The Blonde Abroad wrote in one of her blog posts, "The city of Reykjavik is famous for its music scene and nightlife, so you'll have no problem meeting locals and fellow travelers. There are countless reasons to visit Iceland, but it's her natural beauty that steals the show."
2. Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden)
I have a friend that traveled abroad to Copenhagen then ended up getting a job there after graduation! Apparently, it's a pretty badass city.
3. New Zealand
Amanda from A Dangerous Business Travel Blog says that New Zealand is perfect for solo travel because of how easy and safe it is to get around. It has awesome landscapes, activities that'll keep you busy. The great hostels are perfect for younger travelers to meet each other.
The Blonde Abroad believes that Thailand is a great place for the solo traveler with its "beautiful leafy jungles, famous sandy beaches, mouth-watering cuisine and affordable prices."
Did you know that Canada has rich urban arts scenes? Winnipeg actually has one of the best ballet companies on the planet. I'd be so down! In addition, Canada has plenty of festivals held every year. I'd also love to hike through (easy) parts of the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
6. Costa Rica
Costa Rica kept popping up on lists for best solo travel. According to laurencebradford.com, even though the crime rates aren't as low as some of these other destinations, Costa Rica has a very high HPI (Happy Planet Index) and considered the "happiest country on the planet!" How fun! Costa Rica has a rain forest, volcano, and beautiful beaches so I'd definitely have plenty to do.
I've always wanted to go to Ireland after seeing the film P.S. I Love You. From my research, it seems that Ireland is extremely safe and easy to do day trips from Dublin. Based off my college friends who studied abroad in Ireland and couldn't stop talking about it, I'm assuming it must be something special.
When I think of Scotland, similarly to Ireland, I think of green hills and castles. I like the sound of both! Edinburgh sounds amazing, as well as safe. Another thing I'd look forward to: Scottish accents. YES PLEASE.
For some reason, I've always wanted to travel to Bali. I don't even really know much about it. I think I've just seen photos of this incredible place and just fell in love. Luckily, it's also on The Blonde Abroad's list for safest destinations for a solo female to travel!
I might have been the most (pleasantly) surprised to see Amsterdam pop up on a number of these places to travel solo lists.
If you have any suggestions for solo travel, please comment below!