Best Destinations For Solo Travelers

For many of us, spending some time alone may stir up a sense of trepidation. Something as simple as sitting in a restaurant rather than eating alone might conjure up uneasiness. Traveling alone certainly helps in erasing this impending sense of dread.

For many of us, spending some time alone may stir up a sense of trepidation. Something as simple as sitting in a restaurant rather than eating alone might conjure up uneasiness. Traveling alone certainly helps in erasing this impending sense of dread.

When you travel alone, you find yourself liberated from the burden of codependency. You take control of your life and become the leader of your journey. And most importantly, you learn to appreciate solitude. If you are having a hard time deciding where to head first, then below is a list of some incredible places for a solo trip to amplify your experience.-

6 Incredible Places To Travel Alone

1. Thailand

When talking about solo trips, Thailand is easily one of the popular destinations amongst solo travelers. From the delectable Thai dishes to thrilling water pursuits, there is so much to explore and experience. There are numerous cosy hotels and hostels specially made for backpackers everywhere in Thailand. For an inexperienced solo traveler, Thailand is undoubtedly the perfect starting point.

2. Oman

Many people might not know much about this impeccable destination, but Oman is a wonderful country to explore. The locals are very helpful and friendly. You can heedlessly walk down the streets, and the locals won’t pierce you with uncomfortable stares.

The golden sand dunes spread across hundreds of miles, and the picturesque landscapes will enchant your senses. The roads are in excellent condition and renting a car is very easy. If you are a rookie solo traveler, then do visit this beautiful destination.

3. Georgia

Georgia is one of the most underrated travel destinations. The country is adorned with gothic architecture, cobblestone streets, and beautiful scenery. The country visibly boats the fascinating blend of post-soviet remnants and emerging modernization.

The towering mountains, pristine beaches, and scintillating lakes are what make this country nature’s heavenly abode. Georgia is a must-visit for solo backpackers.

4. Iceland

Iceland has proven to be one of the safest places in the world. Solo travelers will easily make their way through this magnificent destination. From the exquisite golden circle to the therapeutic blue lagoon, you’ll be thrilled by the numerous pursuits offered by this destination. Whether it’s summer or winter, you can visit this beautiful country anytime during the year.

5.South Korea

South Korea is one of the most popular travel destinations among travelers. The capital city, Seoul, is a vast metropolis where modern meets ancient. From high tech subways to ancient Buddhist temples, the contrasting yet balanced image of the city will mesmerize your senses. The customer service in Seoul is impeccable.

If you are traveling solo on a budget, then finding the right accommodation would be a piece of cake as there are tons of inexpensive hotel options available. For the foodies, the city is a pure haven. From local vendors selling mouth-watering street food to cute cafés and high-end restaurants, the food here is truly the best.

6. London, England

The eclectic city is truly the heart and soul of the UK. The city is brimming with cultural nuances and monumental architecture. The city is thoroughly connected and features impeccable transportation services. If you are traveling solo, you wouldn’t have to worry about reaching different places.

Since English is the language of communication, you’ll find it easy to navigate through the city. You can take part in numerous affordable ventures. If you are planning to go solo, London would be the perfect destination!

Top 9 Things to Do in the Philippines

An archipelago of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is a country to behold. It’s truly a haven for travellers. Here are the amazing things you can do in the Philippines:

An archipelago of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is a country to behold. It’s truly a haven for travelers. Here are the amazing things you can do in the Philippines:

Dive like no other

The country is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Located at the island of Palawan, this site is like heaven for divers. It has a diverse and rich marine biodiversity, and is home to hundreds of species of fish and corals, including whales and dolphins.

Go hiking

From going up a really tall mountain to hiking a small volcano nestled within another volcano, the Philippines offers you a lot of hiking options. It might take you hours to reach the top, but trust us, the picturesque views are totally worth it. Plus, don’t you want to see the clouds?

Visit architectural wonders

The country was colonized by the Spaniards for centuries, so architectural marvels built during that period are all over the country. From towering churches to well-kept ancestral homes, the Philippines will surely wake up your love for architecture. You can even ride horse-drawn carriages while exploring historical places such as Intramuros (located in the capital, Manila) or Vigan (around 8 hours from Manila).

Eat local food

From mouth-watering appetizers to mind-blowing desserts, the Philippines boasts a wide selection of local food that will surely tickle your taste buds. Among the most recommended Filipino dishes are the infamous adobo and the spicy sisig. If you have an adventurous side, you can try the balut, which is an egg with an almost formed duck embryo inside.

Attend a local festival

There are more than 42,000 festivals in the Philippines. Attending at least one is a must. These festivals can last from a few days to a few weeks, and usually consist of parades and colorful costumes. Some people would even welcome you into their dining table for free during these festivals.

Go island hopping

As mentioned earlier, the Philippines has thousands of islands so you should definitely try island hopping. From permanent islands to small ones that only appear during low tide, you will surely be delighted. Plus, taking a boat usually costs from 10 to 20 dollars only.

See the caves

Enormous limestones and rock formations await you in the Philippines. Many caves have historical significance (e.g. being used as a hiding place during World War II), and underground rivers (though you cannot usually swim in them). Caving is one thing you don’t wanna miss.

Interact with amazing animals

From swimming with whale sharks that are as big as buses to touching tarsiers that are as small as your palm, the Philippines is home to many species that you must meet during your visit. Plus, specific species of flying foxes, flying lemurs, and warty pigs can only be found in the Philippines.

Get a tan

The Philippines is a tropical country so getting a tan is easier here than in non-tropical countries. Finding a beach with white sand isn’t so hard, too. The pristine beaches in Cebu, Boracay, or Palawan will surely make your sunbathing experience better. Just don’t forget to put on sunscreen.

It’s never too late to join the traveling bandwagon, and the Philippines should definitely be on your bucket list.

The Top 8 Rated Attractions Of New York City

New York is attractive for many to live in, to migrate to, and to visit. Here are is our pick of the top 8 must visit attractions of New York City.

“The Empire State,” “The Great American Melting Pot,” “Gotham,” “The City that Never Sleeps,” and most famously “The Big Apple” are the references or nicknames for New York. Fast-paced and ever-changing with ideals like peace and liberty along with cultural and linguistic diversity, New York is attractive for many to live in, to migrate to, and to visit. Here are is our pick of the top 8 must visit attractions of New York City.

Statue of Liberty

the Statue of Liberty has kept its torch high in New York Harbor since 1886 and is a quintessential emblem of American independence, and no travel to Liberty Island is full without a visit to the Mother of Exiles. The huge pedestal of the statue contains an observation deck as well as galleries documenting the interesting past of the 305-foot copper statue.

The Empire State Building

Having made an appearance in numerous movies and tv shows, The Empire State Building is a world-famous landmark that remains a Manhattan icon for a good reason. The main deck on the 86th floor is the tallest open-air observatory in NYC, providing breathtaking 360-degree views of the Hudson and East Rivers, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and more. If it isn’t high enough, head to the 102nd floor’s indoor observation deck for a complete shot of Central Park. The 80th floor holds the Dare to Dream exhibit, which honors the 3,400 people who built the 1,454-foot skyscraper and features original and authentic photos, design drawings, and development notes.

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History, established in 1869, is one of the biggest and most respected museums in the world. The complex comprises four floors of display halls of over 32 million items, including exhibits ranging from plant and animal species to historical artifacts, fossils, minerals, and more. It includes a planetarium, an Imax theatre, and several lecture rooms. It is a perfect place to promote a wider interest in science and culture. The museum gives well-guided tours and even occasional sleepovers at the museum.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, colloquially named “The Met,” established in 1870, is a rich chest of unique and exquisite artifacts where art is honored. Crafts, antiques, furniture, shoes, clothes, books, weapons, and guns are all part of this stunning set. The museum lives in three iconic locations, “The Met Fifth Avenue,” “The Met Breuer,” host of modern and contemporary art, and “The Met Cloisters,” which holds medieval artifacts. Established as a way of educating the American public on the beauty of international art and architecture, the organization quickly expanded to become one of the world’s leading art repositories.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

The Edge, a 1,131-foot-high-observation deck, is the tallest man-made viewing platform in the Western Hemisphere. A triangular platform at the top of 30 Hudson Yards where patrons can peer down on New Yorkers walking below like little ants.

9/11 Memorial and Museum

The memorial and the museum are solemn, poignant, and touching tributes to almost 3,000 people who lost their lives during the 9/11 and 26 February 1993 terrorist attacks. It offers a full illustration of the bravery and humanity displayed globally, nationwide and worldwide during the attacks, and is interspersed with fragments of buildings and other wreckage retrieved by those who sacrificed their own life to rescue others.

Broadway

From lavish musicals such as The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera and Mamma Mia! , edgy, thought-provoking films, frequently starring big-name stars in leading roles, there’s plenty for everybody in one of the world’s leading theater destination. Lyceum is Broadway’s longest continuously running legal building, and Manhattan’s most popular theatre.

Coney Art Walls

Located in the center of the Coney Island Amusement District, Coney Art Walls is an outdoor public art gallery, designed by Joseph Sitt and Jeffrey Deitch, displaying pieces by prominent local and foreign artists. The public art wall project provides live entertainment and iconic dining from all over New York City

New York is an ever-changing city that provides us with a variety of to notch places choose to visit, it is hard to narrow them down in one list, but these locations are evergreen and iconic, and they have a reputation all around the world.

Should Finland Be Your Next Destination?

Finland is a land filled with exotic people, breathtaking scenery, and some of the most interesting social customs on earth. Let’s talk about why Finland could be the best destination for your next European trip.

If we are all being completely honest, it’s rather unlikely that Finland is very high on your list of worldwide dream destinations. However, that might be a big mistake, if you know the charm and character that this little gem in the Nordics carries, it’s country that should definitely be on your bucket-list. Finland is a land filled with exotic people, breathtaking scenery, and some of the most interesting social customs on earth. Let’s talk about why Finland could be the best destination for your next European trip.

Nature

Finland is one of the most sparsely populated countries in all of Europe. But don’t let that deter you! The country is filled with endless beauty when it comes to nature, and sights to see. Outside of the bustling cities, the country of Finland has nearly 200,000 lakes, and Finns love to hike around them, swim in them, and experience them in their daily lives.

In addition to the gorgeous lakes, up north in the Finnish Lapland is one of the most clear places in the world to view the famous northern lights. Some hotels even have glassed igloos to sleep underneath the vibrant green skylight, now how would want to miss something like that? In contrast, the Finnish summers turn the country into ‘the land of the midnight sun’, with endless daylight.

For those who love being in tune with the earth and natural beauty, Finland is one of the best places on earth for it.

The Culture

The Finns have a rather bad reputation for being quite reserved and quiet people. However, once you spend a few days in Helsinki (the capital city) you will quickly learn that reputation only extends to the first few minutes. Once Finns realize that you are someone interested in them or their culture, they quickly become some of the most fun and welcoming people you are likely to meet on your European travels.

One thing that Finland is known for, is their sauna culture. The sauna was actually invented in Finland, and it is a rather important piece of their social interaction. In fact, there are almost as many saunas as there are people in Finland. The Finns love to crack open some beers, grill sausages, and spend their days swimming in the many lakes around them and going in and out of the sauna. It is one of the most exotic, and exciting cultural experiences that you are likely to experience anywhere in Europe. Not to mention, they even do it in the dead of winter, followed by swimming in the frozen waters!

Food

Finland is known for more than a few cultural staples in their diet. The Finns have lived in their land for thousands of years, and have had time to perfect their own recipes and iconic dishes that can only be found in Finland; such as the Karelian pie, and the infamous ‘mustamakkara’ which means ‘black sausag’e–usually eaten with berry jam. Finnish food is guaranteed to be unlike anything you have ever tried before.

Final Thoughts

For those who love to take a step into a more exotic adventure, the great white north could be the perfect destination. Finland is filled with natural experiences, deep history and culture, and charming people who love to meet travelers. Perhaps Finland might be the ‘hidden gem’ destination you have been looking for.