Solo travel is all the rage these days, but for those who are just starting out, the idea of jetting off to a foreign land by yourself can be daunting. Thankfully, there are a few destinations that are great starting points for novice solo travelers as they are relatively safe, easy to navigate and easy to get by with just English.
It may seem like a boring option as it’s just across the northern border, but certain places in Canada can feel as foreign as a European or Asian country. Montreal, for example, is reminiscent of quaint French towns with Gothic architecture and French-inspired cuisine. On the opposite coast, Vancouver boasts delectable Chinese, Vietnamese and Malay cuisine, plus a skyline that resembles Hong Kong.
Put your high school Spanish to the test in this other relatively close destination that feels worlds away. If your Spanish is as rusty as your surfing skills, you’ll be delighted to find a healthy expat population to help you get by.
If you don’t want to have to worry about language barriers, fly to London and use the slightly pricey city as a jumping-off point to other U.K. destinations such as Edinburgh or Bath. The United Kingdom’s network of public transit is robust enough to ensure you’ll get from A to B.
The aforementioned Asian city harbors a lot of similarities to the international vibe of New York, making it easy to adapt for city dwellers but exotic enough to sample Cantonese dishes you may have never heard of. A short boat ride away sits Macau, a former Portuguese colony known as Asia’s Las Vegas, with copious casinos amid ancient temples.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.