Winter Holidays in Greece

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Don’t miss a chance to visit Greece in winter. This country offers a unique combination of insightful tours, active winter sports, and diverse entertainment that provide positive emotions and good mood.

The mild climate of this amazing country is a true gift for all fans of winter vacations. You will not feel bored in Greece, as this country is full of entertainment and diverse attractions.
It is no surprise that the number of tourists wishing to visit Greece in winter increases steadily. Winter in Greece is amazing. Despite the stereotype that Greece is worth visiting only from May to September, there are plenty of reasons to visit in the winter. The nature of Greece, its beautiful sites, and gorgeous atmosphere are particularly fascinating in winter. Clear mountain air, fascinating landscapes, and, of course, extensive infrastructure let you enjoy your rest.

Winter Holidays in Greece

If you like active sport, Greece can offer you first-class ski resorts. Although they don’t have the popularity of the European ones, the quality of trails and hospitality of staff are no less.

Greece will be extremely interesting for fans of insightful travel

There are plenty of fascinating tour programs, including visits to sites of archeological excavations and ancient cities. This is a captivating journey to the world of centuries-long culture and history, the world of myths and mysteries.

If you visit Greece in winter, you should visit traditional Carnivals, like Apokries. The abandoned hilarity of the holiday and fun masquerade will not leave you indifferent.
These festivals are held throughout the country and take place every February. This holiday has no age limits so that you can visit it with the whole family, friends. Don’t miss a chance to take part in a bright fancy-dress event. Though the festivals are held throughout the whole country, these are the most popular cities that bring in tourists from all parts of the world: Ksanfi, Naus, Grevena, Thebes and the island of Chios.

Winter Holidays in Greece. Mediterranean seacoast in winter. Nea Moudania, Halkidiki peninsula, Greece

Mediterranean seacoast in winter. Nea Moudania, Halkidiki peninsula, Greece

Of course, in speaking of Greece in the winter, it is necessary to mention shopping, the well-known sales, and, naturally, purchase of a fur coat in the most beautiful city of the country Kastorya – situated on the banks of picturesque Lake Orestiada. Similar “entertainments” are available throughout the year. In winter and summer, shop tours can be combined with any other type of rest, making your trip to Greece not only pleasant but also useful.

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8 PERFECT PLACES FOR THE BEST HOLIDAY GETAWAYS

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Where are in-the-know travelers jetting to for the best holiday getaways this year?

Virtuoso’s Misty Belles shared the scoop on eight key destinations for holiday travel on NBC’s TODAY. The network’s managing director of global public relations also provided her insider tips on how to secure the best values for travel to these in-demand destinations.

Best holiday getaways: sun and sand destinations

If you’re hoping to go to Hawaii for the holidays, you’re not alone. “Everyone seems to be headed to Hawaii this year because Christmas Week is almost completely sold out,” cautions Belles.

To secure the best values, she suggests, “Go the two weeks prior to Christmas because you’ll save 50, 60 percent on your rate and they have availability.”

Another great warm-weather destination: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, highly recommended in particular this year because of its Zika-free status. “It’s this dry, arid environment so they don’t have a mosquito population,” says Belles, also praising its easy access, especially from the West Coast. “Going pre-Christmas is going to save you more but there are still some values to be had there during Christmas Week.”

Best holiday getaways: the American West

Belles is enthusiastic about two U.S. desert cities: Palm Springs and Scottsdale. “They have over 300 days of sun every year so you’re really assured a nice, sunny vacation,” she explains.

What makes the California city so much fun? “Palm Springs really embraces their sort of old Hollywood feel and they have some fine glamorous Rat Pack parties during the holidays,” says Belles.

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As for Scottsdale, it’s great for families looking for value. “The airfares to Scottsdale are really fantastic so it’s a good affordable getaway,” Belles elaborates.

Best holiday getaways: urban escapes

One city’s charms make it the perfect location for holiday celebrations: New Orleans. ”You have fun, festive and food all converging in this great destination,” Belles explains. “It’s wonderful for families, also for couples. The key to New Orleans is to go during the week because you’re going to save so much more on your hotel staying weekdays versus weekends.”

Any major center that caters to business travelers is also ripe for savings during the slower holiday season. Belles recommends three in particular: New York, London and Paris. “Christmas Week is actually a great time to visit those cities,” advises Belles. “When business travel goes soft during that week leisure travelers can go and save 25, 30 percent on their hotels and really enjoy the cities while they’re all dressed up for the holidays.”

Belles also offered other expert tips for securing great value for the best holiday getaways:

Hotel booking advice

• Look at the total value, not just the nightly rate. “We’re seeing some great multi-night promotions that have third, fourth, fifth night free, breakfast added in, some additional resort credits, so shop that way and you’ll really see some savings,” Belles comments.
• Consider prepaying your stay for extra savings.
• Book now. “Once we reach November those rates are going to go up and up and up until you get to Christmas,” cautions Belles.

Flight booking advice

• Reserve air on weekends or early in the morning: “That’s when you get to see the best fares.”
• Book 21 days in advance.
• Fly on the holiday itself. As Belles points out, “You’ll actually save more flying on Christmas Day rather than Christmas Eve so if you’re willing to be flexible you’re actually going to see quite a bit of savings flying on the actual holiday itself.”
• Travel the week before Christmas: “We found some great airfares on Monday, December 19.”

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Summer Cruise. Early Booking Promotion

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Valid on ALL Caribbean, Europe and river cruise packages

For departures May 1 to October 31, 2017

Book ANY Caribbean, Europe or river cruise package by February 28, 2017 and benefit from:

A reduced deposit of only $100
A $50 future travel voucher

Summer Cruise. Early Booking Promotion

Summer Cruise. Early Booking Promotion

Summer Cruise. Early Booking Promotion

Summer Cruise. Early Booking Promotion

Valid on new individual bookings made by February 28, 2017, for travel between May 1 and October 31, 2017, and applicable to all cruise packages for the Caribbean, Europe and river cruises.

Offer not applicable to groups and flights

• *With the purchase of a cruise package, a non-transferable future travel credit of $50 per adult and $25 per child will be issued and must be redeemed by October 31, 2018.

• This promotion may change without notice and is subject to availability at time of booking. See complete Terms and Conditions in our 2016-2017 Cruise brochure.

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Australia’s Best Surfing Spots

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Australia is known as one of the best places for surfing in the world. With a vast 50,000km of coastline, Australia offers more beaches, bays, and inlets than you could possibly imagine.

Australia's Best Surfing Spots. Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

Australia is recognized as one of the world’s famous surfing destinations. The reason is that its first-class waves make for the best surfing beaches. Besides world-renowned Bells Beach on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Byron Bay in New South Wales, and the aptly-named Surfers Paradise in Queensland – it’s the ‘off the beaten trail’ surfing destinations that often promise the best waves and conditions.

Everyone who comes to Australia is eager to surf, because it’s the most famous and popular activity in the country.  Along with a feeling of excitement, you might be terrified due to a natural fear of sharks and other things lurking in the ocean. You should not be afraid, however, as long as you have complete information about the bays you’re planning to surf in, the landscape of the coast and the depth of the sea in that  location, as well as information about its inhabitants.

What is a better activity than to get a true Australian experience? Sun, sea, sand and surf. It had to be done. The Pass at Byron Bay, New South Wales

Australia's Best Surfing Spots. Byron Bay beach, New South Wales, Australia

Byron Bay beach, New South Wales, Australia

Byron Bay in New South Wales

is a paradise for board riders. It offers  great variety of beaches to select from. Here everyone finds his perfect surfing place: from beginners to experienced professionals. Located at the end of Clarkes Beach, it is perpetually ranked as one of the main surfing destinations in Australia. Byron Bay takes in a cluster of surf beaches to the north and south of Cape Byron, the eastern most point in Australia. The town of Byron Bay became popular among surfers in the 1960s and has been a must-visit on the international surf-safari trail ever since.

Torquay – Bells Beach, Victoria

This is a truly historical spot for surfers all over the world. The reason is that Torquay is considered the home of Australian surfing. So, it is very special for anyone who cares about surfing culture. In fact, today it is still the site of the country’s oldest and most popular professional surfing event, the Rip Curl Pro. The winner of this contest receives the traditional clanging bell trophy. Swells from the Southern Ocean flow over the shallow reefs to become a fascinating surf that can rise up to five meters or more.

Crescent Head, New South Wales

 The coastline stretches from north of Port Macquarie to Crescent Head, and it is connected with Point Plomer Road, which stretches for 25kms along the coast. Crescent Head Point has stunning right-hand waves that break across 400 meters in perfect condition. Crescent Head Front Beach has a variety of left-hand barreling waves in a combination of north and  south swell directions. The Point and Front Beach are protected when there is a south wind. Every year in May, Crescent Head Point plays host to one of Australia’s major Malibu events.

Australia's Best Surfing Spots. Surfers catching big waves at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Surfers catching big waves at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Snapper Rocks, Queensland

One of Australia’s most well-known waves and still one of the best, crowds aside. It’s the place that gave birth to many of the world’s leading professional surfers, like Mick Fanning and Parko. The name was given to this spot due to its excellent fishing, but nowadays it has gained more popularity for its heavy takeoffs and world class tube sections. Approachability and good waves have made the breakers here very crowded.  Snapper Rocks, located at Rainbow Bay, is home to the world popular ‘Super Bank,’ a wave that is recognized as the longest and hollowest in the world. The swell here can easily reach six to eight feet and cover a distance of almost two kilometers. Some of the most prestigious world surfing events are held here, such as the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, Rip Curl Masters, and MP Classic.

South Cape Bay, Tasmania

 Intense, clear waves, and cold-water breakers await you in South Cape Bay in Tasmania. Tasmania’s beaches offer visitors a great wide coastline, white sparkling sand, long waves, and an incredible opportunity (for many surfers this is the most significant issue in choosing the right place to surf) to catch waves in an absolutely uncrowded place. It is relaxed and calm, especially compared to other popular spots. Travelling to South Cape Bay, Australia’s southernmost surf beach, is part of the fun with a 7.7-kilometer trek through World Heritage-listed wilderness – which is the only way to access it.

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A Journey of Discovery

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Embark on the experience of a lifetime.

A Journey of Discovery

A Journey of Discovery

A Journey of Discovery

A Journey of Discovery

A Journey of Discovery

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WHERE ARE THE WORLD’S TOP DESTINATIONS FOR LUXURY TRAVELERS?

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Where are upscale travelers in the know heading for their getaways? The Virtuoso Luxe Report has the inside scoop on the world’s top destinations for the year ahead. Published each year, the report surveys Virtuoso’s expert travel advisors around the globe on the hottest trends they see for the year to come.

Read on to discover where everyone from families to adventure-seekers to honeymooners are off to in the coming year.

Top Global Destinations

  1. Italy
  2. South Africa
  3. France
  4. Iceland
  5. Australia

Italy’s eternal appeal lands it in first place among the world’s top destinations for the coming year. Next, South Africa rises to number two, boosted by its unique array of wildlife. France, a mainstay of the top global destinations list, takes third place. Iceland, a fast-growing luxury destination, lands on the list for the first time. Finally, ever-popular Australia, with its variety of urban and nature experiences, rounds out the top five.

Top U.S. Destinations

  1. New York, NY
  2. Maui, HI
  3. Napa Valley/Sonoma, CA
  4. Las Vegas, NV
  5. Miami/South Beach, FL

The Big Apple reigns again atop the list of favorite upscale American destinations. Second is Maui, always strong in the Luxe Report. Culinary fans in particular flock to Napa and Sonoma for wine tasting and fine dining. Next, its strength in everything from restaurants to entertainment to shopping land Las Vegas in fourth place. And the Miami area, offering a warm-weather vacation in a cosmopolitan setting, takes fifth.

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Top Emerging Destinations

  1. Cuba
  2. Iceland
  3. Croatia
  4. South Africa
  5. Japan

The emerging destinations list reveals the world’s top destinations where upscale travelers seeking something off the beaten path will roam. Cuba was a strong number-one, with pent-up demand from Americans curious about the island nation. Next were Iceland, Croatia and South Africa. New to the top five is Japan, experiencing new popularity among a variety of travelers, including families.

Top Endangered/Changing Destinations

  1. Cuba
  2. Antarctica
  3. Great Barrier Reef
  4. Venice
  5. The Arctic

New this year: Virtuoso sought insight into rapidly changing destinations. Sadly, some are changing to the point of being endangered. Cuba also topped this list, with concerns over retaining its rich cultural heritage in the face of increased tourism. The polar regions of Antarctica and the Arctic also made the top five due to the threat of global warming. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which is losing its coral due to pollution, finished third. Last, Venice, with its deteriorating lagoon, came in fifth. As the United Nations has declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, this list is particularly timely.

Top Family Travel Destinations

  1. Italy
  2. Mexico
  3. Hawaii
  4. Orlando, FL
  5. England

Some families seek an adventure with cultural or historic charm, as is evidenced by Italy’s continued reign at number one and fifth-place England. Other families look for a carefree warm-weather escape, with Mexico and Hawaii placing second and third. Orlando, with its world-famous family theme parks, finishes in fourth place.

Top Adventure Destinations

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  1. South Africa
  2. Galapagos Islands
  3. Costa Rica
  4. New Zealand
  5. Peru/Iceland (tie)

Travelers crave active experiences tailored to their interests and abilities. And they’re venturing all over the globe to find them. South Africa retains its spot as the top adventure travel destination, followed by the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica and New Zealand. Peru and Iceland (new to the top 5 this year) tied for fifth place. And Iceland in particular is seeing remarkable growth as one of the world’s top destinations.

Top Honeymoon Destinations

  1. Italy
  2. Maui, HI
  3. French Polynesia
  4. Maldives
  5. Mexico

Italy wins its third Luxe Report category as one of the world’s top destinations for its appeal to newlyweds searching for a romantic Old World experience. The other four on the list – all usual favorites – beckon for their sun-and-sand appeal and gorgeous tropical settings.

Top Cruise Itineraries

  1. Mediterranean
  2. Alaska
  3. European river
  4. Caribbean
  5. Greek Isles

The allure of a Mediterranean cruise holds steady, topping the itinerary category again. As well, pristine destinations where nature takes center stage, such as Alaska, performed strongly this year. So it’s no surprise that the state takes the number-two position among cruise itineraries. Next in third: European river cruises, a favorite for their intimate ships and immersion into historic destinations. Finally, two tried-and-true island itineraries, the Caribbean and Greece, round out the top five.

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How to Make Time at the Airport a Bit Less Stressful

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You’re going on vacation, but first you must face the airport. We know just how to get through this step with a minimum of effort and difficulty on your way to a perfect trip.

Get to the airport early. This can sound awkward and strange, since nobody wants to spend a lot of timeat the airport. But the sooner you come to the airport – the fewer problems you will have. Nobody wants to deal with unexpected circumstances and feel stressed out due to lack of time.

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Silhouette of passenger in an airport lounge waiting for flight aircraft

Learn the Layout of Your Airport

Plan your trip to the airport carefully. Study the layout of the terminal and know the most important places like the back of your hand to ensure that you won’t get lost in the corridors, gates, and exits – especially in larger international airports. Remember that some airports have extremely complicated layouts for first-time visitors. Take time to explore the map and prepare yourself so you don’t lose time!

Know your rights

Knowing your rights can help you to solve many problems without needing to rely on other people when something happens.  Carefully read the main air travel rights before you go to the airport so you’re not confused. Dress and pack according to regulations; you don’t want to get to the airport with prohibited items and waste your time getting rid of them.

Pick the right airport

 Not all are created equal, so if comfort enters the equation and your destination has several hubs, pick the best-reviewed one. That can change: for example, in New York City right now LaGuardia Airport is undergoing a multiyear renovation that has snarled roads going into and out of the airport. To avoid the hassles, you may want to use JFK or Newark (New Jersey) instead for the next few years.

Eat and drink

There are numerous cafes and restaurants in airports these days that offer a variety of dishes from hearty meals to quick and convenient takeout. If you followed all the previous suggestions, you should surely have no problems checking in luggage, finding the right gate, and knowing your rights and responsibilities as a passenger. Moreover, if you arrive early, you will have plenty of spare time to relax and enjoy a cocktail or coffee.  Just don’t forget about your flight!

How to Make Time at the Airport a Bit Less Stressful

Consider lounging

A number of credit cards and frequent flyer programs offer free access to a variety of airport lounges. We recommend that you visit one if you have the chance.  The atmosphere is more comfortable and client oriented;  the lounges often have complimentary food and drink, uncrowded restrooms, and cushy chairs. If you are not one of those lucky cardholders and you have a long layover, see if a kind stranger will take you in as their guest.

Seek out the chapel or yoga room

If you tried to get into a lounge but your efforts were fruitless, try to find a yoga room. These spaces are usually empty and perfect for resting before a flight. And nobody is going to check to see that you’re actually praying or doing a “down dog.”

Leave via the arrivals area

You’ll avoid the large crowds at Departure exits that way, get a cab much quicker (if you need one), and have a spot where a friend or an Uber driver can pick you up in a short time. In fact, at some airports, Ubers are required to pick up passengers at Arrival doors rather than outside baggage claim.

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FIVE REASONS TO TRAVEL TO BELGIUM NOW

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Reason enough to visit Belgium? The food, of course. Decadent, sweet waffles are sold on nearly every street corner, chocolate is as much a masterpiece as the Bruegels and Rubens artwork, and moules frites are washed down with crisp, cold Belgian beer daily in restaurants across the country.

But there’s more – the country has a thriving fashion scene, iconic museums, and impressive architecture, all embedded within a classic historical framework. You can order an open-face sandwich at the very first Le Pain Quotidien in Brussels, or explore a style and design scene that evokes an English country cottage decorated with modern Swedish flair.

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The very first Le Pain Quotidien in Brussels (Photo: Annie Fitzsimmons). Photo:virtuoso.com

Here are five reasons to travel to Belgium now.

An easy add-on in Europe

Just an hour’s train ride from Paris, Brussels, and the Flanders region (roughly the size of Connecticut), is easy to get to, easy to navigate, and easy to tack on to other European destinations. It’s considered the crossroads of Europe for geographical reasons, but also for major institutions based here, such as the European Parliament (the elected voice of the European Union) and NATO – both of which offer tours.

The food “rebellion”

Consider the Flanders Kitchen Rebels, 25 top chefs under the age of 35 who are crafting a new Flemish food scene, as you map out your meals. The classic Belgian dishes – fries and waffles – are still must-eats, but high-end, creative dining is growing, with around 130 Michelin-starred restaurants countrywide. Belgium’s high concentration of microbreweries place utmost importance on the water quality and even the appropriate glassware for specific beers. “It’s as much an art form as wine glasses,” a local told me. “No Belgian in their right mind would serve beer in the wrong glass.”

Striking architecture and modern opera

A sight to see: One of the late Zaha Hadid’s final commissions, Antwerp’s futuristic Port House looks like a craggy diamond-shaped ship perched on the historic port building. Hadid was renowned for her futuristic structures worldwide. Brussels’ beautiful opera house, La Monnaie/De Munt, will unveil much-anticipated renovations early this year. In Brussels, opera sets and costumes are usually staged in a modern way, bringing in fans looking for fresh retellings.

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Masterful art, old and new

Belgium fosters one of Europe’s fastest-growing art scenes, with hundreds of galleries and museums. City museums feel less overwhelming than those in Paris or London and yet pack an equal punch – in Brussels, the René Magritte Museum showcases the artist’s quirky genius, and it’s humbling to stand in front of enormous Rubens and Bruegels masterworks at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. For a fun detour, check out the Belgian Comic Strip Center to discover how and why comics began, and to pay homage to The Smurfs and Tintin. In Antwerp, visits to the palatial seventeenth-century Rubens House reveal where the painter lived with his family and how the light reflected in his studio. The Antwerp Museum of Fashion stages new exhibitions every year, and is a top draw for fashion lovers.

Fabulous hotels

Belgium’s top hotels offer tremendous value right now. The 173-room Hotel Amigo, a Rocco Forte Hotel, a stone’s throw from the Grand Place, Brussels beautiful main square, is an ideal base for art- and culture-filled weekends – with a side of waffles and beer. Or consider the 169-room Sofitel Brussels Le Louise, a chic hideaway in a leafy residential district close to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts.

Bonus Tip

Belgium has a hopping festival scene – electronic dance music, jazz, rock, and more. Check out these five must-know festival signals if you go: rock ‘n’ roll!

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Luxury Meets Adventure. Explore the Amazon, Alaska and Europe.

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On Seabourn, you’re part of an exclusive club, where you’ll be welcomed in your suite with a glass of champagne and treated to every luxury imaginable from gourmet cuisine and optional, decadent spa treatments to immersive shore excursions throughout Alaska, the Mediterranean and South America.

Luxury Meets Adventure. Explore the Amazon, Alaska and Europe.
Luxury Meets Adventure. Explore the Amazon, Alaska and Europe.
Luxury Meets Adventure. Explore the Amazon, Alaska and Europe.
Luxury Meets Adventure. Explore the Amazon, Alaska and Europe.
Luxury Meets Adventure. Explore the Amazon, Alaska and Europe.

WHERE LUXURY LIVES

  • Award-winning gourmet dining complemented by a culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller
  • Embark on a walking tour of Iguazu Falls on the breathtaking border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay
  • Explore the fascinating World Heritage Sites of Florence on your own, with a coach escort from your ship into town
  • Enjoy a glass of complimentary champagne as you are welcomed to your suite, plus an in-suite bar stocked with your favorite drinks
  • Discover Alaskan wildlife like whales, sea lions and eagles along the Bering Sea
  • Watch a movie or listen to live music under a sea of stars, followed by a nightcap in the Sky Bar
  • Sample unique vintages produced by a family-run winery in the premier region of Provence
  • Soak up the sweeping views from your spacious suite, most with a private veranda
  • Come face-to-face with exotic fish off the coast of Barbados aboard the award-winning Atlantis Submarine
  • Go on a panoramic drive though Athens to see Constitution Square, the Royal Palace and Olympic Stadium

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Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

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The main problem every woman thinks about when travelling is the question of safety. The truth is that solo traveling abroad for a woman is not as threatening as it may seem. Certainly, some countries can definitely draw more attention to a solo woman traveler, but in general an eagerness to obey local customs and rules, as well as active awareness of your surroundings, will see you through.

When it comes to traveling, every person we know can’t get enough of it. If you have no one to travel with, or you simply want to experience solo travel and be completely immersed in the target language and culture, this article will be useful for you. There are a lot of destinations in the world that we want to visit at least once, but for solo female travelers some places are more recommended than others. While safety is certainly a priority, there are other significant aspects for travelling women to consider.

Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

Sometimes, the key point concerns extreme culture differences. So before your trip, don’t forget to examine closely features of the foreign country’s traditions.
In any case, traveling solo is a great opportunity to find out exactly who you are in entirely new surroundings. That can seem both adventurous and scary, but the good news is there are plenty of destinations out there that can make you feel safe and welcome. Moreover, when in the right place, a solo trip — regardless of how long it is — has a lot that will benefit you for years, or even a lifetime, thereafter.

Maui, Hawaii

When you start thinking about traveling solo, Maui is definitely not the first place that comes to mind. But don’t be surprised to see it on our list since the destination has a lot to offer. Travel around Maui will stay in your memory for the gorgeous views, white sand beaches, unparalleled resorts and great activities from surfing to hiking and driving the road to Hana.
The tropical weather and Hawaiian culture make this destination relaxing and adventurous at the same time. Plus, there are female-focused activities such as the Maui Surfer Girls camp, designed specifically for solo female travelers who are looking for a supportive group of women to take up a new sport with.

Bali, Indonesia

This is the best place for any woman to relax and get back in harmony with her mind, body, and soul. While the island’s incredible beauty will entrance you, it’s the people that really make this place special. They are incredibly friendly, warm, and welcoming, which also makes this destination absolutely safe. If you want to be near the beach and take up surfing, then be sure to stay at Uluwatu Surf Villas, where you can wake up to ocean views and daily yoga with free ice-cold coconut. Bali also has one of the best backpacking cultures for young people, which means you’ll always find someone to hang out with.

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Bonaire

Bonaire is a perfect place to have a solo holiday. Enjoy stunning Caribbean views, beautiful sunsets and sunrises, fresh fruit, bright sun, soft sand, and 60 to 100 feet of underwater visibility: Bonaire is an absolutely fascinating Caribbean destination. Along with its incredible beaches and dive sites, Bonaire is known for its Carnival in February, a colorful, island-wide party that lasts almost two weeks! This site is perfect for meeting new people, exploring new activities, and it is the right place for solo women travelers not to feel alone!

Iceland

If you want to experience reflection and self-actualization, there is no better place on Earth than Iceland. The great Northern Lights shining bright across the sky leave you speechless. You’ll need nobody but yourself to experience this perfect “snake across the sky” in flashes of green, in what is, undoubtedly, one of the most unique and unforgettable places on this planet. Where else can you see the northern lights, geysers, and incredible land formations all in one spot?
Moreover, note that Iceland is the safest country in the world – where people easily leave their cars with the keys inside. This shows the level of trust and the lack of crime. Its capital attracts numerous solo travelers from all over the world, so it won’t be hard to meet other solo travelers at your hostel/hotel to split a car rental for a day trip like the Golden Circle or even a longer journey like the Ring Road.

Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

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