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10 Destinations For A Solo Escape

If you're looking for some places to take a solo trip, look no further. Here's a short list of places that are safe and easily navigable....even if you're on your own.

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Tokyo, Japan

Shannon Robak

Although Tokyo is the world's most populated city, fear not! The hustle and bustle of this international metropolis is not to be missed. You'll find some of the world's freshest sushi at the Tsukiji fish market...and be sure to go early for all the morning action. Hit up the local ramen shops and watch some sumo wrestling while drinking a Japanese-brewed Kirin beer. Most importantly, close your eyes for the night in one of the city's popular capsule hotels....a once in a lifetime place to sleep!

Hanoi, Vietnam

Shannon Robak

The streets of Hanoi are an adventure in themselves and without question, one of the best places in the world to people watch. Grab a $.25cent beer from a roadside bar, find yourself a plastic stool, and watch the endless amount of motorbikes zoom on by....with everything from bamboo sticks to an entire family of 6- all piled onto one bike!

Singapore

Shannon Robak

A popular hub in SE Asia, it's a little more glitzy and glamorous than many of the neighboring countries. But that doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune......the city is a melting pot of world cuisines...dive in and experiment...your tastebuds will thank you.

Taipei, Taiwan

Shannon Robak

Taipei offers world class night markets serving up delicious Taiwanese dumplings, bubble tea, and the all too famous stinky tofu (and if you're wondering, yes it really does stink!) Go ahead and indulge...and for less than $10 you'll still leave the market feeling quite content. The next day why not hike off those dumplings to get a better look at the Taipei 101 skyscraper...it's a pretty stellar view...and a good workout!

Queensland, New Zealand

Shannon Robak

When you're ready for a little adventure, head to Queensland...the adventure capital of the world. Home to the world's first bungy jump, you won't have any trouble finding a place to celebrate after you survive. Join the hundreds of other backpackers and travelers, the bars there are hoppin with bungy survivors!

Pokara, Nepal

Shannon Robak

A relaxed lakeside town, kayaks, and the Himalayas...need I say more? If you're in need of a place to unwind for awhile, plant yourself in Pokhara and enjoy the local dal bhat and masala tea that you'll find yourself craving for the rest of your life. The sunsets over the lake won't disappoint....neither will the sunrise over the Himalayas from Sarangkot....which is easily accessible from Pokhara.

Seoul, South Korea

Shannon Robak

More progressive than you might think, the capital city has an unexpected, vibrant nightlife. The streets of Hongdae have live music, street acts, and plenty of open air Korean bbq restaurants to fill you up! South Korea is also gearing up for the 2018 Winter Olympics, which will make Seoul even more tourist friendly than it already is. If you plan your visit in spring, you'll have a chance of seeing the cherry blossoms in full bloom...a sight not to be missed!

Melbourne, Australia

Shannon Robak

Funky bars and restaurants hidden down graffiti-filled alleyways...this city is jam-packed with some pretty unique hangouts! The locals are the ones who know the best places...so find yourself an Aussie friend and wander down Brunswick street. The trams make the city transportation easy..... and if you find yourself needing a little beach time....head down to St.Kilda and you'll find yourself on the water in no time.

Antigua, Guatemala

Shannon Robak

A small city known for it's Spanish colonial buildings, Antigua is surrounded by volcanoes and has streets bursting with vibrant colors. If you're looking for a little adventure, head to the hillsides where you can hike to an active volcano and even roast marshmallows on it! For a less strenuous hike, walk up the hill out on the outskirts of town to see the Cerro de la Cruz....a beautiful cross overlooking the city.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Shannon Robak

The sunrise over the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat, is truly one for the books. You can easily spend a few days walking around these complex grounds....or better yet, if you're an exercise enthusiast, they hold an international half-marathon every December....one of the most unique runs in the world! And after a long day of sightseeing, wind down by treating yourself to a $2 fish massage....you even get a beer with it!

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