You’re an independent female, spring break is coming up and you’re planning your next trip. But where to go? Nowadays, there are many great destinations to choose from but some are better than others for solo female travellers. Here are three places you should definitely consider visiting on your spring break.
Japan is well known for being a safe country to travel to and this is especially true for solo female travellers. It has a superb transport system, one of the best in the world, making it simple and fast to get around. The people are also incredibly lovely and helpful; if you get lost in Japan, you can guarantee someone will help you find your way. Japan has much to offer travellers: it’s a country of fascinating history with a wealth of historical sites and museums to see. If you love checking out quirky cafes then you won’t run short of them here, especially in Osaka and Tokyo. Osaka and Tokyo are also shopping paradises with lots of options, from bargain-filled markets to high-end luxury goods. For the quintessential Japan experience, spring break is a good time to check out the cherry blossoms which bloom at this time of year.
Iran might not be the first place you think of when considering an independent trip, but numbers of solo female travellers have been slowly increasing over the last few years. The reason? Iranians have a reputation for being some of the most hospitable on the planet; they’re also very curious, especially if they see a solo female traveller, so you may get people asking about you and your trip – don’t worry, it’s all good-natured. Iran, being one of the oldest civilisations on Earth, has a multitude of historical sites to visit, such as Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan and Golestan Palace in Tehran. Tehran itself is known for being a very safe city; to make things easier for women, there are women-only carriages on the metro which are very clearly signed. Just remember to dress appropriately to avoid offending the locals.
For such a small country, Slovenia definitely packs a lot in. It has amazingly beautiful nature to explore: the Logar Valley National Park is absolutely stunning and offers plenty of hiking and biking opportunities; Bled is famous for its romantic mountain lake and castle; Triglav National Park has all manner of extreme activities, such as canyoning, rafting and paragliding; and Postojna Caves consist of 20 kilometres of underground caverns and tunnels. In fact, Slovenia is an extreme sports enthusiast’s dream: in Planica, there are opportunities for Nordic walking as well as being the home of the zip line with the steepest descent in the world, and the longest stone-block bridge, Solkan, is where you can bungee jump in picturesque surroundings. The capital Ljubljana is a charming city for strolling around and much more relaxed than other European capitals.
Spring break is a great chance to get away and discover somewhere new, and you will definitely do that if you visit one of these unique places.