Nowadays, although the struggle for a world with equal rights is making progress, travelling alone is a real challenge for a woman. It is undeniable that there are still countries where incidents of violence against women are still very high, which can be quite intimidating, even for the most reckless traveller. So here are some destinations that single women can visit safely.
Safest destinations for nature lovers
For outdoor activities such as walking or camping, Finland, Canada and Switzerland are perfect as travel destinations for women. Indeed, nature lovers will love Finland for its beautiful wilderness. In fact, take a trip to Lemmenjoki National Park, the largest wooded reserve in Europe, you’re sure to love it. In terms of safety, it is ranked first in the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report. Canada is one of the safest countries in the Americas and offers a wide variety of landscapes such as age-old forests, snow-capped mountains and beautiful lakes. In addition, its cities also have a special charm and multicultural flair. Finally, situated in the heart of Europe, Switzerland offers much more than its famous watches or chocolates. In addition to being the seventh most peaceful country in the world according to the World Peace Index, it is a multicultural country that offers breathtakingly beautiful cosmopolitan landscapes.
Safest destinations for those who prefer urban environments
For those who prefer to stay in their comfort zone, Belgium, Uruguay and Sweden are worth a visit. Belgium is a beautiful holiday country with a great reputation for its many historical sites, beautiful infrastructure and other tourist attractions. In Brussels, for example, you can safely walk the streets and enjoy the medieval architecture. This small country located right next to Brazil called Uruguay is a charming place with extremely friendly people. Moreover, the crime rate is very low. In the capital city of Montevideo you can enjoy the beaches that create a striking contrast with the urban part of the city. In Punta del Este, Uruguay’s most famous seaside resort, you will find beaches, various monuments and quiet places to relax. Finally, Sweden is the perfect place to visit for shopping fans and is also a safe country that combines nature, fashion, culture and modernism.
Some practical tips
Even though you’re tall and know where you’re going, here are some tips not to be overlooked on your solo trips. First, avoid hitchhiking as much as possible. You don’t know who you’re dealing with, so be very careful. In the evening, it’s best not to walk the streets alone for your own safety. It would be a pity to ruin your trip like this. Finally, be careful what you drink when you go to bars or pubs. It may happen that some ill-intentioned men put drugs in your drink to abuse you.
In short, traveling solo when you are a woman is an experience rich in emotion and to try it at least once in your life.