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The Safest Countries for Solo Women Travelers

Women are changing the world! We are making history, and there is no stopping us! Being a woman should not hold you back from traveling alone. Traveling solo can be an enriching experience, offering you the chance to discover yourself and self-growth. Leave the worrying for another day and pick a destination that wont worry the family. As far as safety goes, you can bet on Canada, Europe, Australia, Scandinavia, or one of these unique and super-safe destinations:

India

There is a growing amount of women from India traveling alone in their own country, but for extra safety your best bet is to choose a spiritual retreat in places like Dharamsala or Rishikesh, where you will likely be surrounded by other Western women.

Try staying here: Guesthouse in Dharamsala with a view (from $20 per night)

 

Morocco

Morocco can actually be very safe as long as you join group tours and keep your solo activities during daylight hours. Leave your favorite sleeveless sundress at home and keep your arms and legs covered. Respecting their culture will make you less of a target.

Try staying here: Stylish riad in Fes ($60 per night)

Laos

Laos is probably the safest country is southeast Asia at the moment. This is mainly because it is so untouched. Laos has done a great job at preserving both their environment and culture, meaning it is less subjected to the petty theft that is common in Thailand and Vietnam.

Try staying here: Boutique hotel near the Mekong River (from $130 per night)

 

Lombok

Hello Eat Pray Love. Bali has become so well known for solo travelers looking to find a spiritual retreat, causing it to be getting a bit overrun. Take a short flight to this smaller island off the coast of Bali for the same and equally safe experience.

Try staying here: Idyllic villa in Kuta ($100 per night)

 

Slovenia

Solvenia is a small country surrounded by Croatia, Hungary, Austria, and Italy that has a small population and an even smaller number of tourists. For a welcoming experience, Solvenia is a place to add to your bucket list.

Try staying here: Chalet-style hotel in the northern Alps ($130 per night)

 

Japan

Japan is consistently ranked one of the safest places to visit in the world. They have many lodging options available for solo travelers and will leave you wanting to go back.

Try staying here: Boutique hotel with views of Tokyo ($182 per night)

 

Iceland

It might be on the more expensive side, but there is almost no crime. Plus, everyone speaks perfect English for the most part. Did we mention that it is absolutely gorgeous!

Try staying here: Studio apartment in downtown Reykjavík ($78 per night)




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