New Zealand Voted Best Destination for Solo Travelers

New Zealand has been ranked the best destination for solo travellers on a list created by Travel and Leisure. Safety and the ability to connect to people and culture while travelling are important factors in solo travel, which is why the ranking was based on numbers from the Global Peace Index and the Happy Planet Index.

“In New Zealand, the lush setting of the Lord of the Rings films, travellers can look forward to adventures on glaciers, in rainforests, and on the peaks of the Southern Alps, not to mention bungee jumping, jet boating, and hiking on the legendary Milford Track,” according to the description in Travel and Leisure.

While doing so travellers will be “meeting some of the friendliest and most open-minded people in the world—a major plus for those going solo”.

For the full list of the 20 best destinations to travel solo to, see below.

  1. New Zealand
  2. Norway
  3. Switzerland
  4. Costa Rica
  5. Austria
  6. Vietnam
  7. Chile
  8. Japan
  9. Sweden
  10. Indonesia
  11. Germany
  12. Argentina
  13. Canada
  14. Finland
  15. Laos
  16. Panama
  17. Netherlands
  18. Ireland
  19. Iceland
  20. United Kingdom

According to the travel magazine, all of these 20 destinations are ideal for your next solo adventure.

Article Source: Travel + Leisure, Everett Potter, September 04, 2015.

Image Source: Twitter – Pure New Zealand


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