Although there are thousands of us solos travelling the globe, not all of us have the same interests and search for the same types of trips. Even within solo female travel there are different types of travellers. Below is a list of different types of Girl about the Globe (GatG), and the destinations suited for each solo. Listen to the podcast episode or read the full article. 

Types of Travellers

Adventure GatG

Best countries:

Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Lake Bled in Slovenia, New Zealand.

South Africa – shark cage diving.

Mexico / Philippines – snorkelling with whale sharks.

Water Sports GatG

Surfing – Fuerteventura, Portugal, Peru, Indonesia.

Kite Surfing – Spain, Bonaire, Dominican Republic

Trekking GatG

Bhutan, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru.

Winter Sports GatG

If you are ready for some skiing or snowboarding adventure then pick one of these destinations: Andorra, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Finland, Montenegro, Sweden.

Skiing – Switzerland, Italy. France, Canada, New Zealand, Austria

Architecture GatG

Austria, Barcelona in Spain, Cuba, Czech Republic, Italy, Malta, Paramaribo in Suriname, Puerto Rico, Russia, Turkey.

Castles – England, Scotland, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Germany, Romania, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia

Desert Castles – Jordan

Chateaus – France

Buddhist Temples – Myanmar, Tibet, Sri Lanka

Ruins – Belize, Cambodia, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, Rome.

Arty & Museum GatG

Amsterdam, Berlin, Cairo, London, Mexico City, Paris.

Beach GatG

Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Caribbean – Anguilla is stunning! Fiji, Jamaica, Maldives, Seychelles, Thailand, Zanzibar.

Black Sand Beaches – Saint Lucia, Canary Islands, Iceland, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Korea, St Vincent & The Grenadines

City GatG

Europe, Christmas Markets, Dubai, Hong Kong, Medellin in Colombia, Panama City, Singapore, Tokyo U.S.A – New York, San Francisco.

Coffee GatG

Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia.

Cultural GatG

Every country is cultural even your home country has its own culture, but if you are looking for somewhere completely different then take a trip to these:

Bhutan, Easter Island, Chile, Faroe Islands, Guadeloupe – French and Creole traditions, Guatemala, Iran, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Malaysia.

Folklore traditions – Moldova, Slovakia

Tribal GatG

Botswana, Cook Islands, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Morocco, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, U.S.A – Red Indians.

Dancing GatG

Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Puerto Rico, Spain, Turkey.

Desert GatG

Chile – Atacama Desert, Dubai / Abu Dhabi / Oman, Egypt – Sinai Desert, Mongolia – Gobi Desert, Morocco / Tunisia for the Sahara Desert.

Diving GatG

Cayman Islands in the Caribbean, Great Barrier Reef & Ningaloo Reef in Australia, Grenada, Caribbean, Gozo in Malta, Indonesia, Koh Tao in Thailand, Mauritius, Maldives, Oceania – Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Palau in Micronesia, The Philippines, Sharm El Sheik in Egypt, Utila in Honduras.

Eco GatG

Costa Rica, Dominica, Guyana, Serbia, Suriname, Tonga

Festival GatG

Croatia, England, Spain, USA.

History GatG

Silk Road – Armenia, Iran, Uzbekistan,

Ancient Civilisations – Greece, Rome, Egypt, Easter Island, China

Viking History – Denmark, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway, Sweden,

Battlefields – Europe

Slave History – Dominica, Ghana, St Vincent, Zanzibar

Pirate history – Bahamas and other Caribbean islands

Monarchy history – England, Estwani

Dark Tourism GatG

We can learn a lot from visiting places which have played a dark part in our worlds’ history.

Armenia, Auschwitz, Bosnia, Cambodia, Chernobyl, Germany, Transnistria, Vietnam.

Russia – Cold War

France – D-Day History

Movie GatG

Austria: Sound of Music, Croatia, Ireland, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Tunisia, USA.

Nature GatG

Antarctica, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Dominica, Georgia, Greenland, Guatemala, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Nicaragua, Patagonia, Scotland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Taiwan,

Fjords – Norway / Greenland

Jungle – Papua New Guinea, Belize, Amazon, Peru, Borneo, Belize, Costa Rica, Uganda,

Lakes – Malawi, Peru, Rwanda, Slovenia, Chile, Italy, Bolivia, UK, Iceland, USA

Northern Lights – Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Alaska, Canada

Waterfalls – Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Africa

Canyons GatG – Armenia, Grand Canyon, Greece.

Tea Plantations – Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka

types of solos

Party GatG

Albania in Sarande, Amsterdam in Holland, Australia – East Coast, Belarus, Berlin in Germany, British Virgin Islands, Budva in Montenegro, Buenos Aires in Argentina, Bulgaria in Sunny Beach, Cancun in Mexico, Croatia, Cyprus, England, Estonia, Ibiza, Marmaris in Turkey, Miami, Odessa in Ukraine, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand, Tbilisi & Batumi in Georgia

Sailing GatG

The Caribbean, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Whitsundays in Australia

Seven Wonders of the World GatG

The Seven NATURAL Wonders of the World

  • Aurora Borealis – Northern Lights, ALASKA/NORWAY/ICELAND
  • Grand Canyon – Arizona USA
  • Paricutin Volcano – MEXICO
  • Victoria Falls – Zambia/Zimbabwe AFRICA
  • Mount Everest – border of NEPAL/TIBET
  • Harbour of Rio de Janeiro – BRAZIL
  • Great Barrier Reef – AUSTRALIA

The Seven Wonders of the ANCIENT World

  • The Great Pyramid of Egypt – EGYPT
  • The Hanging Gardens of Babylon – IRAQ
  • The Statue of Zeus at Olympia – Peloponnesus GREECE
  • The Temple of Artemis – Ephesus TURKEY
  • The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus – Bodrum, TURKEY
  • The Colossus of Rhodes – GREECE
  • The Lighthouse of Alexandria – EGYPT

The Seven MAN-MADE Wonders of the World

  • Chichen Itza – Yucatan, MEXICO
  • Christ the Redeemer – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
  • Colosseum – Rome, ITALY
  • Great Wall of China – CHINA
  • Machu Picchu – PERU
  • Petra – JORDAN
  • Taj Mahal – Agra, INDIA

Shopping GatG

Aruba, Dubai, Kuwait, Milan in Italy, Istanbul in Turkey, Monaco, Marrakech in Morocco, New York in USA, Tokyo


Armenia, India, Jerusalem in Israel, Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Monserrat in Spain, Nepal, Stonehenge & Averbury in England, Vatican City.

Spooky GatG

If you love haunted mansions and ghost towns, here are some places to get you spooked:

Bolivia, Namibia, Port Arthur in Tasmania, Tunisia.

Stargazing GatG

Chile, La Palma in the Canary Islands, Oman.

Wellness GatG

Budapest in Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Israel & Jordan – Dead Sea, St Lucia, South Korea

  • Hot Springs – Iceland, Greenland

Yoga GatG

India, Portugal, Tulum in Mexico

Wildlife GatG

South Africa / Namibia / Botswana – Safari parks

Uganda / Rwanda / Cameroon / Gabon – gorilla trekking

Borneo – Orangutans

Komodo Island, Indonesia – Komodo dragons

Madagascar – lemurs

Antarctica – penguins, whales etc

India – tigers

Sri Lanka / Thailand – elephants

Sri Lanka / Belize – wild cats

Gibraltar – monkeys

Kalahari Desert, Africa – merekats

Canada – polar bears, moose

Galapagos Islands – Ecuador

Birdwatching GatG

Ethiopia, Channel Islands in England, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Denmark

Whale Watching GatG

Argentina, Canada, Gibraltar, Kaikoura in New Zealand, Madeira in Portugal.

Wine GatG

France, Georgia, Italy, Moldova, South Africa, Spain.

There are so many places to go around the globe. You could spend years visiting countries which interest you. Hopefully this will give you some ideas for your next solo trip.