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
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
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
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.
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
Europe, Christmas Markets, Dubai, Hong Kong, Medellin in Colombia, Panama City, Singapore, Tokyo U.S.A – New York, San Francisco.
Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia.
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
Botswana, Cook Islands, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Morocco, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, U.S.A – Red Indians.
Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Puerto Rico, Spain, Turkey.
Chile – Atacama Desert, Dubai / Abu Dhabi / Oman, Egypt – Sinai Desert, Mongolia – Gobi Desert, Morocco / Tunisia for the Sahara Desert.
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.
Costa Rica, Dominica, Guyana, Serbia, Suriname, Tonga
Croatia, England, Spain, USA.
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
Austria: Sound of Music, Croatia, Ireland, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Tunisia, USA.
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
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
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
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.
If you love haunted mansions and ghost towns, here are some places to get you spooked:
Bolivia, Namibia, Port Arthur in Tasmania, Tunisia.
Chile, La Palma in the Canary Islands, Oman.
Budapest in Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Israel & Jordan – Dead Sea, St Lucia, South Korea
- Hot Springs – Iceland, Greenland
India, Portugal, Tulum in Mexico
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
Ethiopia, Channel Islands in England, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Denmark
Whale Watching GatG
Argentina, Canada, Gibraltar, Kaikoura in New Zealand, Madeira in Portugal.
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.