Welcome to Travel Grow Do It Solo, a website and blog inspiring worldwide solo travel. Each of the following destinations offers my personal reviews and recommendations of where to stay, restaurants for solo dining and solo activities.
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Antigua & Barbuda
The beautiful islands of Antigua & Barbuda, nestled between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. The warm and friendly locals are proud of their home and genuinely want you to enjoy your stay. Antigua is home to 365 beaches, Historic Nelson’s Dockyard, a UNESCO Heritage Site, superb snorkelling and quality restaurants. Make sure to dance the night away at the weekly reggae party at Shirley Heights while the sun sets. Read more about Antigua & Barbuda with links to things to do, where to stay and where to eat.
The compact city of Sydney is famous for its iconic Harbour Bridge, Opera House and spectacular beaches. Regular ferry services run from centrally located Circular Quay to a number of spectacular beaches and places of interest. Get up close to Australia’s unique wildlife at Taronga Zoo, arguably the best in the world. The wine lovers will enjoy tasting sessions at Hunter Valley, while nature lovers can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Blue Mountains. Both are just 2 hours drive from the city. Read more about Australia with links to things to do, where to eat and where to stay.
Ghent in Belgium is renowned for its exquisite chocolate, beer and strangely, sweets in the shape of small noses! It became one of my top solo travel destinations of 2019. The Graslei is incredibly beautiful offering stunning river reflections by night. During the day there is plenty to keep the solo traveller occupied with a 12th Century castle to visit, a Belfry to climb, shopping and a self-guided culinary walking tour. Be sure to try the traditional Flemish dish, Gentse Waterzooi, a steaming hot fish stew. Read more about Ghent with links to things to do, where to eat and where to stay.
Book a solo cabin on TUI’s Marella Celebration Cruise and visit 6 destinations throughout Greece, Montenegro and Croatia. When sailing, activities onboard the ship will keep you entertained. Once in port, explore the area freely by yourself or choose from a selection of guided tours. TUI arrange lunch and pre-dinner drinks for solo travellers should you wish to connect with others. Read more about the cruise with links to activities.
Paris is a beautiful city with stunning, iconic architecture such as the Eiffel Tower and L’Arc de Triomphe. Stroll along Avenue des Champs Elysées, arguably the most famous avenue in the world and shop ’til you drop! Make sure you sample some of France’s delicious food – croissants, baguettes, cheese and eclairs. Read more about Paris with links to activities, where to stay and where to eat.
Florence is a beautiful, compact city with stunning architecture, easy to explore on foot. Squares or piazzas are super places to sit and watch the world go by with exquisite Italian food and a glass of Chianti, Tuscany’s signature wine. Read more about Florence with links to activities, where to stay and where to eat.
Sardinia is an idyllic destination for pure relaxation and indulgence. Many resorts offer spa facilities and are close to Caribbean-like beaches. The scenery is breathtaking and cuisine, first class! Read more about Sardinia with links to activities, where to stay and where to eat.
Amsterdam, Netherlands’ diverse capital, is perhaps best known for its Red Light District and coffee shops. This picturesque city with over 160 canals and more than 1500 bridges, is ideal for a short break. Visit the annexe where Anne Frank hid from the Nazis, take a leisurely canal cruise or sample some Dutch cheese… there is plenty to do here for everyone! Read more about Amsterdam with links to where to stay, where to eat and activities.
Porto is a relatively small city offering plenty to see and do within a close proximity, in 24 hours. Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia are within easy walking distance of each other. It is a great place to visit if you are restricted on time. Port tasting is popular as well as shopping for tile and cork items. Read more about Porto with ideas of things to do where to stay and eat.
Scotland’s landscapes are amongst the most striking I have seen from my travels. The towering snow capped mountains, heather laden hills, valleys of green and sparkling lochs are breathtakingly beautiful. This is an ideal destination for those who love nature, stunning scenery, history and good food. Read more about Scotland with links to where to stay, things to do and where to eat.
Madrid is a clean, safe city for solo travel. In spite of being Spain’s capital, it has a relaxed ambience for a city. It is a wonderful place to come to enjoy exquisite food, high end shopping, architecture, museums and flamenco. Be sure to dine in the oldest restaurant in the the world still operating, Sobrino de Botin, for its signature dish of roast suckling pig. Read more about Madrid with links to where to stay, where to eat and things to do.
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