You will no doubt keep your wits about you when traveling and always have a backup plan, but the truth is that some places are just less safe than others. Safety is a huge factor when planning your travel destinations, so take a look at the below examples of some of the safest — but amazing — countries to visit around the world.
1. Spain – A favourite for last minute holidays all year round, Spain’s Costa’s and its capital of Madrid are always teeming with English speaking, tourists. This means that there’ll always be someone around who you can ask for help. The hostels and attraction staff will also be used to helping out anyone looking to explore their city. If you’re visiting Barcelona, just be aware of pickpockets.
2. Denmark – Refereed to as the happiest city in the world, Copenhagen has a fantastically friendly atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. Most people like to get around on a bike, so there’s no need to be worried about frantic traffic. You’ll love its picture perfect architecture and pretty parks.
3.Greece – There are so many idyllic destinations in Greece, why not choose one of the islands away from the mad crowds and bustling streets of Athens? You’ll get more of a local vibe and can make friends during water-sport activities, like scuba diving or kayaking.
4. Costa Rica – Great for yoga retreats, trekking through the rainforest and taking a surf safari down the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica is a perfect excuse to join a group of new friends for relaxation and adventure. Do your research online and make your booking; you might even be able to see who else has booked and start a rapport with them prior to traveling.
5. New Zealand – Another favorite with travelers, you’ll always have a friendly face there to help you. English is also the native language, so there’ll be no communication barriers. New Zealand boasts some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, so it’s mandatory for any solo traveler to visit. If you have a working visa for New Zealand, it is notoriously easy for visitors to get a job waitressing or bartending.
Traveling doesn’t need to be scary. You can use your judgment and gut instinct to avoid threatening situations. Just remember to always keep a small amount of cash and your phone on you and contact home on a regular basis.