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The Best Destinations For Solo Women Travelers

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As world traveler, chef, writer, and humanitarian Anthony Bourdain said, “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life— and travel —leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart — are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.”

And, as a world traveler myself, I can attest to the fact that this is absolutely true. But while traveling changes us, makes us more empathetic, and opens our eyes, being a solo female traveler isn't always easy. Simply, there are places where we just can't go alone because of our gender... and this is heartbreaking for those of us who prefer to roll solo.

But while there are many places where women should steer clear or, there are even more that are welcoming to solo female travelers; places where women can enjoy themselves, while feeling safe. Here are 28 such places, should you be considering an adventure or two this year.