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17 Incredible Vacations That Are Even Better For Solo Travelers

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the best places to travel solo. Here are some of their responses…

1. Malaysia

"It was a backpackers dream. It's affordable, easy to get around, and home to cultural sights and kickass nightlife."—elliotth4d73acaa2

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“It was a backpackers dream. It’s affordable, easy to get around, and home to cultural sights and kickass nightlife.”—elliotth4d73acaa2

2. Scotland

"The people are amazing. I sat down in a pub in Scotland and struck up a conversation with an older Scottish man who bought me a pint and shared some stories."—jessicaz4a37926ca

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“The people are amazing. I sat down in a pub in Scotland and struck up a conversation with an older Scottish man who bought me a pint and shared some stories.”—jessicaz4a37926ca

3. New York City

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“Whether or not you have a plan, you can just go and walk around. It’s walkable, and there are endless things to do, see, and eat.”—Samantha C. Sullivan, Facebook

4. Asheville, North Carolina

"Explore the beautiful mountains and drink lots of beer." —danaw45e5b5df3

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“Explore the beautiful mountains and drink lots of beer.” —danaw45e5b5df3

5. Victoria, Australia

"I visited Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney, but the Great Ocean Road and Erskine Falls were particularly amazing."—maggpie87

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“I visited Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney, but the Great Ocean Road and Erskine Falls were particularly amazing.”—maggpie87

6. Southeast Asia

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“I traveled around Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. As a woman traveling alone for the first time, my mother was terrified for me, but it turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life!”—alexd42f9eb013

7. Yangshuo, China

"This small mountain town in the Guangxhi province is the most enchanting landscape I've ever seen. You can bike to all the surrounding villages, which are full of ancient culture, history, and beauty." —brittany_nicole

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“This small mountain town in the Guangxhi province is the most enchanting landscape I’ve ever seen. You can bike to all the surrounding villages, which are full of ancient culture, history, and beauty.” —brittany_nicole

8. Paris

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“Despite its reputation as a city for lovers, I loved wandering around Paris alone. I was able to do and see everything I wanted to experience without having to consult or wait on anyone else.” —Johnnylapasta

9. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

"It's one of the most breathtaking places in the world and its something you have to experience by yourself. I sat by the edge and just stared into the endless beauty. It was one hell of an experience."—thuienguyen

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“It’s one of the most breathtaking places in the world and its something you have to experience by yourself. I sat by the edge and just stared into the endless beauty. It was one hell of an experience.”—thuienguyen

10. Laos

"I never felt afraid the entire time I was there. The locals were gracious, and there's a strong sense of community. You get the feeling that even though you are foreign, people will watch out for you."—Jay MK, Facebook

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“I never felt afraid the entire time I was there. The locals were gracious, and there’s a strong sense of community. You get the feeling that even though you are foreign, people will watch out for you.”—Jay MK, Facebook

11. Greece

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“I went to Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos. The sights were incredible, the history breathtaking, the food delicious, and the people were extraordinarily friendly.”— laurenh4bb705f9a

12. Ecuador

"It's a beautiful country filled with friendly people, amazing culture, and food. It's also super affordable." —kelseyj46fa74d91

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“It’s a beautiful country filled with friendly people, amazing culture, and food. It’s also super affordable.” —kelseyj46fa74d91

13. Singapore

"I've never felt so quickly familiar with a city as I felt in Singapore. It's a big city that still manages to feel small."—eadaoins

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“I’ve never felt so quickly familiar with a city as I felt in Singapore. It’s a big city that still manages to feel small.”—eadaoins

14. Iceland

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“It’s easy to navigate and there are tons of opportunities to meet other travelers at hostels and campsites.”—Tarah7

15. Andorra

"The tiny country is a mecca for bike riding, and the scenery is breathtaking. The people are so friendly and international, so whether you speak English, French or Spanish it's easy to communicate." —Ian Paterson

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“The tiny country is a mecca for bike riding, and the scenery is breathtaking. The people are so friendly and international, so whether you speak English, French or Spanish it’s easy to communicate.” —Ian Paterson

16. Ireland

"I've traveled all over and haven't found another country where the people are so nice and the scenery is so gorgeous."—constancefay

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“I’ve traveled all over and haven’t found another country where the people are so nice and the scenery is so gorgeous.”—constancefay

17. Malta

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“It’s insanely beautiful and serene. It’s without a doubt the best place for soul searching.”—sparklesmuggler

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