11 Places To Travel As A Solo Female Traveler

Whether it's for love, adventure or both, women are taking solo vacations like never before. Is there a location you think is especially favorable to women traveling on their own?
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Whether it's for love, adventure or both, women are taking solo vacations like never before so travel website Trippy.com asked its membership to weigh in on the best destinations for women traveling alone. Some chose the locations they thought were safest while others used the male-to-female ratio as their criteria. Either way, they came up with some great places to see on your own.

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1. South Padre Island, Texas

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"South Padre Island Island, Texas...single men outnumber single women 8 to 1..."
- Trippy member Michael Jones from South Padre Island, Texas

2. Madrid, Spain


"Definitely Madrid (among the many cities that I have in mind). Besides NYC I consider Madrid my home. The city whose sheer energy carries a simple message: meet me and love me." - Trippy member Rocio Acevedo of Costa Rica

3. Scandinavia


"Scandinavia is very safe for women. Cities like Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm attracts a lot of single women, because they are safe cities with a good quality of life, a vibrant art scene and lot's of good restaurants." - Trippy member Claus Andersen

4. Dublin, Ireland


"Safe, very friendly people, young, educated international population, LOTS of good venues for people watching and people meeting, great music scene, sports, good food AND the weather's conducive to indoor pursuits!" - Trippy member Maria O'Dwyer of Dublin, Ireland

5. Reykjavik, Iceland


"I would highly recommend Reykjavik. Not only is it small enough to easily get around, but there's also some absolutely gorgeous men here. Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland and home to the younger population, so there is a wide variety of nightlife and fun things to do during the day and evening. It's also incredibly safe."
- Trippy member Alex Schnee of New York, New York

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6. Paris, France


"Paris is an easy place to meet people because when you sit down at a cafe everyone talks to each other. It worked for me!" - Trippy member Lila B. from Jupiter, Florida

7. Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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"I can suggest Playa del Carmen. People come from all over the world to this place to enjoy themselves and meet people and having fun. Is pretty touristy and - in my own experience - pretty safe. One thing that makes Playa stands up from all the other places I've ever be is the variety of people: on any given day you can find people from virtually the whole world there. Everything sums up: tropical weather, nice music, beautiful beaches, beautiful people...love is in the air." - Trippy member Cristóbal Galindo of Puerto Morelos, Mexico

8. Split, Croatia


"Split is a young people town so maybe easier to meet people there. Things there are cheaper compared to the rest of the Europe and people are very nice and friendly."
- Trippy member Nan Zhou ofj Perth, Western Australia

9. Mykonos and Santorini, Greece


"If you want to meet people from all over the world, go to the Greek Islands in July. Specifically Mykonos and Santorini. Go to Paradise Beach and the Skandi Bar on Mykonos and the Tropical Bar for sunset in Fira, Santorini and you won't have any trouble meeting people." - Trippy member Kevin Wilkerson of Hermosa Beach, California

10. Nepal


"People in Nepal and Bhutan are very simple, down to earth and helpful and hence these places are a paradise for solo travelers. And the places are very safe for women, too." - Trippy member Pawan Choudhary of Delhi, India

11. Barcelona, Spain


"One of the best times in my life was meeting a German expat in Barcelona and spending a week on the back of his motorcycle exploring the city. BTW, he ended up being a perfect gentleman and we still have a long distance friendship and I see him whenever I am back in town." - Trippy member Brenda Burns of Long Beach, California

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