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Recently single and I’m looking to go on a solo international vacation during collective disconnect (end of dec - jan). Any recommendations?

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Personally would choose somewhere with good/appropriate weather for that time of year.

So, Iceland, Switzerland to enjoy snow, or Caribbean or south America (Equator) to enjoy sun.

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Completely agree. Central America, Australia, and New Zealand are also great Dec trips. I’ve done Nicaragua, Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, Peru and NZ solo over the holidays and loved all of them!

Spain or Italy

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While still lovely, I feel like these are better summer solo travel destinations.

I loved Portugal….I’m so out of the loop on traveling restrictions but as a solo female I liked SE Asia and wish I could have done South America.

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Japan if it opens up! I did 2 months solo backpacking around in December/Feb (with 1 month in between going around southeast asia) and it was extremely safe. Public transportation was also relatively easy in the larger cities and between cities. I also have gone to prague/budapest as a solo female for a week long Thanksgiving trip. It was pretty cold but I loved those cities. The ruin pubs were fun to wander at night, though there was this guy I ran into multiple times on the streets and kept trying to talk me up so I had to duck into a crowded bar.

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Barcelona! Or really anywhere in Spain. Weather will be a bit chilly but still nice and it’s a wonderful city. I just did 3 weeks solo in Spain and loved it.

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I don’t celebrate Easter, but I’ll take any excuse to make and devour a full blown, no holds barred holiday feast. 🐣

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Pretty sure PTO stands for "paid time on."

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