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The Best Solo Travel Destinations in the United States for an Unforgettable Adventure

Whether you're looking for nonstop activity or total relaxation. While traveling with friends and family can be a lot of fun, going somewhere alone has its perks. You get to choose everything — the destination, the hotel, the itinerary, the restaurants, how much money you spend and beyond. Only one opinion matters...yours. It's also a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zone, meet new people (if you so choose), unplug, rejuvenate and bask in moments of reflection — or even just escape reality for a few days. Whether you're planning your first adventure on your own or are a solo travel veteran, choosing a destination can be overwhelming, especially if you still have a lot of places to check off your bucket list. The good news is, you don't have to go far for the adventure or relaxation you crave, because there are plenty of options across the U.S. Weighing variables such as walkability, safety, self care opportunities, number of historic sites and museums and access to nature, we've come up with a list of the best places in the U.S. for solo travelers — ranging from mountain and beach destinations to small towns and large cities. Time to book your ticket for one, plan your itinerary (or don't, remember, it's your trip!) and answer to no one except yourself for a few days.


All change! UK’s least connected train station added to more routes

One of the UK's oldest big city railway stations with one direct destination is to get more stops.


9 Underrated Areas to Get a Vacation Home

These under-the-radar destinations are the perfect place to kick back and relax.


Construction crew ordered to stop flying American flag in Alaska park

An anonymous contractor accused Superintendent Brooke Merrell of ordering the removal of the flag, drawing outrage and the attention of Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan.


25 Beautiful Cities Around the World to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


13 Best Places To Retire in Florida That You’ve Never Heard Of

Florida has long been a hot spot for retirees. The aptly named Sunshine State is home to beautiful beaches, warm weather and enough indoor and outdoor recreational activities to keep people...


Top 10: Japanese warplanes of the Second World War

Some of Japan’s best planes of the war are also among the most obscure


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


Menorca town puts up ropes to restrict public access

The old town of white houses of Binibeca Vell, one of the busiest places in the south of Menorca, will restrict public access from this Wednesday, May 1, for much of the day in order to avoid overcrowding.


British Museum gems for sale on eBay - how a theft was exposed

The two clues that helped a Danish gem collector with a photographic memory crack open the case.


The 10 Texas cities you might be pronouncing all wrong

As the second biggest state in the US, Texas is home to scores of cities you may never have heard of - or, as it appears, even know how to pronounce.


34 Rare Vintage Photos of The Plaza Hotel

It’s always been the place to be.


It's (un)official: summer has arrived at this idyllic Maryland beach

With its piers, ferris wheels, beaches and ice cream cones unending, Ocean City looks like the ideal place to spend Memorial Day weekend. Thousands flooded to the Maryland coast to kick off the unofficial start to summer.


The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

Saddle up for a trip to Hollywood's version of the Wild West.


21 Creative Ways to Use Rocks in Your Landscaping

Carve out naturally beautiful borders, stairs, and sitting areas.


A minor archeological find two decades ago turned out to have amazing historical value


Yes, You Can Book a Stay at These Celeb-Approved Hotels

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.


Rail enthusiast buys 1970s train that once carried the Queen for £1

Robert Hampton, 41, now hopes to raise £10,000 to move the Merseyrail Class 507 train to a museum after it gets retired within the next 12 months.


Boeing's first crewed flight moved to June after small leak was fixed

Boeing aims to launch its first astronaut mission with the Starliner capsule in early June after resolving recent issues including a small helium leak in the propulsion system that was discovered.


The 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.


10 of the UK’s best new and revamped seaside hotels

The Albion, Isle of Wight The Albion hotel, which can lay claim to some of the best sea views on the island, has been welcoming guests to Freshwater Bay since Victorian times. It is about to reopen under new ownership after a multimillion-pound refurbishment. The new-look Albion will have 40 rooms, 36 of them sea-facing, including two suites, seven dog-friendly rooms and two accessible rooms. Some have roll-top baths and balconies or terraces....


Turbulence on Doha-Dublin flight leaves 12 injured

Dublin Airport says the Boeing 787-9 dreamliner experienced turbulence while airborne over Turkey.


Height of luxury: Inside the world's tallest hotels with amazing views

Ultra-high hotel rooms around the world, which offer luxurious interiors paired with panoramic views to make for an all-round spectacular experience.


These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.


Lunar rainbow: What this fascinating celestial event is all about?


Man narrowly avoids train after climbing level crossing barrier

Network Rail Released a video of a man narrowly avoiding being hit by a train after climbing over a level crossing barrier. The man wearing a dark hoodie and with a drawstring bag on his back, climbed the safety barriers in Oldbury, West Midlands.


Majorca is fed up with mass tourism

Thousands of people took to the streets on the Spanish island of Majorca on Saturday to protest against increasing mass tourism on their island. On Thursday, four people died in Majorca when a terrace of a new rooftop bar of a restaurant in Playa de Palma collapsed. For residents of the island, this was a signal to take to the streets in protest. According to island residents, mass tourism is leading to a housing shortage for its own residents...


Heading to Milan? These Are the 21 Travel Essentials to Pack

Don’t leave the house without these jet-setter must-haves.


Want to Keep Deer From Eating Your Garden? Here's What to Plant

If Bambi likes to visit your garden, this list is for you.


16 extreme wildernesses you'll probably NEVER visit

Much of the planet has been thoroughly mapped by humans, but a few distant regions remain mostly unexplored. Here's your guide to the world's most remote and wild corners, from the Arctic Circle to the Amazon rainforest.


Truly Fascinating Places You Won't Believe Are in the United States

From lunar-like landscapes to European-style castles.


The (nauseating) confessions of flight attendants - including 'crop dusting' problem passengers

A number of cabin crew members have confessed to exacting revenge on passengers who have slighted them or simply annoying those who haven't...


The 20 Best Luggage Brands Worth Investing In

From Samsonite to Rimowa, Tumi to Away—here's what you need to know about each one.


22 Adults-Only Resorts for a Well-Deserved Vacation

These romantic retreats have everything you need—except children.


43 jaw-dropping treasures bought for tiny sums around the world

From Ming vases to an authentic Fabergé egg, we reveal some of the most incredible bargain buys of all time.


Air hostess whose leg was broken in turbulence wins six-figure payout

Eden Garrity, 31, was pushing a trolley and serving passengers when the plane entered a tropical hailstorm over the Atlantic.


I moved to Thailand, started a family, and can't picture ever returning home to Scotland

Duncan Forgan left home 14 years ago and now compares living in Southeast Asia to winning one of Willy Wonka's golden tickets.


Spas, bars and luxury hotels: how Britain’s historic buildings are being sold off to the highest bidder

Outside the Box is a cafe in the scenic spa town of Ilkley, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales; a good-natured, relaxing place where you can enjoy a reasonably priced enchilada at the tables that spill out on to the pavement. It’s a social enterprise, dedicated to giving skills and confidence to the people with Down’s syndrome and other learning disabilities who enthusiastically staff it, so as to “release their full potential” and help them...


I'm selling my $32m private island - pesky birds are ruining the deal

Miami resident Finlay Matheson bought Bird Key island in1985 for just $36,000 and has now listed the bird sanctuary for $31.5 million.


Tourist hot spots from Venice to a town near Mount Fuji are taking drastic measures to cope with overtourism

This week, a barrier was erected in front of a popular Instagram spot: Lawson convenience store in Fujikawaguchiko, which has a view of Mount Fuji.


Explore some excellent open-world puzzling in Isles of Sea and Sky

Some interesting twists on the venerable block-moving puzzle await.


13 Amusement Parks in the U.S. That Are Completely Free to Enter

A few even charge you nothing for parking and entertainment. Amusement parks are synonymous with so many wonderful things: fun in the sun, rollercoasters and carousels, games galore and delicious food. And all in a colorful, jubilant, family-friendly setting. The only issue? Joy like that does not typically come cheap. Or can it? Well, at these 13 amusement parks across the U.S., from the Golden to the Garden States, you can save on one very important front: entry. While the vast majority of amusement parks — including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens — require tickets just to walk through the gates, these resorts and parks do not. Of course, if you want to ride the rides or snack on the snacks, you'll still have to open your wallet. (A good thing can only go so far!) But if you're someone who's more about the vibes than the rides, this is the list for you. Make sure you scroll to the bottom: There's one very famous park that's about to go "open gate" with its water parks for guests staying on property. (Hint: It's home to a special mouse!)


Revealed: The world's most expensive megaproject failures

Discover what happened when major construction projects around the world hit snags, and what they ended up costing


After a Night at These Luxurious New International Hotels, You’ll Never Want to Come Home.

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


Is a world without cars possible?

Indispensable on short, medium, and long trips, cars are such a part of our daily lives that we often cannot do without them. Unfortunately, they come with many disadvantages, the topmost being air pollution. What if we could implement measures that would make deciding to forgo our cars less complicated? Surely there would be numerous benefits!


Millennials and Gen Zers want human connection, so they're choosing travel tours with strangers to cure their loneliness

More young people are booking small group vacations to find face-to-face camaraderie.


In pricey Hong Kong, residents flock to China for cheaper dining, shopping

Shenzhen is attracting Hong Kongers in droves with its superior entertainment options at a fraction of the cost.


The 15 Best Mother-Daughter Trips to Take Together

Celebrate mom more than once a year with these curated trips!


The most beautiful graffiti knitting

With World Wide Knit in Public Day and International Yarn Bombing Day celebrated on June 11, we thought we’d take a look at the wonderful and unexpected ways knitters delight their communities with woolly street art. Here are 15 fun examples that have been spotted in places from Australia to Europe.


Australian beaches, 100 years ago