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May 05, 2011 11:25 ET

Discover the World of Solo Travel With Cheapflights.com

Tips on How to Travel Alone and Top 10 Destinations for Solo Travel

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - With summer approaching, Cheapflights.com, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, encourages those looking for a travel adventure to seize this opportune time of the year and discover the world of solo travel. Traveling alone is a delightful way to get away from it all and experience new people and places -- on your terms. Cheapflights wants you to discover the fearless jetsetter in you and provides you with some helpful tools including a guide on How to Travel Solo along with its list of Top 10 destinations for solo travel.

Staying safe is one of the most important things to consider when traveling alone. While today's world of smartphones, instant communications and i-everythings provide some comfort, there are still some more 'traditional' ways to assure your safety. Here are a few tips from Cheapflights.com's How to Travel Solo guide to help you plan the best -- and safest -- solo vacation:

  • First time solo travelers: Those traveling solo for the first time may want to choose a destination that's not so foreign. For US travelers, spots in the States like San Francisco or New York are a great starting point to kick off the trend. Flights to these cities are frequent and short, the locals speak your language, and getting around is a breeze.
  • Book ahead. Though it's exciting to weigh accommodation options after you've arrived, traveling alone changes the game a bit. Do research beforehand; review trusted travel guides and experts online before booking your hotel. Make sure you're staying in a safe area, even if it means forking over more money. Feeling safe on your evening walk home, we promise, is priceless.
  • Tell your loved ones: Always let family and friends know where you're going and how they can reach you. Make copies of your full itinerary of flights and transportation to leave with your most trusted loved one. Also, select flights that arrive during daylight hours, and try to connect to people on the other side using social media networks.
  • Choose your destination wisely. Location is everything when you're traveling alone and - lucky for you - it's based solely on your own interests. Pick a destination -- whether it's a bustling city on the other side of the world or a low-key beach on the other side of town -- that fits your personality.

Cheapflights has done the hard work for you, scanning the entire globe for the Top 10 Destinations for Solo Travel. Take our advice and consider a week of adventure and sightseeing in New Zealand; bike riding and architecture in Amsterdam; yoga, exploring and sunbathing in Tulum, Mexico; or discover the bustling cities of San Francisco or New York City. For the full list along with details of what to do and how to get around, visit http://news.cheapflights.com/2011/05/top-10-destinations-to-travel-solo/.

For more of Cheapflights.com's tips on traveling solo, visit http://news.cheapflights.com/2011/05/how-to-travel-solo/.

And, for more inspiration on where to go, visit www.cheapflights.com/inspiration/.

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