But where do you head to? Common sense says that Paris, that the traditional City of Love, is best avoided, and it’s probably wise to dodge Rome too; all that romantic atmosphere isn’t exactly what you’re after when you’re vacationing single. If you want some ideas to get you started, log on to BUCKiTDREAM to get inspired by some awesome places to visit if you’ve decided to jet off alone! Of course, traveling alone and traveling single are two very different things, but they’re not mutually exclusive. So if you’re after the best “no strings attached” vacation you can have, with friends or on your own, whip out that BUCKiTDREAM planner and start taking notes on the best cities to visit when you’re single!
New Orleans, Louisiana “The Big Easy” has a notorious reputation for being a major party city, whatever time of year you choose to hit it up. You’ll meet huge amounts of friendly strangers in the bars along Bourbon Street, and by the end of the night, there’s a good chance you’ll be embracing them like long-lost friends. Everyone in NOLA is up for a party, so if you’re usually the life and soul of your local gatherings and fancy stretching your wings a little, this could be the destination for you. Obviously, there’s a little more incentive for the single male contingent here, especially if you happen to have a surplus of beads; but whether you’re a single man or single woman, New Orleans will welcome you to the party with open arms.
Tokyo, Japan Tokyo isn’t necessarily a party city, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting for singletons. If you’ve never been to Japan before, it’s like entering a separate realm. Everything looks and sounds familiar, but with strange little twists and differences. It can be a magical place to lose yourself in. The Japanese people are also very polite and welcoming; despite being in a minority, you won’t feel very alienated at all. There are plenty of nightlife activities too, from clubs and bars to cafes and arcades, so whatever your interests are, you’ll find them in Tokyo. Ironically for one of the busiest metropolises in the world, the city can also be a great place to go and disconnect for a while, and (without being clichéd) find yourself a little bit. You’ll see what we mean when you get there.
Dublin, Ireland It’s a well-known fact that no people on earth are as friendly as the Irish; on top of that, no people on earth are as fond of drinking as the Irish. Dublin is one of the emerging party capitals of the world, and, despite being a small city in the scheme of things, can rarely be found sleeping. James Joyce once said that an interesting puzzle would be to navigate your way through Dublin without passing a bar or pub; it’s a puzzle that has only grown more fiendish in the intervening years since Joyce’s time. No matter which bar you choose to enter, you’ll make friends in no time at all in Dublin’s Fair City. People are up for a good time, and if you find the right session (Irish slang for a rollicking pub gathering), you’ll probably remember it for the rest of your life. You don’t need a partner when you’re busy transcending the “sesh.”
New York, New York NY’s famous nickname says it all, really: the lights never go out in the famous East Coast capital. The Big Apple has it all – bars on every block, amazing clubs, good-looking people wherever you turn, and a fine selection of top-quality restaurants to suit every budget. A trip to New York can be a great antidote to a recent break-up, or it can be a glorious refuge if you’re feeling a little lonely and need some distraction. Its neon glow beckons solo travelers as well as groups of friends, and the place has as much to do during the day as it does during the night. Try to see some of it in daylight if you can!
Going on vacation when you’re single is a completely different experience from going on holiday when you’re in a relationship. Make the most of your time by choosing the most exciting destination you can find. Don’t forget to share as many of your exploits as possible on BUCKiTDREAM and light the path for other singles to party on in your footsteps!