Sedona: USA

A dusty desert town with magnetic appeal, Sedona is a top-notch choice for the solo traveller. Many of those who flock here come for the positive energy emitted from the spiritual vortexes supposedly found in abundance outside the small town. But whether you are into New Age spiritual renewal or not, the landscape alone merits a visit. Those steep rust-red rock formations that soar against the crisp blue sky, and layered ridges and cliffs of pink, orange, and yellow stone make a hike totally worthwhile notable spots are Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, and Bear Mountain.

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Windermere - England

This small Cumbrian town sits aside Windermere, the largest natural lake in England. It is the jewel in the crown of the Lake District, a region of rugged, romantic beauty. Reconnect with nature and enjoy some alone time by taking a boat trip around the lake and its 18 islands or going for walks over the windswept hills.

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NoVi Sad - Serbia

Novi Sad is a university city and its youthful, energetic vibe is palpable. Walk the pedestrianised strip past the elaborate Saint George's Cathedral, the Austrian-style, coral-coloured mansions, and cafe that spill out into al fresco pavement dining areas. If you happen to visit in summer, the˜city beaches on the Danube is a great place to relax with a coffee in the afternoon sun and cool off after a day of sightseeing. .

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Kalampaka - Greece

Kalampaka is the entry point to The Metéora, a formation of monolithic pillars whose name translates literally to a˜suspended in the air. At the foot of these mammoth columns are caves which used to be home to hermits. Atop the columns is where you ll find the real attractions though – ancient monasteries built right up to cliff edges in gravity-defying positions. .

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Caloundra - Australia

A pretty beach town on the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra is prime surfing ground. It s just as great for pros hoping to ride the swell as it is for those learning to stand up on a board. Not far from Brisbane, it’s shed its suburban image lately, carving itself a creative niche. Enjoy its high-quality coffee shops and galleries before watching the sun set over the Glass House Mountains of the hinterland.

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Port De Pollensa - Spain

A cobblestone port on the north-east coast of Mallorca, Port de Pollença is a lesser-known, laid-back Mediterranean holiday town. It has a lovely beach, good value, flavoursome, and authentic Spanish food, and a delightful square leading up to a small chapel. On Wednesdays, the square hosts a market selling fresh local produce, from watermelons and oranges to mouthwateringly-good olives. According to Travel surveys, this place was booked more than 250 times by a solo traveller in the past year. Destinations included had to have a recommended score of at least 4.5 or higher..