By Perri O. Blumberg

The best solo vacation ideas for every kind of traveler.

Solo travel is on the rise. While hiking the Appalachian Trail or taking a cross-country train trip on your own may sound a little daunting, these approachable and fun getaways are the perfect Introduction to Solo Travel 101. Read on for the absolute best solo vacation spots below the Mason-Dixon line.

Ocean Springs, Mississippi
In laid-back Ocean Springs, your toughest task will be deciding between a paddle board yoga class with PaddlesUp or a swamp tour with the Eco-Tours of South Mississippi in nearby Gautier (do both). Also worth a slot on your unchaperoned cal is a cooking class at The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center. Dock yourself at the Inn at Ocean Springs which puts restaurants, galleries, and shopping a stone's throw away. On a budget? Check out the Convention & Visitors Bureau handy guide of Free Things to Do on the Gulf Coast.


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