The century-old question, formulated by the Bee Gees in 1971 song, “How can you mend a broken heart,” might just be answered with travel.
That’s no surprise since traveling has an undeniable positive impact on people. Solo travel, especially, pushes you out of your comfort zone and makes you discover new things about the world and yourself. It highlights your strengths and helps you develop tools for a more fulfilling life.
If you need a pick-me-up trip after having your heart broken,
Here Are 8 Best Destinations to Heal Your Broken Heart
1. Wine and Food in Italy
This destination will enable you to join in one of the three most popular heartbreak cures: comfort food, wine, and travel. If you know your wines, you should probably stick to the Tuscany region, famous for its iconic wines like Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, and Brunello di Montalcino. The fresh and simple ingredients of the Tuscan kitchen prepared with olive oil and local seasoning will cure any wound.
When you discover dishes such as Pappa al Pomodoro, Bistecca Alla Fiorentina, and Cantucci, you will learn to appreciate all the beauty of this world. Besides, Tuscany is also a region of beautiful nature, green hills, and colorful cities.
2. Finding Peace in Nepal
We all deal with pain in our own unique way, and some of us just need tranquility and enlightenment to be able to carry on. There is no better place for achieving that then Nepal. Wedged between steamy Indian plains and breathtaking Himalaya, Nepal is every traveler’s dream.
You can join the Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims on a spiritual stroll, and find your peace in centuries-old monasteries and stupas or climb the Mt. Everest and heal the sorrow with adventure.
3. Cruising the European Rivers
Europe is a beautiful and idyllic place for people in love, but can it be fascinating for heartbroken people? Of course, it can. One exciting way to experience Europe, and not to cry every time when you remember the “Before Sunrise” trilogy, is to opt for a hotel barge travel.
This means that you would be cruising in the waterways of France, Belgium, Netherlands, and other European countries in a luxury barge with all the benefits of a hotel. Your itinerary will be so busy that you won’t have the time to think about your ex.
4. Party the Pain Away in Brazil
Sometimes, everything you need to overcome the post-breakup pain is a gigantic party – and there’s no party like a Brazilian one. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo will make you realize how beautiful life actually is. Really, no city where you are drawn to dance the samba on the street can make you feel sad.
Besides, this country is also filled with scenic beaches and other amazing natural sites. Among numerous adventures you can have here are kayaking the Amazon and wildlife-watching in Pantanal.
5. African Safari
With this wildlife adventure, you won’t have time to dwell on the past. A 6 to 8 days safari in South Africa usually includes the iconic destinations, such as the Kalahari, the Okavango Delta, Kruger, Fish River Canyon, Victoria Falls, Cape Town and many more amazing places that can make you wonder who was it that guy/girl you’ve been crying about? Traveling through this astonishingly diverse region will give you the opportunity to see not only African big five, but also scenic landscapes and remnants of ancient culture.
6. Bali – Swim Away Your Sorrows
Bali is currently the couple’s favorite destination for honeymoon, but don’t let that distract you from the fact that Bali is also a must-visit place alone too. A broken heart should not stop you from enjoying such a magnificent and beautiful place. You would want your broken heart to be at peace and heal yourself from a bad breakup with the one you loved the most. Bali is full of temples and ashrams. Another place on your list that you can visit Sanur, which has a beach and also a temple called Pura Blanjong Temple.
You can even take yoga classes and explore the wonders of Bali like Mount Batur, which is an active volcano where you can go for climbing. You can even visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, which is a temple and habitat/sanctuary for safeguarding the monkeys.
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7. Thailand – The Land of Pleasure
Traveling to Bangkok is a very obvious choice for all the brokenhearted. Bangkok is especially famous for its massaging services, which will wash out your stress and heal your broken heart. The Koh Phi Phi islands in Thailand have most popular resorts, and the amusing place to be at the island is the Monkey Beach, macaques are literally everywhere, also guess what? Who will eat your lunch? Spoiler alert the MACAQUES. This mesmerizing beach will take your breath away, and you will forget about the reason you traveled here, because of the broken heart. Maybe you will find someone who is also single, and you hit it off.
Are you a foodie like me? Then you would love the Chiang Mai’s Sunday Night walking street; you will get all the tastiest delicacy of Thailand at the cheapest rate. After you are done filling your stomach, you can visit hundreds of stalls selling unique products and hand made products.
All in all, you will have a very pleasant and fun time in Thailand with many other places to visit in Thailand if your heart is broken and you want to get over your ex.
8. New York – Statue of Liberty (Literally)
New York is the city that never sleeps, that’s what you need, roaming around the city whenever you feel low and take advantage of the world’s one the best city. Go for a stroll across Brooklyn bridge one of the most popular tourist spot which will give a very charming view of NYC and you can take a look at the statue.
Go on a shopping spree at the finest stores of new york you can visit Westfield World Trade Center and get all of your shopping done there. You can go to the clubs and different sightseeing options are also there in NewYork. Go for a bar crawl and drink your pain away. This can also be considered a fine place to travel for broken-hearted people.
Breakups are heart-wrenching, but they’re also decisive moments in one’s life. Maybe you maintaining that relationship isn’t within your power, but how are you going to get over your ex and deal with who are you going to become after is entirely up to you. Traveling can help you find yourself by getting lost, and there lies their ultimate power.
These destinations are perfect for mending a broken heart, but if you have someplace, you always wanted to go and never could, now is the time. And for next time Make your relationship better and go on cheap trips with your loved one.