Best destinations for solo vacations in 2017

By Djenane Beaulieu, Buzz60

Traveling abroad alone can be intimidating sometimes, especially for first-time travelers. But in the name of freedom, start your travel bucket list and plan on traveling to the top 5 places to visit solo in 2017.

Travel expert Lesley Murphy tells Vogue that Thailand should be at the top of your list. It's the best destination for backpackers, and for first-time visitors, Bangkok is a must, as it is known for its temples and other historic spots.

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Second is Canada, a popular post-election getaway choice for many Americans. 2017 will mark its 150th anniversary as a nation, which will give everyone free access into Canadian national parks.

Also, South Korea will become more tourist-friendly as it gears up to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. 2017 is the perfect time to beat the rush. And its cherry blossom and other natural sights are to die for.

There's also Colombia with its great cultural festivals, and France with its wine-tastings in the wine-growing region Bordeaux.

So add on to your list of New Year's resolutions for 2017 and plan your sweet solo escape!