I am a single lady looking to go away on holiday by myself and I am wondering firstly, if it is safe and not stupid to do this (many people seem to be ready to tell you that it's a very stupid thing to do!) I am willing myself not to listen to them....
Secondly, which destinations are excellent for a woman travelling alone? I would like a little bit of beach, some solitude, wonderful scenery, some good shopping, entertainment for evening where I won't feel completely out of place sitting on my own, a dab into the buzz of the city, somewhere pleasantly warm in temperature but not stiflingly hot, things to see, things to do, great food, nice wine - just a beautiful place to go on my own.
I have never travelled alone and this would be my first time.
Any ideas and/or advice would be gratefully appreciated.
Thank you so much :)