Getting dumped is never a nice feeling. If you truly cared for someone, perhaps even loved them, letting go can be incredibly difficult. But sometimes, the situation calls for a permanent split. It can take a lot to get over breaking up, especially if you wanted to cling on to the relationship. People have different ways of dealing with getting dumped. Some swagger around with a touch of bravado, even though they’re crumbling on the inside. Some keep themselves to themselves, become hermits and stew in their own filth, refusing to leave the confines of their own bedrooms for days, possibly for weeks on end. Others just let it all out, find themselves listening to sad love songs with a bunch of tissues handy. If you think it’s only women who do these things, stop kidding yourself.
There is one epic way to get over being dumped. It’s something that every man who gets dumped should do. Worries and negative thoughts will just melt away. We are referring to packing up one's bags and going traveling, not just randomly, but to a specific destination. End up in one of these places, and you’ll feel like a new man, or will at least be able to deal with your recent breakup a whole lot better, and perhaps even get back on the horse again. Some of these travel destinations may seem a tad odd, but don’t discount them just yet. These are 15 travel destinations guys must go to if they’ve just been dumped.
15 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Forget just being dumped, I reckon most people would want to travel to Brazil, especially Rio, just for the hell of it and to take in the sights. And what beautiful sights the city has. Sure, you could go there to look at the Carioca Landscapes or Iguacu Falls – that might provide some momentary relief after just being dumped. But I’m talking about the sights along the 7000km of Atlantic coastline. Brazil’s known for its beautiful women, and many of these women possess stunning physiques and aren’t exactly shy about flaunting them, strutting their stuff on the sandy beaches, sizzling under the hot Brazilian sun. If getting lost in the eyes or arms of a beautiful woman doesn’t tickle your fancy after being dumped, perhaps immersing yourself in the nation’s infectious party spirit will. The Samba, Carnival, and vibrant party scene will distract you from your heartache; if you don’t fall in love with a beautiful woman in Brazil, you’ll fall in love with Brazil itself.
14 San Francisco, California
You might be down in the dumps after just being dumped, but a visit to sunny San Francisco, California will soon brighten up your spirits. The western state is renowned for its sun, seas, and chilled out atmosphere. It’s where the stars live, and they live there for a reason. You’ll get over your blues as soon as you step off the plane! But where in California? There’s nowhere better than the San Francisco area. There are tons of hotels in the Bay area, catering to single travellers. Just as well, because approximately 45% of the city’s population is single. Meeting someone new will be a doddle, as locals are renowned for being chilled out, and very friendly. For an adventure, pound the stress away on the streets and hilly terrain by trekking to the local landmarks, or surf the waves and work on your beach body. Even if you don't find a hot babe (which you will), you can post a pic on social media and show your ex what she’s missing.
13 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam is a favorite holiday destination for people around the world for a reason. Those in Amsterdam are very friendly, very accommodating, so if you want to meet new people, you’ll have no problems doing so in the Netherlands’ capital. It’s a city with tulip fields, canals, windmills – a beautiful destination that also has all the amenities and attractions of a vibrant, bustling city. There’s plenty of art and culture for you to sink your teeth into, museums, monuments and statues, nature and parks and what have you. But the main reason a lot of people go to Amsterdam is because of the city’s red-light district. The city’s actually famous for its red-light district in the old, medieval city centre. Here, you can get up to all the things you’d expect from a red-light district. And, a lot of what goes on, although it might be illegal in other countries, is actually legal in Amsterdam.
12 Manila, Philippines
The modern metropolis that is Manila is located in the South China Sea. It’s a bustling metropolis that encompasses all the different aspects of modern life. There’s the rich living right by the poor, and there are the historic old towns in amongst the modern buildings. It’s a place of contrasts, but one that you’ll certainly find a whole lot of enjoyment out of if you’ve just been dumped. The Peal of the Orient has many attractions, various museums and historical sites, but let’s face it, you’re not going to be wanting to traipse around a museum if you’ve just been dumped. The area’s renowned for its casinos and its nightlife. There are many bars, clubs and restaurants in various partying districts in Metro Manila, so there’s no shortage of things to do to keep you entertained at night. The club scene really is massive; Manila is certainly a place that caters to night owls, and the heartbroken alike.
11 New York City, U.S.
There are apparently more than 200,000 more single women than men in New York. So, it’s the place to go if you’re the type of person who wants to get over being dumped by getting with a new woman, whether it’s for a holiday romance or for something more substantial. New York will accommodate your needs. In regards to everything else in New York, do we really need to go into detail? Pretty much everyone has seen some iconic movie or other set in New York, and knows what New York is all about. The shopping malls, the eateries, the dodgy districts, the eccentric, quirky people, nightlife – it’s a city that caters to every taste. To get over being dumped by having a number of different adventures, New York is the place to go.
10 Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv is endlessly alluring and a city that might surprise you. We are presuming that not a lot of you expected to see the Israeli city on this list. A lot of people have this perception about Israel and Tel Aviv. People assume that since it’s a very religious place, that means there’s not a lot of fun to be had. Tel Aviv is a young, lively and vibrant place. It’s an unexpected holiday destination to go to if you’ve just been dumped. But you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained. It’s modern and has a bustling nightlife and partying scene. Plus, it’s got a complex history, something that makes Tel Aviv all the more special. If that doesn’t float your boat, it’s well worth visiting Tel Aviv just to soak in the beautiful weather, feel the sand in-between your toes on the stunning beaches. There’s a reason why Tel Aviv has become a favorite holiday destination for the rich and famous.
9 Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
If you don’t want to get over a breakup by just getting back on the horse, then it’s well worth visiting the Rose of The North. This Thai city has been labelled with that name for a reason. It’s a mountainous region, one that’s full of natural wonders. Go there and get over being dumped by being at one with nature. You’ll be able to marvel at the beautiful Buddhist temples and other architectural masterpieces that are found throughout the city. If you’re after peace, perhaps want to do some meditation and yoga, there’s no better setting than the lush green valleys, amongst the wildlife. Chiang Mai is perfect for so-called hipsters, and has a really Zen-like vibe. It’s cheap too, especially in comparison to other major cities in Thailand, so you’ll be able to spend plenty of time there getting over being dumped.
8 Cancún, Mexico
Cancún in Mexico has been a favorite holiday destination for Americans, and people all over the world for that matter, seemingly forever. People flock to Cancún, the heart of the Mexican Caribbean, to soak in the sun, swim in the amazingly blue, clear waters, and munch on the sensational cuisine. It’s the perfect place to go to for the whole family, or with friends if you want to get over being dumped. It’s one of the most desirable travel destinations on the planet, so the accommodation in Cancún screams luxury. You won’t be thinking about being dumped when you’re in a luxurious resort, getting a spa treatment, overlooking the beach. The beaches and water activities give everyone plenty to do in the daytime. But if you’d rather laze about and keep up your energy for when the sun goes down, you can do that too. Cancún is vibrant and captivating at night. Seriously, the fun never stops. It’s yet another reason why people from around the globe travel to Cancún. Relax all day, party all night. The perfect combination for getting over a breakup.
7 Bali, Indonesia
Go to Bali and you’ll really be able to discover yourself, take stock of your life, decide how to move on after being dumped, make a plan and go with it. The place is calm and all about peace and tranquility. Go over to Bali, turn off your phone and other electronic devices, and immerse yourself in the local culture to get your mind off your ex. The Indonesian island is home to many temples and other religious sites. If you’ve been dumped and fancy calming your mind with some meditation, there are a number of yoga and meditation retreats. On top of all of that, there’s the gorgeous climate, stunning beaches, and lush greenery, so you’ll have no problems being at one with nature. But Bali has something to cater to everyone. If you’re someone that can’t take too much chill out time, there’s a lively nightlife scene in the beachside city of Kuta, with trendy bars and a vibrant atmosphere.
6 Bangkok, Thailand
Here’s another entry for Thailand on this list. The Chiang Mai province is perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the major cities and enjoy some peace and serenity, get their thoughts in order after being dumped. But sometimes, depending on what type of person you are, of course, being alone is the last thing you’d want to do after getting dumped. Sometimes immersing yourself in a vibrant, bustling, city is the best bet. Very few cities on the planet are as crazy busy as Bangkok. Sure, it has the temples, shrines and religious sites, so you can also soak in some culture. But the majority of foreigners travel to Bangkok for its nightlife. Khao San Road is a must-visit, a traveler’s paradise. It has cheap accommodation, bars and eateries, and is sure to have many people who are in a similar predicament as you. You can also visit the malls and enjoy a Muay Thai fight; nothing will help you get over being dumped quite like seeing a couple of expert fighters going at it in the ring.
5 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
You just knew that Las Vegas was going to feature on this list. The so-called city of sin is called that for a reason. There are all sorts of clichés about Las Vegas: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, Vegas would be God’s own place if he had cash, the place is what heaven must look like at night. Those who’ve visited Vegas will tell you it’s all true. Unless they’ve been chewed up and spat out and have let Vegas get the better of them, which many have and do every year. There’s plenty of fun to be had in Vegas. Just a night or two in the city, and you’ll forget your ex’s name, get immersed in the bright lights and often over-the-top eccentricity of this unique city. We don’t need to go through why it’s the perfect place to go if you’ve just been dumped. You can do pretty much anything and everything in Vegas, and remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, so unload your baggage in the desert city and keep it there.
4 Ibiza, Spain
This island in the Mediterranean Sea is an archipelago of Spain. People around the world, especially those in Europe, flock to Ibiza all year round to lap up the beautiful climate, sun themselves on the beaches, and engage in the raucous activities once the sun goes down. It’s renowned as the ultimate party destination. People looking for a good time go to Ibiza. You’re guaranteed to meet someone new on the island, whether it’s for a night, or a new romance, you’ll certainly forget about being dumped. All the major European nightclubs have outposts in Ibiza, and it attracts the world’s best DJs and music stars. Bars, shops, beaches and partying – the perfect remedy for getting over being dumped. If you’re not sleeping away a hangover in the day time, you could also clear your head and go to one of the sandy coves, walk the hills and explore one of the quaint, serene villages – recharge before madness ensues once again when the sun sets.
3 Lasqueti Island, Canada
This is certainly a contrast from the previous entry, but don’t scoff at it. This could be precisely what you’re after, and just what you need after just being dumped. Partying and drinking your sorrows away might not be the way to go for a lot of people. Sometimes, all that’s needed is a quiet place where you can go to to just chill out, think things through, take stock of the situation and gather your thoughts. Although it might be hard in today’s day and age, it may also be worth taking a break from social media for a while. You don’t know what people might be saying – depending on the type of people you’re associated with, of course. It’s easier said than done, but just turn off your phone for a while. Get back to basics. Lasqueti Island in Canada is the perfect place to do that. Just to the right of Vancouver Island, there’s quite a large population of people living off the grid. There’s no electricity, it’s all about simple living. But there’s no shortage of things to do to keep yourself occupied. There are adorable B&Bs, a farmers’ market, wildlife and nature, and the sea, which is a stone’s throw away. Peace and serenity – that’s what Lasqueti Island is all about. Who knows, you might become so comfortable there that you might have a hard time leaving.
2 Magaluf, Majorca, Spain
We mentioned how Ibiza is one of the world’s ultimate party destinations. Well, Magaluf can also be put in the same category. It’s a major holiday resort, primarily catering to those in Europe who are looking for a wild and wonderful time. It’s situated on the municipality of Calvià on Majorca, which makes up part of the Spanish community of Balearic Islands. It’s come under criticism for being a hot destination for partying tourists, but if you’ve just been dumped, that could be precisely what you’re after. Booze is cheap, and the bar and nightclub scene is massive. Famous DJs frequently spin their decks in Magaluf – it’s the ultimate place to enjoy a bit of a rave. It’s perfect for an impromptu visit with the lads. A guys holiday after you’ve been dumped will certainly lift your spirits. It’s cheap too, so you’ll be able to have a blast without emptying your bank account.
1 Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
India’s so-called golden triangle of tourist destinations includes Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. If you’ve just been dumped, it may not be wise to book a package holiday to go and visit all three. Although it’s one of the seven wonders of the world, it may be a good idea to cross Agra off your to-visit list. Seeing the main attraction, the Taj Mahal, basically built out of love, might stir up plenty of emotions. But certainly visit the state of Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur. It’s known as the flamboyant state. It used to be home to princes, and the royalty of India, and the palaces are still standing. Most are now hotels; booking a stay in a palace and living like a king could be just what you need. Part of the region consists of a desert. Enjoying a camel ride and riding into the desert will certainly offer a distraction from the mental demons in your mind. Another part of the region is lush, green forest. It’s a city full of contrasts, alright. A popular pastime of those in the city used to be shooting. Princes used to go hunting in the forests. Of course, that’s no longer in practice, but shooting is still a favorite pastime for a lot of locals. Go into the desert and fire off a few rounds; blast away all that sorrow and thoughts whirring about in your head – they’ll be extinguished in moments.