If you and your partner can’t agree on a vacation destination, leave him behind and go alone. Likewise, if you happen to be single or just plain shy, solo travel can be a great way to break out of your shell. More and more women are traveling on solo vacations and loving it. A recent poll by Booking.com concluded that 66% of American women have been travelling alone. Better salaries for women translate to more travel and more high-end accommodations where safety is not as much of an issue. And if you’re not in any kind of relationship, there are so many trips for singles out there, too.
Janice Waugh, author of The Solo Traveler’s Handbook says, “You can discover who you are when no one is looking.” Solo travel lets you go where you want and do what you want. You don’t have to follow anyone’s plan or drag yourself to activities you find boring. So notify your boss that you’re taking vacation, check a few travel sites, take off on your own adventure, and check out our 20 tips for traveling solo.
1. Get comfortable in your own skin.
You’ll have a table for one and all the room you need to spread out. You can read at the table during dinner without being rude. You can eat when you want, sleep when you want and make your own rules.
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