Traveling alone can be daunting — especially the first time, with fears of getting lost or not making friends consuming your mind — but it’s truly the most rewarding travel experience you’ll find. Solo traveling has become increasingly popular over the past few years and with good reason. When you travel by yourself you give yourself the opportunity to break out of your comfort zone and grow on a personal level. You can stay at hostels and make friends with others just like you passing through the city, enjoy the “me” time you won’t get anywhere else, and be the independent adult you know you are.
It’s okay to be selfish and put yourself first sometimes, and traveling alone is the best way to do this. You’ll gain confidence and be able to create your own itinerary, without the pressure of doing things you may not want to just because someone you’re with does. Of all the places in the world you can travel to alone, here is a list of some of the best.