It’s not hard to why so many travellers decided to head out into the world — solo. You can book a trip on a whim (no waiting for travelling companions to get the same vacation time), there’s zero compromising on where to go, how to get there and what to do when you arrive at your destination. And you undoubtedly learn more about yourself on those quiet moments staring out into an unknown land than you would with a noisy group of your best friends. So we hand-picked some of our favourite spots to venture out to alone — and with their vibrant, traveller-friendly cultures, we promise that you won’t feel lonely for a second.
1. New Zealand
For: The zen traveller
What to Expect: You’ve seen it before (The Lord of the Rings,) but you can’t quite grasp the untouched beauty until you see the diverse natural landscapes in person. While it may seem like a remote destination to Westerner travellers, it’s a known fact that Kiwis are an especially welcoming and open people. Head to Auckland (the largest city) for an urban refuge, venture out on a glacier in the Southern Alps or set sail on the turquoise waters of the Bay of Islands. New friends, new accents and endless selfie possibilities await.