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Has anyone gone on a vacation by themselves? Where did you go? What did you do? I really want to go on a vacation but don’t have anyone to go with and I’m hesitant to just go alone

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I do solo trips all the time. I've been solo to Hong Kong, Amsterdam, London, New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, South Africa, Spain (Madrid & Barcelona), Puerto Rico, to name a few. No issues any places, met a lot of great people. Museums, tours, bar crawls, festivals, restaurants, all the same things I would do with friends. Don't miss opportunities because others aren't willing/able to go.

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Do it all the time and love it. Mid 30s f fwiw. Been to Spain, France, Italy, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, many cities and parks in the US. I chat with people but in general I like the freedom and flexibility of traveling alone. I’m very content spending an evening alone, wandering, reading, people watching. I love museums and can spend hours. I plan most trips around some nature or hiking and that’s easily done alone. Usually when hiking or camping I make friends along the way, but people are very tuned into how much company someone wants or they can provide which I very much appreciate. I stay in hostels, bnbs, chain hotels... depends on mood and need for luxury at any given time. This year I am planning Patagonia. I think everyone should travel alone at some point. You WILL go through moments of loneliness and panic. On my first trip alone I called my mom on the first night and wanted to cancel my vacation and just go home. Moms are very wise and she told me to try just sightseeing for one day. And if I still hated it then come home. I spent the next day in Paris and was so in love with the city, culture and art that I wasn’t going anywhere! Traveling alone can be uncomfortable but in the best way. Highly encourage everyone to try it.

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Do it! I’ve been to London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Thailand, South Korea, Bali, and Australia by myself. Can spend your time touring or relaxing at a resort

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I love traveling alone. You always get to do and see things that you want without having to worry about what others want. If you stay in hostels you can easily make friends along the way as well.

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Backpacked through Europe for 6 weeks before grad school. Made friends as I went, and had a spectacular time. Go for it

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Go for it! Went on a 2 week trek in Nepal and made some good friends along the way that are still actively in my life.

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Went scuba diving in Caye Caulker, Belize for 5 days. Was pretty awesome.

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In US - just choose a city big enough to keep you busy for a few days. If you are into museums, good restaurants - plan to visit 1-2 a day, and allow yourself to stumble across unexpected points of interest. Also - if visiting a new place I try to schedule a food tour, for example, a great opportunity to walk around, sample local food, meet new people. Schedule in the first evening, so you can potentially get other ideas where to go and what to see he rest of your visit. Solo trips can be awesome!

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I love to vacation alone. Contrary to the stay busy idea, my ideal vacation is isolation, with no electronics at all. Around day 4 I will be rested and by day 7 I am so ready to come back to work

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Anyone have any good recommendation in the US?

NYC LA San Diego SF Phoenix Portland Chicago Seattle... any major city really

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Agree it’s great to be able to not cater to others. That said, if it’s simply a matter of not having anyone to travel with you might consider a small group tour. If your female there are a lot of them that are designed exactly for women who want to travel but don’t want to go alone. Either way don’t let lack of a travel buddy hold you back from seeing the world!

No way...I went to a movie alone some years ago. It was so depressive I promised myself I wouldn’t ever do it again. I can’t even imagine being alone on a vacation

Do something activity based, where you’ll be in a group. For example, I travel solo to scuba dive & surf...you get put in a dive group & quickly meet other solo travelers. Surf camps are similar

Not anymore now that I’m married but had a blast solo in Poland and Lithuania

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