There's no better way to celebrate singlehood than with a trip by yourself or with your girlfriends. It can give you the chance to let loose, learn about yourself, and maybe even meet your next significant other. Traveling as a single woman can be intimidating, but if you find your dream destination, it can be life-changing.
"I think a lot of women are afraid to travel solo because they’ve been told it’s not possible or it’s not safe," Hostelworld’s head of product and design and travel expert Breffni Horgan tells Bustle. "Don’t let that stop you. If you’ve done your research, planned wisely, and set your mind on traveling, you will succeed and it will change your life. Everyone tells you that traveling will make you more confident, that you’ll find yourself, that you’ll be creatively inspired. That’s all true, but only if you take a chance on solo travel and embrace the challenges that will inevitably pop up along the way."
You don't have to travel solo, though — you can also travel with a friend or a group of friends, and chances are, you'll be even closer after the trip. Here are some places to travel by yourself or with friends if you don't have a partner to bring along.