Independent travel is booming. With time off at a premium, and holiday funds just as precious, more tourists than ever are going on holiday alone, choosing inspiring trips designed exclusively for solo travellers.
The appeal of traveling independently is obvious - not having to compromise on the places or things you want to see or do, meeting like-minded people and possibly learning that skill you've always wanted to master.
Independent travel may seem like a daunting prospect, but many travel companies now specialise in solo travel - whether you want to join an escorted tour (you can book through w&h Escapes
here) or simply have an itinerary created for you before you fly.
Keep clicking for the independent travel destinations on our list this year...