Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic. A solo meal can help you really appreciate food. A solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think. And travelling by yourself can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.
Click ahead for our picks of the best destinations for women to explore unaccompanied, based on a range of factors like safety, quality of solo activities, and the likelihood of meeting fellow wayfarers. So pack your bags — adventure waits for no one.