Even though it may seem like every cool woman you know has taken an enviable hike alone or done an independent Eurotrip, solo travel can still be an intimidating prospect — won't it be lonely? Boring? Expensive? Unsafe?
But the reality is, traveling somewhere by yourself can be one of the most rewarding, life-changing experiences you'll ever have, starting with the simple fact that you can be where you want, when you want, completely on your own terms.
Never vacationed alone but always dreamed of it? We tapped avid solo travelers to share their top tips on how to make the most of your first foray on your own — from gaining access to exclusive spots to earning travel reward miles with the American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp card by Citi. Click through for more, and get ready to book your first getaway for one.