Travelling with others can cramp your style. You’ll need to constantly be mindful of their needs, tolerate each other’s quirks, and worse, tailor your time to theirs. When holidays are so difficult to come by, each trip is a precious pocket of time to enrich yourself — why potentially destroy that peace of mind by travelling with a group of people? It’s no wonder that solo travelling is gaining momentum, with people realising that alone time is truly vital.

Travelling solo is much more convenient — you do everything at your own pace and explore places that you would like to see. It’s also a time of growth, as you depend solely on yourself to get around a foreign place. No more backseat travelling — everything is on you.

So this year, instead of waiting for your friends or loved ones to carve some time out to travel with you, go on a solo trip at these destinations we’ve picked out for you.