Solo Travel

Solo travel at its best is deliciously self-indulgent: eat whatever and whenever you want, spend as long or as little as you like in a place, skip famous sights, sign up for the super cheesy. It’s a time where the only compromises you have to make are with yourself. People traveling by themselves will find they are, in some cases, pushing themselves a little harder, in others, giving themselves a little more slack. Travel + Leisure’s editors and contributors travel solo often, by chance and by design, and know the best tips and tricks for social butterflies and shrinking violets alike.

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Where You Should Travel Solo, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

With seemingly endless places to travel around the globe, it’s tempting to simply hop on the next international flight at the airport, confident that wherever the pilot lands will be an unforgettable destination, brimming with adventure and possibility. And when the day-to-day hustle gets overwhelming, you may start dreaming of a solo trip — truly getting away from it all — to explore a new place and immerse yourself fully in another culture without distraction.  But narrowing down the perfect destination to travel sans spouse, friends, or family can feel a bit daunting. When the only opinion to factor in is your own, the opportunities are endless. And what if there are cities you would love that haven't even made it onto your radar?  If you feel that way, you’re not alone. The reason: It might just be written in the stars. The idea that personality traits are acquired solely based on the month you were born may sound absurd, but the truth is that your astrological sign might actually unveil important elements about you that can aid in finding the perfect solo getaway you crave. We understand if planning a trip based on the zodiac seems a little hocus-pocus. But we challenge you to keep an open mind, scroll down to see where you should consider heading, and visit Expedia to get to booking. You might just book a ticket and trust that the four zodiac elements will land you in, well, your element.