In just two years, the number of people Googling solo travel has increased by 40% according to Solo Traveller. Similarly, one in four people admit to planning a solo adventure for 2018. So who are these people taking the plunge? According to one survey, this is a female-led movement with 72.4% of women sharing a desire to travel alone while only 27.6% of men are willing to do the same.
So why the sudden spike in single travel? What’s driving the trend in quality alone time? Though there’s nothing quite like sharing new experiences and foreign cultures with family and friends, there’s a host of compelling reasons why you should head out on the road alone this year (or at least in your lifetime). In this article we’ve unpacked the main reasons you should consider a solo adventure for your next holiday (and why it’s not only an experience reserved for backpackers).