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Travelling Alone: Why Solo Travel May Just Be The Trip Of A Lifetime

28/04/2014 13:04 BST | Updated 21/05/2014 17:54 BST

For some the idea of travelling alone is the stuff dreams are made of. You get time alone with no one's thoughts but your own, exploring cities on your own time, freedom to chat to whoever you like - the list is endless.

For others, the thought of going solo is more of a nightmare. Many are put off for fear of being alone or concerns over their safety.

But as long as you familiarise yourself with the area, research the culture and keep your wits about you, you'll get along just fine.

From backpacking around Europe to chilling out on a beach somewhere, watch the video above for seven trips to take by yourself.