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The 9 Best Places to Travel Alone

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Don't have a travel companion? That's no reason to stay home. Solo travel is growing increasingly popular; in fact, a recent survey of IndependentTraveler.com readers revealed that nearly 30 percent of them travel alone.

Solo travelers can and do go just about anywhere, but there are certain places around the world that are particularly easy and even rewarding to visit by yourself. In crafting our list of the best places to travel alone, we looked at factors such as safety, local culture, the chance to meet other travelers and the ease of getting around if you don't speak the language.

Click on any image to start the slideshow and discover the best places to travel alone.

--written by Sarah Schlichter