New Survey Says Solo Travel is Top Trend of 2017

Solo travel is becoming trendier than ever before. In fact, BookYogaRetreats.com recently conducted a survey with more than 300 travelers and more than half of them are planning to take their next trip solo.

Out of respondents from various countries, 80% of Germans said they plan to travel alone, followed by 69% of people from the UK and 67% from Canada.

Solo trips don’t mean you have to unplug. The AstridTravel team loves to post on the road, from Instagram photos to articles about traveling on Facebook. There’s even an app for solo travelers to connect with like-minded people.

However, 75% of the survey said they hoped to unplug from their professional lives while traveling, regardless if the trip was for relaxation, wellness, or other. How do you like to spend your solo vacations? Let us know in the comments or by using the hashtag #AstridTravel on social media.

For those of you reading and already planning a trip in your head, LifeHack.org has named the 10 best destinations for traveling alone, ranging from busy cities to more remote locales.

The site shares that solo travel is a chance for self-discovery and adventure, no matter how scary the prospect of solo travel may be. "But where to go? Get your bucket list ready, because here are some of the best travel alone destinations in the world."

The list, in order from one to 10, includes: Melbourne, Australia; Thailand; Bhutan; Costa Rica; Hong Kong, China; Cusco, Peru; Alaska; Aran Islands; Malaysia; and Bali, Indonesia. Have you been to any of these top destinations alone or with friends and family?