Between scheduling problems, last minute fights, and wild differences in income, traveling with other people can yield some serious stress—just ask a few divorcees for a story or two. That's not to mention all the things that can go wrong once you are actually on the trip. Sometimes, the key to ditching the stress is to ditch other people, and drop off the radar for a little while.

Though it may be a strange idea at first, many people speak of life-changing vacations taken by themselves. You don’t have to go on a peyote-fueled spirit quest to come back talking of the pleasures of traveling alone. You may find that with no one to distract you, and no one to worry about, or keep you from doing what you want, you are truly free to have a vacation on your terms. 

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