New York City

Eager to travel more in 2015 but don’t want to do it alone? Well your not. According to lastminute.com.au almost a third (32 per cent) of women are planning to travel solo this year. And lastminute.com.au spokesperson, Louise Ryan, said women travel solo for many reasons, and not just because they are single or lacking travel companions.

“From wanting to celebrate ‘me time’, to the desire to unapologetically pursue a personal interest such as yoga, surfing, shopping or cooking classes; the research revealed both sexes are equally likely to enjoy a solo holiday adventure,” she says.

“Our research shows that the number one thing people love about travelling solo is the freedom; being able to do what you want, when you want. Other benefits noted include being spontaneous, meeting new people and getting to know yourself better”.

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Keen to give solo travel a go in 2015? Check out lastminute.com.au’s fave solo travel destinations:

Melbourne

Spend days getting lost in the laneways, sipping coffee, browsing galleries and shopping without any disruptions or places to be. Retreat in the evening to any of Melbourne’s cute CBD boutique hotels.

Melbourne, Victoria

Bali, Indonesia

Regardless of whether you are after a yoga style retreat, surfing escapade, or a flop ’n’ drop style resort holiday, Bali is an accessible, affordable and relaxing escape for solo travellers.

Bali, Indonesia

New York, USA

Do what you want when you want in the city that doesn’t sleep! Spend a day in an art gallery, wander Central Park, grab last minute tickets to the theatre, pull up a chair and get to know the locals at a neighbourhood bar, cross the Brooklyn Bridge, you will never get bored in New York on your own.

New York City

Byron Bay, NSW

This chilled out northern NSW town is the perfect place to start if you haven’t travelled solo before. The local mantra is all about relaxation and rejuvenation, so spend your days enjoying long coastal walks, sipping fresh juices at beachside cafes and refreshing dips in the ocean.

Byron Bay, NSW

Ireland

Visit the national home to some of the friendliest people on earth and you are bound to be taken in by the locals just by sitting at a pub and striking up a conversation. Keep costs down by staying in cozy countryside hotels.

Ireland

Visit lastminute.com.au to start planning your 2015 solo adventure.

*According to lastminute.com.au’s 2014 Travel + Lifestyle Report which surveyed 5,700+ Australians