Romantic getaways are nice and all, but there are plenty of reasons traveling alone beats having a buddy. Not only do you never have to argue with somebody about the itinerary, but you can also fully immerse yourself in the local culture, the discoveries, and the experience. The best time to splurge on a "finding yourself" journey? When you're young enough to have the freedom and the funds! Click through for 15 trips everyone should take solo before hitting that major 3-0.

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