Travelling the world can seem like an exciting prospect, but what about travelling the world alone? While it may be a scary notion, taking solo vacations can be an inspiring and refreshing change of pace.

Watch the video above and learn about the seven trips you should take by yourself.

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  • Nicaragua

    Safe and welcoming, this Central American country offers delights like hundreds of small tropical islets with sandy cove beaches, rolling hills with cloud forests, colonial towns with churches and museums, and new accommodations.

  • Brazil

    The largest country in South America, Brazil is vast and varied, boasting destinations like historic Salvador, Manaus (the gateway to the Amazon), Buzios (Brazil's version of the Cote d'Azur), and fiery Rio de Janeiro.

  • Ecuador

    The second-smallest country in South America, Ecuador has massive appeal, both as an affordable destination and as a paradise for nature lovers (think Amazonian rainforest, snow-capped Andes, Galapagos Islands), with plenty of restaurants, historic sites, and accommodation options.

  • Mexico City

    Mexico's capital city will delight with its fascinating architecture, vast collection of museums, exceptional restaurants, and more than 300 neighborhoods (orcolonias). Combine a stay here with the back-to-nature attractions of up-and-coming Riviera Nayarit on the Pacific Coast, for a combo city and seaside escapes.

  • Canouan Island

    This year, the Caribbean island of Canouan begins improvement projects costing more than $11 million, including a new ring road, commercial jetty, and community wharf. These will improve the sleepy island's infrastructure, but they'll also attract more travelers, so visit soon!

  • South Korea

    Unlike its East Asian neighbour to the north, South Korea is quite hospitable, offering a fascinating blend of old-world tradition and high-tech futurism. In addition, "The Korean Wave," or hallyu, has popularised South Korea's music, culture, and food -- experience it all at the source.

  • Norway

    Riding a wave of popularity inspired by Disney's animated film, Frozen, this Scandinavian country shares an inviting and unique Viking heritage. A most enchanting way to experience Norway is with a cruise along its coast.

  • Moscow

    As the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, all eyes are on Russia. This Eastern European/North Asian country continues to fascinate travellers, making it ideal for land-based vacations.

  • South Africa

    The world glimpsed the heart of South Africa's people after the recent death of President Nelson Mandela. Experience this warmth for yourself, as well as the country's diversity: safaris to whale-watching, fine dining to wine tastings, and Cape Town city to natural wonders like Victoria Falls.

  • Croatia

    This Eastern European country offers modern delights like sport fishing and golfing as well as authentic glimpses of the past, especially along Croatia's famed Dalmatian Coast. Choose from a plethora of private villa rentals and live like a local.

  • Scotland

    In 2014, Scotland is hosting the Year of the Homecoming, the Ryder Cup, and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Enjoy the best of Scottish tourism by renting a cottage, staying in a country home, or getting pampered at a luxury retreat.

  • Vancouver

    This vibrant city on Canada's west coast is easy to get around and get to know. Plus, Vancouver has a long list of great things to do, from outdoor recreation to great restaurants.