Traveling by yourself doesn't have to be a lonesome experience; in fact, you may appreciate your surroundings more without your significant other/family/best friend complaining for that entire hike. It's also one of those bucket-list experiences you need to check off, like dining alone or seeing a movie alone... except, you know, more expensive and further from your house.
Travel + Leisure has released its 2015 list of the best countries for solo travelers, to aid you in your quest for me-time. T+L used data from the Happy Planet Index, which looks at environmental impact and human well-being in 151 countries, as well as the Global Peace Index, which ranks 162 nations based on their peacefulness -- so you can find enjoy your solo-travel without being kidnapped. New Zealand is the winner, which makes sense because you really don't want to expose anyone else to your LOTR geek-outs. Norway comes in second, and Switzerland in third; the United States did not make it onto the list.
Check out the top 10 below, and be sure to give your family a really pleasant excuse for why you don't want them to accompany you on your next trip.
8. Sweden (tie)
8. Japan (tie)
4. Costa Rica
1. New Zealand