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Traveling Alone: 10 Relaxing Solo Vacations For New Divorcees

03/22/2013 01:19 pm ET | Updated Mar 22, 2013
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After a divorce, self-care should be your number-one priority. And what better way to put yourself first that than by taking a relaxing solo vacation? Getting away from it all for a couple weeks or even just a long weekend can help you to regain perspective and rediscover the joys of purposeful solitude.

Writer Veronica Chambers called solo travel "a journey back to the center of your self" in an article on Oprah.com. "Travel has become more than a respite from the world I live in; it's a way to refill my emotional well," she writes.

If you're planning to take a post-divorce trip, make sure to choose a relaxing (preferably coastal) location where you have the option to both relax and unwind, and also to enjoy adventure activities. Be sure to leave the kids with Grandma for the week while you indulge in some much-needed grown-up time. At these destinations, you can enjoy the de-stressing benefits of spending time in nature while avoiding honeymooners and popular romantic vacation spots. Whether it's partying by the beach in Ibiza, or unwinding at a quaint bed and breakfast in Martha's Vineyard, click through the slideshow below for 10 peaceful, non-honeymooning vacations for divorcees traveling alone post-split.

Tell us: Did you go on a vacation after your divorce? What's your dream solo-travel destination? Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet @HuffPostDivorce.

10 Solo Vacations For Divorcees
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