I'm pretty confident that you can, and once you have taken the plunge, you'll never look back and probably even prefer solo travel - imagine, being able to go wherever you want, do everything you want, whenever you want, without anybody who knows you watching or judging you.
Still not convinced? A book that encouraged me to travel on my own like no other is Beth Whitman's 'Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo'. Even if you travel without lipstick, the book covers every worry that might be holding you back, and includes solid information for every stage and eventuality of your travels - from planning to packing, safety and health to language issues and making friends.
I've given a copy of the book to countless friends, so this time, I'm giving away a copy of the book to one of you, sending it from dinky Belfast to anywhere in the world where you might be. Another one of you will receive a surprise gift with goodies from Ireland, because I have recently talked to a lot of people who still think Northern Ireland/Belfast is a dangerous and sad place to visit.
What you have to do: use the tiny widget below or on the right to subscribe to the Queer Nomad's Newsletter, which will also give you a monthly email with encouraging and inspiring travel tipps, as well as updates from the world of women's and LGBT travel and much more!
The winner will be chosen between everyone who subscribes by Thursday, 5 July at 11 am (GMT)!