Few things are better for the soul than a nice, long vacation, but even when that’s not possible, sometimes a weekend getaway is just what the doctor ordered. According to a new infographic compiled by a global internship agency called Work the World, solo travel among women is both increasing in popularity with the general population and getting more frequent for those who’ve tried it, loved it and want to do it again. In fact, more than half of female travelers who’ve taken a solo trip told a recent Booking.com survey they plan to do it again in the next year.

If you’re thinking of planning your first trip on your own, use this handy guide as a primer to get you started. Among other things, it includes tips on clothing customs in various parts of the world to prevent being turned away from places of worship and other sites of interest — not to mention the avoiding the general hassles women sometimes encounter when traveling solo in unfamiliar places. Once you’ve got the basics down pat, cruise through a few more travel tips to get inspired and prepare yourself for an amazing adventure.

Are you feeling ready to book a trip somewhere amazing on your own? Tell us where in the comments below!

(Infographic via Work the World)