•  I generally travel alone too.It was a choice I made when I couldn't find someone to go with me and decided I go alone or not at all. I'd rather go alone than sit home doing nothing. There are upsides to it for sure - no arguments about where to eat, I get up when I want - no waiting for the other person, no vying for time in the shower, I see what I want, no discussions about which is better; this or that? And as a photo bug I can stop and take whatever catches my fancy and spend as long as I want doing so!

    And, as you do point out, when traveling alone you engage with others much more readily. When you have a travel partner, you pretty much converse with each other. I have never regretted my solo trips!

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