Traveling with a friend or group has its advantages — you always have someone to eat with, hit the town with at night, nudge you into trying something new, and, of course, share expenses with. But there's something to be said for traveling alone. You can set your own schedule (or have none at all), meet people, and reflect on yourself and destination. The sense of independence and freedom you feel is breathtaking, but loneliness can lurk in even the most beautiful Venetian-tiled alleyways. A friend once told me traveling with others may be fun, but traveling alone is more interesting. So would you go for it?