In the fall of 2018 I took a trip to northern Italy. This was a solo-mission -- my preferred method of travel. I love going it alone! I eat when I'm hungry and rest when I'm tired. If I feel like hanging out somewhere for an extra day, I can.
I spend a significant amount of time prior to a trip like this planning. It's so key to figure out important details around where I am going and how I am going to get around before arriving overseas. You don't want to spend your trip glued to your phone trying to figure it out using a foreign data plan! It's much better to do it at your leisure from your laptop with high-speed internet doing the heavy lifting.