Traveling on your own can bring amazing opportunities your way, but a big drawback is loneliness.
At your home base, make it a point to frequent the same places-same cafe, same restaurants, same salami shop, etc.-and develop relationships with those who work there. One restaurant owner and I began a language practice exchange, where he practiced English and Italian. Now, every time I return to this one town, I go back, eat his wonderful food, and catch up.
Contributor: Linda Claire Puig from adventurouslife.io