One benefit of traveling alone is that your traveling styles ultimately improves. Your perceptions will become heightened, making you far more aware of your surroundings and experiences, and you'll also open yourself up to more chance encounters. There's no need to compromise with anyone on which activities to try or places to visit, and as a result you will be able to live in the moment and visit anything that takes your fancy. Likewise, you won't be forced to participate in anything that doesn't interest you, and you can stick to your budget exactly how you like. And, as solo travelers are usually perceived as far more approachable than those traveling in groups or as couples, you are far more likely to develop new friendships with both locals and other tourists.