The advantage of travelling in the late fall or in winter, I find, is that you get a quiet holiday all to yourself. No one is in your pictures, and while the weather isn't always that great, you get to see your destination for what it is, with a more local flavour, not spiced up with the pretty put out for the tourists.

I love walking around cities by myself, just observing and internalising what happens in the day to day, taking in the sights and smells, meeting locals where I can, grabbing a cup of coffee or a drink. It makes me appreciate being by myself more.