Given, we are never alone, but I do understand how solo travels exposing us to less familiar mental and cultural terrains may compel a very different understanding than those we approach with more collectively-held assumptions. Receptive orientations may be both heightened and diminished, by our traveling conpanion/s.
It takes all kinds. I know I certainly would not trade any of my solo or collective journeys for a different sort.
Life continues to fascinate and humble me. I am so thankful for access to the array of experiences and beings that grace our paths.