Claudia, Italy

"Generally I like to plan when I go away.  I try to understand what things there are to see in a particular place. I like to go around to museums, but a good way to visit places is just walking around.  Something will always catch your attention when you’re eating or having a coffee.

I like to travel by myself.  Growing up, I discovered that travelling by myself means I can do what I want, see what I want to see, discover what I want to discover. Generally when you’re in a group, especially a big one it’s a little bit complicated because you have to make a deal with everyone, but if you’re by yourself you can do what you want.

Once I was alone travelling between Madrid and the south of Spain on a bus crowded with Spanish people who were singing the Pachangera like crazy. I had so much fun trying to sing with them, it was cool."