This graphic shows that traveling alone as a woman is more common than not. I love to travel alone and find that I remember my trips and experiences more than if I am with someone else. I also can rarely find a friend who can get time off at the same time that I like to travel.
I prefer November and the beginning of spring when I go to Europe. The costs are far less, the weather is usually in the 50-60s. and the tourists are no where to be found.
I do not travel to Europe in the summer. It’s a complete madhouse, but I do understand that if you have children or a job that only allows time off in the summer, it’s difficult to travel in the off-season.