I have been a professional travel writer for nearly six years, which requires not only frequent travel but frequent solo travel. I have explored Hawaii alone, France, Mexico, several Caribbean islands and nearly 40 U.S. states.
Go it alone: Experts pick their favorite solo spots
They're pretty insignificant looking. If you saw one blow across the sidewalk, you'd hardly take notice.
Handy weekend pack
Our adventure began at 7:37 a.m. on a Saturday.
Photos: Illinois riverboating