I love to travel, hit the road, go on adventures. The fewer people along for the ride, the better. I prefer solo travel over all other kinds. So when I set out for Spain in February, alone, I was in my glory.
Judy hosted me for the first few days - in Barcelona.
She knows the baristas by name and/or face, the best day to go to the best place for the freshest seafood, and which areas of the city to avoid.
She knows that city far better than I know Madrid or even Charlotte - its history, its oldest church, its newest church, its paper stores, its smallest and most intimate restaurants.