Traveling alone is different. You deal with yourself a lot more. You eat by yourself. (Try to not bring your phone with you to the table---it's a challenge) You eat the entire bread basket...by yourself. (or maybe that's just me) You learn to appreciate everything around you. Sounds of the beach. Sounds coming from the elderly client next to you discussing how mundane they've become (maybe that's just me again.)
I went to Fort Lauderdale this weekend for a quick day trip (like 24 hours actually) after a client meeting in Miami. Checked into the hotel, checked into dinner at 3030 Restaurant (my favorite) and ordered enough wine to celebrate a quick day at the beach and to celebrate the ending to a good work week.