4 Reasons Traveling With a Group is Better Than Traveling Alone
I am visiting San Miguel de Allende, Mexico solo and having the time of my life!
There are some definite pros to traveling alone. I get to choose exactly what I want to do and when to do it. For instance, I stayed an extra day in Mexico City because I was having such a great time.
Also, because I have an over-the-top outgoing personality (you know the lady who talks to you the entire plane trip—yep, that’s me), I meet many interesting and fun people. So, yeah, I’ve already met many friends! There’s the gal I met in art class and then this guy I met on the train is really cool. He owns the … Well, I probably shouldn’t get started.
And I am able to save a lot of money because I am cooking on my own and I take public transportation most of the time.
On the other hand, I spent hours—I mean hours—researching and figuring things out. At times, I just shut the computer off because I was tired of making decisions. And, although I’m saving money by cooking for myself, it’s probably a wash when I’m paying for single rooms and taxis and transfers for just one person. Finally, and I really hate this one because I love to say yes, yes, yes, I have to be careful and alert. Most of the time, I should say no to the tempting opportunities that come my way because I don’t know the people well enough to just join in.
The truth is …
I kind of wish I had someone like me to plan my trip for me and someone like you to go with!
Here are a few of the pros you get—and the hassles you avoid—when you sign up on one of the tours.
You save a lot of time and energy researching where to stay and how to get to different places. When you show up, you can relax knowing everything is taken care of.
Not everyone is an over-the-top extrovert like me who doesn’t know a stranger. And it’s this friendliness and openness that leads to really fun, spontaneous experiences. So, when you’re with me, you’ll be ushered into places and meet people you would have never been able to on your own. Every introvert needs their extrovert friend to make things exciting!
Most people want to experience the new places they visit through the food but you can easily get lured into tourist traps and miss the authentic places if you’re not in the know. We’ve built relationships with people who serve delicious food in intimate settings—often family style. That means meals are made with love, you get to sample and taste so much more, and it’s the real deal.
You meet people who will be lifelong friends and you get to go out at nights to do things together. It’s safer than going by yourself and it's a lot of fun!
Before I left for Mexico, I spent a lot of time preparing for our upcoming tours in Croatia and Italy because, you know, that’s my job. I researched. Spent hours in meetings, on emails, and texting with my contacts to find a way to share magical places and enchanting people with whoever signs up for a tour. And then I went back to the drawing board to rework it.
So you don’t have to.
Yessiree—I work my tail off searching and finding and booking and fretting and scheduling so you can show up, cool as a cucumber, glance at your schedule and get dressed for the next wonderful thing that’s going to happen.
Next week, I’ll tell you all sorts of reasons you shouldn’t come with me on a tour, but for now, if you’re interested, I’ll answer all of your burning questions about travel in a Facebook Live.
Share with me anything you’d like to know! I’m an open book and I’m passionate about all things travel and would love to help you in any way I can!
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