Personal Finance Sep 22, 2015 08:32 AM EDT

To Be The Guide or Be Guided On A Tour?

By Staff Writer

Traveling to a different place is awesome and exciting leaving your workplace for awhile to unwind. You will discover a new haven, and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature.  The question is would you like to have a tour guide or do it on your own.

Having a tour guide or doing it alone has its advantages and disadvantages. When you say 'alone', it doesn't mean it's just you - you have your wife or family with you and 'alone' means you are not getting any help or guidance from a tour guide because you are the tour guide yourself.

There are a lot of advantages if you opt in for the guided tour.  It's just one price, everything is taken care of, and a guide to get you from place to place.  There is also a possibility that you will get to see things the place boasts of through guide familiar with it.  You never have to worry about language barriers, getting lost  or missing connections, according to Forbes.

In addition, you'll get to meet new people, because you will be with them for the entire trip.  These people could be from the country or state or tourists from abroad.  You can mingle and make friends with them and exchange ideas and information about the each other's country.  Who knows your next destination might be their place.

You might be interested in booking a tour with G Adventures.  Formerly Gap Adventures, it has been the world leader and innovator in sustainable adventure travel since 1990.  You could explore a world of tours imbued with inspiration and excitement.  The travel provides small groups and independent travellers the rare opportunity to connect with nature and local cultures.

The not-so-good thing about a guided tour is you'll not often get to see off-the-beaten-path sights, and of the sights you do see, you have limited time to see them.  In order to make the tours more inviting, each company tries to fit in every conceivable thing, giving them the feeling of always being rushed.  

On the other hand, if you want to be the tour guide yourself then so be it!  You have the freedom to go wherever you please and stay a little longer if you like the place.  Or if you don't like the place you can just leave and go somewhere else.

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