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    A tour group takes on Ecuador

    Let us talk about tour group challenges. Since last week’s post discussed Morocco and some of the benefits of group travel, I thought it only fair to discuss some of the less pleasurable aspects of traveling with a tour group. Knowing both sides can only help to make an informed decision about the kind of trip you want to take. Tour group challenges in Ecuador A couple of years ago, R and I jumped on a good deal to Ecuador. The catch: it was a group trip. Although a tour group is not our preferred way of travel, we had a really good time. However, there were a few individuals in…

  • DESTINATIONS

    A tour group takes on Morocco

    B and I are travel junkies; there are few places we really don’t want to visit (hello, Moldova), but overall we’re pretty much open to whatever. This is helpful when we come across a good travel deal, like we found a few years ago for a guided tour of Morocco. Tour groups are a whole other breed of traveling; you have to think carefully about the pros and cons before heading out with a group of strangers for a length of time. Here are eight tour group advantages and some things to think about if you are considering booking a guided trip. Tour Group Advantage #1: Getting sick In the…