Sue: We’re both fairly strong personalities. So, as a traveling couple, we thought rather than having to make and agree on decisions, such as which route was faster and which hotel was better, we’d be better off taking a tour where some of those decisions were made for us! Where there wasn’t going to be a problem.
My advice is that when you get into these foreign countries, and say you’re travelling with your spouse or your partner, it is so much less stress to have someone else deciding which route to take, which method of travel is to use, where you park, how you get to the place you want to see, where the restaurants are going to be, where the hotels are going to be, making all those decisions plus where you are going to leave your luggage.
Every single one of those is stressful, but if you’re taking a tour, it’s not. All those little things that drive you crazy, are all taken care of for you. The Travel Director is doing all of that.
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