This year, my mom and I did a walking tour of Italy, which is something very different for us. We typically do cruises, or we’re in one city for a little bit of time. We decided to travel with a group, Traveling Together, which was good for us because it meant someone else was doing the planning for us once we got there. The leader of the group Barbara Spohn was phenomenal at keeping everyone together, and planning all of the tours, buses, and cities that we went to.
We had a blast because we were able to see so many places, and do so many things while on our trip that we probably would not have planned otherwise, or would have known what to do. The tour group also planned how much time we spent places, which was good because some places we didn’t need to spend a lot of time there though we probably would have thought that we should.
The cons of the tour is that you’re always moving, and you’re constantly packing and unpacking. I also was not mentally prepared for all of the early mornings that were involved. I’m used to cruising, where I get up late, and then lounge around all day. This, we were constantly on the move, which is not a bad things because I definitely felt like I saw everything that I needed to see. Often times we were also given a lot of free time in each city so that we could enjoy it by ourselves and not necessarily with the whole group.
Overall I enjoyed my time doing the tour. If I did it again, I would make sure that I wasn’t in school, an also be mentally prepared for the constant moving. I would definitely travel with Barbara and Jim again on Traveling Together tours. They are very organized and they get things done. Until next time
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