There are many ways to travel. Some people love to go on a group tour, and others can’t stand the thought of going on a trip with a bunch of strangers. Many people love the freedom that they have when they jump in their cars and head out on the open road. Others can’t stand the thought of driving in their own car, winging it, not really knowing what they are doing. There is no right or wrong way to travel, but here are the pros and cons to each.
For the sake of argument, we are going to compare road trips. Sure you can do both types of travel by flying to the destination, but for this blog I want to focus on Road Trips. Maybe I will do a separate blog article for flights.
Definitions of Group Travel and Solo TravelFirst, let’s define things a little bit. When I say group travel, most people think old people on a bus with name tags hanging around their necks that scream tourist. Although that is the case a lot of the time, it is not always true. There are companies that cater to the younger generation that don’t use name tags. So, group travel is a group of people who don’t normally know each other and who individually signed up to go on a tour to some destination that follows an itinerary.
Solo travel is pretty much that, you and your family jump in a car and travel together to a destination and follow a loose itinerary, if you have an itinerary at all. Usually you just know you want to do a bunch of stuff and get there and do it on your own time. Some people probably have a hard lined itinerary… I don’t want to travel with them.