Some of the world’s most appealing destinations are also some of the most complicated places to visit. Here, four places where even the most streetwise traveler would be smart to enlist guidance. Yes, it is possible to go all of these places on your own, but it’s a lot smarter to go with a group.
India is still a developing nation and sanitation and cleanliness are not always up to our standards. So it’s no surprise that around 10 million travelers to India experience gastrointestinal distress every year. A good tour leader will know the cleanest restaurants and, if the need arises, be able direct you to the closest reputable pharmacy, where medication is labeled correctly and not out-of-date. Plus, India’s traffic is notorious, and many travelers encounter unscrupulous cab drivers who take advantage of foreigners’ confusion about street names and monument locations–a fact that will make that air-conditioned tour bus all the more pleasant. [Read more...]