Welcome to Independent Travel

Many countries, many discoveries and adventures

If you are someone who really wants to experience a place rather than float above it,
then Get off the Tour Bus will deliver value to you. It will show you the locals rather than the tour guide.

If you want to be independent with your choices (where you go, how long you stay, what you eat, how you travel) then Get off the Tour Bus will offer advice that may make your stay more exciting, even fulfilling.

Tour Bus Bubble

It all depends on the purpose of your travel. You may want to surrender your independence for a time. You may be fearful of language problems, accomodation choices, food choices and transport issues.

You may be happy to be highly scheduled. You may be delighted to have your time in a given location totally controlled. You may be ecstatic to have your meals decided for you. You may enjoy being woken up very early to catch the bus.

Serendipitous Travel

On the other hand, you may value the possibility of chance encounters and even adventures.

You may believe in the power of unexpected and unplanned events. To many experienced travelers, serendipity is the most valuable variable in the trip.

Meet the People

Public transport makes travel much cheaper but requires lots of research and preparation. if you are OCD, it would be such fun!

On a Tour Bus you are probably only going to meet people just like you. The only local persons will be the bus driver and the tour guide.

I have traveled lots and I certainly have learnt some lessons on my journeys. The lessons aren’t necessarily about travel. They are about how people survive and adapt to their local environment. And how I have learnt to survive out of my environment.

It’s really good to comment and critique.  It’s also good for readers to help each other by suggesting alternatives to my experiences and advice. I would really appreciate it if you subscribe so that you get immediate notice of a new post.

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