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 in 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.
Many countries, many discoveries and many adventures
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.
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
The title of this site implies public transport.
This makes it cheaper perhaps but requires lots of research and preparation. if you are OCD it would be such fun!
However 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
Follow the journey and imagine yourself in places that you have wanted to visit.
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.
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