The Joy of Self-Guided Tours

publication descriptionHow do you get away from the crap-shoot that is group travel, where you roll the dice that whoever may have also registered for your trip can either be fabulous or fatal to your total enjoyment of the experience? One option is self-guided tours, where an experienced tour operator works with local guides to develop an incredible itinerary, books all the hotels and side excursions for you, and provides all the support you need, from transfers and luggage delivery to providing a cell phone to call a local expert if you have questions or need help. With self-guided tours, you can go on your own, with a partner or friend, or a gaggle of friends or family – and do it all at your pace, in your style, and without having to put up with the machinations of an arrogant Germanic woman or insufferable east coast family.

Read the full article on Everett Potter’s Travel Report.

‘Chez’ Chesak is an award-winning travel writer, tourism consultant and 25-year veteran of the outdoor and travel industries. He is Executive Director of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and formerly was the Vice President for Business Development for the Adventure Travel Trade Association and Executive Director of the Family Travel Association. He has been serious about his writing since about age eight. He also runs the Central States Chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers. He’s lived all over the U.S. and traveled to some 36 countries but has the most fun when he’s exploring with his wife and two daughters. An avid outdoors person, he’s happiest on a trail, on skis, or nestled into a sleeping bag. He deployed to Iraq with a U.S. Army line unit in 2005. His works have appeared in the Los Angeles Times,, Good Housekeeping, Rachel Ray Every Day, Fatherly, Yahoo Travel, Family Vacation Critic, and many others. He also does periodic travel segments for the morning show of his local FOX affiliate and on American Forces Radio.

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