Subject: Re: TOURING VS INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
Another thing to consider in evaluating whether you want to do an escorted tour or an independent trip is MEALS. See how many evening meals are included, and know that for most budget and moderately priced motorcoach tours, evening meals are most often at your hotel and there is a set menu for the group. Is this want you want, along with the safety-net of someone to explain what things are and take care of the bill, or do you want to be able to go out and try mom and pop little restaurants on your own?

Sally Watkins, CTC http://www.sallywatkins.com