Subject: Re: Tour(ist) Guides worldwide
Hi, Donna... We've never hired a guide, and I don't think we'd want to, just as we don't go on escorted tours. We prefer to go it alone... don't even use a travel agent. It's not that I think a travel agent isn't worth the money... their fees aren't that high, though I think a guide's fees might be. I enjoy planning the trip, and we enjoy being on our own. It's part of the adventure of travel for us. That isn't to say that we haven't taken a guided walk or taken a guided tour of a cathedral. We loved Malcolm Miller's very informed talk at Chartres Cathedral, and we've enjoyed the Paris Walks tours of Montmartre and the Latin Quarter. I wonder how others feel...

Best, Sandy in Illinois