In my previous post, I shared two points that I learned from an article on group travel myths, which was recently published by The Age. There is one more point that I would like to address. This is actually my personal reason for not wanting to travel with other people – it is hard to find time to explore on your own.
You know how things go when you are with a group. You have to coordinate your schedule with them. You have to go on tours with them. Sometimes, you even have to eat together. But does it really have to be the case?
I suppose the answer depends on the people you go with and how you set your expectations right from the get go. You see, there are people who like to be with their travelmates all the time. They want to do everything together. If your travelmates are like this, then it would indeed be hard.
However, if you choose people to travel with who think like you do and you talk about it before leaving, then you should be alright. I remember our New Year’s trip at the end of last year. My husband and I went with some friends but we made it clear from the start that they should not expect us to always be around; that we would probably be going away on our own for a couple of days. Although we had most of our meals together, and we waited around for them every once in a while, we didn’t feel restricted because our expectations were set from the start.