The Anatomy of the Perfect Tour Guide

I’ve had a good number of guides over the years. Most were pretty good, just a few were bad and some stood out as excellent. I have bad news for all of you: you have all been outclassed. Don’t take it too hard. It turns out that the perfect tour guide has almost 50 years[…]

Tips on Estimating the Value of a Local Guide

Ah, when to get to a guide and when to work it all out on your own? Yours truly, for years, was a travel-solo-only snob. Why shouldn’t I have been? I research where I’m going with a level of neurotic obsession that has been suggested is, perhaps, a mental disorder. I’m a two hundred and[…]