"Hi Sam - I've never done press coverage but I do write travel reviews so I can imagine there must indeed be pressure when one is receiving compensation of some type from the host. However, I would like to think I wouldn't just blather on in…"
"Hi Ru! How are things with you! Hope all is well in Sri Lanka! We can't wait for our upcoming SouthEast Asia trip, but unfortunately will not make it to Sri Lanka this time around. So sad - but maybe next time!"
"Hi Keith - Also a good option - one which we haven't really tried. We usually like to have more control over when and where we go, and also like to have the personal attention of a guide so that we can delve into more of the details than are…"
"If you don't want to do guides, maybe open-top bus tours are an option? They take you to the places of interest, usually give a recorded commentary (which you don't have to listen to, if you don't want) and you can get off anywhere to look around at…"
"Thank you for your participation in the discussion, Lois. I couldn't agree more - I'm going to head over to read your article - thanks for attaching the link! We have certainly found that having a knowledgeable and trustworthy local guide can…"
"My husband and I also don't do group travel. We plan our own trips, often with good consultants who know the country we are visiting well, and we almost always hire private guides. Private guides let you go at your own pace. If you want to spend…"
"Hi Maria Cristina! Thank you for sending a friend request, I am happy to meet you! I look forward to getting to know you on Tripatani, and I also hope you'll come by to say hello on my website, http://www.newjetsetters.com. You're also happily…"
"Great post - one of my most favorite things to do in the whole world is to be in a forest - have never tried zip-lining, but this makes it sound awesome! Guess I will have to add it to my must-do list for sure. Thanks for sharing and the great pics!"
"Hi Sam! - Believe it or not, we drank a bottle of Bollinger Champagne and brought freshly made deli sandwiches from a Delicatessen in the Paris Hotel which makes wonderful french breads. You are welcome to see more details and more pictures on my…"