In planning my RTW adventure, I have been giving considerable thought to the options of backpack solo, or booking into an organised tour. I think places like Disneyland are fun with families and other adventure-type travels are more fun with friends. Either way, it’s much more fun (and less dangerous) to travel in a group. Enjoyed your viewpoints. This is a very balanced, interesting and well-written article. I found myself empathising with much of what you said. I also have had mixed experiences with airport security and hotels whilst travelling. Of course even the most well protected wallet can be lost or stolen, and there is one very valuable tip to keep a lost or stolen wallet from bringing your vacation to an abrupt end. Many seasoned travelers have learned to pack an extra wallet in their suitcase or backpack. This wallet will contain only a credit card or two and perhaps an ATM card. That way, if you lose your primary wallet, you still have access to ready cash with which to finish your trip.

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