I went to Vietnam for more than the history of the war. I went for the food, the scenery, and the chance to experience another Asian culture apart from Japan. The war happens to be a part of my and their country's history, but it wasn’t the reason I went on the holiday. However, I felt like if I visited Vietnam and didn’t visit the museums and war attractions, I would be ignoring a huge part of their history, as well as American history.
The Flash Pack, a relatively new company, promised basically the world for a group tour. A tour company for 30-40 somethings that offered luxury accommodations, a schedule that allowed for independence, biking/kayaking/hiking, a group that was no more than 10 people, and local tour guides in both countries.
I watch a lot of television. In fact, sometimes I think it may be a problem. If you ask me the shows that I watch I’ll be able to tick off several popular shows, several reality shows, and several off the beaten path shows. I love tv. One of my favourite shows that I never miss a weekly episode (unless it’s completely out of my control) is The Voice.
Recently I have been doing more research into tour operators for solo travellers in the “mature 25-30 luxury tours”. I have to say, one of my favourite things to read are the comments. Comments on any post anywhere are always so hilarious to me. I recently read one comment on a thread about solo travel companies that said: "I can’t think of anything sadder than a 30 something on a group tour….It’s just as easy and cheaper to do it on your own….where’s your sense of adventure?....Travel by yourself, it’s better and more rewarding."