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Embracing your inner tourist…

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leave on the wind

… and tour away!


Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland. Summer, 2013.

Last week we talked about how to get away from the tourist traps and other areas heavily tourist trodden area and, as promised, this week we’ll be jumping directly into that fray. From “free” to coach tours, to historic places and the sites they hold, to real life traps and how to spot the warning signs.

I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of tours; they are simply not my thing. I’m not sure if it’s a lack of patience for the pace they move at or the people one usually finds on them, but generally I like to wander my own way. My mother on the other had absolutely loves them. From audio tours you can pick up at any major attraction to day long tours where you seem to spend an extraordinary amount of time…

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