The nicest thing of traveling independently is that it feels like a true discovery. You have absolute freedom to do, see and experience whatever you want and whenever you want. You can completely personalize your own trip, mingle with locals and get off the beaten path. Nobody, other than you, has a say in your own travel plans.You follow your own path and do exactly what you want.
The practical downside is that the discovery doesn’t only lay in your trip, but also in the organization of it. Making it much less efficient. You don’t always have the luxury of time to travel so freely without the risk of missing out of some of the nice experiences you had planned.
For the sake of efficiency, many people end up traveling with a travel agent. These agents do their absolute best to pull together the most interesting packages for most travelers. Thanks to these packages, you can visit a lot in little time and you are always assured of the support of the agent during your travels. Unfortunately, these trips always remain very generic and you’ll constantly be surrounded by other tourists.